Can artificial sweeteners cause cancer? New study rekindles debate

A new study has reawakened a decades-old debate over the safety of artificial sweeteners, suggesting a small association can be detected between sugar substitutes such as aspartame or acesulfame-K and increased cancer risk. The authors of the new study… Continue reading Can artificial sweeteners cause cancer? New study rekindles debate

Researchers demonstrate how milk can trigger MS symptoms

For decades those with multiple sclerosis have suggested dairy products can exacerbate the symptoms of their disease. Now researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Erlangen-Nuremberg have demonstrated exactly how this could be occurring, by finding… Continue reading Researchers demonstrate how milk can trigger MS symptoms

Anti-aging mechanism of calorie restriction identified in Yale study

Animal studies have consistently demonstrated calorie-controlled diets lead to better health and longer lifespans. Human trials testing different dietary regimes have established calorie restriction as an effective way to lose weight, but it hasn’t bee… Continue reading Anti-aging mechanism of calorie restriction identified in Yale study

Plate-checking tech ensures care home residents don’t get malnourished

Malnutrition is a common problem at long-term care homes, as many residents simply don’t eat all the food which is served to them. An experimental new AI-based system is designed to help, by analyzing images of their plates.Continue ReadingCategory: He… Continue reading Plate-checking tech ensures care home residents don’t get malnourished

Corn-based biodegradable film shown to help fresh foods last longer

It’s ironic that even though many people are starving, a great deal of food gets discarded because it spoils before it can be eaten. A new natural-source packaging material could help, by making foods last longer – plus it’s biodegradable.Continue Read… Continue reading Corn-based biodegradable film shown to help fresh foods last longer

Future Meats drives cost of lab-grown chicken down to $1.70 a breast

There has been a lot of activity in the world of cultured meat since we reported on a US$330,000 lab-grown burger back in 2013, as scientists and startups work to bring the price down to something resembling the real deal. Making inroads in this space … Continue reading Future Meats drives cost of lab-grown chicken down to $1.70 a breast

Fatty acid in palm oil linked to cancer metastasis

A new study, published in the journal Nature, has found a key fatty acid found in palm oil can promote cancer metastasis in mice. The research, which does not claim dietary palm oil has cancer-causing properties in humans, could lead to new therapies t… Continue reading Fatty acid in palm oil linked to cancer metastasis

Flippy 2 kitchen robot can singlehandedly work a fast food fry station

Flippy the burger-flipping robot has received an upgrade as Miso Robotics rolls out its Flippy 2 model. Taking on board feedback from a pilot program with the White Castle hamburger chain that started in Chicago in September 2020, the new cybernetic ch… Continue reading Flippy 2 kitchen robot can singlehandedly work a fast food fry station