France orders health investigation to test food additive in toothpaste

France orders health investigation to test food additive in toothpaste

French government has ordered an investigation on a food additive that is used in toothpastes and chewing gums to see if it possesses health risk to humans, after it was found to have caused precancerous lesions in rats. The additive Titanium dioxide, called E171 in Europe and the United States, was given to laboratory rats […]

Sugar content in kids drinks in NZ supermarkets above allowed limits

Sugar content in kids drinks in NZ supermarkets above allowed limits

NewZealand government said it has no intention to impose sugar tax even as researches show that 48 percent of supermarket-sold kids beverages in the country has sugar content that exceeded United States recommended serving size for sugar of 240mL. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said that the government plans to tackle obesity and related health issues […]

Children warn of smoking risks in hard-hitting campaign

Children warn of smoking risks in hard-hitting campaign

Public Health England (PHE) launches a campaign to highlight the damaging effect smoking has on the heart, as it is revealed that, in England, 45 people a day die of cardiovascular disease (CVD) caused by smoking. That is over 16,500 people a year. CVD includes all diseases of the heart and circulation, including heart attacks […]

Everstone Group acquires stake in OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd.

Everstone Group acquires stake in OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd.

The Everstone Group has invested US$ 35 million in Mumbai-based OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd. (OmniActive) to further accelerate its growth in the fast-expanding nutraceuticals space. The deal is Everstone’s third in the healthcare and wellness sector in less than a year. OmniActive is a leading supplier of naturally sourced ingredients for eye health, weight management […]

Meat and disease connection won’t hurt fares, says Hogan

Meat and disease connection won’t hurt fares, says Hogan

A dubious report putting different meat items in the same class of malignancy danger as tobacco and asbestos won’t affect on Irish sends out, EU farming official Phil Hogan has said. The World Health Organization (WHO) study report, distributed a week ago incited concern when it said red meat was  “probably carcinogenic “, connecting consumption […]