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Health News - Nutrition/Agriculture

Mix and match microbes to make probiotics last
Scientists have tried to alter the human gut microbiota to improve health by introducing beneficial probiotic bacteria. Yet commercially available probiotics do not establish themselves in the gut. (Medical News Today)

Marasmus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Marasmus is a form of malnutrition, caused by a shortage of protein and calories in the body. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Men with high genetic chance of bowel cancer could have lower risk with healthy lifestyles
Men with a high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a lower risk of developing the disease if they also have a healthy lifestyle, according to a Cancer... (Medical News Today)

Hunger may motivate us more than thirst, fear, or anxiety
A mouse study reveals that hunger may be a stronger motivating force than a number of other driving states, including fear, anxiety, and social needs. (Medical News Today)

Brain's biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep
The brain's biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nature by McGill University researchers. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet linked to reduced risk of CVD
Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet could lower the risk of new-onset cardiovascular disease, as well as the risk of death from the condition. (Medical News Today)

UNAM develops successful nano edible coating which increases life food
In order to extend the life of fruits and vegetables and preserve them for longer refrigeration, UNAM researchers developed an edible coating with added functional ingredients applied to freshly... (Medical News Today)

What Does It Feel Like to Have High Blood Sugar Levels?
Learn about what it feels like to have high blood sugar levels and the symptoms that they cause. This article also looks at treatment and prevention. (Medical News Today)

High-zinc diet may raise risk of C. difficile infection
Too much zinc in the diet may alter gut microbiota, increasing susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infection, especially for those using antibiotics. (Medical News Today)

Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss
Although morning sickness can significantly impact a pregnant woman's life, new research shows that it could signify a healthy pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

Speedy bacteria detector could help prevent foodborne illnesses
It seems like almost every week another food product is being recalled because of contamination. One of the more common culprits is a pathogenic strain of E. coli. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children
Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March - the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D - according to a new study... (Medical News Today)

7 Natural Diuretics to Eat and Drink
Diuretics are a useful treatment for high blood pressure and other conditions. Learn about seven natural diuretics and their considerations here. (Medical News Today)

Purdue scientists have bright idea for detecting harmful bacteria in food products
Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark. (Medical News Today)

Sugar and heart disease: The sour side of industry-funded research
We investigate the discovery of an influential 1960s study that was funded by the sugar industry to play down the link between sugar and heart disease. (Medical News Today)

Brain benefits of aerobic exercise lost to mercury exposure
Cognitive function improves with aerobic exercise, but not for people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health... (Medical News Today)

Stress erases benefits of eating 'good' fats, study says
Choosing to eat healthier fats is important for cholesterol levels and other health measures, but a new study shows how stress can impact on these effects. (Medical News Today)

High-calcium, low-lactose diet may reduce risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women
Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and and other U.S. health and academic institutions shows a diet high in calcium and low in lactose may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in... (Medical News Today)

Diet and exercise may improve physical function and quality of life in older obese adults
A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults... (Medical News Today)

Allergic passengers beware: Nuts on a plane
Preparing for air travel can be highly challenging for nut-allergic passengers, a Short Reportpublished in the Medical Journal of Australia has found. (Medical News Today)

Can omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids improve reading skills?
Taking a fatty acid supplement improved reading skills of schoolchildren in Sweden. Results were particularly relevant for kids with attention problems. (Medical News Today)

How Does Alcohol Affect My Blood Sugar Levels?
It's common to have alcohol with a meal or with friends, but how can it affect blood sugar levels? This article gives information for people with diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Gluten Intolerance: Signs and Symptoms
With gluten intolerance, the reaction to eating gluten is not the same as with celiac disease, but symptoms are similar. Learn more about the signs here. (Medical News Today)

Eating more fruits and vegetables cut kidney patients' medicine expense in half
People with kidney disease who added more fruits and vegetables to their diet had improved blood pressure and cut their medicine expenses nearly in half compared to those who were treated with a... (Medical News Today)

Some fatty acids may raise women's risk of type 2 diabetes
A study of more than 70,000 women has identified a link between high intake of certain fatty acids and increased risk of type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

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