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Food insecurity associated with migraine in young US adults
Food insecurity is when you worry that your food will run out before you have enough money to buy more. (2019-06-24)
Researchers identify new hunger pathway in the brain
A newly identified hunger pathway in the brain can quickly modify food intake in the presence of food, according to a study of mice published in JNeurosci. (2019-06-24)
Vanilla makes milk beverages seem sweeter
Adding vanilla to sweetened milk makes consumers think the beverage is sweeter, allowing the amount of added sugar to be reduced, according to Penn State researchers, who will use the concept to develop a reduced-sugar chocolate milk for the National School Lunch Program. (2019-06-20)
Research brief: Stabilizing nations' food production through crop diversity
With increasing demand for food from the planet's growing population and climate change threatening the stability of food systems across the world, University of Minnesota research examined how the diversity of crops at the national level could increase the harvest stability of all crops in a nation. (2019-06-19)
Food neophobia may increase the risk of lifestyle diseases
Your parents were right: you should always try all foods! (2019-06-18)
New economic study shows combination of SNAP and WIC improves food security
Forty million Americans are food insecure. Given the extent of food insecurity, a team of Iowa State University economists developed a methodology to analyze potential redundancies between two food assistance programs -- SNAP and WIC. (2019-06-13)
Food access near schools and homes illuminated for children in New York city
A study of nearly 800,000 schoolchildren in New York City shows that Black, Hispanic, and Asian students live and go to school closer to both healthy and unhealthy food outlets than do White students. (2019-06-12)
Food freshness sensors could replace 'use-by' dates to cut food waste
Imperial academics have developed low-cost, smartphone-linked, eco-friendly spoilage sensors for meat and fish packaging. (2019-06-05)
Do images of food on kids' clothes influence eating behavior?
As some sweet treat fans celebrate National Doughnut Day on June 7, 2019 a pediatrician examines the new trend of donuts showing up on children's clothing. (2019-06-04)
Diets of Latinos and blacks have greatest environmental impact per dollar spent on food
Despite spending less than white households on food overall, black and Latino households have more impact on the environment per dollar spent on food than white households, according to a new study published in Environmental Engineering Science. (2019-06-03)
A common skin bacterium put children with severe eczema at higher risk of food allergy
In a new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientists from King's College London have found that young children with severe eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium, are at a higher risk of developing a food allergy. (2019-05-31)
Raw or cooked: this is how we recognise food
Do we see an apple? The occipital cortex in our brain will activate itself to recognise it. (2019-05-30)
Study: High rates of food insecurity found at Southern Appalachia Colleges
College students in Southern Appalachia are affected by food insecurity at a higher rate than the national average, which can translate into poor academic performance and unhealthy spending habits and coping mechanisms, according to a new study coauthored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and published in Current Developments in Nutrition. (2019-05-24)
Table scraps can be used to reduce reliance on fossil fuels
Wasted food can be affordably turned into a clean substitute for fossil fuels. (2019-05-23)
These fruit bats trade food for sex
Egyptian fruit bat females living in captivity will consistently take food right from the mouths of their male peers. (2019-05-23)
Egyptian fruit bats trade food for sex
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that female Egyptian fruit bats form bonds with particular male bats to exchange mating for nourishment. (2019-05-23)
Food insecurity in Nunavut increased after Nutrition North Canada introduced
Food insecurity, meaning inadequate or insecure access to food because of a lack of money, has worsened in Nunavut communities since the introduction of the federal government's Nutrition North Canada program in 2011, found research published in CMAJ. (2019-05-21)
Size is everything
The susceptibility of ecosystems to disruption depends on a lot of factors that can't all be grasped. (2019-05-20)
Bacteria change behavior to tackle tiny obstacle course
It's not exactly the set of TV's 'American Ninja Warrior,' but a tiny obstacle course for bacteria has shown researchers how E. coli changes its behavior to rapidly clear obstructions to food. (2019-05-20)
Common diarrhea pathogen unknown to many people
Salmonella, genetically modified foods and microplastics in food head the awareness scale of health and consumer topics in Germany. (2019-05-16)
Embryogenesis reveals the role of the 'second brain' in digestion
Two muscles in the gut move along and mix together ingested food, and in between them is an autonomous network of neurons. (2019-05-15)
