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Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'

Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'

Health
Many yoghurts are full of sugar and the public should not be lulled into thinking they are eating healthy products, researchers say.The conclusion comes after a study of almost 900 yoghurts on sale in UK supermarkets.The research found that organic yoghurts were among the most sugary types.Only natural and Greek-style yoghurts could be classed as low in sugar.The study comes as government health officials are encouraging manufacturers to reduce the amount of sugar consumed by the public.Yoghurts have been identified as one of the food types on which Public Health England wants to see progress.This research was undertaken shortly after the launch of the sugar-reduction programme. Unsurprisingly, yoghurt desserts contained ...
Kratom Tea Is Being Used to Treat Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Even Opiate Withdrawal—but Is It Safe and Effective?

Kratom Tea Is Being Used to Treat Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Even Opiate Withdrawal—but Is It Safe and Effective?

Health
What is Kratom tea? This buzzy tea is made from the leaves of the kratom tree, which is native to Southeast Asia. Kratom is thought to act as a stimulant in smaller doses. In larger amounts, it has a sedative effect. Some people even use kratom to ease symptoms of opiate withdrawal. It's marketed as a "natural high" and is illegal in many countries. Kratom tea has also been in the news lately because a Florida mother recently filed a lawsuit claiming that her daughter suffered permanent brain damage due to her kratom tea habit. And the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced that they sent warning letters to two sellers of kratom tea for making health claims that are not supported by research. ...
Words are not enough on abuse, even if swear words

Words are not enough on abuse, even if swear words

World
From the moment he stepped onto the tarmac at Dublin Airport, he had television news crews by his side. But the defining moment of the first papal visit to Ireland in nearly 40 years did not take place on camera.The Supreme Pontiff met privately for 90 minutes with eight survivors of abuse at the hands of the Catholic Church.He received a letter from them explaining how 100,000 single mothers had been "forcibly separated from their babies".The women, many of them detained in Ireland's notorious Magdalene Laundries, were told it was a "mortal sin" to contact their children.They urged Pope Francis to reassure "elderly and dying" natural mothers and adoptees that there was no sin in the reunion. Image: Children's shoes and toys are scattered...
The job market is so good, candidates aren't even showing up for interviews

The job market is so good, candidates aren't even showing up for interviews

Finance
How to ace a job interview Chandra Kill had scheduled face-to-face interviews with 21 candidates to fill some job openings at her employment screening firm. Only 11 showed up. "About half flaked out," said Kill. "They seem so excited and interested, and then they don't show up or call and you are left wondering what happened. A year or two ago it wasn't like this." With the US unemployment rate at its lowest in 18 years, and more job openings than there are people looking for work, candidates are bailing on scheduled interviews. In some cases, new hires are not showing up for their first day of work. "We are in a unique situation where there has definitely been a shift in the employment world as far as supply and demand," said Susie Willingham, director of talent acqui...
Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

Climate change: 'Hothouse Earth' risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

World
It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, "Hothouse Earth" is a deadly serious concept.Researchers believe we could soon cross a threshold leading to boiling hot temperatures and towering seas in the centuries to come.Even if countries succeed in meeting their CO2 targets, we could still lurch on to this "irreversible pathway". Their study shows it could happen if global temperatures rise by 2 deg C.An international team of climate researchers, writing in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says the warming expected in the next few decades could turn some of the Earth's natural forces - that currently protect us - into our enemies. Each year the Earth's forests, oceans and land soak u...