Added sugars and alcohol are not good for you, but diet guidelines unchanged

This week’s release of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans came with less build-up than normal. But, the guidelines are drawing reactions from mild to wild. The 5-year update, a joint production of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS), was carried out without all the usual personal contacts because of the pandemic.…Continue Reading

Economy added 638,000 jobs in October vs 530,000 expected, unemployment rate falls to 6.9 percent

The U.S. economy added 638,000 jobs in October, far more than the 530,000 that analysts predicted, but still an indication of the challenges the next president faces in rebuilding the labor market.The unemployment rate fell to 6.9 percent, from 7.9 percent, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the country…Continue Reading

Flu’s Added CV Risk Shows Need to Distinguish It From COVID-19

Almost 12% of about 80,000 adults in the United States admitted with laboratory-confirmed influenza then suffer an acute cardiovascular (CV) event that likely prolongs hospitalization and worsens their risk of dying, suggests a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data cover flu seasons from late 2010 to early 2017,…Continue Reading

The US added 1 million known cases in just 15 days as states report record-breaking numbers

(CNN)The US on Thursday surpassed 4 million officially recorded Covid-19 cases — and a quarter of that count came in just the last 15 days.The country’s rising daily rate of confirmed coronavirus cases, along with a near-record number of hospitalizations, signals the US is far from containing a virus that is straining hospitals and labs,…Continue Reading

Are added sugars a food safety issue?

Opinion Editor’s note: Each Spring, attorneys Bill Marler and Denis Stearns teach a Food Safety Litigation course in the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. This specialized program for attorneys brings together those who are interested in our food system, from farm to table. As a…Continue Reading

A record amount of Americans are still out of a job, and unemployment benefits are set to expire on July 31. John Sommers II/Getty Images The June nonfarm payrolls report will be released Thursday, July 2, from the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect that the US economy added 3 million payrolls in June and…Continue Reading