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10 July 2014 - New Scientist - Time for some grains of truth about wheat and gluten

The current epidemic of gluten intolerance says more about our psychology than our physiology

3 July 2014 - ScienceDaily - Genetic link to autism found, known as CHD8 mutation

In a collaboration involving 13 institutions around the world, researchers have broken new ground in understanding what causes autism.

7 July 2014 - MNT - Study may explain 'healthy' obesity

Up to one-quarter of individuals currently labeled as obese are actually metabolically healthy and do not have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Though obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, the two conditions aren't always linked. A study published by Cell Press in the journal Cell sheds light on a possible explanation.

4 July 2014 - MNT - TV gives children a 'bad example' on food

Unhealthy food choices that carry bad consequences in real life are shown in a positive light by television programs aimed at children, an analysis of broadcast output has found.

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.

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.

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.

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.