Pepsi Pledges to Cut Sugar: Replacing One Addictive Substance With Another

Pepsi Pledges to Cut Sugar: Replacing One Addictive Substance With Another

Far too often, artificial sweeteners replace one addictive substance with another. Recently, The Pepsi Corporation announced that it is pledging to cut sugar from its products, raising the percentage of its single-serving beverages with 100 or fewer calories to 66 percent by 2025. Currently, that percentage is less than 40. How are they planning to […]

Progress in Protecting Fetuses From Zika

Progress in Protecting Fetuses From Zika

For the past 18 months, pregnant women have lived in fear as Zika, a virus they had never heard of, spread throughout much of the world leaving behind thousands of babies born with underdeveloped brains and other birth defects. Medical researchers are aggressively trying to develop a vaccine or treatment that is effective in stopping […]

Cranberry Juice and Urinary Tract Infections – a Myth?

Cranberry Juice and Urinary Tract Infections – a Myth?

Many women swear by cranberries as a home remedy for bladder and urinary tract issues. But, researchers also swear (and claim to have shown) that it is a myth that cranberry juice or other foods containing the berries can prevent or treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). What is the answer? Products with cranberries in them, […]