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Subway First to List Calories on Menu Boards in Country

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Subway First to List Calories on Menu Boards in Country

WASHINGTON—Subway is the first large chain restaurant to list calories on menu boards in its restaurants in New York City, as is required by the city’s groundbreaking menu labeling law. Though July 1 was the effective date of a regulation passed by the New York City Board of Health, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and other fast-food restaurants are refusing to comply while the industry sues the city in federal court. The pretzel chain Auntie Anne’s is also complying with the regulation and Johnny Rockets and Arby’s have submitted sample menu boards to the city. The Health Department will begin enforcing the rule in earnest in October.


By CSPI, USA.


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School of Medicine Professor to head multi-site clinical trial for adolescent bipolar disorder

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School of Medicine Professor to head multi-site clinical trial for adolescent bipolar disorder

A $17.6 million clinical trials contract was recently awarded by the National Institutes of Health to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Robert L. Findling, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.


By Case Western Reserve University, USA.


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FDA Should Reconsider Aspartame Cancer Risk, Say Experts

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FDA Should Reconsider Aspartame Cancer Risk, Say Experts

A new long-term animal test from an Italian cancer institute raises serious safety questions about the artificial sweetener aspartame, which is marketed generically as well as under the NutraSweet and Equal brand names. A dozen toxicology and epidemiology experts and the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately review the study, which found increases in lymphomas, leukemias, and breast cancers in rats. If FDA concludes that aspartame does cause cancer in animals, the agency is required by law to revoke its approval for the controversial sweetener, which is used in Diet Pepsi, Diet Coke, tabletop packets, and countless other foods.


By CSPI, USA.


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