When our nutrition study came out last month, headlines around the world focused on the finding that eating a single hot dog can take 36 minutes off your life expectancy due to the presence of processed meat and sodium, which increase the risk of ischemic heart disease and diabetes. There was less emphasis on the good news in the study: Eating a serving of peanuts or peanut butter, for example, could add 25 minutes since nuts reduce the risk of ischemic heart disease and diabetes -- and therefore increase the probability of a healthier life. read more
Samuel Adams is launching a new, limited edition beer, and it packs such a potent punch it's illegal in 15 states. read more
A school district in Sarasota County, Florida, has tightened its mask policy after a chiropractor signed hundreds of medical exemption forms that allowed students to opt out of wearing masks in schools, officials said. read more
Forty-five percent of all Covid-19 clusters in North Carolina's middle and high schools since July have been among sports teams, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). read more
Michigan officials are demanding more than $200,000 in legal fees from pro-Trump lawyers led by Sidney Powell who unsuccessfully tried to overturn the 2020 election result with a lawsuit dismissed as full of conspiracies, it emerged on Thursday. 'Despite the haze of confusion, commotion and chaos counsel intentionally attempted to create by filing this lawsuit, one thing is perfectly clear: Plaintiffs attorneys have scorned their oath, flouted the rules, and attempted to undermine the integrity of the judiciary along the way,' Parker wrote in a blistering 110-page opinion. 'Sanctions are required to deter the filing of future frivolous lawsuits designed primarily to spread the narrative that our election processes are rigged and our democratic institutions cannot be trusted.'