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Food insecure Canadian households may have trouble affording prescription medication
Food insecurity is linked to higher disease rates but not much is known about the reasons for this. (2019-10-11)
People who eat more meals at home have lower levels of harmful PFAS in their bodies
Preparing meals at home can reduce your exposure to harmful PFAS chemicals that are commonly found in take-out and fast food packaging, suggests a new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. (2019-10-09)
Calories in popular UK restaurant chain dishes can be 'shockingly high' warn experts
The calorie content of popular starters, sides and desserts served in UK restaurant chains is too high and only a minority meet public health recommendations, finds a University of Liverpool study published in BMJ Open. (2019-10-09)
Craving junk food after a sleepless night?
When you're sleep deprived, you reach for doughnuts and pizza. (2019-10-08)
Dog owners often inaccurately measure out kibble, study finds
New University of Guelph research finds dog owners are often inaccurate when measuring out kibble using a scoop, putting the dogs at risk of under-nourishment or weight gain. (2019-10-07)
Food insecurity in young adults raises risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma
A paradox of food insecurity in wealthy countries is its association with excess weight. (2019-10-01)
Estimating calorie content not clear-cut for all -- Otago study
We make food decisions several times a day - from what time we eat to how much - but a new University of Otago, New Zealand, study has found we are not very good at judging the energy-density of what we consume. (2019-10-01)
RUDN University chemists obtained new material for antibacterial food coatings
RUDN University chemists have developed a simple and convenient method for producing derivatives of the natural polymer chitosan. (2019-09-30)
Study suggests French ban on food additive may be premature
Michigan State University and University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers are refuting an earlier French government-funded study that claims titanium dioxide, a common food additive used worldwide, causes digestive inflammation and lesions in rats. (2019-09-26)
Study: Climate change could cause drought in wheat-growing areas
Wheat supplies about 20 percent of all calories consumed by humans. (2019-09-25)
Getting mac and cheese to Mars
Washington State University scientists have developed a way to triple the shelf life of ready-to-eat macaroni and cheese, a development that could have benefits for everything from space travel to military use. (2019-09-24)
Food as medicine: UTHealth and partners fill prescriptions for food insecurity
The answer to food insecurity could be as simple as a prescription for healthy food from your health care provider and the means to obtain it, particularly in food deserts, said researchers led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. (2019-09-19)
Smoking abstinence has little impact on the motivation for food
It's sometimes thought that smokers who can't light up are likely to reach for food in lieu of cigarettes. (2019-09-19)
Don't make major decisions on an empty stomach, research suggests
A new study from the University of Dundee suggests that people might want to avoid making any important decisions about the future on an empty stomach. (2019-09-16)
Male Trinidad guppies find food thanks to females
For male Trinidad Guppies applies: if you are hungry, seek female company. (2019-09-13)
Innovative model created for NASA to predict vitamin levels in spaceflight food
A team of food scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has developed a groundbreaking, user-friendly mathematical model for NASA to help ensure that astronauts' food remains rich in nutrients during extended missions in space. (2019-09-12)
Addressing food insecurity in health care settings
A review of articles covering food insecurity interventions in health care settings from 2000-2018 found that interventions focused on either referrals or direct provision of food or vouchers both suffered from poor follow-up, a general lack of comparison groups, and limited statistical power and generalizability. (2019-09-09)
Researchers identify negative impacts of food insecurity on children's health
A new paper by researchers at the Boston University School of Social Work and American University's School of Public Affairs confirms the negative impact of food insecurity on child health, suggesting the urgent need for policies to combat this problem. (2019-09-09)
Teeth offer vital clues about diet during the Great Irish Famine
Scientific analysis of dental calculus -- plaque build-up -- of the Famine's victims found evidence of corn (maize), oats, potato, wheat and milk foodstuffs. (2019-09-09)
Feeding dogs and cats with raw food is not considered a significant source of infections
An extensive international survey conducted at the University of Helsinki indicates that pet owners do not consider raw food to considerably increase infection risk in their household. (2019-09-06)
Not all meat is created equal: How diet changes can sustain world's food production
David Vaccari, an environmental engineer at Stevens Institute of Technology, has created a model that predicts how several different conservation approaches could reduce demand for a nonrenewable resource that is absolutely vital for feeding the world: phosphorus. (2019-09-06)
Much fridge food 'goes there to die'
Americans throw out a lot more food than they expect they will, food waste that is likely driven in part by ambiguous date labels on packages, a new study has found. (2019-08-29)
Canadian children's diet quality during school hours improves over 11-year period
Surveys taken 11 years apart show a 13% improvement in the quality of foods consumed by Canadian children during school hours. (2019-08-26)
Can researchers engage safely with the food industry?
