Health

University of Sheffield study

Tomatoes could hold the key for infertility problems

Leading UK researchers are investigating lycopene, the nutrient that makes tomatoes red, as a treatment for poor sperm quality. Lycopene is poorly absorbed from tomatoes, but…

‘French Fries: No. 1 vegetable toddlers consume’

More than 27 percent of young children do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on any given day, according to the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Among the vegetables toddlers do eat, French fries are the No. 1 vegetable consumed. By age two, many children have preferences and eating…

Dozens of illnesses reported

US: Kansas church dinner - tomatoes and Salmonella

Kansas health officials say tomatoes served at a church dinner tested positive for Salmonella Newport and are the likely the cause of dozens of reported illnesses. At least 14…

New 'superfood' salad by Californian producer

Gold Coast packing is offering a new salad blend. The Sunny Superfood Salad is described by the company as a bright and colorful combination of Kale, Napa Cabbage, Green…

A study of school children in Accra

Urban food security in the context of inequality and dietary change

This study ( PDF ) by the UWE Bristol explores food security in the context of inequality and dietary change in schoolchildren in Accra. The study aims to bridge a divide…

Imperial College London study:

Bees are becoming ‘addicted’ to pesticides blamed for killing them

The more bees consume pesticides, the more they seem to want. This could be a problem considering these chemicals have been linked with the global decline of these vital…

Texas A&M vice chancellor:

"Agriculture must battle chronic disease"

Urban residents making up some 80 percent of the U.S. population remain disconnected from agricultural food sources and are increasingly afflicted by nutrition- and diet-related chronic disease, said Dr. Patrick Stover, Texas A&M University System vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life…

Strawberries may help against inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a set of painful conditions that can cause severe diarrhea and fatigue. Treatments can include medications and surgery. But now researchers report that a simple dietary intervention could mitigate colonic inflammation and improve gut health. In this case, a strawberry…

Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study from the Francis Crick Institute shows. The research, published in Immunity, shows that mice fed on a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol – which is produced when we…

Scurvy makes comeback in the West

According to the British NHS, feeling very tired and weak all the time can be a sign of you being at risk of scurvy: a vitamin C deficiency. The disease, commonly associated…

Fewer than 1 in 10 Australians eats enough vegetables

The recently released Australia's Health 2018 report found more than 99 percent of children and 96 percent of adults don’t eat the recommended intake of five serves of vegetables a day. Further research also found that 7.8 million deaths across the globe have been attributed to low intake of vegetables.…

US (IL): University researches health benefits of heirloom tomatoes

Seven varieties of tomatoes are at the center of a research collaboration crossing two Western Illinois University departments and providing academic opportunities for students to study cancer prevention in campus laboratories. The project, which is in its beginning stages, was sparked by a Center for…

'Gamification' of normal life can reward positive behaviour

Videogame-strategy used to get children eating more fruit and veggies

"Gamification" is defined as the application of typical video game elements (reward systems, point gathering, etc.) to other life activities. Dr. Bordieri visited the Sounds…

Food Bank using 'veggie meter' to encourage healthy eating

Imagine being able to find out just how well you're doing when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables in the matter of seconds? Well, that's exactly what the Food Bank of Delaware is doing with their brand new 'veggie meter' to help show people how to eat healthier.  It may not look like anything other than…


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