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May 14, 2015

U.S. develops first government label for GMO-free products

The U.S. Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. The USDA’s move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Certification would be voluntary — ...

Hand grip is telltale of heart's health: study

May 14, 2015

Hand grip is telltale of heart's health: study

Testing people’s hand strength could be a simple, low-cost way to screen them for the risk of heart attack or stroke, The Lancet reported on Thursday. Canadian-led researchers carried out a large-scale probe into evidence that a firm hand grip is a rough yet ...

Ebola-free Liberia's churches turn out to celebrate

May 11, 2015

Ebola-free Liberia's churches turn out to celebrate

Drumbeats echoed across Liberia’s capital on Sunday as Christian leaders heeded the president’s call to celebrate the eradication of Ebola in the country following a horrific outbreak that claimed more than 4,700 lives in this West African nation. At New Covenant Outreach Ministries Incorporated, ...

Mystery of new bird flu virus still unsolved

May 9, 2015

Mystery of new bird flu virus still unsolved

by David Pitt

It’s been five months since the H5N2 bird flu virus was discovered in the United States, and producers have lost 21 million birds in central states alone. Yet, researchers acknowledge they still know little about a bird flu virus that’s endangered turkey and egg-laying ...