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Packaged food healthiest in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada

Packaged food sold in UK rated healthiest in a study undertaken by authors from 6 countries who compared the healthiness of packaged foods and beverages from 12 countries using data collected during 2013-18.

22 Aug | Nutrition | International

Recent popular news items are featured further down this page.
For more news items see news topics, which also lists news by month, and news by location (e.g. country).

Featured product of the day:

Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals #Ad

by Chris Pellant

This book explains what rocks and minerals are and how they are classified. It includes details about more than 500 rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic) and minerals together with colour photographs to help beginners identify rocks, crystals and minerals based on appearance which, although always enough for a definite identification, is often a good way to start.

This week features books about geology.

Angel Thought for 11th November:

Gratitude is not a duty, but a joy. Celebrate the generosity and spirit of all who assist or have assisted others.

An 'Angel Thought' appears here every day.

See also the pages about Angels and Archangels.
There are many names of archangels, some being due to spelling variations.

Read about rose quartz

a natural crystal associated with peace and calm

Today's Study Tip:

It may help to talk study topics through with others - friends, family, fellow students, or a mentor if you have one.

What else is here?

These pages include articles about healthy living and various approaches to health and well-being. There are also study areas and general interest sections. The content featured here changes frequently.

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If it's your birthday today ...

... you were probably* born under the sign of Scorpio, often referred to and depicted as the scorpion, or represented symbolically.

Crystals and gemstones associated with this sign include malachite, moonstone and turquoise.

Scorpios can have a highly competitive nature. They are widely considered to be brave, focused, balanced, yet also ambitious. Many excel as sportspeople and athletes.

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)

Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid and as folate, is important for the production of healthy red blood cells, heart function, and the maintenance of strong bones. It is widely recommended during early pregnancy because it is thought to help prevent neural tube defects and other congenital foetal malformations. It is also said to support mental and emotional well being.

Sources of vitamin B9 include green leafy vegetables, wholegrains, avocados and bananas.

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More from the News Section:

Reducing saturated fat in diet lowers blood cholesterol and risk of CVD - 1 Aug '19

Consultation about allergen warnings on medicines (NZ) - 30 Jun '19

Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program - 14 Jun '19

Cranberry Harvest underway in USA - 5 Oct '18

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017 - 13 Sep '18

BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony celebrates excellence in medical writing - 6 Sep '18

Wire-bristle grill brush danger for summer BBQs - 3 Jul '18

Heat-related health concerns for older adults increase during the summer - 28 Jun '18

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