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Few parents are using some simple strategies to protect kids from food poisoning outside the home, such as at a potluck or restaurant, according to a new report from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.
– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan Embargo expired on 21-May-2018 at 00:00 ET
A new report published by researchers M. Hakan Hekimoğlu of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Burak Kazaz of Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management outlines a new approach to predicting the release prices of Bordeaux wines (known as...
– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Embargo expired on 01-May-2018 at 11:00 ET
CTC, the world’s largest sugarcane technology company, announced today that following a nationwide search, the company has selected St. Louis, Missouri for its North American research headquarters.
– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Embargo expired on 02-May-2018 at 09:00 ET
Sweet potatoes may seem as American as Thanksgiving, but scientists have long debated whether their plant family originated in the Old or New World. New research by an Indiana University paleobotanist suggests it originated in Asia, and much earlier ...
– Indiana University
Funny thing about restaurant menus. They often are among the best gauges of telling us how tastes have changed – quite literally – and how economic good times come and go.
– Texas A&M University
Marine and Coastal Fisheries, April-2018
In an amazing achievement akin to adding solar panels to your body, a Northeast sea slug sucks raw materials from algae to provide its lifetime supply of solar-powered energy, according to a study by Rutgers University–New Brunswick and other scien...
– Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Molecular Biology and Evolution; Rutgers Today
Canadian researchers say industrial sea fishing may be exposing people in coastal and island nations to excessively high levels of mercury.
– Universite de Montreal
Typically made from crude oil, lighter fluid can emit compounds that leave an unpleasant taste and odor on grilled foods. The new product manufactured by ESCOGO, EcoGreen Charcoal Lighter, is made entirely from plant-based products. It is now availab...
– University of Georgia
In January, Philadelphia magazine’s Be Well Philly blog rolled out the “Sweat Diaries,” what they’ve described as a “look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly.” So far I’ve read about ...
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
“Made in the USA.” That can now be said of the radioactive isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), last made in the United States in the late 1980s. Its short-lived decay product, technetium-99m (Tc-99m), is the most widely used radioisotope in medical di...
– Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Crop breeding research and innovation requires funding. But funding—and revenue from the crops developed—is increasingly hard to obtain.In response, a group of plant breeders met to discuss best practices. A recent paper summarizes their recommen...
– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
Crop Science, February 22, 2018
Scientists from Kenya and South Dakota are evaluating the bread’s starch digestibility and nutritional potential to sweet potato-enriched bread to help prevent vitamin A deficiency in Africa.
– South Dakota State University
Texas A&M AgriLife research will collaborate with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the University of California at Davis on a project to help agricultural producers and consumers through improving nitrogen use efficiency and food safety in spi...Expert Available
– Texas A&M AgriLife
The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
– Texas A&M AgriLife
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced the six finalists that will compete in the inaugural IFTNEXT Food Disruption ChallengeTM on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at IFT18 in Chicago. IFT18 is an annual event and food expo that brings more...
– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
Obese children who consume at least two servings of any type of cow’s milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Hous...
– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Embargo expired on 24-May-2018 at 18:00 ET
Couples who eat more seafood tend to have sexual intercourse more often and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
– Endocrine Society
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Embargo expired on 23-May-2018 at 14:00 ET
Eating a Mediterranean diet may protect people from some of the harm of long-term exposure to air pollution, and reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks, stroke and other causes of death, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 Inte...
– American Thoracic Society (ATS)
ATS 2018 Embargo expired on 21-May-2018 at 12:15 ET
People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in the May 16, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Neurology® Embargo expired on 16-May-2018 at 16:00 ET
A new study reveals that essential fats in the diet may play a role in regulating protein secretion in the muscles by changing the way genes associated with secretion act. The study is published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics.
– American Physiological Society (APS) Embargo expired on 15-May-2018 at 08:00 ET
Women who eat less fruit and more fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study by researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute.
– University of Adelaide
Human Reproduction Embargo expired on 03-May-2018 at 16:00 ET
Negative attitudes toward frozen vegetables may be impacting consumption of healthy foods, according to research by Stony Brook marketing professors published in Appetite.
Consuming enough fruits and vegetables is important for maintaining a healt...
– Stony Brook University
One in five parents did not feel that their child with food allergy was safe while at school, according to results of a national survey published in BMC Pediatrics. While most of the 289 parents surveyed reported that their child’s school had imple...
– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
BMC Pediatrics, May-2018
A team of Cornell University engineers and nutritionists with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of NIH, have designed and tested a small, portable diagnostic system that can be used in the field to tes...
– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
PNAS, December 19, 2017.; EB021331
A new case report led by Maya Styner, MD, of the UNC School of Medicine describes how a patient's use of a common over-the-counter biotin supplement caused clinically misleading test results and almost resulted in an unnecessary, invasive medical pro...
– University of North Carolina Health Care System
Journal of the Endocrine Society
Recent articles in the Journal of Lipid Research found a surprising insight into healthy octogenarians’ arteries; a microRNA key to the puzzle of killing fat cells; and a change in cultured cell signaling that may affect experimental outcomes.
– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Journal of Lipid Research; Journal of Lipid Research; Journal of Lipid Research
Are abnormal intestinal microorganisms a risk factor for developing cognitive impairment? Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to answer that question with a new study that will explore how the intestinal microbiota – the bacter...
– Rush University Medical Center
– University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences
A new study finds that emojis are a viable alternative to words when it comes to accurately measuring how kids feel about food, products and other experiences. With that discovery, researchers developed an emoji scale that may help companies better t...
– Kansas State University
Food Quality and Preference
Restaurants could do much more to create the tipping point to encourage healthy options for Americans when they eat out, says to Virginia Tech professor Vivica Kraak, a recognized expert in food and nutrition policy.
– Virginia Tech
When a new park is built, a tax is instituted on fast food or a ban put in place against soft drinks in a school, public health researchers must often rely on “after the fact” observational studies to evaluate the impact of such efforts on rates ...
– Johns Hopkins Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine
The Saint Louis University research team found that after following a ketogenic diet, study participants did not perform as well at anaerobic exercise tasks.
– Saint Louis University Medical Center
David Pinkhasov, DDS and other New York dentists think that there is a definite overconsumption of sports drinks and that it is having an overall impact on the incidence of type 2 diabetes and an effect on the dental caries of teenagers and active p...
Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss the latest nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2018, the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held...
– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
Proper hydration is one of the most important aspects of healthy physical activity. Drinking the right amount of fluids before, during and after physical activity is vital to providing your body the fluids it needs to perform properly.
– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Lake Buena Vista, FL – Jeff Volek, PhD, RD, Professor at The Ohio State University and researcher of ketogenic diets presented “The Ketogenic Diet: Evidence for Performance Enhancement” at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society...
– American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)
27th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Juice cleanses, sometimes called juicing, have become hugely popular for their supposed ability to help people shed weight quickly – particularly in preparation for a summer vacation or special event. But is juicing actually effective? Expert Available
– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences
A child obesity expert from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin was called upon to help lead a groundbreaking project to involve a...
– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
– Virginia Tech
– University of Alabama at Birmingham