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Article ID: 699122

Case Western Reserve Receives Major Grant to Improve Food Systems in Cleveland Neighborhoods

Case Western Reserve University

A multidisciplinary research team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a three-year, $936,000 grant to use collaborative computational modeling approaches to promote better community health through more equitable food systems.

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Article ID: 698887

How Forests Improve Kids' Diets

University of Vermont

A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition—when they live near forests.

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13-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699046

Evening Preference, Lack of Sleep Associated with Higher BMI in People with Prediabetes

University of Illinois at Chicago

People with prediabetes who go to bed later, eat meals later and are more active and alert later in the day — those who have an “evening preference” — have higher body mass indices compared with people with prediabetes who do things earlier in the day, or exhibit morning preference. The higher BMI among people with evening preference is related to their lack of sufficient sleep, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago-led study.

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15-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698875

Five Tips for Early Breastfeeding Success

LifeBridge Health

Breastfeeding can have its challenges early on. There’s learning the appropriate feeding positions and techniques, knowing when and how often to feed the baby, and so many other intangibles.

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15-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698943

Research Shows Surprising Scale of Health Benefits for Biggest Losers

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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14-Aug-2018 10:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698872

Signs Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk from Breastfeeding

LifeBridge Health

Not sure if your baby is getting enough milk from breastfeeding? Here are five ways to tell:

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14-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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One Out Of Two Kids Is Missing Out On Key Nutrients Critical For Their Health

Milk Processor Education Program

Amid the chaos of getting kids out the door in the morning and taming the hangry monsters that get off the bus in the afternoon, parents may be overlooking a critical part of setting their kids up for success during the school year: a nutrient-rich diet. One out of two kids ages 9 and up are not getting enough calcium, vitamin D and potassium – nutrients they need to grow, learn and play. And, most kids younger than nine are falling short on vitamin D and potassium.

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14-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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UF Study: Cool, Calm Cows Produce More Meat, Dairy

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Cows with shorter hair are cooler, and thus, more productive, said Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor of animal sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A calm cow is also more productive than an agitated one, Mateescu said.

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14-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698737

Grip Strength of Children Gives Clues about Their Future Health

Baylor University

Adolescents with a strong hand grip — an indicator of overall muscle strength — have better odds of being healthy over time, according to a two-year study of 368 elementary school children. A simple, non-invasive measure of grip strength can help identity risks of pre-diabetes and cardiovascular disease, issues of increasing concern as obesity in youths rises.

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9-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Pass the salt: Study finds average consumption safe for heart health

McMaster University

New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of salt. The research, published in The Lancet, is by scientists of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, along with their research colleagues from 21 countries.

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