'Twisted' fibre optic light breakthrough could make internet 100 times faster
Researchers say they have developed tiny readers that can detect information in light spiralsA new development in fibre optics could make internet speeds up to 100 times faster – by detecting light that has been twisted into a spiral.The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, can be used to easily upgrade existing networks and significantly boost efficiency, scientists say.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Naaman Zhou Tags: Technology Science Australia news Australian universities Internet National broadband network (NBN) World news Source Type: news

The THREE main causes of bloating
Fruit may be healthy but it could also be bad news for your gut because eating too much fibre could slow down bowel movements, according to British nutritionist Rick Hay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Adding more FIBRE to your diet can reduce the risk of developing symptoms
BOWEL cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, but the risk of developing the disease can be reduced by making some diet changes. Adding more fibre to your diet can help lower the risk of getting symptoms. Why is fibre good for the bowels and what foods are good sources of it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women & Youth Key to Achieving Agenda 2030 in South-South Cooperation
India and Kenya signed agreements in the field of agriculture during Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit to New Delhi. Credit: G.N. JhaBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 2018 (IPS)By 2050 Africa will have 830 million young people. Many countries in the global south, India included are seeing a youth(men and women) bulge. To reap a demographic dividend countries in the global south need to share and exchange knowledge to leapfrog socio-economic transformation. When the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Technical Cooperation Amongst Developing Countries (BAPA) was adopted, few would have predicted that onl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Gender Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Here ’s What Humanity Must Do Immediately to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change, According to the New U.N. Report
A landmark United Nations report on Monday warned that sufficiently limiting man-made global warming will “require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” in order to avoid dramatic global consequences, including rising sea levels, dying coral reefs and human casualties due to extreme heat. The special report — published Monday by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — assessed what it will take to limit global temperature increase to no more than 2.7º F (1.5º C) above preindustrial levels, in accordance with the 2015 Paris Ag...
Source: TIME: Science - October 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized climate change onetime Source Type: news

Too much gluten while pregnant linked to increased diabetes risk for baby
Experts warn against switching to a gluten-free diet because that may reduce intake of fibre, iron and B-vitaminsEating a high gluten diet when pregnant appears to be linked to an increased risk of having a child who develops type 1 diabetes, new research suggests, although experts say expectant mothers shouldn ’t rush to ditch bread and pasta.While studies in rodents have suggested there a possible link between low gluten consumption in mothers and a lower incidence of type 1 diabetes in offspring, no such link has previously been found in humans.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Pregnancy Diabetes Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Medical research Food Source Type: news

