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The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

Health
If I offered you a superfood that would make you live longer, would you be interested?Naturally it reduces the chances of debilitating heart attacks and strokes as well as life-long diseases such as type-2 diabetes.And it helps keep your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels down.I should mention it's cheap and widely available in the supermarket.What is it?Fibre - it's not the sexiest thing in the world but a major study has been investigating how much fibre we really need to be eating and found there are huge health benefits."The evidence is now overwhelming and this is a game-changer that people have to start doing something about it," one of the researchers, Prof John Cummings, tells BBC News.It's well known for stopp...
CDC warns against eating romaine lettuce after E. coli outbreak

CDC warns against eating romaine lettuce after E. coli outbreak

Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have now warned U.S. and Canadian consumers not to eat romaine lettuce after 32 people in 11 states were infected with a strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. "CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available," the agency said in a press release. Thirteen people were hospitalized, including one person who developed kidney failure, specifically hemolytic uremic syndrome, the agency said, adding that no deaths have been reported. In Canada, the Public Health Agency has identified 18 people infected with the same DNA fingerprint o...
What This Mom Learned About Food Culture in America After Her Baby Stopped Eating

What This Mom Learned About Food Culture in America After Her Baby Stopped Eating

Health
You’ll want to have tissues handy when you dive into The Eating Instinct: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America. Though the new book from Virginia Sole-Smith might sound at first blush like a feminist or body-positivity book—both of which it is—it’s also a deeply personal, heart-wrenching story. Sole-Smith’s elder daughter, Violet, stopped eating by mouth at nine weeks old, and didn’t start again until she was about 16 months old. Rare congenital heart defects landed Violet in the hospital four weeks into her tiny life, and she emerged with what’s known medically as an oral aversion or infantile anorexia. It’s...
Instagram criticised over eating disorder hashtags

Instagram criticised over eating disorder hashtags

Technology
Instagram says it is working to improve the artificial intelligence it uses to protect vulnerable users after communities promoting eating disorders were not picked up on the app. Since 2016, the social media giant has held a policy that whenever a user searches for potentially harmful topics like "#proanorexia", a pop-up comes up as a warning and points them to where they can get help before they can access the content.As per the platform's own rules, these pop-ups should accompany any search terms related to the sensitive topics.However, Sky News discovered almost a dozen hashtags that are freely open with no warning while seemingly promoting unhealthy and dangerous attitudes towards food and body image.The hashtag search terms were slight variations or different spelling...