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ACS Reactions video about how acetaminophen (Tylenol) works! #sciencematters

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol™, is one of the most popular pain relievers in the world, selling more than 27 billion doses in 2009 alone.

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Popcorn: the snack with even higher antioxidant levels than fruits and vegetables

” Vinson cautioned, however, that the way people prepare and serve popcorn can quickly put a dent in its healthful image.”

SAN DIEGO, March 25, 2012 — Popcorn’s reputation as a snack food that’s actually good for health popped up a few notches today as scientists reported that it contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called “polyphenols” than fruits and vegetables. 696 more words

Counter Intuitive - Medical

Hot pepper compound could help hearts

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2012 — The food that inspires wariness is on course for inspiring even more wonder from a medical standpoint as scientists today reported the latest evidence that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the No. 545 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Some flame retardants make fires more deadly

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2012 — Some of the flame retardants added to carpets, furniture upholstery, plastics, crib mattresses, car and airline seats and other products to suppress the visible flames in fires are actually increasing the danger of invisible toxic gases that are the No. 375 more words

Lethal Or Unintended Side Effects

New evidence on effects of green coffee beans in weight loss

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2012 — Scientists today reported striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a relatively short period of time. 566 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

That caffeine in your drink — is it really ‘natural?’

09 Mar 2012

That caffeine in your tea, energy drink or other beverage — is it really natural? Scientists are reporting successful use for the first time of a simpler and faster method for answering that question. 199 more words

General Diet