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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

Neural implant recovers ability to make decisions, monkey study shows

Neural implant recovers ability to make decisions, monkey study shows

ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2012) — Researchers have taken a key step towards recovering specific brain functions in sufferers of brain disease and injuries by successfully restoring the decision-making processes in monkeys Continue reading

Older adults not prepared to ensure food safety during power outages

Older adults not prepared to ensure food safety during power outages

ScienceDaily (Sep. 10, 2012) — In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, which left millions without power, a new study highlights that many older adults are not equipped to keep food safe during an extended power outage. Continue reading