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

Are smoothies healthy or not? Experts examine the latest evidence
IT ’S no wonder consumers are confused by official advice on how to eat well, because while health watchdogs are urging us to consume more fibre to reduce our risk of heart disease and cancer, they are also advising us to restrict intakes of an important source of this vital nutrient. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating mushrooms at breakfast may help you feel fuller
Conclusions Though of interest, this study doesn't provide strong evidence that you should eat mushrooms if you want to lose weight. The study has a number of limitations: It's a short-term study that didn't look at effects on weight. It showed that people reported feeling fuller after eating mushrooms, but there were few signs this actually led to them eating less. As the researchers openly acknowledge, there could be other explanations for the findings. To match the protein content in mince required a much larger volume of mushrooms, and therefore a larger sandwich that would have taken more time and effort to chew. ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Nutribullet blenders could make juice a healthy option
Researchers at Plymouth University found Nutribullet juices produce no more of a blood sugar surge in drinkers than eating fruit normally, which may be due to them retaining more fibre. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regularly skipping breakfast linked to hardening of the arteries
Conclusion This study found a link between skipping breakfast and fatty tissue build-up in the arteries – an early sign of heart disease. However, because it assessed people's diets and artery health at the same point in time, and fatty deposits build up gradually in arteries, we can't say their breakfast habits directly influenced their artery health. Also, as breakfast habits were only assessed over 15 days, we can't be sure they were representative of lifelong patterns. It looks like people who skip breakfast tend to have other unhealthy habits, such as smoking and eating more. While the researchers did try to acc...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Is popcorn really a healthy alternative to crisps and other snacks?
Popcorn may be a whole grain but it often comes cooked in oil and covered in sugar, salt and flavourings. So how healthy is it really?It ’s been trumpeted as being high in fibre, comes in flavours as diverse as marshmallow and blue cheese, and is one the UK’s fastest growing grocery products. But is popcorn really a healthy alternative to snack food staples such as crisps?Popcorn has its benefits. For starters, it is a whole grain – a type of food linked to the prevention of cancers and heart disease due to their content of fibre,antioxidants as well as various vitamins and minerals.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Nutrition Science Food & drink Life and style drink industry Business UK news Source Type: news

Bulk vs. Nano ZnO: influence of fire retardant behavior on sisal fibre yarn - Sheshama M, Khatri H, Suthar M, Basak S, Ali W.
Flame retardant functionality was imparted in sisal (leaf fibre) yarn whereas a strong scientific finding has been established between fire retardant efficacy of bulk and nano zinc oxide based formulations. Bulk and nano ZnO treated sisal yarns have been c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

40 minute laser blast that ends years of leg ulcer pain
The procedure (pictured), which involves a fine laser fibre being threaded into to vein to deliver heat energy, is similar to the one commonly used to treat unsightly varicose veins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on veganism: high in moral fibre | Editorial
Vegans are often unfairly mocked. They should instead be praisedJeremy Corbyn is “going through the process” of eating more vegan food, he has said – he just has to bring himself to give up the brie, verboten under vegan rules, along with eggs, milk and everything animals produce. Later, as if fearful of a backlash, his spokesperson issued a statement denying he was vegan. But the Labour leader was right to be proud of his efforts. Vegans are often unreasonably mocked as do-gooders and sniped at for making dinner parties awkward for those who don’t like lentils quite so much. This is unfair: the die...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Veganism Life and style Food Environment Food science Source Type: news

High fat diet linked to lower risk of death than diet high in carbs
Current global dietary guidelines need to change emphasis, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica High-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risks Low-carb diets appear to be safe for short-term use Fibre-rich diet linked to lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis Diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular disease Plant-based diet not always best for heart health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stomach bloating? Eat more of THIS food group in your diet to boost gut health
STOMACH bloating can be down to an imbalance in your gut bacteria. While probiotic foods and supplements are well known for helping boost “good” bacteria, adding more fibre to your diet can help too. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain occupations linked to increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis
Male manufacturing workers, bricklayers and concrete workers are at particularly high risk Related items fromOnMedica Fibre-rich diet linked to lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis Fibre-rich diet linked to lowered risk of painful knee osteoarthritis Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory for knee osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Obesity may skew results of rheumatoid arthritis blood tests in women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Does 'gastric band in a glass' slimming aid work?
EXCLUSIVE: Nutritionist Fiona Hunter says natural high fibre foods can be more nutritious – and cheaper. But the drink can help snacking addicts - as long as it is used as part of a calorie-controlled diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news