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Starch fights cancer

...at and almost all cereals - so long as you do not chew them too much. They are still trying to find out more about resistant starch - which, in the past, has proved hard to study because it is difficult to measure it. Meanwhile, the healthy message is - keep on eating fibre, but start considering sta...

Tobacco chewing leads to dental caries

...ipes, and cigars. Spit tobacco comes in two forms, chew and snuff. Chewing tobacco is a bulky, leafy form ...h roots and crowns. A typical user holds a wad of chew in his cheek for 30 minutes at a time and uses the product in this manner throughout the day, exposi...

Chew to improve memory

...while a third "sham" group was asked to pretend to chew with nothing in their mouths. Prior to undergoing the 25-minute test, the two chewing groups spent three minutes working their real or imaginary gum around their mouths. The tests comprised questions relating to short-term memory, such as recalling w...

Pen-nibbling addiction

...e shaft of a pen until it splintered, eat the top, chew the ink cartridge and then throw what remained in the bin. It took only one session of hypnotherapy at a local clinic to cure him. “Basically, we jumbled up the sequence of his habit in his head to break the cycle,” said Andy Cripps, the hypnothrapi...

Eating Greens fights cancer

...ll amounts of a cancer-fighting chemical. When one chew broccoli, its cells rupture hence releasing an enzyme that produces chemicals called sulphoraphanes. To simulate chewing the researchers crushed raw broccoli in the laboratory and tested the results. Researchers said that broccoli obtained from commo...

An unlikely contender for speedy surgery recovery: Chewing gum

...f Surgeons in San Francisco reveals that those who chew gum after elective colon resection surgery recover sooner than those who do not//. The study involves 102 patients undergoing elective colon resection surgery. The patients were divided into two groups: one receiving only the standard fare (sips of...

Just Had Bowel Surgery? Chew Gum For A Speedy Recovery

...ommed patients who have undergone bowel surgery to chew gum for a speedy recovery. It has now been found b... The experimental group participants were asked to chew sugarless gum thrice a day after the surgery. The control group members, on the other hand did not c...

WHO Calls For More Regulation On Tobacco Products

... in any guise, regardless of whether you smoke it, chew it or inhale it through a water pipe, and that is why all products containing tobacco needs to be regulated immediately, in all forms, worldwide,' Yumiko Mochizuki-Kobayashi, Director of the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) Tobacco Free Initiative,...

Obesity Passed Onto Children By Ancestors' Smoking And Chewing Betel Nuts

...and diabetes. This was true even when they did not chew betel nuts. Prof Marcus Pembrey, of University College, London said that earlier studies had shown that in mice even a few days of betel chewing conferred diabetes and obesity on their children. 'We have to think of previous generations when it com...

Alternative therapies for ADHD

...de down on the monkey bars and encouraging them to chew gum to burn off energy, have been tried by parents for years. Diet alterations and herbal remedies are recommended by Lowell psychologist Stephen Fisher for those who don’t want to go for ADHD medications."Specifically, getting high fructose corn s...

Dangers Lurking in Soft, Cuddly Toys

... "It is common to see small children and infants chew and play with soft plastic toys, which are the subject of this investigation." Lead and cadmium are proven poisons, being neurotoxins and nephrotoxins. Neurotoxins are agents that can cause toxic effects on the nervous system while nephrotoxins ar...

"Trojan Horse" Agent Halts Bone Metastasis in Mice

...oclasts differentiated into mature osteoclasts and chew up bone tissue, providing the tumor new space to grow. The mature osteoclast cells themselves do not express the Flt-1 receptor. According to Rosenblum, the VEGF121/rGel agent entered the immature cells via the Flt-1 receptor and destroyed them, s...

Chew on This-Eating Slowly can Reshape You!

...n your food,// was surely the best for you! If you chew your food well and take time between your bites, y... to munch on their food, leisurely, taking time to chew and to actually put down their forks in between. The second group therefore took about half an hour ...

Xylitol Fights Oral Bacteria

...128 children aged 7–12, the subjects were asked to chew gum three times a day, with a total daily dose of 6.0 grams of xylitol. The amount of plaque and the production of lactic acid declined dramatically during the trial period. After four weeks, the proportion of caries-producing bacteria was down by ...

Drug Uses Up Water in Yemeni Capital, People Must Relocate

...et their fix. It is a shrub whose leaves, when you chew them, can induce mild euphoria, excitement, halluc...d a couple of hours a day on their habit, many now chew happily away for seven or eight hours. Within the last five years or so khat use has become much ...

Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds To Hit The Market

...seeds are also popular among truckers, who eat and chew them during long trips to help them stay active. It is also meant for those who engage in high energy activities like adventure sports, hunting and fishing. The company states that the caffeine content is equivalent to that of a typical soda drink. ...

Surge in Cancer Incidence in Asia Feared

...sia's other giant, India, where many men and women chew some form of tobacco. Mouth cancer makes up half of all new cases in parts of the country. A lack of vaccines that prevent cancer-causing viruses is another obstacle for Asia, which is home to about three-quarters of the world's liver cancers, caus...

Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds To Hit The Market

...seeds are also popular among truckers, who eat and chew them during long trips to help them stay active. It is also meant for those who engage in high energy activities like adventure sports, hunting and fishing. The company states that the caffeine content is equivalent to that of a typical soda drink. ...

US Dentists Help Victims of Domestic Violence Smile Again

...aid. "I could talk, I could laugh, I could eat and chew and you wouldn't know I had bad teeth." Life changed dramatically for Kauffman about a year and a half ago when she learned about Give Back a Smile. "These individuals really need somebody to take care of their oral health and give them a boost of ...

Lead Scare Causes Thomas to Derail

...pose a danger to young children, who are likely to chew on the toys and expose themselves to lead. Lead is toxic and can pose a dangerous health risk to young children, causing brain and blood disorders. Children under the age of 6 are the most affected. Karen Liller, an expert on child injury at the Un...

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