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When I was seven, my dad took up club sports-car racing. Two-seat, open-air roadsters from England, Germany and Italy began to appear in the U.S. Marques like Alfa Romeo, Austin Healey, MG, Porsche and Triumph, as well as Ford-engined AC Cobra and Chevy Corvette made the weekend trek to Lime Rock raceway in northwestern Connecticut for drivers to test their skills.

Self-interest can be a driving factor behind the success of eco-friendly household products. That’s because beyond the sustainable, earth-friendly ideals they represent, the products in this segment also serve to address issues of personal health.

If you’ve ever watched a kids’ dodge ball game, you’ve probably seen the following unfold before you: one unlucky guy or gal is left standing to face, say, five or six aggressive players from the other side. Hmm. Attacks from all sides? Fending for survival? Sound familiar?

Cancun, MX— From February 14 to 19, Xlear Inc. hosted an educational conference for media, here, on the antimicrobial natural sweetener xylitol. Daily seminars conducted by pioneering xylitol researchers, dental hygienists and other experts highlighted the benefits of xylitol for oral and overall systemic health.

Pycnogenol may be the answer for metabolic syndrome sufferers.

The caramel coloring found in many popular sodas may cause cancer, CSPI says.

Vitamin D has anti-cancer and anti-allergy affects.

A trial published in Nutrition Research and Practice suggests a branded lychee fruit polyphenol may offer anti-inflammatory properties.