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We've finally discovered how birds can sleep and fly at the same time without crashing

Frigatebirds spend weeks at a time flying over oceans in search for food -- here's how they sleep during this time.  
zmescience.com
about 3 years ago
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Sour sanding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sour sanding, or sour sugar, is a food ingredient that is used to impart a sour flavor, made from citric or tartaric acid and sugar. It is used to coat sour candies such as acid drops and Sour Patch Kids, or to make hard candies taste tart, such as SweeTarts.  
en.wikipedia.org
about 3 years ago
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Slow response by FDA to food scares leaves public at risk, watchdog says

US consumers can remain at risk of illness or death for weeks after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware that potentially hazardous food is in the supply chain because the agency lacks policies and procedures to ensure prompt product recalls, the FDA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said in a report released 8 June.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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FDA Too Slow to Order Food Recalls, U.S. Watchdog Finds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is too slow to order companies to recall tainted foods, leaving people at risk of illness and death, a government watchdog said in a review of the agency's food safety program.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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How to Control Your Appetite – Summit Urgent Care

The key to making a lifestyle change in what you eat can be substitution. Starving yourself is not the answer. Instead you need to substitute the foods that you crave with foods that provide the nutrition your body needs.  
summiturgentcare365.com
over 3 years ago
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Dietary Supplement May Prevent Cognitive Decline

A dietary supplement containing ingredients commonly found in health food stores appears to prevent the decline in brain structure and function seen in Alzheimer’s disease, an animal study indicates.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Activity icons 'could help healthy living’ - BBC News

Working out how much exercise it would take to burn off calories from food would be easier if labelling was changed, says Shirley Cramer of the Royal Society of Public Health.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Fruit Consumption in Pregnancy Tied to Kids' Cognitive Outcomes

Fruit consumption during pregnancy is linked to better neurodevelopment/cognitive outcomes in infants, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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High fat Mediterranean diet is not linked to greater weight gain than low fat diet

An unrestricted calorie Mediterranean diet enriched with healthy vegetable fats does not increase weight gain or waist circumference more than a low fat diet, a five year study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has suggested, bolstering the argument that total fat content is not a useful measure of harms or benefits of food.1  
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over 3 years ago
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High fat Mediterranean diet is not linked to greater weight gain than low fat diet

An unrestricted calorie Mediterranean diet enriched with healthy vegetable fats does not increase weight gain or waist circumference more than a low fat diet, a five year study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has suggested, bolstering the argument that total fat content is not a useful measure of harms or benefits of food.1  
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over 3 years ago
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High fat Mediterranean diet is not linked to greater weight gain than low fat diet

An unrestricted calorie Mediterranean diet enriched with healthy vegetable fats does not increase weight gain or waist circumference more than a low fat diet, a five year study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology has suggested, bolstering the argument that total fat content is not a useful measure of harms or benefits of food.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Extreme Weather Increasing Level of Toxins in Food

As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for people and livestock who eat them, scientists have warned.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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US seeks to reduce sodium consumption by one third

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance for the food industry that agency officials say could reduce the daily average intake of sodium in the US by a third.1 The voluntary guidelines apply to processed and packaged foods as well as restaurant foods and would be implemented over a decade.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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US seeks to reduce sodium consumption by one third

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance for the food industry that agency officials say could reduce the daily average intake of sodium in the US by a third.1 The voluntary guidelines apply to processed and packaged foods as well as restaurant foods and would be implemented over a decade.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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US seeks to reduce sodium consumption by one third

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance for the food industry that agency officials say could reduce the daily average intake of sodium in the US by a third.1 The voluntary guidelines apply to processed and packaged foods as well as restaurant foods and would be implemented over a decade.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Most government departments do not keep track of research they commission, inquiry finds

The inquiry found that research evidence on food banks, immigration, choice of GP, and drugs policy were among cases where results were “held back when the findings were politically awkward.”  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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WHO Guidance on Infant Milk Formulas Gets Lukewarm Backing

