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France's Farmers Treat Their Cows to High-Tech Milking

France's Farmers Treat Their Cows to High-Tech Milking

AFP (Feb. 21, 2014) France's family farms experiment with costly high-tech robots to milk, feed and monitor their cows. With wired cows producing up to 40% more milk than those cared for by hand, farmers hope the splurge will yield promising results. Duration: 01:56 Video provided by AFP
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Ranchers Pray for Rain in Drought Hit California

Ranchers Pray for Rain in Drought Hit California

AFP (Feb. 5, 2014) California Governor Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency due to what could be the worst drought in a century. For ranchers, the drought means no grass for their cattle, forcing them to buy expensive hay or just sell their cows. Video provided by AFP
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Latvians Race Milk Carton Boats

Latvians Race Milk Carton Boats

Reuters (Aug. 27, 2013) The Milk Carton Boat Race features dozens of extravagant and colorful boats made of milk containers competing in the waters of the Lielupe River in central Latvia. Elly Park reports.
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Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Deutsche Welle (June 23, 2013) Leftovers from the fish industry might become a valuable raw material in the future. A German company has developed a system for recycling shrimp shells and other fish waste to create oils for the food production industry. The oils are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent cardiovascular problems. The aim is to minimize waste from the fish-processing industry. Other potential leftovers are turned into a powder that is high in protein and may have anti-inflammatory properties.
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Making Sense of Conflicting Advice on Calcium Intake

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Vitamin D: More May Not Be Better; Benefits in Healthy Adults Wear Off at Higher Doses, Research Suggests

May 1, 2013 In recent years, healthy people have been bombarded by stories in the media and on health websites warning about the dangers of too-low vitamin D levels, and urging high doses of supplements to ... full story
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Calcium Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease and Death in Patients With Kidney Disease

July 19, 2013 Kidney patients who take calcium supplements to lower their phosphorus levels may be at a 22 percent higher risk of death than those who take other non-calcium based treatments, according to a new ... full story
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Treatment by Naturopathic Doctors Shows Reduction in Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Apr. 29, 2013 Counseling and treatment with naturopathic care as well as enhanced usual care reduced the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, a risk factor for heart disease, by 17 percent over a year for ... full story
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Can Vitamin B Supplements Help Stave Off Stroke?

Sep. 18, 2013 New evidence suggests that taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of ... full story
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Several Forms of Vitamin E Protect Against Memory Disorders, Study Says

Jan. 7, 2014 Elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels, according to a study published recently. According to the ... full story
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Still No Clear Evidence for Health Benefits of Vitamin D? Experts Try to Make Sense of the Data

Apr. 1, 2014 Despite a huge number of studies into the role of vitamin D on health, there is still no clear evidence that it has a beneficial effect on many conditions, conclude researchers. A growing body of ... full story
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Calcium Supplementation Does Not Increase Coronary Heart Disease, New Study Suggests

Apr. 5, 2014 Researchers have shown the results of a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of calcium supplements. The results do not support the hypothesis that calcium supplementation, with or without ... full story
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Multivitamins With Minerals May Protect Older Women With Invasive Breast Cancer

Oct. 9, 2013 Findings from a study involving thousands of postmenopausal women suggest that women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from taking supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals. ... full story
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Fish Oil Doesn't Seem to Help Age-Related Macular Degeneration

May 13, 2013 A large-scale study of age-related macular degeneration suggests fish oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids do not alter the progression of age-related macular degeneration, and that lutein ... full story
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Hysterectomy Does Not Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds

May 14, 2013 Having a hysterectomy with or without ovary removal in mid-life does not increase a woman's risk of cardiovascular disease compared to women who reach natural menopause, contrary to many ... full story
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Genetic Research Clarifies Link Between Hypertension and Vitamin D Deficiency

June 10, 2013 A large-scale genetic study involving over 155,000 individuals has enabled researchers to discover the causal link between hypertension and vitamin D deficiency. The results provide a strong case for ... full story
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Lifestyle Interventions Such as Weight Loss, Exercise Reduce Risk of Death from Cardiovascular Diseases in People at Risk of Diabetes

Apr. 2, 2014 The results from a 23-year follow up a randomized controlled trial showed that people with impaired glucose tolerance randomized to lifestyle interventions had significantly reduced death rates ... full story
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Calcium Supplements May Not Prevent Bone Loss in Women With Breast Cancer

Aug. 27, 2013 New research finds that the recommended daily doses of calcium and vitamin D supplements may not prevent loss of bone mineral density (BMD) in women undergoing breast ... full story
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People Who Eat Nuts More Than Three Times a Week Have Reduced Risk of Dying from Cancer or Cardiovascular Disease

July 15, 2013 People who eat nuts, particularly walnuts, are more likely to live longer, finds new research. In a longitudinal study, researchers suggest that those who eat nuts more than three times a week have a ... full story
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Calcium, Vitamin D Improve Cholesterol in Postmenopausal Women

Mar. 5, 2014 Calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause can improve women's cholesterol profiles. And much of that effect is tied to raising vitamin D levels, finds a new study. Whether calcium or ... full story
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Selenium, Vitamin E Supplements Can Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer in Some Men

Feb. 21, 2014 High-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer. But importantly, this risk depends upon a man’s selenium status before ... full story
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Pets May Help Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

May 9, 2013 Owning a pet, particularly a dog, could reduce your risk of heart disease. It is unclear whether owning a pet directly reduces risk. Despite the likely positive link, people shouldn't get a pet ... full story
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Earlier Depression Treatment Prevents Heart Attacks, Strokes, Study Shows

Feb. 3, 2014 New research is the first to find that treatment of depression before any apparent signs of cardiovascular disease can decrease the risk of future heart attacks and strokes by almost ... full story
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Potential Treatment for Better Heart Health in Hemodialysis Patients

Jan. 15, 2014 Researchers have discovered a potential way to improve the lipid profiles in patients undergoing hemodialysis that may prevent cardiovascular disease common in these patients. Patients undergoing ... full story
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