Rethinking the public library: A new model for addressing food insecurity?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for April is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled: ‘Lunch at the library: examination of a community-based approach to addressing summer food insecurity‘ by Janine S Bruce, Monica M De La Cruz, Gala Moreno and Lisa J Chamberlain.…


Pilot Study for the Determination of Death After Cardiac Arrest

Written on behalf of the study investigators Loretta Norton, Raechelle M. Gibson, Teneille Gofton, Carolyn Benson, Sonny Dhanani, Sam D. Shemie, Laura Hornby, Roxanne Ward, and G.…


Using Complex Inference Networks to identify and understand the ecological interactions in zoonoses

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “Understanding transmissibility patterns of Chagas disease through complex vector–host networks” by Laura Rengifo-Correa, Christopher R.…


What role could plant sterols play in coronary heart disease prevention?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for March is from Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled: ‘Effect of a plant sterol-enriched spread on biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation in hypercholesterolaemic subjects’.…


Breakfast Cereals Contain Shocking Levels of Sugar (Up to 35%) In Spite of Manufacturers’ Claims Over the Last 20 Years

According to a new study by Action on Sugar and Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) at Queen Mary University of London[i], published by the journal Public Health Nutrition, the salt content of popular breakfast cereals sold in the UK since 2005 has decreased by approximately 50% over the past 10 years owing to the successful salt reduction programme – particularly the target-based approach to gradually reduce salt added to food.…


Will providing food in randomised controlled trials produce greater weight loss effects?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for January is from British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled: ‘Impact of food supplementation on weight loss in randomised-controlled dietary intervention trials: a systematic review and meta-analysis’.…


A warning against false expectations – observations from laboratory experiments do not necessarily correspond with the observation in the field

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “Detecting hybridization in African schistosome species: does egg morphology complement molecular species identification?” by Nele A.…


Probiotics may reduce risk of gestational diabetes

Researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and the University of Auckland, have found that a ‘home-grown’ naturally occurring probiotic reduces the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and lowers fasting blood sugar.…


Are Cats Bad For Your Mental Health? Probably Not.

This blog post is written by Francesca Solmi and James Kirkbride. Over the past few years, a number of scientific studies and media outlets have reported that Toxoplasma Gondii (T.


Knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of Toxocara: the enigma remains

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “Knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of Toxocara: the enigma remains” by Celia Holland.…


What factors can influence how much vitamin D is in a glass of milk?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled: ‘Environmental and genetic factors influence the vitamin D content of cows’ milk’.…


Sexual Satisfaction and Perception of Change in Sexual Activity in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

The cognitive and behavioral changes after the onset of dementia may affect the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease (PwAD) and their spouse-caregivers.…