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Newswise: UF Open House Invites Community to Engage with Science

UF Open House Invites Community to Engage with Science

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The University of Florida Tropical Research and Education Center is in the heart of the tropical and subtropical fruit and vegetable industries, and the ornamental plant industry. For 90 years it has served as an agricultural research unit of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). On December 4, an open house invites community and media to engage with the science.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Food Science, Plants,

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21-Nov-2019 1:15 PM EST
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Carteret Health Care in North Carolina joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Mayo Clinic

Carteret Health Care and Mayo Clinic announced Nov. 21 that Carteret Health Care has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Carteret Health Care is the first facility in North Carolina to become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of carefully vetted, independent health care systems that have special access to Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise.

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21-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST
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Low-calorie Sweeteners Have Less Effect on Weight, Blood Sugar than Sugar Does

American Physiological Society (APS)

New research suggests that low-calorie sweeteners cause only modest changes in blood sugar, insulin levels, insulin sensitivity and weight gain, as compared to those induced by sugar. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

Channels: All Journal News, Food Science, Health Food, Nutrition, Weight Loss,

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21-Nov-2019 12:50 PM EST
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Breaking Down Biodegradable: UF Scientist Creates Guide to Bioplastics

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

“Bioplastics—a better option for the environment?” is a compilation of information about bioplastics. These alternative plastics have become more popular, and as it turns out, they’re effectively still the same as petroleum-based plastic, according to Dr. McGuire’s document.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Science, Green Tech, Nature, Agriculture, Plants,

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21-Nov-2019 12:30 PM EST
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New study confirms American children and teens are consuming significantly less sugary drinks

Elsevier

According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, the share of children and adolescents consuming sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and the calories they consume from SSBs declined significantly between 2003 and 2014.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Food Science, Obesity, Public Health,

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Sugar delivered to Earth from space

Tohoku University

Researchers from Tohoku University, Hokkaido University, JAMSTEC, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center investigated meteorites and found ribose and other sugars.

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Excellent mental health for 2/3 of Indigenous people off reserve

University of Toronto

Two-thirds (68%) of Indigenous people living off reserve in Canada have excellent mental health, according to a nationally representative study conducted by the University of Toronto and Algoma University.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Poverty, Psychology and Psychiatry, Public Health,

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