Avian Flu Outbreak Among Chickens—What This Disaster Can Tell Us About Our Food Production

Story at-a-glance −

Three large egg-producing states in the US are in the midst of an avian flu outbreak. Iowa declared a state of emergency on May 1. Minnesota and Wisconsin declared states of emergency last month Continue reading

How Agricultural Chemicals and Hospital Stays Contribute to Alzheimer’s

Story at-a-glance

Alzheimer’s disease currently afflicts about 5.4 million Americans, including one in eight people aged 65 and over

Research suggests zinc deficiency can contribute to Alzheimer’s by promoting accumulation of clumps of defective proteins in your brain, which is one of the hallmarks of the disease Continue reading

How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease—A Neurologist Speaks Out

Story at-a-glance

Alzheimer’s disease is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with it. There is no known cure, and few truly effective treatments

Research suggests the best hope is in prevention focusing on exercise and diet, specifically replacing carbohydrates with Continue reading