Oso mudslide – 14 dead and 176 missing

The 2014 Oso mudslide swept down Skaglund Hill, just east of Oso, Washington on March 22, 2014, killing at least 14 people and causing the disappearance of many more. At about 11 a.m., the mudslide flowed across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, through a neighborhood of some 30 homes, and crossed Highway 530, … Read more

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pregnant

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai is pregnant revealed by her father-in-law and legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. “I am going to become a grandfather. Aishwarya expecting. So happy and thrilled,” Mr Bachchan tweeted. Aishwarya Rai is married to actor Abhishek, Mr Amitabh Bachchan’s son. This will be the couple’s first baby. It’s not yet know when the … Read more

Eating :: Alternative food networks connect ethical producers and consumers and can lead to healthier eating

In the light of growing concerns about the separation of producers and consumers in our food system and the power of big supermarkets, new research funded by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) provides valuable insights into the motivations and practices of consumers and producers involved in ‘alternative food’ networks, which include schemes as varied as organic vegetable boxes, community gardens and farm animal adoption.

Pregnancy :: Eating fish during pregnancy safe for pregnant women

Today a Maternal Nutrition Group comprised of top professors of obstetrics and doctors of nutrition from across the country, in partnership with the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), unveiled recommendations for seafood consumption during pregnancy.

Milk :: Kids still not drinking enough milk

American children are drinking too little milk and what they are consuming is too high in fat, according to a Penn State study. “There is a strong correlation between dairy consumption and calcium,” says Sibylle Kranz, assistant professor of nutritional sciences. “While there is calcium in fortified orange juice, for example, it is not as bioavailable as that found in milk.” She notes that people need to take calcium with vitamin D and some protein for optimal use in the body.

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