Experimental characterisation of the mechanical properties of a carbon fibre/PA66 LFT automotive seatback under quasi-static and impact loading - Bondy M, Altenhof W.
Few studies/bodies of data are available in the open literature on the topic of mechanical material characterisation and structural performance for direct/inline compounded long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) automotive parts, particularly incorporating carbon ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The crashworthiness prediction of 2D triaxially braided composite fuselage frame under transverse impact load - Ren Y, Gao B, Liu X, Zheng J.
The fuselage frame, an apron construction of the typical transport aircraft fuselage, manufactured with carbon fibre/epoxy 2D triaxially braided composites, hinders the crashworthy aircraft analysis and design for the complicated failure behaviour under tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Plastic Pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide, including Nepal. Credit: BIKRAM RAIBy Sonia Awale and Ramesh KumarKATHMANDU, Aug 3 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus pandemic was a respite for nature everywhere. The air was cleaner, trekking trails were pristine, the summit of Mt Everest was deserted, and worldwide carbon emission dipped by -26%. However, there are dark clouds in that silver lining. The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a plastic pandemic, reversing the achievement of a decade of activism against single-use plastic worldwide,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sonia Awale and Ramesh Kumar Tags: Asia-Pacific Environment Headlines Health COVID-19 Source Type: news

New genome mapper is like " upgrading from dial-up to fibre-optic "
(Center for Genomic Regulation) Researchers describe the first technology able to visualize hundreds to potentially thousands of genomes at the same time under the microscope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tasteless yet revolting: Isabgol for the digestively challenged Indian gut
Most of India ’s production of Isabgol, the soluble fibre made of psyllium seeds, is based in Sidhpur, a town in north Gujarat where Plantago ovata, the plant from which psyllium is processed, is grown. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritionist reveals the EXACT healthy five-minute work lunch she swears by
Nutritionist Jessica Sepel has revealed the simple five-minute lunch she has at work that's both low on calories and high in fibre, protein and vitamins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: Sprinkle this natural substance on your meals
BEST supplements for weight loss: The harsh reality of body weight is that it is a lot easier to put it on than to lose it. There are proven remedies to help, however. To that end, a fibre-based supplement has yielded encouraging results. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New multidisciplinary task force to combat COVID-19 pandemics is backed by Manchester expert
(University of Manchester) Professor Henry Yi Li, Chair of Textile Science and Engineering at The University of Manchester, is co-founder of the International Digital Health and Intelligent Fibre Science and Technology Innovation Organization to be introduced at a global bio-summit (July 10). Network looking to fast-track advanced PPEs, smart materials and wearable technologies that could be plugged into wider health and bio-security systems as part of digitally connected 'smart cities' to help safeguard communities of the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: Include this supplement in your diet to aid weight loss
BEST supplements for weight loss: There is no singular solution for weight loss but there are proven ways to help. Taking dietary supplements can form one part of your holistic approach. With that in mind, a fibre-based supplement has been shown to promote weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Take this supplement for 12 weeks to lower cholesterol and risk of death
HIGH cholesterol poses profound risks to your health but you can lower levels of the harmful substance by making simple dietary tweaks. As part of your dietary approach, evidence backs taking a fibre-based supplement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Hemping" the drinks: aromatizing alcoholic beverages with a blend of Cannabis sativa L. flowers - Ascrizzi R, Iannone M, Cinque G, Marianelli A, Pistelli L, Flamini G.
Cannabis sativa L. is a multi-purpose crop, traditionally used for fibre and seed production, whose cultivation is permitted in Europe for varieties complying with the Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol 0.2% threshold. To face the need for a more sustaina... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A recent study by food scientists confirms low fibre intake among Estonians
(Estonian Research Council) For normal gut and body function, the diet should contain sufficient amounts of (at least 25 -- 35 grams of) various (a variety of )dietary fibres. Fibres are a type of carbohydrates forming a big group of molecules of very different structures and sizes that have different functions in our body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High fibre diet may reduce breast cancer risk in women
According to a study published in the journalCancer, women who eat a diet high in fibre may have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer.The Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women could be at higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer if they do not eat enough fibre
A major study by ­Harvard University has found a lack of fibre can increase the risk of breast cancer in women in later life. Women with high intake are 8% less susceptible than those with low intake. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: The supplement proven to reduce fatty tissue
BEST supplements for weight loss: The likelihood of putting on weight is greater than ever right now but evidence suggests supplements can help to keep fatty tissue at bay while in lockdown. To that end, a fibre-based supplement has been shown to have a pronounced effect on weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke: Fibre cuts strokes but extra eggs raise the risks
FIBRE, fruit and vegetables cut the risk of a stroke but eggs may raise it, a major study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Different types of stroke linked to different foods
Fibre linked to lower ischaemic stroke risk Related items fromOnMedica Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Vegetarians and pescatarians have lower risk of CHD Glucosamine supplements may reduce stroke risk Young adults with hypertension or hypercholesterolaemia have greater risk of heart disease in later life (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Spacewatch: Solar Orbiter sends first data back to Earth
Spacecraft completes first critical stage of mission after successful deployment of boom armThe European Space Agency ’sSolar Orbiter hascompleted the first critical stage of its mission. Launched on 10 February from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the spacecraft hassent back its first readings after the deployment of its 4.4 metre-long boom arm.Made of titanium and carbon fibre, the boom arm points away from the spacecraft. It was folded for launch and carries sensors for three of the mission ’s science instruments, including the magnetometer. Had it failed to deploy, the mission’s objectives would have been se...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: The sun Space European Space Agency Science Source Type: news

