Life in the Times of Corona: Lockdown & Livelihood in the Lurch
Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, New Delhi, March 28, 2020. Credit: IMPRIBy Dr. Balwant Singh Mehta, Dr. Simi Mehta and Dr. Arjun KumarNEW DELHI, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) The worldwide spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is severely affecting the global economy and as per the recent updates almost one-third to half of the global population are now under some form of a lockdown. This has threatened an economic bloodbath, where practically all economic activities around the world are witnessing a closure. According to the International Labour Organization, nearly 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide due to the pandemic and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr. Balwant Singh Mehta Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations OPINION/NGO Source Type: news

Supporting Informal Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis
Credit: Jency Samuel/IPSBy Vijay MahajanHYDERABAD, India, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) Farmers, agricultural labourers, and informal sector workers are the worst hit by COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns. Here are some steps that the government and banks can take to help them cope financially. According to the last published Census of India data, there are as many as 480.2 million workers in India. Of these, only 30.3 million are in the formal sector; the remaining 93 percent includes 110.9 million farmers, 140.4 million landless agricultural workers, and 210.9 million non-agricultural workers. Almost none of them get a monthly pay...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vijay Mahajan Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Scientists optimize prime editing for rice and wheat
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) Recently, a research team led by Prof. GAO Caixia of the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported the optimization of a prime editing system (PPE system) for creating desired point mutations, insertions and deletions in two major cereal crops, namely, rice and wheat. The main components of a PPE system are a Cas9 nickase-RT fusion protein and a pegRNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ancient Wheat Genome Reveals Clues to the Agricultural Past
A museum sample of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian crop plant yields genomic information that helps researchers track the plant ’s domestication and migration. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Best supplements for cholesterol: The natural supplement shown to lower cholesterol
BEST supplements for cholesterol can seem hard to come by but research can help you separate the wheat from the chaff. While some supplements have only shown to have a modest impact on cholesterol levels, one natural remedy led to a significant reduction in harmful cholesterol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel biotechnological route developed to obtain fine chemicals from agricultural waste
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Preliminary calculations show that the new biotechnological route can increase the value of sugarcane bagasse and wheat straw up to 5,000-fold and multiply the price of ferulic acid by a factor of up to 75 when these residues are converted into coniferol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pulses for a Sustainable Future
By Zoltán KálmánROME, Feb 10 2020 (IPS) Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health. This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of biodiversity, soil degrad...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Harrington Seed Destructor kills nearly 100 percent of US agronomic weed seeds in lab study
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) In the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds, farmers are increasingly eager to add non-chemical control methods to their management toolbox. Impact mills, which destroy weed seeds picked up by a combine, have been shown to kill 70-99% of weed seeds in soybeans, wheat, and other small-statured cropping systems. And a recent Weed Science study from the University of Illinois shows even seeds that appear unscathed after impact milling don't germinate the following spring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The 'free from' aisle CON: Health snacks that are dairy, gluten or wheat free are packed with sugar
EXCLUSIVE: A side-by-side comparison of the 'free from' aisle and biscuit section in a London Sainsbury's showed 30 'healthy' products had a higher sugar percentage than a packet of McVitie's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overuse of herbicides costing UK economy £ 400 million per year
(Zoological Society of London) Scientists from international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have for the first time put an economic figure on the herbicidal resistance of a major agricultural weed that is decimating winter-wheat farms across the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Comparing heirloom and modern wheat effects on gut health
(American Chemical Society) Amid concerns about gluten sensitivity, increasing numbers of people are avoiding wheat. Most have not been diagnosed with a wheat-related medical condition, yet they seem to feel better when they don't eat gluten-containing foods. A possible explanation is that modern varieties of wheat are responsible. But now, researchers reporting in ACS'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have shown that a popular modern variety does not impair gastrointestinal health in mice compared with heirloom wheat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chicken soup recalled at H-E-B stores in Texas after wheat and soy were left off ingredients label
Canyon Creek Soup Company, which makes H-E-B soup in Canada but distributes it exclusively in Texas, recalled it's Butter Chicken Soup after failing to declare wheat and soy as two ingredients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Stock your freezer with homemade meatballs
Meatballs are a quick, make-ahead option for turning ground turkey, chicken or lean beef into dinner. You can roll and freeze uncooked meatballs when you have time. Then thaw and bake for 15 minutes on a busy night. Need some ideas for serving meatballs? Make meatball subs made with whole-wheat buns, marinara sauce and a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cochrane systematic review informs WHO guidelines, policy
Originally published in the Cornell ChronicleFolate is an essential B-vitamin that is needed for DNA synthesis and cell division. Folate deficiency can lead to anemia, and deficiency early in pregnancy can lead to neural tube defects – birth defects of the brain, spine and spinal cord, including spina bifida.A Cochrane systematic review on the benefits and safety of fortifying wheat or maize flour with folic acid and population health outcomes, led by scientists in the  Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell, found that fortification with folic acid (the synthetic form of folate) may improve folate status and redu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Video from RSNA 2019: Dr. Paul Chang on AI and radiology
CHICAGO - What's the current state of the art in artificial intelligence (AI)?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What to look for in AI and IT at RSNA 2019 Video from GTC 2019: Dr. Paul Chang gives a reality check to AI in radiology Video from RSNA 2018: Dr. Paul Chang on AI and radiology Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology?Comments: 12/2/2019 8:28:14 PMJimboboy I was watching Paul Chang interview on AM today. He explains that in order for us to consume AI, we will have to develop the proper infrastructure. By which he means we need to think up ways for us human rads to interface with ...
Source: Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news