National health officials stopped short on Friday of fully endorsing World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to end the aggressive marketing of breast milk substitutes and baby foods for newborn and older infants.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Sleep: A user's guide

It’s as essential to survival as food and drink, yet many of us struggle to get enough of it. So how do you know how much sleep is enough, and whether it’s good enough for you to reap the benefits? Can you get by with less? How can you get to sleep more easily – failing that, can you nap your way to success instead? In this guide to your unconscious hours, we answer the sleep questions keeping you up at night.  
newscientist.com
over 3 years ago
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Dr Heimlich: 'Piece of meat came out and she started breathing' - BBC News

Dr Henry Heimlich has used the Heimlich manoeuvre to save a choking woman at his retirement home.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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SHOULD THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH REMOVE ITS BAN ON ARTIFICIAL METHODS OF FAMILY PLANNING?

This is a question faced by many catholic health care providers throughout the world. The Roman Catholic Church officially opposes any artificial method of family planning. When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church (Church from here on) in February 2013 as Pope Francis, catholics all over the world were encouraged by the idea that they might see some changes in the teachings of the Church as it relates to many issues pertaining to the “family”. These issues include divorce, remarriage, homosexuality, family planning and a number of other topics. I want to focus in this discussion on the longstanding opposition by the Church to the use of artificial methods of family planning (contraception). This ban on contraception affects catholic medical practitioners on a daily basis and this includes, family doctors, RNs, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and any medical care giver involved with counseling clients about methods for planning their families and implementing the chosen methods. As we know, the Church allows only “natural methods” of family planning, the so called “fertility awareness methods”. That is just fine for motivated and somewhat educated couples, with some access to medical care and teaching; also this approach works best if the women has regular menstrual cycles. Medical advances have made these methods more sophisticated and precise than the original method, based on just counting the days of the menstrual cycle and abstaining from intercourse on the so called fertile days. Under ideal circumstances these natural methods have a high success and low failure rate, equal or better than some artificial methods. And many couples who use it are very satisfied with it, even though they still require a considerable amount of effort. Under less than ideal circumstances however, these natural methods have a high and unacceptable failure rate. This is true in our own country but especially in developing countries and areas (like refugee camps) where people live in squalor, lack food and most basic living needs, have no or inadequate medical care, and women often have very irregular or absent menstrual cycles, so that the natural methods of family planning become utterly impractical. Yet the Catholic Church insists that only these natural methods are acceptable. The hope for a change in this official position of the Church has been fostered by the observation that Pope Francis seemed to be willing to listen and has made a number conciliatory remarks on issues like women’s equality, divorced and remarried couples and homosexuality, while continuing to accept only the natural methods of family planning. Then came the most recent publication by Pope Francis, “Amoris Laetitia” (The Joy of Love). This is a beautifully written document about issues related to the family, in which the Pope makes again conciliatory remarks about a number of issues, but reaffirms the position of the Church in regards to family planning. No artificial methods are condoned. This seems to close the door on this issue, at least for the foreseeable future. What a pity and what a missed opportunity for the Pope to bring the teachings of the Church as it pertains to contraception in line with the thinking and practice of the 21st century. It is well known, and adequate statistics are available to show that worldwide a large percentage of catholics are ignoring the teaching of the church as it pertains to family planning and availing themselves of contraception to plan their families. On a personal note I have spoken to a number of priests and asked them about my practice as a catholic obstetrician and gynecologist of prescribing and implementing artificial contraception for my catholic clients. Some of them have told me to following my conscience and continue what I am doing. That is of course just fine for me, but in the overall picture of things, it makes no sense. If rules, regulation, and laws are such that a vast majority of people, including those in position of authority are ignoring them, is it then not time for the leadership to seriously review and hopefully modify the rules? That, to me and to many of my catholic colleagues and patients, seems only logical. In that sense the recent publication by Pope Francis is certainly most disappointing. In this regard the recent publication from the Wiingaards Institute for Catholic Research might be of interest: http://www.catholicsandcontraception.com William J. LeMaire MD Emeritus Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, Florida  
DR William LeMaire
over 3 years ago