The self-sealing capacity of environmentally friendly, highly damped, fibre-reinforced concrete - Huang X, Ge J, Kaewunruen S, Su Q.
In this study, different proportions of Duras S500 fibre were employed to investigate the self-sealing capacity of environmentall... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

VTT developed an optical fiber made of cellulose
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) VTT researchers were able to transmit light in wood-based fibre. Optical fibre made of cellulose is best suited for sensors that benefit from the biodegradability of the material. In the future, optical cellulose fibre may allow detecting changes in the moisture level of buildings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 3, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists develop a new method to detect light in the brain
(Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT) The study marks the first instance of successfully using light to decode the activity of specific neuronal populations as well as manipulation of different brain regions with the use of an optical probe. The optical fibre is capable of capturing light from single neurons along regions as long as 2 millimetres (0.07 inches). The method enriches researchers' methodological repertoire and augments their ability to study the molecular causes of neurological disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward
By Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas RawalROME, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are produced by plants of the Leguminosae family. These plants have root nodules that absorb inert nitrogen from soil air and convert it into biologically useful ammonia, a process referred to as biological nitrogen fixation. Consequently, the pulse crops do not need any additional nitrogen as fertilizer and help reduce the requirement of fossil fuel-based chemical nitrogen fertili...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas Rawal Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Beauty Chef: How to transform your health in a month
Carla Oates, founder of Australian brand The Beauty Chef, has explained how shopping at the farmer's market, eating fibre and saving Instagram food pictures as inspiration can heal your gut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-carb diets may help you shed weight but do they raise the risk of cancer?
The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat plan which even has its own hashtag #LCHF. But very low-carb diets often lack fibre - long proven to have a protective effect against bowel cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of salt water on the ballistic protective performance of bullet-resistant body armour - Dodd S, Malbon C, Critchley R, Lankester C, O ’Rourke S, Corke T, Carr DJ.
Bullet-resistant body armour is used by law enforcement agencies and military personnel worldwide, often in inclement weather. Some fibre types used in body armour perform poorly when wet, resulting in a reduced level of protection; this is why most body a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Fibre deficiency: Three diet changes to make to prevent the condition developing
FIBRE deficiency may occur if a person isn ’t getting enough fibre in their diet, and the condition can lead to problems with digestion and going to the toilet. To prevent a deficiency and get all the fibre you need a day, there are three diet changes you can make. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparative study on seismic vulnerability of highway bridge with conventional and HyFRC piers - Kotoky N, Dutta A, Deb SK.
The vulnerability of bridges depends primarily on the seismic performance of its piers. This paper studies the seismic vulnerability of a bridge with conventional concrete and hybrid fibre reinforced concrete (HyFRC) pier. Combination of 1.0% steel fibres ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Constipation warning: Seven signs your toilet troubles could be something more serious
CONSTIPATION can occur every now and again depending on a person ’s water or fibre intake and other lifestyle factors. But in some circumstances trouble passing stools can indicate a more serious health problem. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harvard Study: Plant-Based Diet Might Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
(CNN) — Sticking to a plant-based diet could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, a new paper suggests. That link between plant-based eating habits and type 2 diabetes is even more beneficial when only healthy plant-based foods — such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts — are included in your daily diet, as opposed to refined grains, starches and sugars, according to the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. “We found that eating plant-based diets was associated with, on average, 23% reduction in diabetes risk,” said Dr. Qi Sun, an associate pr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Harvard University Type 2 Diabetes Source Type: news

