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CDC warn of edible marijuana dangers following death of 19-year-old student
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examines the case of a student who fell to his death following the consumption of recreational edible marijuana. (Medical News Today)

Salt, sweet, sour... now fat is one of our basic tastes
In a new study, participants grouped cups of taste solution to identify 'fat' taste as a distinct new taste alongside the traditional basic tastes of salt, sweet and so on. (Medical News Today)

Synthetic coral could remove toxic heavy metals from the ocean; new material mimics the structure of coral, a natural adsorbent of heavy metals
A new material that mimics coral could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from the ocean, according to a new study published in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. (Medical News Today)

FDA revises proposed Nutrition Facts label rule to include a daily value for added sugars
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed including the percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods, giving consumers additional information... (Medical News Today)

WSU Researchers Find US breast milk is glyphosate free
Study is first independently verified look for the presence of Roundup ingredient in human milkWashington State University scientists have found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the... (Medical News Today)

Resolving the cancer/diet paradox: New special issue on cancer in metabolism
How much does diet affect the cancer patient? Do "antioxidants" really play an important role in health - or are they causing more cancers than they cure? (Medical News Today)

Expert panel sets nutrition guidelines to manage GI symptoms in autism
Framework to navigate food selectivity, alternative diets, nutritional deficitsA new guideline for the nutrition of management gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders... (Medical News Today)

Is your favorite grocery store making you fat?
Is your favorite grocery store making you fat? According to new research findings, a Grocer Retailer Scorecard may be an effective, healthy shopping tool that benefits both grocers and shoppers. (Medical News Today)

Teeth reveal lifetime exposures to metals, toxins
Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood -- and are teeth the window into the past that can help... (Medical News Today)

Research suggests retail meat is a potential vehicle for disease-causing Klebsiella
Increasing antibiotic resistance among Klebsiella poses a serious public health threat; Milken Institute School of Public Health-led study is first to link Klebsiella-contaminated food to urinary and... (Medical News Today)

Current dietary protein recommendations need updating
New research techniques help to uncover the best ways to consume dietary protein to optimize health outcomesNew research based on modern techniques suggests that recommendations for protein... (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify genetic mutation causing lethal condition in infants
Newborn children born with a mutation in the Plasmalemma Vesicle Associated Protein (PLVAP) gene develop severe protein losing enteropathy, according to a case study1 published in Cellular and... (Medical News Today)

Researchers find Massachusetts schools are improving food options
Their findings -- that the legislative action led to significant improvements in the competitive foods and beverages available in schools -- is encouragingIn 2012, Massachusetts adopted... (Medical News Today)

Soybean oil causes more obesity than coconut oil and fructose
UC Riverside scientists found mice on high soybean oil diet showed increased levels of weight gain and diabetes compared to mice on a high fructose diet or high coconut oil dietA diet high in... (Medical News Today)

Queen's University Belfast, UK, researchers discover how to cut worrying levels of arsenic
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world. (Medical News Today)

Research with dolphins provides hope for prevention of diabetes in humans
For decades, the public has been told to avoid foods high in saturated fats and cholesterol. (Medical News Today)

Elderberry benefits air travellers
The negative health effects of international air travel are well documented but now it seems that the common elderberry can provide some reliefElderberries are pictured. (Medical News Today)

Sugary drink consumption, birth weight and adult lifestyle linked to type 2 diabetes risk
Regular sugary drink consumption and a combination of low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood have been linked to greater risk of type 2 diabetes in two new studies. (Medical News Today)

Foods with added phosphate cause spike in blood, even in people with healthy kidneys
Phosphates artificially added to dairy and cereal products appear to cause bigger spikes in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, potentially putting harmful stress on kidneys. (Medical News Today)

Dignity in dementia: new research reveals the challenges of providing good nutrition in care homes
Bournemouth University researcher to present results at American Alzheimer's Association International ConferenceUnexplained weight loss is often seen in people with dementia, which can lead... (Medical News Today)

The New York Times can predict your future weight
Future obesity is predicted by today's trending food storiesWhat you're reading now secretly tells you whether your country will be skinnier or fatter in three years. (Medical News Today)

Dairy products boost effectiveness of probiotics
The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics, according to research published on July 10th in Applied and... (Medical News Today)

New study reveals improved way to interpret high-throughput biological data
This study has developed a unique bioinformatics approach for identifying associations between molecules from a range of vast data sources. (Medical News Today)

Drastic action on sugar consumption recommended
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) have passed on final recommendations to the Government relating to sugar and also fibre and wholegrains as part of their Carbohydrates and... (Medical News Today)

Restaurant food 'just as unhealthy as fast food'
Eating out at restaurants and fast-food outlets alike results in consuming around 200 more calories a day than eating at home, according to the results of a new study. (Medical News Today)

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