Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

Jun 15, 2018 0

US President Donald Trump is to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. Tariffs that affect more than 800 products worth $34bn in annual trade are due to come into effect on 6 July. The White House said it would consult on tariffs on the other $16bn of products, and would apply these later. If China retaliates, as it has already pledged to do, the US will impose even more tariffs, Mr Trump warned. Mr Trump said the tariffs were “essential to preventing further unfair transfers of American technology and intellectual property to China, which will protect American jobs.” “The US can no longer tolerate losing our technology and intellectual property through unfair economic practices,” he added. The Chinese product lines that have been hit range from aircraft tyres to turbines and commercial dishwashers. The US wants China to stop practices that allegedly encourage transfer of intellectual property – design and product ideas – to Chinese companies, such as requirements that foreign firms... ...

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High carbohydrate intake may increase cancer recurrence risk

Apr 16, 2018 0

Consuming high amounts of carbohydrates and sugar prior to treatment for head and neck cancer may increase the patients’ risks of cancer recurrence and mortality, a new study reports. Patients who consumed the most total carbohydrates and sugars — in the form of sucrose, fructose, lactose and maltose — in the year preceding the cancer treatment were at greater risk of mortality from any cause during the follow-up period. Out of the 400 cancer patients in the study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, more than 17 per cent experienced recurrence of their cancer, and 42 patients died from it.  Associations among carbohydrate intake and patient outcomes differed by cancer type and stage, said lead author Anna E. Arthur, professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. However, eating moderate amounts of fats and starchy foods such as whole grains, potatoes and legumes after treatment could have protective benefits, reducing the patients’ risks of disease recurrence and death, he added. “Our results, ...

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Canned foods may harm your digestive system

Apr 11, 2018 0

Do you like canned foods such as corn, tuna, asparagus or chicken? If yes, then think twice before consuming it. A team of researchers have warned that the canned foods may contain zinc oxide that can damage your digestive system. The study showed that nanoparticles of zinc oxide present in the lining of certain canned goods, usually considered good for its antimicrobial properties and preventing staining of sulfur-producing foods, may negatively affect the way in which human digestive tract operates.  Gretchen Mahler, Associate Professor at the Binghamton University in the New York said,”We found that zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles at doses that are relevant to what you might normally eat in a meal or a day can change the way that your intestine absorbs nutrients or your intestinal cell gene and protein expression. ...

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High intake of dairy products may improve bone health: Study

Apr 6, 2018 0

Do you include dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese in your daily diet? If not, then start doing so because a new study has revealed that higher intake of dairy products may improve bone mineral density and strengthen the spine. Dairy intake seems to be most beneficial for men over age 50, and continues to have positive associations irrespective of serum vitamin D status, according to researchers, including one of Indian origin. They said that dairy products are inked with higher volumetric bone mineral density and vertebral strength at the spine in men. Shivani Sahni from Institute for Ageing Research in the US said, ...

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 Eating broccoli daily may prevent hardening of neck arteries in older adults

Apr 5, 2018 0

One should include cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts in their daily diet because they are good for health and may also help prevent the hardening of neck arteries. According to a new study, consuming these veggies three or more times each day can prevent hardening of neck arteries in elderly women and also decrease the risk of heart diseases.A team of researchers have observed a 0.05 millimetre lower carotid artery wall thickness between high and low intakes of total vegetables. ...

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Banana plant extract may help you relish melt-proof ice cream

Mar 25, 2018 0

Love to savour your ice cream in its solid state for longer and hate to see it melt? Scientists have found a solution to this problem in a banana plant extract that they say could be key to a creamier and longer lasting ice cream. The findings showed that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting, increase shelf life and potentially replace fats used to make the tasty treat. “Our findings suggest that cellulose nanofibres extracted from banana waste could help improve ice cream in several ways,” Robin Zuluaga Gallego, from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia. “In particular, the fibres could lead to the development of a thicker and more palatable dessert, which would take longer to melt. As a result, this would allow for a more relaxing and enjoyable experience with the food, especially in warm weather,” Gallego added. For the study, presented at the 255th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, the team extracted... ...

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 Increased meat consumption may elevate liver disease risk

Mar 22, 2018 0

The health hazards of consuming processed meat and red meat are something we keep hearing every other day. Unfortunately, that does not change the fact that meat consumption is quite high the world over. Apart from being associated with diseases like cancer, harm to heart health and raising cholesterol and blood pressure levels, a new study has said linked a meat-rich diet to an increased risk of liver disease. ...

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Keto, Atkins, And Paleo Diets During Pregnancy Linked To Birth Defects

Feb 26, 2018 0

Low carb diets such as Paleo, Atkins, or Keto may increase the risk of a pregnant woman having a baby with neural tube defects, according to a new research study. Women who eat a carb-restrictive diet while trying to conceive also have a 30 percent increased risk of their child developing a birth defect. ...

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