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Beef Inspection Finds Serious Yucky Risks!

Filed under: Icky Icky PooFoodHealthSick

We always knew beef had risks, especially after hearing about pink slime, but after the Kansas City Star closely investigated the meat, we have become even more turned off by this icky edible!

The meat industry has been claiming that meat is safer than ever, but once the news source revealed that they found Fecal Contamination in beef, there's no way we can believe them.

The Star reported what was found at one of Tyson's beef plants, and we must say, it's NOT pretty:

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Making Sure Your Doggie Treats And Toys Are The Right Size

Filed under: HealthPetsDog

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When it comes to our pooches, we want to give them the world, right?

They're are like little furry babies for Pete's sake! LOLz!

But there are some rules pet owners should follow to keep their kids pets safe when handling treats and toys.

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Strawberries Are Super Food!

Filed under: FoodHealth

Mmmmm Strawberries

We knew it! We knew it all along!

Strawberries are considered a super food!

They actually contain more vitamin C than citrus fruits, so they're great for helping to ward off colds — and foods rich in vitamin C may lower the risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract!

Strawberries are also

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Soaking Gummy Bears In Booze Is The Fad For Teens Right Now

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueAlcohol

Alcohol Gummy Bears

It's hard enough to try and keep teens from drinking nasty Natty Light beer, let alone booze soaked gummy bears (which sound delicious).

Nobody wants their kids to drink. Not until they can realize how stupid it can be to over-indulge, and all the risks that come with it. Not until they can be responsible. Peer pressure is such a bitch.

But banning them without educating them just makes them scary clever:

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Why Those Tobacco Companies Are So Mad: Graphic Images Work In Turning People Away From Smoking

Filed under: HealthSmoking

Smoking Graphics Work

Remember when we were talking about how the Tobacco Companies were suing the federal government over the policy that they now have to include a graphic image, warning, and help to quit hotline number on their packaging?

And do you remember how we said that we felt like it was less about them caring about their first amendment rights and more about them being pissed that they'll lose money from lives being saved?

Well it turns out all that greedy anger has a basis, because those graphic images work!

Smokers are less likely to buy cigarettes if they are in plain, unbranded packages with warning labels featuring graphic images of cancer, a new study finds.

"We found that the label with just the front text warning had little effect on consumers," study co-author and professor of economics Matthew Rousu said in a university news release. "However, demand was significantly lower for packs with grotesque images, with the lowest demand associated with the plain, unbranded pack."

Bids for the plain, unbranded packs with the graphic photo of mouth cancer were 17 percent lower than the bids for packages with the current U.S. warning label.

The study appears in the September issue of the journal Health Policy.

"Results from our study suggest that the new health warnings with graphic pictures will reduce demand for cigarettes," Rousu said. Regulators should consider health warnings with graphic pictures, but also plain packaging policies for tobacco products," he added. "Color and brand imagery can support false beliefs about reduced risks of some brands."

We're jazzed that those images work! Smoking is a terrible health risk, and a risk that nobody really has to take. And steps towards eliminating it and saving lives is a good step.

We understand that there is and always will be a choice for people to smoke, but hopefully for their health's sake these new labels will help them choose wisely!

[Image via AP Images.]

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