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Sugar during pregnancy makes babies fat: New study links carbohydrate-rich food with childhood obesity

04 Sep 2018 News & Events

Data from A*STAR research has revealed that mothers who consume a lot of sugary foods during pregnancy could be putting their children at higher risk of becoming overweight. However, this is only the case if the mothers are not already obese.

Pesticide residues found in eggs contribute to worsened health in humans

02 Sep 2018 News & Events

A Pakistani study evaluated chicken eggs for residual signs of pesticides used in other parts of the farm. It reported coming across significant levels of the toxic chemicals in the eggs, more than enough to pose serious health risks for humans who consumed the contaminated products.

Add this to your list of superfoods: Cauliflower decreases your risk of all kinds of chronic diseases

30 Aug 2018 News & Events

Think all “white” foods are bad for you? Think again. Indeed, white bread and white rice are riddled with carbs and are less satisfying, but cauliflowers are an exception. Despite its white color, the cauliflower is very versatile and nutritious that it can lower the risk of all kinds of chronic diseases.

Inhaling the aroma of black tea may lower stress levels, according to a study

30 Aug 2018 News & Events

Drinking black tea has been known to provide mental health benefits, but what about inhaling its aroma? Research has found that inhaling the aroma of black tea may reduce stress levels before and after a mentally stressful event. In the study, which was published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology, the relieving effects of two kinds of black tea (Assam and Darjeeling) aromas on physical and psychological stress were evaluated.

Pesticide residues still prevalent in honey: Recent review of samples from around the world reveals danger to bees

30 Aug 2018 News & Events

An international team of scientists have just concluded that roughly 75 percent of honey worldwide is contaminated (to some degree) with neonicotinoid residues. This, despite a European Union (EU) partial ban on the pesticides in 2014.