More bad news for artificial sweetener users according to Ben-Gurion University researchers

Public Release: 1-Oct-2018 New study demonstrates artificial sweeteners have toxic effects on gut microbes American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev NEW YORK…October 1, 2018 — FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of…

Household cleaning products may contribute to kids’ overweight by altering their gut microbiota

Public Release: 17-Sep-2018   Canadian Medical Association Journal Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The study analyzed the gut flora of 757 infants from the general population at age 3-4 months and weight at ages 1…

Mandatory labels reduce GMO food fears

Public Release: 27-Jun-2018   Consumer attitudes toward genetically modified food improved by 19 percent after mandatory labeling in Vermont, compared to the rest of the US University of Vermont As the U.S. Department of Agriculture prepares guidelines for labeling products that contain genetically modified ingredients, a new study from the University of Vermont reveals that…

BPA can induce multigenerational effects on ability to communicate

Public Release: 18-Jun-2018 Findings could shed light on human health concerns and autism University of Missouri-Columbia Past studies have shown that biparental care of offspring can be affected negatively when females and males are exposed to bisphenol A (BPA); however, previous studies have not characterized how long-term effects of BPA exposure in grandmothers and grandfathers…

Is a common antimicrobial harmful to gut health?

Public Release: 30-May-2018   American Association for the Advancement of Science Caption Exposure to triclosan (TCS) exacerbated the severity of colitis and inflammation in mice. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the May 30 issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS. The paper, by H. Yang at University of Massachusetts in…

Using Tinder doesn’t result in more casual sex

Public Release: 18-May-2018 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Users of picture-based mobile dating apps like Tinder are generally more open to short-term, casual sexual relationships than the average person. But this doesn’t mean that the users of these apps end up with more sexual partners than non-users with the same preference for casual sex.…

Bitcoin estimated to use half a percent of the world’s electric energy by end of 2018

Public Release: 16-May-2018 Cell Press Bitcoin’s burgeoning electricity demands have attracted almost as much attention as the cryptocurrency’s wildly fluctuating value. But estimating exactly how much electricity the Bitcoin network uses, necessary for understanding its impact and implementing policy, remains a challenge. In the first rigorously peer-reviewed article quantifying Bitcoin’s energy requirements, a Commentary appearing…