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Cane Sugar,corn Syrup Have Similar Effects on Hunger

...ener and obesity. As far as appetite is concerned, cane and corn sugars in beverages are much the same." The study is authored by Dr. Pablo Monsivais, research fellow in the UW Nutritional Sciences Program, and co-authored by Drewnowski and UW graduate student Martine Perrigue. The Seattle investiga...

Actress Sally Field Vows to Fight Against Osteoporosis

.... 'Most people, at least 50 percent, will need a cane or walker for the rest of their life,' said Laura Tosi, M.D., a Society for Womens Health Research board member. Fortunately for Field, her doctor had been monitoring her bone health for several years leading up to her diagnosis because she was at ...

Outsourcing Farming, a Chinese Initiative

...Brazil’s soybean industry is losing acres to sugar cane for ethanol production in some areas, he said, and is competing with corn, cotton and cattle. For its part, China has continued its buying spree in Brazil. The soybean trade between the countries has exploded. Last year Brazil sent nearly 11 millio...

‘Benign’ MS May Not Be So Benin

...sed in 21 percent to the extent that they needed a cane to walk. Most of the patients had the relapsing-remitting form of the disease, where symptoms come and go. But after 20 years, about 20 percent of the people had developed the secondary-progressive form of the disease, where the disease steadily prog...

Australian Firm Develops Low Glycaemic Sugar to Prevent Diabetes

...otech firm has developed a technique for producing cane sugar with lower glycaemic index (GI) that it says may help prevent diabetes.// GI is a ranking system for carbohydrates based on their immediate effect on blood glucose levels. High-GI foods are thought to increase the risk of diabetes because the...

Researchers Disprove that Cuban Sugarcane lowers Cholesterol

...er proved that Policosanols present in Cuban sugar cane haddramatic cholesterol-lowering effects. A new st...terol levels,but this study finds that Cuban sugar cane 'policosanols' are not effective, Jones reported. However, Jones admitted that there are chances ...

SWAN system for navigation

...ght already use for getting around such as using a cane to identify obstructions in the path or a guide dog. The researchers' next step is to transition SWAN from outdoors-only to indoor-outdoor use. Since GPS does not work indoors, the computer vision system is being refined to bridge that gap. Also, t...

Sugarcane Smut Attack Over $800 Million Worth Crop

‘Don't panic’ said the Queensland Government to cane growers regarding the spread of a rare disease whi...as a fine black powder of fungal spores spotted on cane paddock near Childers. Since all the areas around Childers were connected by plant or planting ma...

Sugarcane Disease Causes Farm to be Quarantined

Following an outbreak of exotic sugar cane disease the Queensland Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has quarantined a farm near // Childers, south-west of Bundaberg. Although the DPI has not yet confirmed what the disease is, it claims that the potential effects could be serious.The ge...

Study Shows No Difference between Policosanol and Placebo

...terol.// It is made from the waxy coating on sugar cane and sometimes from beeswax, wheat germ and rice bran. The study results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was conducted by Heiner Berthold of the University of Cologne, Germany. The drug contains alcohols...

IIT Delhi To Display Its Technological Innovations In 'Open House'

...r of the department of textiles, said that a smart cane for the visually impaired would be a great attraction. The gadget designed to be a great asset for the blind can detect bus on road through a user-triggered wireless identification system and use vibration as a warning signal while commuting. Al...

Hi-tech Walking Stick Developed For Visually Impaired

...," said project coordinator Rohan Paul. "The new cane can navigate much above the knee level, gauge the obstacle from over a three-metre distance and send radio frequency to a passing public bus to detect the route number," Paul told IANS. The Rs.50,000-project has a user-triggered wireless identifica...

Cricket Match Lands Mother and Child in ICU after Lathi Charge

...rgaon industrial workers last July - resorted to a cane charge on valid ticket holders outside the Nahar S...dium, the venue for the one-day match Friday. The cane charge led to a stampede in which the mother-daughter duo fell and were trampled as other spectators...

Paralyzed Patients Can Be Trained To Walk With Robotic Treadmill

.... Some of them were even able to walk using just a cane stick that was otherwise not possible. The researchers analyzed the effectives of the robotic training in four patients affected by varying degrees of paralysis. The entire weight of the individual is being supported by the machine, which uses robo...

Musical Instruments Pleasing To The Ear But Rough On The Skin

...wax the bows of stringed instruments -- and to the cane reeds used in clarinets and saxophones. The researchers also found that flautists, and brass and string players with an allergy to nickel suffer from dermatitis of the lips, chin or hands. Sometimes this can lead to chronic eczema. Simple solutions,...

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