Do you get enough fibre and protein? Or too much sugar and salt? Foodoku is here to help
Many of us don’t eat enough wholegrains or fruit and veg, so get far too little fibre, for instance, which is crucial for digestive health and the gut bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you get enough fibre and protein? Or too much sugar and salt? Foodoku is here to help
Many of us don ’t eat enough wholegrains or fruit and veg, so get far too little fibre, for instance, which is crucial for digestive health and the gut bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bloating: What to steer clear of at breakfast for a flatter stomach the rest of the day
BLOATING is usually triggered by certain foods in your diet. People that regularly experience a bloated stomach are often advised to up their fibre intake, but too much fibre can make symptoms worse. Popular foods you eat for breakfast that contain fibre could be sabotaging your chances of a flatter stomach. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 diet: Eat this high-fibre food to help lower blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 2 is a condition where the body cannot control blood sugar levels due to problems with the hormone insulin. For sufferers, it is important to avoid high blood sugar levels which, if lasting for long periods, could cause vision problems or a coma. Adding these seeds to someone ’s diet could help reduce blood sugar levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women with more fibre in their diet are a fifth LESS likely to develop faecal incontinence
Researchers from Harvard Medical School in Boston found that women who ate more than 25 grams of fibre a day were less likely to suffer from the debilitating bowel control condition (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It may sound crackers, but eating cheese and biscuits could help keep off the pounds   
King's College London professor Tim Spector explains why cheese and biscuits could assist a weight-loss programme but also advises doubling up on fibre by eating plenty of leeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibre deficiency: How to get enough ‘roughage’ in your diet and prevent a stroke
FIBRE deficiency can occur if you have a poor diet, which does not contain enough fruit, vegetables and carbohydrates. This can increase your risk of developing stroke, heart disease and diabetes among other conditions. Follow these NHS-recommended diet tips to avoid a fibre deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mango a day could help relieve digestive problems
The fruit, which contains both fibre and nutrients called polyphenols, is said to treat constipation and gut inflammation more effectively than an equivalent amount of fibre powder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Three easy ways to stop a swollen belly and excess wind
STOMACH bloating is often caused by particular foods in a person ’s diet, such as fizzy drinks. But there are some easy ways to combat a swollen belly and excess wind - one being to avoid eating too much fibre. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The four lifestyle habits that are behind 500 cases of female cancers a WEEK
Over 26,000 female cancers could be avoided a year if women drank less alcohol, ate more fibre, cut down on processed meat and were more active, a study by Cancer Research UK found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Different bread shapes may boost fibre uptake in young
Star-shaped bread is popular with children and could encourage them to eat more fibre, new research suggests. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 30, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Advancing composites, and the careers that shape them
Composites are used for a wide array of demanding applications. Planes made mostly of carbon-fibre reinforced polymer have, for example, existed for several years. An EU-funded training network is helping to hone the skills of 12 young researchers who are striving to take composite design another step ahead. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 25, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Preliminary study on multilayer bulletproof concrete panel: impact energy absorption and failure pattern of fibre reinforced concrete, para-rubber and styrofoam sheets - Maho B, Jamnam S, Sukontasukkul P, Fujikake K, Banthia N.
In this study, the failure patterns a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nutritionist reveals 3 reasons to eat more peas
Peas don't seem like the most exciting food but they are a good source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins, nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch writes. Maybe it's time you started eating more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: Add this popular £1 fruit to your diet to slash risk of disease
BOWEL cancer symptoms are not always easy to spot as they can be mistaken for less serious health conditions. But you can help prevent the disease from developing in the first place by making some simple changes to your diet. Increasing your fibre intake is just of the things you can do. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A high-fibre diet could protect against flu and colds
Researchers from the Monash University in Australia found that mice which are given extra fibre are protected against influenza, which affects millions of people every year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What does ape poop tell us about our health? Gut bacteria suggests we are deficient in fibre
Researchers from  Columbia University found that apes' microbiomes change with the seasons, alongside their diets, with certain gut bacteria being higher at particular times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthista reveal the five myths about fibre we all believe
Recent figures from Public Health England latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) show that while the Government recommends we get 30g of fibre a day, the average Brit gets just 18g. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: Adding this to your diet could prevent the dangerous condition
BOWEL cancer symptoms include bleeding from your behind, unexplained weight loss and extreme tiredness. Its cause is unknown, but diet, smoking, and alcohol consumption may all be factors. The condition may be easily avoided by taking simple preventative measures such as eating more fibre. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale Alumni Push Back Against Asbestos Tycoon Stephan Schmidheiny
Yale University alumni are pushing again to revoke the honorary degree given to Swiss billionaire Stephan Ernst Schmidheiny, whose asbestos-filled factories in Italy were responsible for the deaths of more than 2,000 people. Schmidheiny, 70, was sentenced to 16 years in prison and fined $15 billion in 2012 by an Italian court that found him negligent in protecting employees and nearby residents from deadly asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. Schmidheiny received his honorary degree from Yale in 1996. In 2014, the university dismissed efforts by the Italy-based Asbestos Victims and Relatives Association and seve...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Fibre deficiency: Dr Ranj recommends five foods to eat to lower risk of bowel cancer
FIBRE is an important part of a person ’s diet and a deficiency could result in gastrointestinal upset. Not eating enough fibre can increase the risk of certain conditions like bowel cancer, but TV Ranj Singh recommends five foods you can eat to avoid a deficiency happening in the first place. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawrence Brown obituary
As an x-ray crystallographer from the late 1940s onwards, my father, Lawrence Brown, who has died aged 95, was one of a select band of British scientists who helped to determine the atomic and molecular structure of crystals.He put the knowledge he gained to good use in the then growing field of synthetic fibres, particularly with the textile company Courtaulds, where he rose to become head of its acetate and synthetic fibres laboratory. There he oversaw work on the development of several new synthetic fibres, including carbon fibre.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Brown Tags: Science Mathematics Manufacturing sector Business Source Type: news

Dietary fibre for the prevention of recurrent colorectal adenomas and carcinomas
This Cochrane Review has led to a practice changing update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that dietary fiber with wheat bran, ispaghula husk, or high fiber sources of food might increase risk of colorectal cancer in patients with history of adenomatous polyps. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of adaptive carbon fibre-reinforced door beams - Nohr M, Pipkorn B, Opelka JM, Krollmann J.
An expandable, carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) door beam was designed, built and experimentally evaluated to improve side impact performance and reduce mass in passenger vehicles. Pressurisation and expansion of the beam was achieved using gas gener... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

High fibre diets may help type-2 diabetes by affecting gut microbiome
A diet high in fibre may reduce blood sugar levels and promote weight loss by encouraging the growth of particular populations of gut bacteria, according to research published inScience.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

