Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study claims

Feb 16, 2017

Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study claims

Taking extra vitamin D can protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections, says a study that has reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements. A review of 25 clinical trials in 14 countries, some with conflicting results, yielded “the first definitive ...

Nonstick chemicals found in fast-food packaging

Feb 11, 2017

Nonstick chemicals found in fast-food packaging

Burgers, fries, tacos and pastries come wrapped in grease-proof paper and boxes that often contain nonstick chemicals that may be able to leach into food, U.S. researchers said on Feb. 1. The study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters tested more than ...

Scientists turn to genes to put taste back into tomatoes

Jan 27, 2017

Scientists turn to genes to put taste back into tomatoes

Bite into a supermarket tomato and you may notice something missing: taste. Scientists think they can put the yum back into the grocery tomato by tinkering with its genetic recipe. Researchers are reinstalling five long-lost genetic traits that add much of the sweet-yet-acidic taste ...

Jan 13, 2017

Did you eat your veggies? Urine test can tell

A simple urine test can reveal whether you had steamed fish or a fat-riddled steak for dinner, and could one day end dietary dishonesty, according to a study published Friday. The test may also boost the health of people suffering from diabetes, obesity or ...

Chef group working to bring 'washoku' to Japan's school lunches

Jan 6, 2017

Chef group working to bring 'washoku' to Japan's school lunches

Chefs specializing in washoku (traditional Japanese dishes) are trying to help schoolchildren appreciate flavors passed down through generations in their school lunches. In March 2014, the year after washoku was added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, eight chefs launched a group ...