Hackaday
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Early and low-cost detection of a Heart Failure is the proposal of [Jean Pierre Le Rouzic] for his entry for the 2017 Hackaday Prize. His device is based on a low-cost Doppler device, like those fetal Doppler devices used to listen an unborn baby hearth, feeding a machine learning algorithm that could differentiate between a healthy and an unhealthy hearth. The theory behind it is that a regular, healthy hearth tissue has a different acoustic impedance than degenerated tissue. Based on the acoustic impedance, the device would classify the tissue as: normal, degenerated, granulated or fibrous. Each category indicates specific problems mostly in connective tissues. There are several advantages to have a working device like the one [Rouzic] is working on. To start, it would be possible to use it at home, without the intervention of a doctor or medical staff.
Voice Of America
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“It’s been really recent advances, both in screening methodologies as well as data science, that actually makes it possible,” said Jim Flatt, Hampton Creek’s chief of research and development. Beyond burger In the lab of another company, Beyond Meat, scientists re-created a hamburger patty out of proteins from yellow peas, soy and beets for the look of blood. The scientists are breaking down the building blocks of meat and going into the plant kingdom to look for those same elements. They’re then rebuilding them into a new kind of food that uses plant-based protein to create a patty that looks just like a beef patty “What we’re doing is we’re taking plant matter. We’re running it through heating, cooling and pressure and that’s basically stitching together the proteins so they take on the fibrous texture of animal muscle,” said Beyond Meat founder Ethan Brown These companies say plants hold the key to solving global food problems.
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Summary: Artificial trans fats increase fat gain and boost the risk of many harmful diseases. Real foods dont contain artificial trans fats. 7. They’ll Help You Eat More Slowly Taking time and eating slowly is a piece of weight loss advice that’s often overlooked. However, eating slowly gives your brain more time to process your food intake and recognize when it’s full ( 31 ). Real foods can help slow down your eating since they typically have a firmer, more fibrous texture that needs to be chewed more. This simple action can help you lose weight by making you feel full with a smaller amount of food. For instance, a study in 30 men found those who chewed each bite 40 times ate about 12% less food than those who chewed 15 times. The study also showed that participants who chewed each bite 40 times had less of the hunger hormone ghrelin in their blood after the meal, and more of the fullness hormones glucagon-like peptide-1 and cholecystokinin ( 32 ).
The Huffington Post
5 months
3. Double Down On Fruits And Veggies A hearty diet rich in fruits and veggies is good for, well, practically everything , including digestive health. The skins and peels of many fruits and veggies are chock-full of insoluble fiber, while the foods themselves are loaded with soluble fiber and are nutrient rich. The fruit and veggie world usually mixes soluble and insoluble fibers, Ayoob says. I always recommend as wide a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains and beans as possible. Soft fruits and vegetables like bananas and avocados are easy on the digestive system. But, be healthily cautious of cruciferous vegetables like kale, cauliflower and Brussel sprouts, warns Tracy Lockwood , a nutritionist in New York City. Because they are so incredibly fibrous, they take a lot of energy to break down into a digestible form, thus causing bloat and stomach discomfort.
The Week
5 months
"It broke my heart," says Andrew. "We had a run of bull calves and it was such a waste." To him, rearing and eating veal is the ethical thing to do. "If you drink the milk," he says, "you have a responsibility to eat the meat." That may sound surprising to British ears. Many UK consumers regard veal with suspicion, recalling images of young animals tethered in crates, unable to move or lie down, even though such methods were outlawed across the EU more than a decade ago and long before that in the UK. Now, even animal welfare groups acknowledge that Britain leads the way. "Veal does not need to be a cruel meal," says Compassion in World Farming . "Calves reared to UK standard are provided with bedding and younger calves receive double the amount of fibrous food compared to continental veal calves. Older UK calves have greater space allowance than stipulated in EU law.
TIME - Top Stories
3 months
Kudos if youve already incorporated whole grains into your regular diet: Among other benefits, eating more of these fibrous foods has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. One reason may be because whole grains are good sources of lignans , antioxidant-rich compounds also found in seeds, legumes, and other plant sources. But if youve taken an antibiotic recently, you may not be benefiting from all the good-for-you nutrients that whole grains can provide. According to a recent study published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research , antibiotic use was associated with lower levels of enterolignansthe metabolized form of lignansin the body. The study suggests that antibiotic medications may disrupt bacteria in the gut , preventing it from converting plant lignans into this beneficial form.
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It is a very rare medical condition and what It is a very rare medical condition and what it does, it It is a very rare medical condition and what it does, it is caused by an overgrowth of fibrous tissue and what it does, it is caused by an overgrowth of fibrous tissue in the face. Victoria Wright is so comfortable speaking about her facial disfigurement, she made this video for the NHS. That I look very different is the main issue I face on.
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Humans have come up with all sorts of ways to make food even more delicious , and white asparagus is proof of that. White asparagus, which is only available during the spring months, is the same as green asparagus only its grown under a mound of dirt. When the spears begin to stick out of the ground, producers will cover them with dirt or black plastic to keep them in the dark. This limit on sun exposure inhibits the production of chlorophyll , which is what makes asparagus normally turn green. It also results in a milder flavor. Green asparagus has a slightly grassy flavor, while white asparagus tends to be sweeter. Its also more fibrous, so it has to be peeled before cooking. Once you do that though, you can go ahead and eat all the white asparagus with the help of these delicious recipes below. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related.
