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2008-08-14 03:00:15

By Anonymous NUTRITION More than three-quarters of Americans say they are confident in their ability to prepare food safely, yet many report not following simple procedures to reduce the spread of bacteria in their kitchen or ensure safe cooking temperatures. In particular, less than half report using separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry, or produce, and just 29% say they employ a meat thermometer. These findings-in the third annual "Food Health Survey" conducted by the...

2008-08-12 00:00:11

By Rebecca Hardy Take one Michelin-starred chef, add a dose of nutritional science. The result? Health food as you've never seen it. Michelin-starred chef Chris Horridgeis mixing a carrot puree in front of me. Telling me to note the "amazing explosion of flavours", he hands me a spoonful, after adding coriander. "We're looking at ways to create it with uncooked carrots so we can keep the live enzymes. If we can, we're on to a winner," he says. Next comes a spoonful of seeds - sunflower,...

2008-08-07 03:00:35

By Schweigert, Mary Beth Lancaster General is in the market for new strategies to fight the obesity epidemic. So the health system is teaming up with a highly visible purveyor of fresh fruits and vegetables: Lancaster Central Market. The duo's new initiative, set to kick off next month, will encourage healthy eating - especially locally grown produce - with ongoing family-friendly events. Educational wellness activities from scavenger hunts to cooking demonstrations will be held at...

2008-08-06 12:00:44

The Clorox Company has introduced the new Green Works Natural Dishwashing Liquid. According to the company, Green Works Natural Dishwashing Liquid is safe on a variety of cooking and eating surfaces, including plastic, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, glass and porcelain. The Green Works line now includes seven natural cleaning products for use in the home, kitchen and bathroom: Green Works Natural All-Purpose Cleaner, Green Works Natural Glass Cleaner, Green Works Natural Glass &...

2008-07-06 03:00:06

By Julian, Liam Up From Nutrition MICHAEL POLLAN. In Defense of Food. PENGUIN. 2.56 PAGES. $2.1.95 By LIAM JULIAN I HAD THE GOOD fortune, upon first moving to Washington D.C. after college, to room with a high-school buddy who had worked his way through George Washington University by waiting tables at a high- end restaurant and who was, by the time I arrived in town, managing the place. As a result, I spent not a few hours hanging around waiters and chefs, people who generally shared my...

2008-06-22 09:00:06

By Rachel Fluharty, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jun. 22--Nick Hein of Morgantown eats dessert first. Hein, a follower of the raw-food diet said he eats his "dessert" -- fresh fruit like pineapple and berries -- a half an hour before his lunch of salad that has fresh lettuce from the garden, zucchini, tomato and nuts, to aid digestion. Hein said he eats food as it grows out of his garden and has food sent to him from Speedway Market in Fairmont. "Why would I want strangers to...

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2008-05-22 09:10:00

By Tara Parker-Pope By now, most people know they should be eating more vegetables. But are there ways to get more from the vegetables you already eat? A growing body of research shows that when it comes to vegetables, it's not only how much we eat, but how we prepare them, that influences the amount of phytochemicals, vitamins and other nutrients that enter our body. The benefits are significant. Numerous studies show that people who consume lots of vegetables have lower rates of heart...

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2008-03-06 12:00:00

Laundry is the new football. OK, not quite. Maybe it's more like the new, domestic version of "halftime entertainment" -- without any revealing wardrobe malfunctions. According to a new study, men have doubled the amount of time they spend cooking, cleaning and doing other housework since the 1970s -- while women are doing less housework. But before you take to the streets crowing that things are equal, the study released Wednesday found that even in families where both partners hold down a...

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2005-02-10 09:15:00

Natural pesticide appears to prevent tumor development HealthDayNews -- There's more good news from the garden: A compound in carrots may be a potent cancer fighter, reducing malignancies in rats by a third, a European study claims. "One of the natural pesticides in carrots is responsible for the cancer-preventing effect of carrots," said lead researcher Kirsten Brandt, a senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in England. "We now have identified a compound which seems to...

2004-11-25 03:00:16

"Multicultural competency is not a luxury or a specialty, but a requirement for every registered dietitian," according to the American Dietetic Association.1 Practitioners who primarily treat clients with type 2 diabetes are familiar with the challenges of intercultural counseling. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among African Americans, Asians/Pacific Islanders, Latinos, and American Indians/Alaska Natives is disproportionately high; it is 1.5-2 times greater than in the white population...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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