August 2014

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Study: New Test Flags Gluten Protein Gliadin in Food, Works Faster Than Current Method

Scientists have developed a new test that could speed up identification of gluten, a trigger for people with celiac disease.

Gluten-free foods are already on the market. But gluten can lurk in products that people might not expect. People with celiac disease have to avoid gluten completely, and gluten testing isn't required of U.S. foods.

To read the full article Celiac Disease: Faster Gluten Test, click here.

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Makers touting health benefits, but experts call ad campaign 'troubling'

Sure he takes some ribbing from his brothers. But that doesn't stop Chicago marketing executive Jonathan Schmit from slugging down Pink Lemonade Metamucil twice a day.

"I'm a triathlete. I take all kinds of supplements, so it would be silly not to do this for that part of my health," said Schmit, 36. "I'm like, 'Come on guys. This is a way to get fiber in your diet.' "

To read the full article Laxatives break out of their regular role, click here.

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Concerns about the size of genital organs are often unwarranted.

Most humans are concerned about the size of objects. For many, big is beautiful up to a point after which, it may become ugly. For others, small is beautiful again up to a point after which, it becomes unacceptable. Only a few of us have no views on size.

To read the full article Does size matter?, click here.

Active ImageStudy finds obese kids have arteries like 45-year-olds'

The arteries of many obese children and teenagers are as thick and stiff as those of 45-year-olds, a sign that such children could have severe cardiovascular disease at a much younger age than their parents unless their condition is reversed, researchers said Tuesday.

To read the full article Study finds obese kids have arteries like 45-year-olds, click here.