FDA Modernizes Nutrition Label For Packaged Foods

FDA Modernizes Nutrition Label For Packaged Foods

Silver Springs, MD…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a major step in making sure consumers have updated nutritional information for most packaged foods sold in the United States, that will help people make informed decisions about the foods they eat and feed their families. “I am thrilled that the FDA has finalized a […]

Modified Maggots Could Help Human Wound Healing

Modified Maggots Could Help Human Wound Healing

Raleigh, NC…In a proof-of-concept study, NC State University researchers show that genetically engineered green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor – a molecule that helps promote cell growth and wound healing. Sterile, lab-raised green bottle fly larvae are used for maggot debridement therapy (MDT), in which maggots are […]

The Pope’s Easter Address Urbi et Orbi 2016.03.27

The Pope’s Easter Address  Urbi et Orbi 2016.03.27

Vatican City….Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus Christ, the incarnation of God’s mercy, out of love for us, died on the cross, and out of love he rose again from the dead. That is why we proclaim today: Jesus is Lord! His resurrection fulfils the prophecy of the Psalm: God’s mercy endures for ever; […]

Remembering Holocaust, UN Urges All To Denounce Ideologies That Pit People Against Each Other

Remembering Holocaust, UN Urges All To Denounce Ideologies That Pit People Against Each Other

27 January 2016 – Marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged everyone to denounce political and religious ideologies that set people against people. “The Holocaust was a colossal crime,” said Mr. Ban in a message. “No-one can deny the evidence that […]

Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech

Washington, DC….Reverend Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. was a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963. In it he calls for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial […]

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

Sacramento, CA…California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith announced that the department has been notified of a presumptive positive case of plague contracted by a recent visitor to California from Georgia. Confirmatory testing is being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to becoming […]

Former President Carter’s Cancer Battle Moves To Brain ~By John Hamilton

Former President Carter’s Cancer Battle Moves To Brain ~By John Hamilton

Atlanta, GA..Former President Jimmy Carter held a press conference this morning to deliver the news that his cancer has spread to his brain. He has four small melanoma lesions on his brain and begins his first radiation treatment this afternoon. He was upbeat, positive, honest and at times humorous 39th President of the United States […]