New Study Reveals The Dangers Of Energy Drinks Especially For Kids

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(PCM) A new study has been conducted by the American Heart Association that has revealed that over 40 % of phone calls made to the poison control center are related to the consumption of energy drinks by young children under the age of 6.

In a majority of the cases, the parents were unaware that their children had consumed the energy drink until they became ill. The children were suffering from both cardiac and neurological symptoms and even in some cases seizures and heart rhythm abnormalities.

The amount of pharmaceutical-grade caffeine and natural additive that is contained in many popular … read more...

Popular Candy Pulled From Shelves Over Racist Concerns

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(PCM) Swedish candy company, Haribo recently made the decision to pull a popular brand of their gummies after receiving quite a bit of social media backlash.

Many consumers claimed that the gummies were racist in nature as those included in the black licorice “Skipper Mix” were shaped to look like primitive African, Asian and Native American art.

Haribo released a statement which defended the black licorice faces and denied that there was any negative purpose behind them. The company ultimately made the decision to still keep the product, but remove the parts that customers may have found offensive.

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The Dangers Of E-Cigarette Use

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(PCM) Many people feel that the use of e-cigarettes are much safer than smoking actual tobacco cigarettes and “vaping” has soared in popularity in recent months. However, are e-cigarettes still considered a health risk?

The answer is yes. New research released by the New England Journal of Medicine claims that the vapor produced by e-cigarettes when turned up to their highest voltage levels, contain a very high concentration of formaldehyde, which is labeled a carcinogen.

While experts do claim that the health risks involved with smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes are much higher, they also feel that there are certain dangers … read more...

What McDonald’s French Fries Are Really Made Of

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(PCM) There has been much speculation over the years at to exactly what McDonald’s french fries actually consist of, many were even curious if they were even made with potatoes at all.

Now McDonald’s has finally revealed just what goes into their french fry creation process and just how they come to get that lovely, yet unnatural golden color.

The list of ingredients that is featured in the video is definitely a little unnerving, however McDonald’s stands by their claim that everything is perfectly safe for consumption.  I am not too sure what Dimethylpolysiloxane or TBHQ actually is, but apparently … read more...

Oreo Set To Release The Red Velvet Oreo Cookie

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(PCM) I think my Valentine’s Day gift got here a bit early with the news that Oreo will be introducing their new limited edition Red Velvet Oreo Cookie this February.

The release of the Red Velvet Oreo cookie will mark the first time that a completely new cookie flavor and color has been introduced since the Golden Oreo back in 2004.  Oreo claims that the new cookie will still have the classic Oreo chocolate cookie taste, but feature a cream cheese flavored filling.

Red Velvet is a flavor that only continues to grow in popularity as the years go by … read more...

Women’s College Cancels The Vagina Monologues

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(PCM) This is news that certainly had us scratching our heads, as it appears that the all-women’s college Mount Holyoke has cancelled its’ annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” because it just so happens to exclude women without vagina’s.

“The Vagina Monologues” was written by Eve Ensler back in 1996 as a way for women to “celebrate the vagina and their own sexuality”, however the college’s theater board claims that the show does not include enough “varied experience” and is features a “narrow perspective” about what it means to be a woman.

The theater board sent out a school wide … read more...

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