Artificial sweetener Splenda could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn’s disease

Public Release: 15-Mar-2018   Promotes ‘bad’ bacteria and intestinal inflammation; findings may guide dietary habits in human patients Case Western Reserve University In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener…

Babies fed soy-based formula have changes in reproductive system tissues

Public Release: 12-Mar-2018   CHOP co-author of NIH-led study: Subtle estrogen-like responses in infants point to need for longer-term follow-up of effects Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia   Infants who consumed soy-based formula as newborns had differences in some reproductive-system cells and tissues, compared to those who used cow-milk formula or were breastfed, according to a…

Commercial pesticides: Not as safe as they seem

Public Release: 8-Mar-2018   Lack of information on the effects of all pesticide ingredients makes them appear safer than they are — potentially causing serious harm to people and the environment. Frontiers   New regulations are needed to protect people and the environment from toxic pesticide ingredients that are not currently subject to safety assessments.…

Backyard chickens need more regulation

Public Release: 2-Mar-2018 Safety of birds, people at stake, a UC Davis study suggests University of California – Davis IMAGE: These are baby Chicks. UC Davis Photo Credit: UC Davis Historically, keeping backyard chickens was a response to economic hardship — whether it was in the Depression or during wartime food rationing. But a growing…

Viruses sprayed on food to help prevent food poisoning

Public Release: 20-Feb-2018 Bacteria-eaters to prevent food poisoning? Phages eliminate Yersinia from food University of Helsinki   IMAGE: “Our study can serve as a model for the prevention of other, more serious foodborne infections through phage treatment, ” says Professor Mikael Skurnik. Credit: Helena Hiltunen, University of Helsinki Bacteria-killing viruses could be employed not just…

Want to make money with stocks? Never ever listen to analysts

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018 Research by Nicola Gennaioli and colleagues shows that investing in the stocks least favored by analysts yields five times more than buying the most recommended. Here’s why Bocconi University Investors probably expect that following the suggestions of stock analysts would make them better off than doing the exact opposite. Nevertheless, recent research…

Jeans made with child labor? People choose willful ignorance

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018   Consumers ‘forget’ when products have ethical issues Ohio State University   COLUMBUS, Ohio — Many consumers have found a way to cope with the knowledge that products they like have been made unethically: They simply forget they ever knew it. In a series of studies, researchers found that consumers conveniently “forgot”…

Dietary sugar linked to increasing bacterial epidemics

Public Release: 3-Jan-2018   Baylor College of Medicine IMAGE: This photo shows Dr. James Collins (left) and Dr. Robert Britton (right). Credit: Baylor College of Medicine The increasing frequency and severity of healthcare-associated outbreaks caused by bacterium Clostridium difficile have been linked to the widely used food additive trehalose. A team of researchers discovered that…

Britain argues against importing U.S. dirty turkey

Public Release: 17-Dec-2017 Risk of ‘dirty’ turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal City University London Consumers could be eating “dirty” chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts. The team – from the…

Temple research: Canola oil linked to worsened memory & learning ability in Alzheimer’s

Public Release: 7-Dec-2017   Temple University Health System   Caption Domenico Praticò, MD, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Microbiology and Director of the Alzheimer’s Center at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, as well as senior investigator on the study. Credit: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (Philadelphia,…