Just the Facts
Mouse Study Misgivings
The journal Science recently published papers from four separate groups of researchers who were unable to replicate a 2012 mouse study that showed the success of cancer drug bexarotene against Alzheimer’s disease. One researcher said, “Maybe there should be some caution going forward in regard to patients.”
Racecar driver Leilani Munter plans on branding her racecar “VegNation” to promote a vegan lifestyle.
Chicken Products Promote Antibiotic Resistance
A new FDA report found that 74 percent of bacterially tainted chicken products in 2011 harbored germs that were resistant to one or more types of antibiotics. More than 30 million pounds of antibiotics were sold and used in livestock feed that year.
Celebrities Sway Kids
Kids eat more junk food when a celebrity endorses it, according to a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics.
Apes’ Afternoon Appetite
Chimpanzees in the wild choose to eat from the Pterygota mildbraedii tree later in the day when the amount of sugars and starch in the leaves doubles, according to a study in the American Journal of Primatology.
Not in the Mouths of Babes
In a video that recently went viral on YouTube, a toddler named Luiz Antonio learns that he’s eating octopus and decides that regardless of the animal, “you gotta take care of them … and not eat them!”
Gaul-ing Fast-Food Trend
Fast food now accounts for 54 percent of all restaurant sales in France.
San Francisco’s Bacon Bacon restaurant was forced to close after neighbors complained about the stench.
McDonald’s Clogs City’s Arteries
A McDonald’s in Montreal was sued for cleanup costs after its discharged grease clogged sewers.
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