Novel scale correlates children's snacking behaviors with external food cues
Preliminary evidence from a new national Dartmouth study suggests that external food cue responsiveness is measurable by parental report in preschool-age children. (2019-05-14)
Common food additive found to affect gut microbiota
Experts call for better regulation of a common additive in foods and medicine, as research reveals it can impact the gut microbiota and contribute to inflammation in the colon, which could trigger diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer. (2019-05-13)
Receiving weekend food improves school attendance among children living with hunger
Children living in food-insecure households are more likely to attend school on Fridays if they're participating in a food-distribution program that provides them with backpacks of meals for the weekend, researchers at the University of Illinois found in a new study. (2019-05-10)
An electric tongue can handle more spicy foods than you can
Spicy food is huge business, and Washington State University researchers have found that an electronic tongue, or e-tongue, is more effective and accurate in taste-testing fiery foods than sensitive human taste buds. (2019-05-09)
Predicting disease transmission from bushmeat
Trade of bushmeat and other wildlife for human consumption presents a unique set of challenges to policymakers who are confronted with multiple trade-offs between conservation, food security, food safety, culture, and tradition. (2019-05-09)
Teaching children to eat healthy: Repetition is the key
Early childhood is a critical period for establishing healthy eating behaviors, yet many preschoolers in the United States are not meeting dietary recommendations. (2019-05-08)
Lentils will help you run faster: Communicating food benefits gets kids to eat healthier
Affirming statements like 'eat your lentils if you want to grow bigger and run faster' are more effective at getting kids to make healthy food choices than presenting the food repeatedly without conversation. (2019-05-08)
DGIST acquired the first KELAF Certification as a Daegu-Gyeongbuk Educational Institution
Designated as a KELAF and held signboard hanging ceremony as organized by the Ministry of Drug and Food Safety. (2019-05-08)
Avocados, as a substitution for carbohydrates, can suppress hunger without adding calories
A new study released by the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology suggests that meals that include fresh avocado as a substitute for refined carbohydrates can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction in overweight and obese adults. (2019-05-08)
Sensor can detect spoiled milk before opening
Expiration dates on milk could eventually become a thing of the past with new sensor technology from Washington State University scientists. (2019-05-06)
Food dye, the secret ingredient for 3D printing biocompatible hydrogels with life-like vasculature
Yellow food dye #5 -- a common food additive -- is revealed as the secret ingredient in 3D printing biomaterials with complex physically entangled networks, which characterize biological tissues, according to a new report. (2019-05-02)
Number of UK adults on low incomes who face hunger has likely almost doubled since 2004
The proportion of UK adults on low incomes who face hunger because they can't afford to buy enough to eat -- a situation known as 'food insecurity' -- has likely almost doubled in the UK since 2004, suggests an analysis of survey data published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-04-30)
Human activity can influence the gut microbiota of Darwin's finches in the Galapagos
In the Galapagos Islands, Darwin's finches drawn to junk food are experiencing changes in their gut microbiota and their body mass as compared to finches that don't encounter human food, according to a new University of Connecticut study. (2019-04-25)
Scholars: Estimates of food insecurity among college students problematic
A good estimate of how many college students struggle with food insecurity is a difficult number to pin down, says new research from a team of University of Illinois experts who study food choice issues. (2019-04-24)
With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes
For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food -- a discovery that could be important for conservation efforts, according to Rutgers-led research. (2019-04-24)
Study finds improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children
A decade ago, the federal government overhauled nutrition standards for food packages in its primary food assistance program for young mothers and their children. (2019-04-23)
Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish
A new study suggests reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on reefs get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past. (2019-04-18)
Diet during development affects mating habits, insect study shows
An animal's choice of mating partner can be influenced by what it eats during its sexual development, a study of insects has shown. (2019-04-15)
Harmful compounds might be formed when foods containing the sweetener sucralose are heated
Sucralose is a sweetener authorized in the European Union as E 955. (2019-04-12)
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