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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

11/12/2013 Health News; Cannabis Potency Regulations, OXYELITE Pro One Death, Soft Drink Kidney Damages, Ban on Trans Fats

COLORADO CONSIDERS CANNABIS POTENCY REGULATIONS
The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) is hosting five working groups to establish additional regulations for retail sales of medicinal and recreational marijuana. The Mandatory Testing and Random Sampling Working Group recently met to discuss potential testing requirements for pesticides, microbials, molds, filth, residual solvents, harmful chemicals, and potency. The term “potency”... Continue Reading

OXYELITE PRO RECALLED AS MORE HEPATITIS A CASES SURFACE
The company that makes OxyElite Pro, the dietary supplement linked to recent severe cases of hepatitis A, has finally recalled certain shipments that appear to be associated with one reported death and at least 56 illnesses among customers using the product. The company, USPLabs, had previously stopped shipments of the weight-loss product, but initiated a... Continue Reading

Regular Consumption of Soft Drinks Damages Kidney, Says Study
Too much soft drinks and soda is not good for kidney, new research warns in an article in the International Business Times. The findings are based on the studies conducted by Japanese and American researchers.  In the first study, researchers from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, in Japan looked at nearly 8000 university employees. Continue Reading

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats
FDA to phase out use of artery-clogging trans fats in effort to prevent heart attacks and deaths. Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what's left of them for good.Continue Reading


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