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Turmeric may contain dangerous levels of lead

Turmeric may contain dangerous levels of lead

Is the desire for brightly colored turmeric causing a dangerous phenomenon? A new report discusses how companies in Bangladesh are adding lead chromate to turmeric to make it appear more yellow. What is lead chromate, and why do people use it to color turmer…

Relaxation makes worriers more anxious

Relaxation makes worriers more anxious

Some people become more anxious as they attempt to relax because relaxing interrupts their worrying, according to new research. Although the intent of relaxation exercises is to reduce anxiety, for some people, they have the opposite effect. A new study con…

Slow walking speed in midlife linked with faster aging

Slow walking speed in midlife linked with faster aging

New research finds that people who tend to walk more slowly at the age of 45 present with signs of premature accelerated aging, both physically and cognitively. Walking speed may be a powerful predictor of lifespan and health. A recent study, reported on by…

Can more vegetarian options tempt carnivores away from meat?

Can more vegetarian options tempt carnivores away from meat?

With climate change on people’s minds and livestock farming in trouble for greenhouse gas emissions, many people see vegetarianism as a positive step. A study suggests that offering a greater vegetarian selection could be a way to lure meat eaters into choosi…

How blood vessel health may drive IBD

How blood vessel health may drive IBD

Inflammatory bowel diseases affect millions of people worldwide, causing debilitating symptoms. Researchers have been unsure about what factors cause these conditions. However, new research may now have identified a culprit blood vessel dysfunction. Accordin…