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Weight-loss supplement will be tested in new study

A new study will test whether a supplement from the saffron flower can help with weight loss. ...

When it comes to pets in our bed, researchers not prepared to let sleeping dogs lie

CQUniversity researchers are embarking on a more intensive survey of the effects of ‘human-animal co-sleeping’ after a preliminary study indicating those who ...

Is Sugar Poisoning Us?

Oct. 29, 2014 – Robert H. Lustig, the physician who raised alarm bells that a sugary diet is causing a global crisis in human health, will deliver the University of Utah’s latest Frontiers of Science Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday Nov. 6. ... Full story

AFL footballers wanted to test how protein drink affects performance

AFL footballers are being asked to put up their hands for a study into the effects of a protein supplement and caffeine on sporting performance. ... Full story

Breathlessness support leads to better quality of life and survival

A low-cost Breathlessness Support Service (BSS) led to better quality of life and survival rates for patients with lung disease and cancer, according to a study by a team of researchers at King’s College London and clinicians from King’s College Hospital. ... Full story

Back to basics approach to home cooking the key to turning around Australia’s poor eating habits

The back to basics approach to home cooking taught through Jamie's Ministry of Food Australia program is successfully changing the eating habits of Australians, Deakin University research has found. ... Full story

Moms more likely than dads to check for sugars on nutrition labels

Nearly half of mothers say they check the labels always or very often for added/total sugars, according to new U-M National Poll on Children’s Health ... Full story

Healthy fractions of oats efficiently recovered

The quality of Finnish oats is excellent. In his PhD thesis, Juhani Sibakov, MSc (Tech), developed methods to broaden the use of oats in, for example, snacks and beverages. Fractions with 56% beta-glucan and 73% protein were obtained. The fractionation process developed at VTT was scaled up in Germany together with NateCO2 GmbH and Hosokawa Alpine AG. ... Full story

Survey Predicts Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Push-ups, planks, lunges and squats. If you’ve recently incorporated more body weight exercises into your workout routine, you’re part of a growing trend. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals. ... Full story

Sex-loving, meat-eating reptiles have shorter lives

Snakes and lizards that want to live longer should abstain from sex until late in life, and be vegetarian, according to new research which investigated how reproductive intensity and diet affects reptile lifespan. ... Full story

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