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Millions in the U.S., particularly poor people and communities of color, have inadequate access to water. A bill in Congress is designed to fix that. On March 22, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan reintroduced the Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act, a bill to make water service safer and more affordable for all. The introduction of the legislation was...
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Click here for reuse options! Lower calories doesn't necessarily mean less weight gain. Do you use low-calorie artificial sweetener as a sugar substitute because you think it’s better for you? Well, you’re not alone. Earlier...
Modern studies have confirmed some of the health benefits for which cumin is traditionally known. Cumin is a spice made from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant.Many dishes use cumin, especially foods from its native regions of the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia.Cumin lends its distinctive flavor to chili, tamales and various Indian curries. Its flavor has been described as earthy, nutty,...
The study also found a correlation between glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto's popular herbicide, to shorter pregnancies. New research into the world’s most widely-used pesticide raises concerns for fetal health, according to researchers from the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN). Glyphosate, which is used to kill broadleaf plants and grasses, is found in more than 750 products including Monsanto’s Roundup. The...
The right diet can improve specific mental tasks, including memory and concentration. Your brain is kind of a big deal.As the control center of your body, it’s in charge of keeping your heart beating and lungs breathing and allowing you move, feel and think.That’s why it’s a good idea to keep your brain in peak working condition.The foods you eat...
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