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Eradicating fatal sleeping sickness by killing off the tsetse fly

Eradicating fatal sleeping sickness by killing off the tsetse fly

A BYU ecologist is playing a role in the effort to curb a deadly disease affecting developing nations across equatorial Africa. Steven L Continue reading

Canola oil may be an oil of choice for people with type 2 diabetes

Canola oil may be an oil of choice for people with type 2 diabetes

Canola* is Canada’s oil and new research from St. Michael’s Hospital suggests it should also be one of the oils of choice for people with Type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

Fathers can lower their children’s risk of going hungry by staying involved

Fathers can lower their children’s risk of going hungry by staying involved

Fathers who don’t live with their children can actually lower their son’s or daughter’s risk of not having enough food by just maintaining involvement in the child’s life. And if the father provides support beyond money, such as gifts, groceries and other offerings, the child’s risk of food insecurity may be further reduced. Continue reading

West Nile virus spreading due to mosquitoes in orchards and vineyards, experts warn

West Nile virus spreading due to mosquitoes in orchards and vineyards, experts warn

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Foods identified as ‘whole grain’ not always healthy

Foods identified as ‘whole grain’ not always healthy

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‘Sticky’ stomach flu virus stands up to typical restaurant dishwashing measures

‘Sticky’ stomach flu virus stands up to typical restaurant dishwashing measures

ScienceDaily (Dec. 5, 2012) — Restaurant dishes and silverware may be an overlooked place where people can catch stomach viruses, according to a new study published December 6 on the PLoS ONE website. Continue reading

New research: Limiting carbs to dinner-time increases satiety, reduces risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease

New research: Limiting carbs to dinner-time increases satiety, reduces risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease

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Pigs may look healthy but can test positive for flu at fairs

Pigs may look healthy but can test positive for flu at fairs

ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2012) — More than 80 percent of pigs that tested positive for influenza A virus at Ohio county fairs between 2009 and 2011 showed no signs of illness, according to a new study. Continue reading