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Green Energy Act a Trojan horse for building more nuclear reactors: Greenpeace

The Greenpeace action is to expose a little known clause in the proposed Green Energy Act that allows Smitherman to indiscriminately build nuclear reactors without any public review of their cost by the Ontario Energy board. Greenpeace wants this disturbing clause removed. Greenpeace believes an independent review of nuclear costs and green options is important because the cost of a new nuclear...

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A vegan diet and osteoporosis

A lifelong vegan diet has no adverse effects on bone mineral density compared to an omnivorous diet, concluded researchers who matched 105 postmenopausal Buddhist nuns who followed a vegan diet to 105 omnivorous women.

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Types of research needed for functional food claims

Health claims that can be made on functional food products vary depending on the quality and quantity of scientific evidence that backs the claim. This article provides a break-down of the different types of research that can be conducted.

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Cholesterol contrarians question cult of statins

Mark Goldstein, who has been observing his patients' reactions to statins for more than two decades, has noted that statin drugs can produce a wide array of side effects, including a variety of cognitive disturbances. One reported effect is an increase in impulsive behavior.

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Cancer society pushes for BC pesticide ban

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the B.C. government to ban the sale of cosmetic pesticides - the chemicals used to kill weeds, insects or other pests for aesthetic reasons. Quebec has a ban in place on using such pesticides, and a ban on selling them goes into effect in Ontario on Earth Day, April 22.

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