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Artificial Muscles Do The Twist
2014-02-27 14:13:14

Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Researchers develop a bio-inspired actuated material that mimics the complex motion of the heart muscle and could lead to better implantable medical devices and flexible robots In the heart, as in the movies, 3D action beats the 2D experience hands down. In 3D, healthy hearts do their own version of the twist. Rather than a simple pumping action, they circulate blood as if they were wringing a towel. The bottom of the...

2014-02-27 12:27:30

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changes announced today to the Nutrition Facts label found on most foods sold in stores represent a significant step forward in helping people understand the label, and connect the label more closely to consumers' actual behavior, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Today is a big win for consumers," said registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy President Dr. Glenna McCollum. "The changes announced today are...

2014-02-26 23:30:25

Dietary supplement users appear to be taking supplement products as just one component of a broader effort to achieve a healthier lifestyle, and not as the sole approach to improved well-being. Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 A scientific review* performed by Annette Dickinson and Duffy MacKay at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), and published in Nutrition Journal, examined data from 20 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and found that “overall, the evidence...

2014-02-26 23:03:51

A new nutrition company, Encompass Nutrients, is reshaping the way health and social entrepreneurship interact with their revolutionary nutrient. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Encompass Nutrients (EN) is a new nutrition company that recently launched their website earlier this month. EN provides a new and unique all in one daily nutrition supplement that includes various vitamins, minerals, fish oils, and whole green foods. However, the primary mission of EN is to help solve...

2014-02-26 20:22:07

CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than one-third of American adults and 17 percent of children categorized as obese, the health of our nation and future generations is truly at stake, making obesity a top priority for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its members. "While the results from the study published online February 26 by the Journal of the American Medical Association, showing the obesity rate among children ages two to five years old has...

2014-02-26 16:28:11

March is National Nutrition Month CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks, today announced significant new achievements in its efforts to increase the quantity and quality of the food its food banks provide to Americans living at risk of hunger. The announcement was made to coincide with the launch of National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign celebrated each March by the Academy of Nutrition and...

2014-02-25 23:30:58

A deficiency of Vitamin D has been implicated with osteoporosis and bone fractures. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP discusses recent findings that Vitamin D deficiency also increases the risk of acquiring diabetes. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Vitamin D is actually a hormone that is produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor and Naturopath Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP notes that many people in the northern climates are deficient...

2014-02-25 23:02:58

Health Nutrition News discusses how choosing the right natural anti-inflammatory diet foods and adding essential omega-3 fatty acids daily will help fight toxic inflammation overload. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 In Health Nutrition News’ newest video, they discuss inflammation being an important part of the body’s immune response system and when it becomes out of control how it can damage the body. They also point out the increase in recognition that inflammation is the root...

2014-02-25 23:01:04

KC Craichy, Founder & CEO of Living Fuel, Inc., announces that Living Fuel is the Title Sponsor of the Strength Camp Challenge with Strength Coach Elliott Hulse. Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Strength Camp Challenge in Clearwater, Florida this Saturday, March 1st, will bring together 100 strength athletes and hundreds of fans cheering them on. First prize is $5,000, 2nd prize is $1,000 and 3rd prize is $500. Each winner will also receive a Living Fuel Prize Package...

2014-02-24 08:27:47

Dietitians of Canada stir up 'Cookspiration' in the kitchen for Nutrition Month 2014 TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - This March, Dietitians of Canada is encouraging Canadians to 'Simply Cook and Enjoy!' in celebration of Nutrition Month 2014. According to an Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Dietitians of Canada, 43 per cent of Canadians say they do not cook balanced meals for themselves or their family on a regular basis. In an effort to bring Canadians back into the kitchen, this...


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