Best supplements for constipation: Five remedies to help with symptoms
BEST supplements for constipation: Constipation is a common problem which can be caused by a number of lifestyle factors such as not eating enough fibre or not drinking enough fluids. The condition can be unpleasant, so how is it best treated? Taking a supplement could be the answer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fibre diet may protect against pre-eclampsia in pregnancy
A study by the University of Sydney found women with low levels of the nutrient acetate were more likely to develop pre-eclampsia. Acetate is produced when fibre is broken down. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ditching saturated fats may 'do more harm than good'
Researchers led by the University of Copenhagen said there are foods high in saturated fat which also have a lot of vitamins, minerals, iron and fibre in them which may be missed if they're cut out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crohn's patient REVERSES his painful condition by going vegan
Doctors who treated the man in Missouri believe the high-fibre diet could be beneficial for people with Crohn's. But other experts warn against such drastic measures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: The tea proven effective at relieving bloating caused by constipation
STOMACH bloating is usually diet related - not getting enough fibre or drinking enough water is often the chief cause of constipation, which can cause bloating. A new finding suggests a medicinal herb can help to stimulate the bowels. Have you tried this remedy? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can added fibre really make cake and chocolate healthy? 
Many of us don’t eat enough fibre, but what if you could get your daily intake from cakes? Here, Helen Bond assesses six new products that boast a high-fibre content. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Pancreatic CAFS and Tumor Dynamics
 Extracellular Matrix (ECM) MattersOurHuman Pancreatic Cancer Fibroblasts were recently featured in a publication focusing on the role of the ECM on tumor dynamics. Andreas Stylianou, Vasiliki Gkretsi, Maria Louca, Lefteris C. Zacharia, and Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos (2019).Collagen content and extracellular matrix cause cytoskeletal remodelling in pancreatic fibroblasts. J. R. Soc. Interface 16: 20190226. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2019.0226.Commercially available pancreatic native human FBs and,CAFs (cat. nos. SC00A5 and CAF08, respectively, Neuromics) were cultured in MSC-GRO (VitroPlus III, low serum, comple...
Source: Neuromics - May 29, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: 3D collagen scaffolds Human Pancreatic Fibroblasts Pancreatic CAF-Stellate Cells pancreatic cancer Source Type: news

