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Hundreds of Farmers Markets May Stop Accepting Food Stamps

At the end of this month, hundreds of America’s farmers markets will no longer be able to process payments from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP or food stamps. The change will disproportionately affect markets in states that offer incentives to help low-income consumers buy fresh fruits and vegetables. The reason for the service … Health

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Consumption of Fast Food Linked with Asthma and Other Allergic Diseases

A new Respirology review and analysis of published studies reveals a link between fast food consumption and an increased likelihood of having asthma, wheeze, and several other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis. The analysis included 16 studies. In terms of different types of fast food consumption, hamburger intake was most prominently associated with allergic diseases in a dose-dependent ...

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Dementia: You could halt memory loss by eating this food

Dementia cannot be completely prevented, but some actions could reduce the risk. Eating fish as part of a balanced diet, is “likely” to prevent the mental decline associated with the condition, a charity fighting dementia has claimed. The Alzheimer’s Society wrote online: “From the available evidence, it’s likely that eating fish could reduce your risk of age-related cognitive decline and ...

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TUI flights crisis: Passengers ‘stranded without food or water' in airports across Europe

TUI customers claim the company has left passengers ‘stranded’ as the travel provider appears to have cancelled numerous flights overnight. Many customers have taken to Twitter overnight to reveal their anger and frustrations, claiming flights were cancelled at the last minute with no recourse in place in airports across the UK including Birmingham, Gatwick and Manchester. Passengers claim to have ...

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Rheumatoid arthritis pain: You could soothe symptoms by eating this oily food

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused when the immune system attacks your joints. Symptoms include joint tenderness, swelling and redness. Treatment for the condition includes exercise to strengthen joints, making changes to your diet, and medication. Dietary recommendations include eating less foods that could increase inflammation, and more of foods that may have a calming effect. The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society says ...

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An Apple Shows Just How Broken Our Food System Is

Buying and eating apples seems a pretty healthy thing to do. But a new study has found that every 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) of conventionally grown apples creates health effects costing 21 cents due to the effects of pesticides and fungicides, resulting in sick leave and eventually shorter life expectancies. The study, from the Dutch organization Soil & More Impacts, to be ...

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