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4 July 2014 - MNT - Safe seafood project develops tools for detection of pharmaceutical residues

Significant progress towards improving seafood safety in Europe is being made by the EC-funded ECsafeSEAFOOD project. The project is assessing food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination (including those originating from harmful algal blooms and those associated with marine litter) and evaluating their impact on public health.


11 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - Diet higher in protein may be linked to lower risk of stroke

People with diets higher in protein, especially from fish, may be less likely to have a stroke than those with diets lower in protein, according to a meta-analysis.



2 July 2014 - PRNewswire - Omega-3 Fats May Reduce Risk of Gastrointestinal Diseases

Researchers Confirm "Gut Instinct" of Anti-Inflammatory Effects of EPA and DHA



30 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - First pediatric autism study conducted entirely online

Researchers looked at whether an Internet-based trial was a feasible way to evaluate whether omega-3 fatty acids helped reduce hyperactivity in children with autism


29 June 2014 - foodconsumer - Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may help prevent diabetes mellitus, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

A study recently published in the Journal of Diabetes and Complications suggests that taking omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids as dietary supplements may help prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease


27 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on the brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it — chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse — can have lasting negative impacts.


26 June 2014 - Medscape - Omega-3 Fatty Acids Plus Inositol Promising in Pediatric BPD

The combination of high EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) omega-3 fatty acids and inositol appears to be promising in the treatment of prepubertal children with bipolar spectrum disorders, a pilot study suggests.


25 June 2014 - MedicalXPress - Parents of children with autism often have autistic traits

Studying children with autism and their parents, researchers have found that when a child has autism, his or her parents are more likely to have autistic traits than parents who don't have a child with an autism spectrum disorder


25 June 2014 - Medscape - Routine Ultrasound Scans May Detect Autism in Utero

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have more rapidly growing brains and bodies at the beginning of the second trimester than children without the disorder, new research suggests.


24 June 2014 - MedicalXPress - Study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides and autism

Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay


23 June 2014 - BBC Radio 4 - Sweeteners: The answer to our sugar cravings?

Sheila Dillon asks whether sweeteners could be the way for us to cut down sugar but to keep enjoying sweet treats.


20 June 2014 - Questioning Answers - Vitamin D and autism: same old story?

Significantly lower levels of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) levels detected in small cohort of young adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with various control populations.


19 June 2014 - MNT - Iron absorption into the brain may be abnormal in ADHD, detectable by MRI

Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment decisions, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology.


18 June 2014 - The Conversation - Lifestyle diseases make global health promotion more difficult than ever

Data from the 2010 Global Burden of Disease survey showed that all around the world populations are shifting away from infectious diseases towards non-communicable diseases


17 June 2014 - BBC - Fried food twice per week limit in school meals

School meals in England will have to include at least one portion of vegetables a day - and no more than two portions of fried food each week.


12 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - Does food addiction exist? Research finds food addicts lacking psychological inhibition

Women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test, a new research paper has shown. This suggested that they are more instinctively stimulated by images of food as well as lacking contemplative will power. Further, some women reported food craving even if they had eaten recently, a symptom of possible food addiction.


13 June 2014 - ScienceDaily - How food marketing creates false sense of health

Health-related buzzwords, such as 'antioxidant,' 'gluten-free' and 'whole grain,' lull consumers into thinking packaged food products labeled with those words are healthier than they actually are, according to a new research study.


16 June 2014 - MedicalXpress - Omega-3 inhibits blood vessel growth in age-related macular degeneration

Researchers demonstrated that dietary supplementation of omega 3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids mediates choroidal neovessel regression in neovascular AMD