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Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 10.06.2010

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.06.2010
Unique mobile medical research facility launched
Unique mobile medical research facility launched
The first mobile medical research facility in the UK is launched today.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.06.2010
Climate change leading to major vegetation shifts around the world
Climate change leading to major vegetation shifts around the world
BERKELEY — Vegetation around the world is on the move, and climate change is the culprit, according to a new analysis of global vegetation shifts led by a University of California, Berkeley, ec

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 25.05.2010
Obesity in Teen Girls May Lead To Depressive Symptoms
Heightened depressive symptoms, but not necessarily Major depression, may occur in teenage girls who are obese May 24, 2010 By Kim Edwards Researchers, led by Kerri Boutelle, PhD, associate professor

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.05.2010
Websites sharing patient experiences expand
Websites sharing patient experiences expand
Kishorn and Shannon, two young people interviewed for the website www.youthhealthtalk.org, along with Dr Ann McPherson, medical director of the Health Experiences Research Group at Oxford (2nd from left) and Prue Leith, ex-chair of The School Food Trust.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.04.2010

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.04.2010

Agronomy / Food Science - Chemistry - 20.04.2010
Common as dirt is our most precious bank about to go bust?
Common as dirt is our most precious bank about to go bust?
Matt Fortnam in the Department of Earth Sciences talks to Professor Vala Ragnarsdottir, co-ordinator of the European SoilCritZone project, about the importance of soil, and draws comparisons between the global financial crash and the impending global soil crisis.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.04.2010
Better training needed to curb 'fatism' within health professions
Better training needed to curb ‘fatism’ within health professions
The study, published in the journal Obesity , says weight-based discrimination by the public has increased by 66% over the past decade with anti-fat prejudice among health professionals found to be high in western nations, and often exceeding that found within the general population.

Agronomy / Food Science - 07.04.2010
Ellison's England call-up
Ellison’s England call-up
Andrew Ellison, a member of staff at The University of Manchester, has been selected to play for England at this summer's World Lacrosse Championships.

Civil Engineering - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.04.2010
Archaeological project seeks clues about dawn of urban civilization in Middle East
A team of archaeologists from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute has joined a team of Syrian colleagues in excavating a key site from the prehistoric society that formed the foundation of urban life in the ancient Middle East.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 25.03.2010
Tackling the obesity epidemic
Tackling the obesity epidemic
PA 69/10 Twenty four per cent of the UK population is clinically obese and England has the highest prevalence of obesity in the European Union.

Agronomy / Food Science - 25.03.2010
Study on fasting and dieting suggests why diets fail -- and why a weekly fast might work
When people fast or diet and then eat freely, "we found they do not increase their food intake to compensate for a day without eating," said David Levitsky, professor of nutrition and psychology, whose new study was published in the journal Physiology and Behavior March 22.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 22.03.2010
High-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain
A research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 15.03.2010
Anti-obesity drugs unlikely to provide lasting benefit according to scientists
Anti-obesity drugs unlikely to provide lasting benefit according to scientists
Liverpool, UK - 16 March 2010: Scientists at the University of Liverpool argue that anti-obesity drugs fail to provide lasting benefits for health and wellbeing because they tackle the biological consequences of obesity, and not the important psychological causes of overconsumption and weight gain.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.02.2010

Law - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.02.2010
McGill University reappoints Provost, four Deans, and names a new Dean of Law
Professor Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, is delighted to announce that the Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Prof. Anthony C&period

Civil Engineering - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.02.2010
Bartlett professor unveils vision of 'Smartcity'
Bartlett professor unveils vision of ’Smartcity’
Could enlightened urban planning and design help us re-imagine our cities as tapestries of green urban space ripe for agricultural development?

