NEW IDEAS AND TRENDS (old)
Judgment Day believers need not read this, unless May 21, 2011 has come and gone and you're still here. For those that are interested in a more scientific analysis of their life spans, a British company, Life Length, has the technology to predict how long you will live through a small blood sample.
The State of Pet Health 2011 Report has just been released by Banfield Pet Hospitals, compiled from medical data on 2.1 million dogs and 450,000 cats. The report lists the trends in dog and cat health, or more appropriate, disease, observed within the last five years. Should we be surprised that among other trends, obesity and diabetes is rising in our precious pets?
There have been several recent studies about the health benefits of tomatoes and tomato products. That bright red pigment called lycopene has been found to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. But a comprehensive report by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia delves deep into 14 of those studies to find clinical evidence of the exact amounts required in our daily diets. (That includes Bloody Mary's, no?)