Whole grain can contribute to health by changing intestinal serotonin production
(University of Eastern Finland) Adults consuming whole grain rye have lower plasma serotonin levels than people eating low-fibre wheat bread, according to a recent study by the University of Eastern Finland and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fibre deficiency symptoms: Three warning signs to look out for when you go to the toilet
FIBRE is an important part of a person ’s diet in order to stay healthy, but figures show most adults aren’t getting enough, and this can result in a fibre deficiency. When this happens three symptoms may occur. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss: Taking this dietary fibre could help you shed the pounds
DIETARY fibre has many benefits aiding in weight loss as it keeps the digestive tract healthy. Glucomannan is a popular dietary fibre and a leading supplement for weight loss. DIETARY fibre has many benefits aiding in weight loss as it keeps the digestive tract healthy. Glucomannan is a popular dietary fibre and a leading supplement for weight loss. DIETARY fibre has many benefits aiding in weight loss as it keeps the digestive tract healthy. Glucomannan is a popular dietary fibre and a leading supplement for weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New health innovation unit to be set up in the UK, Joyance Partners expands to Europe, and more news briefs
Fibre optic internet for the NHS and a new unit for health innovation. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced this week that fibre optic broadband will be rolled out across all hospitals and GP practices in  England in a new bid to improve access to digital services. " (...) We need clinicians and other healthcare professionals to feel confident they can access fast, reliable broadband so they can provide patients with the best possible care, ” the secretary said in a statement. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

All hospitals and GPs to get fibre optic broadband
Fibre optic broadband will soon be rolled out across all GP practices and hospitals, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Practices to get fibre-optic internet to support long-term plan, says Hancock
All practices will soon have fibre-optic broadband, Matt Hancock has announced yesterday.  In a speech at the RCGP technology conference, Mr Hancock announced plans to upgrade every GP practice, hospital and community care service to the fibre-optic services as part of the long-term plan to improve the range of digital healthcare services.  Mr Hancock said:‘Every day, our NHS staff do amazing work– but too often they are let down by outdated and unreliable technology. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - May 1, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: costanzapearce Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

NHS hospitals and GP practices to get fibre optic internet
All NHS organisations will get the fastest broadband available, which will improve the range and quality of digital healthcare services offered to patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improving the Lives of Millions of Mothers and Children
A group of farmers attend a field day on diversification for improved productivity and nutrition. Experts have recognised the agricultural sector’s special role in mitigating child and maternal under-nutrition in vulnerable groups through the increased availability of diversified diets. Credit: Friday Phiri/IPS By Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Apr 26 2019 (IPS) It is slightly after 3pm on a hot Wednesday afternoon in Chipata district, eastern Zambia, and a group of women are gathering for a meeting. It is Elizabeth Tembo’s turn to stand amongst the other mothers like herself and share key lessons on nutrition. It...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Nut Source Type: news

Thermal stability, fire performance, and mechanical properties of natural fibre fabric-reinforced polymer composites with different fire retardants - Bachtiar EV, Kurkowiak K, Yan L, Kasal B, Kolb T.
In this study, ammonium polyphosphate (APP) and aluminum hydroxide (ALH) with different mass contents were used as fire retardants (FRs) on plant-based natural flax fabric-reinforced polymer (FFRP) composites. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), limited oxyg... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Homicide or car accident: the case of the 'guilty' fibre - De Simone S, Maglietta F, Ferrara M, Spagnolo L, Ricci P, De Carlo D, Salerno M, Sessa F, Bertozzi G.
Crime scene investigation should be carried out using a critical forensic approach by an expert team. This provides essential tools in the research and collection of evidence and samples which must be integrated with the autopsy and the police officers' in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Fibre warning: Three signs in your bowel movements that can indicate you’ve had too much 
FIBRE is an important part of a person ’s diet as it’s associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. The nutrient is best gained through diet, but how do you know if you’ve had too much.  (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Five ways you should be eating fibre to beat a bloated belly
BLOATING is often caused by eating certain foods, in particular, those high in fibre. But with fibre being such an essential part of a healthy diet, how can you get your recommended daily intake of the nutrient but avoid a bloated belly? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat these foods to help boost your life expectancy
HOW TO live longer is an age old question which many experts have now linked to diet. But what foods should you eat in particular? Potassium and fibre play an important role in a long and health problem-free life, and there ’s a certain food group which contains both of these. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trendy low-carb diets are fuelling a rise in bloating
Doctors believe most British adults eat just 18g of fibre every day, while teenagers and children get less than 15g per day. The recommended amount for teenagers aged 11 to 16 is 25g. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news