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Chemical May Pose Diabetes Risk

  A class of chemicals known as phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) is everywhere in the modern world: plastic toys, detergents, food packaging, nail polish, perfumes, shampoos, hairspray and hundreds of other products. New research from Sweden suggests that routine, household exposure to these chemicals may double the risk of type 2 diabetes among seniors. Investigators atContinue Reading

Potato: Far From a Devil’s Food

The potato’s stereotyped as a fattening food for health-conscious folks to avoid is getting another revision as scientists report that just a couple servings of spuds a day reduces blood pressure almost as much as oatmeal without causing weight gain. When prepared without frying and served without butter, margarine or sour cream, one potato hasContinue Reading

More Good News About Chocolate

If you’ve been looking for solid evidence that chocolate offers health benefits, try this: an analysis of 42 small clinical trials suggest that a daily dose of chocolate can help lower blood pressure, improve the functioning of blood vessels and even lower levels of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. There have been previousContinue Reading Tagged With:

The 60.4 MWp Solar Power Plant in Bulgaria

SunEdison, a leading worldwide solar energy services provider and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. today announced it has completed a €155 million non-recourse debt financing arrangement with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and UniCredit Group for SunEdison’s 60.4MWp solar power plant in Bulgaria.  SunEdison expects to complete the sale ofContinue Reading