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Nutrition Education Has Proved to Be Futile

...e. They still went for chips and soda or unhealthy junk food. One expert acknowledges that the forces th...ool and meetings of advocates who seek to restrict junk food ads....

The Importance of Junk DNA

...ently begun to speculate that whats referred to as junk DNA the 96 percent of the human genome that doesn...ave discovered one important function of so-called junk DNA. Genes, which make up about four percent of the genome, encode for proteins, the building bloc...

Wealthy Australian Women More Prone to Breast Cancer New Study

...rcise, more fruit and vegetables and less smoking, junk food and obesity. But breast cancer appears to buck the trend, with the report clearly illustrating "significantly higher" rates in the local government areas of Woollahra, North Sydney, Manly and Lane Cove. These breast cancer hotspots are mor...

US Companies Cut Junk Food Ads on Kids' Shows

...lf-regulating business group, as sentiment against junk food in the United States rises and Americans' waistlines bulge. The others in the group include Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, Hershey Foods, Kraft Foods and Unilever. Studies show a steep increase in overweight children, with 20 percent ...

Genome Annotation by Mutation

...ho you ask, although probably at least half of the junk DNA is going to end up having a pretty important function, Capecchi says. Capecchi is known for developing gene targeting, in which mice are bred with a gene disabled or knocked out to see what goes wrong, thus revealing the genes normal function a...

ACMA Review Should Lead To Ban On Junk Food Advertising To Kids - AMA

...and Media Authority (ACMA) should lead to a ban on junk food advertising in childrens TV viewing times. D...hild health and obesity to do the same. A ban on junk food advertising to kids must be a priority of the ACMA review, Dr Gullotta said. Childhood obesit...

Junk Food Ad Ban What Parents Want

...overwhelming majority of parents support a ban on junk food advertising during childrens television viewi... continue to call on the Federal Government to ban junk food ads during childrens television viewing times. The survey was commissioned by the Coalition o...

Japanese Expedition Clears Half Ton of Garbage from Mt. Everest

A team of climbers have collected half a tonne of junk littered on the world's highest peak Mt Everest, expedition members said Monday . The garbage was mostly left behind by mountaineers attempting to climb the Everest as hundreds of kilos of essential items are hauled up the mountain in preparation o...

Forgetfulness Actually Helps Your Brain Stay Healthy

...ly associated. These pairs were: ATTIC dust, ATTIC junk and MOVIE reel. After studying "ATTIC dust" twice, the participants were asked to recall all three pairs using the first words as cues. The researchers found that on an average, people were better at recalling the unrelated pair MOVIE junk, than...

Diabetes The Leveler-Sweeping Across Nations

...ence of the disease has doubled with the launch of junk food and aerated drinks, according to consultant physician Dr Ramana Rao. At the same time, doctors do not ignore the genetic ingredients. Studies show Indians carry certain genes that increase susceptibility to diabetes and lack genes that provide...

Study Focus on Environmental Hazards Posed by IT Scraps

...al in Bonn. Some 1.87 million tonnes of electronic junk are produced each year in Germany, with IT scrap making up 114,000 of those tonnes. The question of disposing old electronics is a tricky one. In some countries, the legal path is a clear one: old devices can be returned to the manufacturer free of...

Food Ads Prompts Children to Eat More

...atches 17 hours of television per week. A ban on junk food advertising during peak viewing hours for children was introduced in January, but surveys show many children still watch TV in the evening when the ban is not in force. The study provides more ammunition to critics who say that TV can cause se...

Junk Food Ad Overkill Shows Urgent Ban Needed

...eral Government to urgently ban all advertising of junk food to children, after a new study revealed// tha...igh-rating children’s television programs promotes junk food. 'This startling study demonstrates that junk food manufacturers focus their advertising eff...

Kids Watch too Many TV Junk Food Commercials: Study

...dren of all ages are exposed to TV commercials for junk foods at an alarming rate, says a new US study. // The study released by the US Kaiser Family Foundation found that children between 8 and 12 years of age viewed the most food commercials - an average of 21 a day or more than 7,600 per year. Among...

Red Wine Good for Nothing, Say Indian Doctors

...our people are not health conscious. They take all junk foods, aerated drinks, alcohol and other unnecessary things and complain about the increasing disease burden. "No one speaks about the benefits of exercise but are loud about wine. It's a worrying trend. We need good food and regular exercise to ke...

Study Identifies Multiple Genetic Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

...ions of genes, in regions previously designated as junk DNA. "The discovery of multiple, independent genetic changes that are in close proximity to one another, but outside of any known gene, suggests that these results may also teach us about novel molecular mechanisms whereby DNA changes can alter risk ...

New on the Shelf

...ld unhealthy products such as alcohol, tobacco and junk food. While Hamish Meldrum, of the BMA's GPs committee, says he does not object to the contracts being offered, he adds:"Existing NHS GPs must have equal right to bid for these contracts. "We do not want to see this becoming a backdoor privatiza...

Mom's Food to Replace Junk Food in Schools

The Delhi Government has proposed a ban on junk food in school canteens following a report by the ...five children is clinically unhealthy or obese and junk food rampant in the school canteens contributed towards this cause. Some 5,000 children between the ...

Polypill for Heart Ailments Being Tested in India

...tients fuelled by risky lifestyles — which include junk food, lack of exercise and smoking — and the increasing number of elderly people. The DRL is hoping to open up yet another vista. Even those who have not suffered an attack or a stroke could take the polypill if they think that they are liable to ...

Fatty Acid Supplements may Help Develop Child's Brain

...ed out the test designed to look at the effects of junk food on young brains for a Channel 5 documentary "Mind the Fat: Does Fast Food Slow Kids?" The participants were asked to be more active and cut down on unhealthy snacks and fizzy drinks. At the same time, they were given two capsules a day of the ...

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