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Takeaway containers -- the environmental cost of packing our favorite fast-foods
Scientists say more should be done to tackle the growing environmental impact of takeaway food containers. (2018-12-18)
School nutrition policy implementation slows weight gain in middle school students
New study from researchers at the UConn Rudd Center and Yale School of Public Health finds that middle school students who receive nutrition policy interventions experience an increase in body mass of less than 1 percent, while students who do not receive these interventions experience an increase in body mass of 3-4 percent. (2018-12-17)
Do you know the carbon footprint of your food choices?
Consumers greatly underestimate the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with their food choices, but they'll favor items with a lower carbon footprint if they're given clear information on the label, according to new research from the University of Technology Sydney and Duke University. (2018-12-17)
Species at the extremes of the food chain evolve faster, study says
Reef fish species at the extremes of the food chain -- those that are strict herbivores or strict fish predators -- evolve faster than fish species in the middle of the food chain with a more varied diet, according to a new study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. (2018-12-17)
Biodegradable, edible film kills pathogens on seafood
A biodegradable, edible film made with plant starch and antimicrobial compounds may control the growth of foodborne pathogens on seafood, according to a group of international researchers. (2018-12-17)
How does diet during pregnancy impact allergies in offspring?
A small percentage of women said they consumed fewer allergens during pregnancy to stave off food allergies in their newborns, according to preliminary research Karen Robbins, M.D., presented during the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. (2018-12-14)
Gut hormone increases response to food
The holiday season is a hard one for anyone watching their weight. (2018-12-12)
Calories in popular restaurant chain meals 'excessive' warn experts
The calorie content of popular main meals served in UK and international restaurant chains is excessive and only a minority meet public health recommendations, finds a University of Liverpool study published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ. (2018-12-12)
Paternal grandfather's high access to food may indicate higher mortality risk in grandsons
A paternal grandfather's access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University. (2018-12-11)
New review of scientific studies confirms food cravings can be reduced
Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, no matter the time of year. (2018-12-11)
Food system organizations must strengthen their operations to safeguard against potential threats
Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to climate change. (2018-12-06)
Transforming our food system to ensure a sustainable future
By 2050, the world will have almost 10 billion people. (2018-12-06)
Researchers use a virus to speed up modern computers
Researchers have successfully developed a method that could lead to unprecedented advances in computer speed and efficiency. (2018-12-04)
New dataset expands understanding of Arctic Spring Bloom
Understanding how the ocean works is like putting together a million-piece puzzle. (2018-12-03)
Searching an artificial bee colony for real-world results
The artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm is widely applied in many fields, but it suffers from slow convergence, so its solutions perform well in exploration but poorly in exploitation. (2018-11-30)
Food webs essential for nature conservation efforts in the future
Nature conservation should not focus on individual species but on whole food webs, because the protection of their functioning is important for the predictability of species, especially when global warming is increasing environmental variability. (2018-11-28)
Why do some plants live fast and die young?
