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New York State Assembly to Hold Hearing on Food Additives, Children's Behavior

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New York State Assembly to Hold Hearing on Food Additives, Children's Behavior

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 children’s behavior. The New York Assembly’s Standing Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities is holding a hearing on the topic Tuesday in New York City


By CSPI, USA.


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Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Researchers Land Major NIH Grant

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Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Researchers Land Major NIH Grant

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 hospital’s academic partner


By Brown University, USA.


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