Will folic acid ever be added to UK flour?

Image copyright Getty Images After repeated calls by health experts, the government says it will consult on adding folic acid to flour to help prevent common birth defects in babies. Women are already advised to take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy, but many don’t. Mandatory fortification would mean everyone eating foods like bread […]

Poisoned baby food: German jailed for attempted murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The contaminated baby food was said to contain enough toxic liquid to kill a child A man who contaminated adult and baby food in Germany has been sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison for attempted murder and extortion. The 54-year-old admitted placing poisoned jars of food in supermarkets and […]

Winter Weather Preparedness Week Prompts PETA Survival Tips for Animals in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine

For Immediate Release:October 22, 2018 Contact:Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382 Norfolk, Va. – As Winter Weather Preparedness Week (October 29 to November 2) approaches, PETA has released top tips for keeping animals safe, as freezing temperatures can put them at risk of suffering from deadly frostbite and exposure, becoming dehydrated when water sources ice over, and dying. […]

Retro Mixed-Material Sneakers : Daytona Experiment

Pyer Moss & Reebok Dropped New Colorways for the Daytona Experiment Pyer Moss and Reebok recently dropped two new tonal iterations of the signature Daytona Experiment sneaker model for the Fall/Winter 2018 season. The new options go by the names of ‘Cream’ and ‘Multi Suede.’ The footwear model has a structure that recalls retro designs […]

Lavender’s Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine

Trilobites In mice, researchers found that some components of lavender odor had effects on anxiety similar to taking Valium. ImageA lavender field in Valensole, France.CreditCreditEric Gaillard/Reuters Lavender bath bombs; lavender candles; deodorizing lavender sachets for your shoes, car or underwear drawer; lavender diffusers; lavender essential oils; even lavender chill pills for humans and dogs. And […]

John Lewis pulls the plug on DVD players

Image copyright Getty Images The DVD’s days appear to be numbered after the UK’s favourite department store said it would stop selling the players once found under almost every television. John Lewis said it would not put more players on shelves when stocks run out. Sales are down 40% as more people watch movies and […]