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Look for the 'heart' sign

With activities taking up more time in the evening, no- or low-preparation snacks and meals may be an easy choice, making the effort to determine...

Foodborne pathogen protein investigated

US researchers are investigating a protein in a food-borne pathogen that could lead to the vaccine development in its common host, chickens.    Scientists led by...

Brewer's yeast offers hope against HIV

Could a pint of beer protect you from HIV in the future? The answer is yes, according to a US company that is aiming to...

Learn about Korean fermented foods

The Korean Agricultural and Fishery Marketing Corp. said yesterday it would hold a seminar on Korean kimchi in Paris on September 14, reports the Korea...

FAO releases 'State of Food' report

Economic growth can be positively influenced by improved nutrition, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on September 11 in a special section of...

Calcium campaign launched to boost teenage intake

The US National Medical Association (NMA), the professional organisation of African American physicians, launched a new calcium education campaign at their annual meeting in August,...

Parkinson's patients: leave the bean behind

According to a new research, younger Parkinson's patients are more likely to take alternative treatments than older Parkinson's patients, HealthScoutNews reports.    However, according to doctors,...

Elderberry's health benefits

Elderberries have been employed in European folk medicine since antiquity for lots of illnesses from arthritis and asthma to colds and constipation.    Elderberry is now...

Education on 'real' food needed

According to a nutrition expert, some Scottish children do not know that fruit has to be peeled, blaming a national enthusiasm for processed food and...

Provide the milk, they'll drink it

The results of a national vending machine pilot test in American middle and high schools released on September 10 show that milk is a hit...

'Good source' of choline - claim approved

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised products containing qualifying amounts of the essential nutrient choline to carry a nutrient content claim.    Choline...

Dietary supplements vital for the elderly

"The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) joins the Senate Special Committee on Ageing in deploring any promotional activities that prey on the fears of the...

Fresh white hope

In a bid to boost the flagging cranberry industry farmers in New Jersey are looking to the white version of their popular red fruit.    The...

Eat nuts to lower cholesterol

According to a new study, pecans can help health conscious consumers stick to their cholesterol-lowering regimens, and could even increase its effectiveness.    In a controlled...

Folic acid does not affect risk of miscarriage

Although taking folic acid supplements before and during early pregnancy reduces a women's risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect (NTD), the...

The future of biotech plants and animals

On September 6, the non-profit group Pew Initiative on Food & Biotechnology announced that a new generation of genetically engineered products, ranging from blue roses...

Colourful plate for health benefits

According to scientists participating in a University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) conference on The Impact of Colourful Fruits and Vegetables on Health, some...

Symposium for soy growers and processors

The 9th Annual Soy Symposium has been expanded this year as the United Soybean Board (USB) joins forces with the Soyfoods Association of North America...

ADM takes Novasoy®

ADM Nutraceuticals and the American Menopause Foundation this summer launched the Novasoy® Natural Power Tour in the United States.    Using a vehicle converted into a...

Coffee boasts bountiful antioxidants

Coffee beats green tea by containing four times the amount of health-boosting antioxidants, which can assist in preventing or postponing the onset of degenerative diseases,...

Algae - the healthy ingredient

In this article market analysts Frost & Sullivan investigate the various applications for food ingredients sourced from algae, the potential health benefits of algae and...

Alcohol may lower risk of brain diseases

New research found that moderate alcohol consumption among elderly patients seemed to prevent age-related brain injuries such as silent stroke and white matter disease.    Dr...

Vit. B plays role in stroke prevention

A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is stopped because of a blockage of blood vessel or because of a blood vessel...

School lunches could do much better

According to a new report released on September 4 by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the American National School Lunch Program gets poor...

Milk may prevent breast cancer

A study published in the September issue of the International Journal of Cancer has shown that childhood and adult milk consumption can protect against breast...

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