One man ’s mission to conquer space
Rocket Lab entrepreneur Peter Beck ’s recent launch into orbit of Humanity Star drew a barrage of flak. But he remains undauntedLast month, from its base in New Zealand, Peter Beck ’s space company, Rocket Lab, conducted its first successful attempt to put satellites in orbit. The launch vehicle, the Electron, carried a payload including the Humanity Star, a very shiny, 65-sided, carbon-fibre satellite whose only function is to reflect the sunlight as it spins. Scientists di dn’t approve: astronomers claimed it would interfere with their observations, others called it “space graffiti”, while t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Interview by Ian Tucker Tags: Space Science SpaceX Technology Media business Telecommunications industry Telecoms Astronomy Source Type: news

Wireless photometer measures neuronal activity
New device is much lighter and less cumbersome than existing fibre-optical-waveguide systems. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - February 2, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis cure? Eating more fibre could get rid of painful joint problems
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms could be reduced by eating a high-fibre diet, researchers have claimed. Fruits, vegetables and nuts could help to relieve painful joints. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis cure? Add this to your diet to get rid of painful symptoms
RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms could be reduced by eating a high-fibre diet, researchers have claimed. Fruits, vegetables and nuts could help to relieve painful joints. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibre-rich foods 'may help protect against joint diseases and improve bone health'
People eating adiet featuring plenty of fibre-rich foods such as muesli may experience better bone health and a lower risk of autoimmune diseases. This is according to a new study from Germany's Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, which has shed light on how a healthy diet rich in fibre can alter the behaviour of intestinal bacteria in a way that has a positive impact on chronic inflammatory joint diseases. How does fibre-rich food improve bone health? Published in the journal Nature Communications, the study looked at mice to examine the effect that diet has on the composition of intestinal ba...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Fibre-rich muesli can help ward off arthritis
A team from Germany's Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ät Erlangen-Nürnberg recommend eating one breakfast food daily to reduce symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cereal can ward off arthritis: How a high-fibre diet can beat the condition
EATING a bowl of muesli a day could be the key to warding off rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strengthening of steel structures with CFRP strips - Kowal M, Łagoda M.
The paper presents the results of research on the suitability of externally bonded composite strips of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) for post-strengthening of steel structures. Specimens with the strips applied on both sides (double cover joints) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Swapping meat for plant-based protein cuts heart disease
Researchers from St Michael's Hospital in  Toronto suggested substituting animal-based protein with soy, nuts and pulses. Adding high-fibre oats, barley and psyllium brings extra benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qubits transferred between atomic gas and a crystal
System uses optical fibre and three different photons (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - December 5, 2017 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Losing weight by exercise alone does not protect knees
Losing weight through both diet and exercise is better for the knees than exercise alone Related items fromOnMedica Fibre-rich diet linked to lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis EU must do more to tackle obesity ‘epidemic’ Weight gain linked to cancer risk Real food and brisk daily walk best for heart health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

IBS symptoms reduced by eating THIS 9p vegetable - added fibre the KEY to diet cure
IBS symptoms include diarrhoea and constipation, but they could be reduced by changing the amount of fibre in patients ’ diet. Carrots could be the key to reducing Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS symptoms could be reduced by eating more of THIS 9p vegetable
IBS symptoms include diarrhoea and constipation, but they could be reduced by changing the amount of fibre in patients ’ diet. Carrots could be the key to reducing Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU, China: Fibre crops for a bio-based future
Flax, hemp, kenaf... Fibre crops are used to make objects as varied as clothes, particle board and cosmetics. Research collaboration between Europe and China could help to make them even more attractive as a source of bio-based materials for industrial products. An EU-funded project has mapped out a path. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 9, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Boron nitride nanosheets for clothing that cools
Thermally conductive fibre efficiently carries away excess body heat. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - November 3, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Dementia symptoms: THIS cheap supplement could reduce risk of condition
DEMENTIA symptoms could develop if you have a fibre deficiency, research has found. Taking this cheap supplement could reduce your risk of developing a neurodegenerative condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of fibre direction and stacking sequence on dynamic impact performance of composite bicycle frame - Hu Y, Xiao Y, Shang W, Zhang J.
Lightweight and safety performance are two important factors for bicycle design. For a composite bicycle frame with given geometry size, the material design is a new method to improve its dynamic impact performance. Since different levels of impact are gen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

VTT's EUR 3 million investment accelerates the development of new kinds of fibre products
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) Cellulose and other fibres are future materials that can replace many plastic and mineral-based materials in the industrial sector. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news