Legislators in New York state are exploring the links between certain artificial food additives and behavioral problems in children. Those links have been ignored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), despite the evidence from more than a dozen studies over the past three decades that artificial flavorings and colorings used in food affect some childrens behavior. The New York Assemblys Standing Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities is holding a hearing on the topic Tuesday in New York City
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26 Oct 07 US An international coalition of consumer organizations announced the formation of the Global Dump Soda Campaign to call attention to the marketing of sugary soft drinks and other high calorie beverages linked to the world-wide childhood obesity crisis.
The National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded Rhode Island Hospital an $11.1-million grant to study the prevention and treatment of skeletal joint diseases. The five-year grant will establish the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for Skeletal Health and Repair at Rhode Island Hospital and create a multidisciplinary team of scientists with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the hospitals academic partner
Chilean researchers have identified a region of the brainthe insular cortexthat plays a role in drug craving in amphetamine-addicted rats, according to a report published in the 26 October issue of the journal Science.