When I was teaching at Humboldt State University in northern California 20 years ago, I invited a beekeeper to talk to my students. He said that each time he took his bees to southern California to pollinate other farmers' crops, he would lose a third of his bees to sprays. In 2009, the loss ranges all the way to 60 percent.
Honeybees have been in terrible straits.
A little history explains this tragedy.
TUESDAY, June 1 (HealthDayNews)
-- For those who think the world is a bitter place, medical science offers this
sweet health tidbit: Chocolate might be good for you.
Not just any chocolate, and always in moderation, said
Mary Engler, a professor of physiological nursing at the University of
California, San Francisco, School of Nursing. But her new study does find that
biting into the right stuff can make arteries expand, increasing blood flow and
thus reducing cardiovascular risk.
Milk chocolate won't do, Engler stressed, because it's,
well, too milky. Look for darker chocolates, because darkness is an indicator of
high levels of flavonoids, the chemicals that loosen up the arteries.
And this is one instance where good taste and good health
go hand in hand, Engler said.
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