Researchers from The University of Queensland and University of Cambridge are exploring ways to help scientists better protect their work from the influence of the food industry. (2019-08-23)
Foodborne pathogen sheltered by harmless bacteria that support biofilm formation
Pathogenic bacteria that stubbornly lurk in some apple-packing facilities may be sheltered and protected by harmless bacteria that are known for their ability to form biofilms, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest the discovery could lead to development of alternative foodborne-pathogen-control strategies. (2019-08-21)
British food crowned the healthiest in major global survey
It turns out that British food isn't that terrible, after all. (2019-08-20)
New research could provide better food and faster analysis of blood tests
A group of researchers from UCPH FOOD have figured out how to use deep learning to speed up the analysis of gas chromatographic data. (2019-08-15)
Fast-food availability near commute route linked to BMI
In a study of commuting workers, the number of different types of food stores available near residences and commute routes -- but not near workplaces -- had a significant association with body mass index (BMI). (2019-08-07)
Staring at seagulls could save your chips
Staring at seagulls makes them less likely to steal your food, new research shows. (2019-08-06)
Animal collectives like ants should move through their environment like 'savvy gamblers'
Many animals have to move around in their environment to find resources to live and reproduce. (2019-08-06)
UTA study: Urban sprawl creates food deserts
Urban sprawl has led to the creation of food deserts in metropolitan areas across the United States, according to a published study by a researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington. (2019-08-05)
BU researchers use amazon reviews and AI to predict product recalls
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can take months to identify and verify a problem before issuing a product recall, so most recalls come from manufacturers, often after enough people have gotten sick to generate bad press. (2019-08-05)
Sesame allergy is more common than previously known
Sesame allergy affects more than 1 million children and adults in the US, more than previously known, reports a new study. (2019-08-02)
Food quality control made faster and easier
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology have developed a new methodology for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants. (2019-07-30)
For salmonella detection, genomic tool emerges as a key
The world's food supply will become safer as the food industry shifts to high-resolution, whole-genome sequencing -- which examines the full DNA of a given organism all at once. (2019-07-26)
Study highlights the benefits of a US salt reduction strategy to US food industry
New research, published in The Milbank Quarterly, highlights the potential health and economic impact of the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed voluntary salt policy on workers in the US food industry. (2019-07-24)
Novel powdered milk method yields better frothing agent
A novel method of processing -- using high-pressure jets to spray milk and then quickly drying the spray -- yields skim milk powders with enhanced properties and functionality, according to Penn State researchers, who say the discovery may lead to 'cleaner' labels on foods. (2019-07-23)
Chimpanzees' working memory similar to ours
Working memory is central to our mental lives; we use it to add up the cost of our shopping or to remember the beginning of this sentence at its end. (2019-07-23)
Early mammal fossil reveals the evolutionary origins of having a loose tongue
Our highly mobile mammalian tongues, which allow us to swallow chewed food and suckle milk as babies, may have evolutionary origins in some of our most early mammalioform ancestors, according to a new study, which finds remarkably complex and modern mammal-like hyoid bones in a newly discovered 165-million-year-old mammaliaform species. (2019-07-18)
Giving a chip about masa
Scientists call for more research into food grade corn breeding, production (2019-07-17)
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