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.02.2010
Childhood obesity: It’s not the amount of TV, it’s the number of junk food commercials
The association between television viewing and childhood obesity is directly related to children's exposure to commercials that advertise unhealthy foods, according to a new UCLA School of Public Health study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.02.2010
McGill agreement in India places Quebec at heart of climate-change research
Montreal - McGill On Feb. 4, 2010, McGill University Principal Heather Munroe-Blum signed a research memorandum of understanding with Dr. P.P. Bhojvaid, Vice-Chancellor of TERI University in India, placing Quebec at the heart of climate-change research.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 03.02.2010
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, shows new research
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, shows new research
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, shows new research A segment of 30 missing genes may be responsible for the weight gain of some morbidly obese people - Imperial College London News Rele

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 03.02.2010
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, new research shows
Montreal - McGill . The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and an international consortium of researchers including scientists from McGill University, say that missing DNA such as that identified in this research may have a dramatic effect on some people's weight.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.01.2010

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.12.2009
Disability may be on the rise again after 20-year decline
BERKELEY — Disability rates among non-institutionalized older Americans increased between 2000 and 2005, a trend that could seriously impact the quality of life of seniors in the coming decades

Linguistics / Literature - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.12.2009
Geschmack - der intime Sinn
Zurich - University of Zurich Geschmacksempfindungen in Worte zu fassen, ist eine Herausforderung. Ein Forschungsprojekt von vier Hochschulen will dem Phänomen auf den Grund gehen.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.12.2009
Movement comes with appetite
07.12.2009 / Zurich - ETH Zürich . A body that is provided with food too often gets caught up in the maelstrom of a lack of exercise, obesity and ultimately diabetes.

Agronomy / Food Science - 06.12.2009

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.11.2009
People entering their 60s may have more disabilities today than in prior generations
In a development that could have significant ramifications for the nation's health care system, Baby Boomers may well be entering their 60s suffering far more disabilities than their counterparts did in previous generations, according to a new UCLA study. The findings, researchers say, may be due in part to changing American demographics.

Chemistry - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.11.2009
A Natural Solution to Controlling Appetite - A New Approach by Birmingham Engineers to Tackle Obesity
Scientists at the University of Birmingham's School of Chemical Engineering have developed an aqueous solution that gels into a solid structure in the stomach, curbing appetite.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.10.2009
Local farmers in Africa to benefit from school meal programmes
Local farmers in Africa to benefit from school meal programmes
Local farmers in Africa to benefit from school meal programmes New Imperial-led project aims to support farmers to provide healthy food for children - %0A " Imperial College London News Release For I

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.09.2009
Helping the obese fight loss of muscle function
Helping the obese fight loss of muscle function
PA 243/09 Experts at The University of Nottingham are working on ground-breaking research to determine, for the first time, precisely what damage obesity can inflict on the muscles in our body.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2009
Waist-hip ratio better than BMI for gauging obesity in elderly
Body mass index (BMI) readings may not be the best gauge of obesity in older adults, according to new research from UCLA endocrinologists and geriatricians. Instead, they say, the ratio of waist size to hip size may be a better indicator when it comes to those over 70.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 06.08.2009
Seeking Six People to Tackle the Region’s Weightiest Issue
Health experts at the University of Birmingham are launching a pioneering initiative in a bid to combat the burgeoning obesity crisis in the West Midlands.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.06.2009
2009 Childhood Obesity Conference addresses new challenges, approaches to improving children's health
BERKELEY — Focusing on proven strategies to improve children's health and prevent obesity is even more important during times of economic turmoil, according to organizers of the upcoming 2009 Childhood Obesity Conference.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.06.2009
Harvard Scientist Says We are What We Eat - and What We Cook
Yes, says Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, who argues in a new book that the invention of cooking - even more than agriculture, the eating of meat, or the advent of tools - is what led to the rise of humanity.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.03.2009
Leona Shapiro, leading nutritionist and child obesity expert, dies at 89
Leona Shapiro, leading nutritionist and child obesity expert, dies at 89
Shapiro began her decades-long career at UC Berkeley in 1958 as a lecturer in public health nutrition at the School of Public Health.

Agronomy / Food Science - Mathematics - 04.03.2009
Linking fast food proximity to obesity
California's nearly 3 million 9th graders are at least 5.2 percent more likely to be obese if there is a fast food restaurant within a tenth of a mile of their school, according to a new study

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 18.01.2009
Childhood obesity risk increased by newly-discovered genetic mutations, says study
Childhood obesity risk increased by newly-discovered genetic mutations, says study Three new genetic variations that increase the risk of obesity discovered - %0A " Imperial College London News Relea
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