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FDA regulations smell fishy

FDA regulations smell fishy
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Less than two weeks ago a suit was filed in California Superior Court charging several makers of fish oil pills with marketing products containing PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) levels beyond the safe limits for human consumption, and illegally failing to reveal the level to consumers. PCBs in high enough doses are known to cause cancer and reproductive toxicity.... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, After reading the Nov. 6 edition of the Campus Times, a few members of our student body became extremely concerned about a certain opinion piece entitled, “Diversity leading to destruction.” First of all, I would respectfully like to question the use of this title in a University that means to promote diversity among its student population. At first glance it would seem that the author... 

Don't believe what you hear about H1N1

Don't believe what you hear about H1N1
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief Last week, I received the H1N1 influenza vaccine at the Student Health Center. I must admit I was apprehensive about getting vaccinated because of all the speculation and commentary in the media and around town. However, I did plenty of research and made the decision to get it. I was shocked to hear that Consumer Reports found two out of three parents are choosing... 

Diversity leading to destruction

Diversity leading to destruction
Marla Bahloul, Arts Editor Last Friday, President Obama lifted a 22-year-old ban that barred persons with the HIV/AIDS virus from traveling to the United States. Since 1981, more than 25 million people have died of HIV/AIDS. The ban was enacted in 1987 when the epidemic was becoming more and more prevalent. My contention is then set against the president’s decision to repeal the ban. With the issues... 

H1N1 vaccines still available at ULV

Students will be given priority for the free shots at the Student Health Center. Natalie Veissalov Editor in Chief The Student Health Center at the University of La Verne is offering the H1N1 influenza virus vaccine to students for free, while supplies last. Approximately 165 doses have been administered out of the 400 doses received from the Los Angeles County Health Department. The vaccine offered... 

A month to remember

A month to remember
Angie Marcos, LV Life Editor November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. In the United States today more than five million people live with the incurable disease. By 2050 this number is expected to climb to 14 million Americans. Additionally, Alzheimer’s Disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the country. Not being able to hold new information and eventually forgetting older information... 

Unearthing a natural beauty

Unearthing a natural beauty
Affordable organic beauty products can be healthy for the body, and as well as the environment. Illustration by Michael Escañuelas Natalie Veissalov Editor in Chief Paying top dollar on organic products such as organic beauty products and clothing has become a thing of the past. Many companies and stores have come out with affordable organic products that are natural and healthy for you and the... 

Paranoia begins affecting health

Paranoia begins affecting health
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief The paranoia going around this flu season may seem to be higher than most other flu seasons. But for me there has always been a fear of getting a cold or flu. I am constantly washing my hands to the point where my skin gets so dry it begins to crack. I carry hand sanitizers, antibacterial wipes and try avoid touching any surface, which most of the time is impossible.... 

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief A junk food tax has caused some uproar and disappointment. Many people who enjoy their high-sweetened sodas, potato chips and other preservative packed foods think it is unfair to impose such a tax, especially since we are taxed enough as it is. Local governments and medical institutions believe taxes should be imposed on people who buy junk food because of the medical... 

America's fat can't be solved by a tax

The growing obesity rate in the United States is a big fat problem for everybody. Obesity has increased every family’s health care costs by an average of $1,250, according to New York Times writer David Leonhardt who used statistics from the Center for Disease Control. The unhealthy lifestyles these people lead, which has risen 37 percent between 1998 and 2006, affects not only their own well-being,... 
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