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26Dec
2022

Crafting Meals for Astronauts: Healthy Dining in Outer Space

Crafting Meals for Astronauts: Healthy Dining in Outer SpaceMONDAY, Dec. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Diets higher in fruit, vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids could improve astronaut health during long spaceflights while still sticking to requirements for what can go on board, according to new research. A new study tested this theory on a spaceflight simulation chamber on Earth with 16 people: 10 men and six women.Four individuals participated in each 45-day, Earth-based, closed-chamber mission. They either ate a standard astronaut diet or one that was enhanced with more fruits and vegetables, along with more fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids.While the standard spaceflight diet is currently used on the International Space Station, the enhanced diet provided more than six servings of fruits and vegetables a day and between two to...

Tough New Labeling Law for Sesame Prompts Companies to...

22 December 2022
Tough New Labeling Law for Sesame Prompts Companies to Add It to Their ProductsTHURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Call it a good idea that seems to have backfired: A tough new labeling law that requires even the smallest amount of sesame be listed on food products has instead spurred some companies to add it to their products.The new federal law goes into effect on Jan. 1, adding sesame to the list of major allergens that must appear on food labels when they are present in the product. Allergens that have appeared on labels since 2004 are milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans, the Associated Press reported.Food allergen labeling advocates have sought to add sesame to the list of major allergens for years. But the new requirements are so strict that it costs less to add sesame to food products than to try to keep it out of...

AHA News: With a Little Luck, These Foods Will Get Your...

21 December 2022
AHA News: With a Little Luck, These Foods Will Get Your New Year Started RightWEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2022 (American Heart Association News) -- Need a healthy way to kick off the new year? You're in luck.As the calendar turns, cultures across the world focus on good fortune and associate all kinds of foods with it. Here's a look at which are healthiest – and how to handle those that are less so.Black-eyed peasIn the American South, it's not New Year's without black-eyed peas, which are actually a type of bean. In some areas, they're served with rice in a dish called Hoppin' John.James Shikany, endowed professor of cardiovascular disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said black-eyed peas themselves are a healthy food, "but it depends on how they're prepared."On their own, black-eyed peas are full of fiber and packed with iron, thiamin and other...

FDA's Tobacco Unit Overloaded and Lacking Direction,...

20 December 2022
FDA`s Tobacco Unit Overloaded and Lacking Direction, Panel SaysTUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s tobacco unit is “reactive and overwhelmed,” an expert panel reviewing its work reported Monday.In addition, the panel blamed the FDA’s inconsistent regulation efforts for the spread of unauthorized e-cigarettes that are appealing to teens, among other problems. Commissioned by FDA chief Dr. Robert Califf this summer, the review was done by a panel convened by the nonprofit Reagan-Udall Foundation."This work is particularly critical as we focus on preventing initiation, while also helping people quit, especially the deadliest form of tobacco use, combustible tobacco products," Califf said in a news release announcing the release of the report. "Despite meaningful declines in cigarette use over the...

Avoiding 'Wine Teeth' This Holiday Season

20 December 2022
Avoiding `Wine Teeth` This Holiday SeasonTUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Red may be a traditional holiday color, but no one wants to wear it on their teeth.An expert offers some tips for keeping “wine teeth” at bay during your holiday parties.“When you drink red wine, you’re encountering a triple threat to your teeth’s whiteness: anthocyanins, which are the pigments in grapes that give red wine its rich color; tannins, which help bind the pigment to your teeth; and the acidity found in wine, which etches your enamel, making it more porous and it easier for the stain to stick,” said Dr. Uchenna Akosa. She is a dentist who heads Rutgers Health University Dental Associates in New Brunswick, N.J.“The strength of your enamel and how prone you are to plaque build-up is key to how much your teeth might...
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