Month: March 2013

Is organic food healthier?

I recently had a discussion with a friend about organic food. She is a proponent; I was a little skeptical —do organic vegetables really have less pesticide? Does milk from organic cows raised contain lower levels of antibiotics and hormones?…

Cyprus savers told to pay

Periodically, news breaks that could have notable ramifications. Today there is such news. Depositors at Cyprus banks will have some of their money confiscated via a one-time wealth tax. Savings deposits with a value in excess of 100,000 Euros will…

Mediterranean diet does a heart good

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at the benefits of a Mediterranean diet to prevent cardiovascular events (heart attack and stroke). Patients at risk for heart disease (7,887 people in total) were randomized to a…