An international team led by researchers at the University of Manchester have discovered why some plants 'live fast and die young' whilst others have long and healthy lives. (2018-11-28)
Survey finds 94 percent of Americans waste food at home, but simple changes can help
Taking inventory of your refrigerator and buying only what you need at the grocery store can help cut down the amount of food your family throws away, but when there are leftovers, experts say many Americans are too quick to throw good food in the trash. (2018-11-26)
Frequent family dinners associated with healthier youth diets no matter how well family functions
More frequent family dinners were associated with more healthful eating by adolescents and young adults, regardless of the level of family functioning in managing daily routines, communicating and connecting emotionally. (2018-11-21)
Family dinners improve teens' eating habits no matter how well family functions, study finds
More frequent family dinners were associated with more healthful eating by adolescents and young adults, regardless of the level of family functioning in managing daily routines, communicating and connecting emotionally. (2018-11-21)
One in 5 kids with food allergies treated in emergency department in past year
Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and colleagues estimate that nearly 8 percent of US children (about 5.6 million) have food allergies, with nearly 40 percent allergic to more than one food. (2018-11-19)
Scientists discover new 'pinwheel' star system
An international team of scientists has discovered a new, massive star system -- one that also challenges existing theories of how large stars eventually die. (2018-11-19)
Researchers find promise in new treatment for peanut allergy
Controlled ingestion of peanut protein could help build tolerance in peanut allergy sufferers. (2018-11-19)
Safest way to dine out for those with food allergies is using up to 15 strategies
New research examined what tools people who have food allergies use to prevent allergic reactions at restaurants. (2018-11-16)
Milk allergy affects half of US food-allergic kids under age 1
New research found that over two percent of all US children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy, and 53 percent of food-allergic infants under age 1 have a cow's milk allergy. (2018-11-16)
Color coded -- matching taste with color
Color can impact the taste of food, and our experiences and expectations can affect how we taste food, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest this may have implications for how food and beverage industries should market their products. (2018-11-16)
Seeing and smelling food prepares the mouse liver for digestion
The sight or smell of something delicious is often enough to get your mouth watering, but the physiological response to food perception may go well beyond your salivary glands. (2018-11-15)
Animal populations are shrinking due to their high-risk food-finding strategies
A study using animal-attached technology to measure food consumption in four very different wild vertebrates has revealed that animals using a high-risk strategy to find rarer food are particularly susceptible to becoming extinct, as they fail to gather food for their young before they starve. (2018-11-15)
Obesity and food restrictions proven to be associated with less food enjoyment
A study carried out by UGR scientists shows that obesity and food restrictions -even trivial ones- such as temporary diets are associated with a reduction in enjoyment For this research, food-related emotions were analyzed in 552 adolescents aged 11 to 17 belonging to several high schools from Granada. (2018-11-13)
Prenatal food insecurity associated with severity of neonatal abstinence syndrome
A new study shows that food insecurity in pregnant women being treated for opioid use disorder may be associated with increased risk for their infants receiving pharmacologic treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome. (2018-11-13)
Tommorow's population will be larger, heavier and eat more
Food demand is growing at the same time as people are getting bigger. (2018-11-09)
Otago study calls for sugar tax
People who drink sugary beverages are more likely to eat fast food and confectionery and less likely to make healthy dietary choices, University of Otago research has found. (2018-11-08)
Millions in danger of food insecurity due to severe Caribbean droughts
Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell University research in Geophysical Research Letters. (2018-11-08)
Researchers examine health behaviors after childhood cancer diagnosis
In a Psycho-Oncology study of childhood cancer survivors, several health behaviors fell short of expectations for exercise and diet during early survivorship, and they remained sub-optimal upon reaching five years post-diagnosis. (2018-11-07)
Laser blasting antimatter into existence
Antimatter is an exotic material that vaporizes when it contacts regular matter. (2018-11-05)
Taming plasmas: Improving fusion using microwaves
We all know microwaves are good for cooking popcorn, but scientists have recently shown they can also prevent dangerous waves in plasmas and help produce clean, nearly limitless energy with fusion. (2018-11-05)
Detecting E. coli strains using molecular electronics
Electrical engineers at UC Davis, the University of Washington and TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara, Turkey have adapted a molecular electronic device called a single-molecule break junction to detect RNA from strains of E. coli known for causing illness. (2018-11-05)
Microplastics in food -- Many unanswered questions among scientists and the general public
Although overall 75 percent of the population regard food as safe, more and more Germans are showing concern about microplastics in food. (2018-10-31)
How the world's fastest muscle created four unique bird species
When the male bearded manakin snaps its wings at lightning speed, it's more than part of an elaborate, acrobatic mating ritual. (2018-10-30)
Synchronized telescope dance puts limits on mysterious flashes in the sky
Two outback radio telescopes synchronized to observe the same point of sky have discovered more about one of the Universe's most mysterious events in new research published today. (2018-10-29)
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