BoingBoing
5 months
I dug deeper. In a public library’s photo archive, I came across high-quality digital images of letters written in the nineteenth century in the U.S., many of them around the time of the Civil War. Their homely ink was brown, not quite opaque, and seemed handmade. A little more digging led me to fascinating descriptions of how walnut hulls (the fibrous material surrounding the shell of a walnut as it grows on a tree) could be boiled to produce this black-brown colored substance that was passable as ink and was commonly used to hastily dye clothes into mourning-dark hues. In isolated and rural places, where true black was costly or inaccessible, everything was rendered in this dark brown by careful work. From the pages of a 250-year-old diary, I found instructions. Gather walnut hulls from a tree; even better if you can pick up slightly rotted ones from the ground, for these are darker.
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If those cross-links were to disrupt, however, then the full power of osmotic draw would take effect; the tissue could then build many EZ layers and therefore hydrate massively, bringing huge expansion (Figure 5). That’s what happens when body tissues are injured, especially with dislocations. The injury disrupts fibrous macromolecules and cross-links, eliminating the restraining forces that keep osmosis at bay; EZ buildup can then proceed virtually unimpeded. The reason why swelling can be so impressive is that the cross-link disruption occurs progressively. Breaking one cross-link results in higher stress on neighboring cross-link; so disruption progresses in a zipper-like fashion. When that happens, the osmotic rush of water into the tissue can continue practically without restraint, resulting in the enormous immediate swelling that is often seen.
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It is encapsulated in the cell structure, the fibrous walls. It is digested and absorbed differently. It is when it is out of the structure, even in fruit juice, that we need to make sure that we are not having too much.
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Chew on this: A Toronto man wants a taste of celebrity and hell stomach anything to get it. Noah Maloney, who posts YouTube videos under the tasteful and not-gross-at-all moniker of Dog Shit, has vowed to eat a picture of actor Jason Segel every day until the actor returns the, well, you cant really call it a favor. Maloney posted his first video on Thursday and he spends four minutes and 21 seconds chewing on Segels headshot. HuffPost has reached out to Maloney and Segel to get their reactions, but both have kept their lips sealed thus far. The complete video is above, but you can watch the best parts through the magic of GIF-arama. Here he is taking his first bites. via GIPHY Now hes working on the head. via GIPHY You cant eat that much fibrous paper without a water break. via GIPHY Keeping your mouth closed when chewing up a photo of actor Jason Segel is the epitome of good manners.
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When the president lay supine on his back and the doctors applied pressure to the front of his chest for cardiac massage, they forced the bullet back out through the same channel and it fell out from his back.” Well, it doesnt work that way. See, if you were in Pittsburgh, we have these three large tunnels, I always do this, I dont know of any tunnels down here. We have three large, long tunnels: Fort Pitt, Liberty and Squirrel Hill tunnels. I love to tell my audiences around there when I’m talking about JFK, which I did as recently as last night. I say, just picture yourself, folks, going into the Liberty tunnels and you decide when you’re in there, that you’re going in the wrong direction. So you put your car in reverse and you back out. Well, bullets dont work that way. When the bullet slams into you, it produces hemorrhage, it produces immediate swelling of the tissues, edema, it becomes encased, engorged and held in place by fibrous tissue, whatever the tissue may be.
TIME - Top Stories
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The Huffington Post
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The animal was just the latest of a mounting tally of victims claimed by plastic pollution of the ocean. The UN estimates that 8 million tons of plastic trash are dumped into the worlds oceans each year. According to a study done by the World Economic Forum , by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish ( by weight) in the worlds seas. The study also estimated that there are current 165 million tons of trash in the ocean today. A 2015 study by researchers at the University of California at Davis and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia found that a quarter of fish sampled in fish markets in California and Indonesia had plastic or some other fibrous garbage in their bellies. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=5866c5c0e4b0d9a5945b6168,568ee104e4b0a2b6fb6f696e -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
The Huffington Post
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The animal was just the latest of a mounting tally of victims claimed by plastic pollution of the ocean. The UN estimates that 8 million tons of plastic trash are dumped into the worlds oceans each year. According to a study done by the World Economic Forum , by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish ( by weight) in the worlds seas. The study also estimated that there are current 165 million tons of trash in the ocean today. A 2015 study by researchers at the University of California at Davis and Hasanuddin University in Indonesia found that a quarter of fish sampled in fish markets in California and Indonesia had plastic or some other fibrous garbage in their bellies. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=5866c5c0e4b0d9a5945b6168,568ee104e4b0a2b6fb6f696e -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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I understand that despite this missile going slightly wayward and all not been quite well on it they didn't carry out another test, so it isn't like a fibrous missile, something went wrong, they awarded it and then went just take another one and double-check, I don't know whether that position was taken for cost reasons or for other reasons, but cost is certainly a factor.
The Huffington Post
5 months
What is a disc herniation? The intervertebral disc is an elastic soft cushion that is between the vertebrae of the spine (Figure 9). It connects the vertebrae together, gives stability to the spine, and allows the spine to move. The intervertebral disc has two parts; the annulus fibrosus (tough fibrous outer layer) and the nucleus pulposus (soft gel-like inner layer) (Figure 10). If the soft gel-like inner material leaks out or herniates through a tear in the fibrous outer layer, it becomes a disc herniation. A tear of the disc may allow the gel-like material in the center of the disc to protrude and leak out, causing a herniation of the disc, which presses into the nerve root as it exits the spine. This irritates the close by nerve root, causing sciatica. Sciatica is one of the most common symptoms of lumbar disc herniation. Treatment Treatment will initially include anti-inflammatory medication, muscle relaxation and physical therapy.
The Huffington Post
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Brown rice is a tough sell when offered next to white. Despite the fact that brown is healthier, people prefer white because they think it just tastes better. (Just like folks opt for white bread instead of whole wheat.) White rice and brown rice begin as the same thing ― they come from the same grain, after all ― but theres one big difference: white rice has been processed more than brown. When rice is first harvested, it is washed and the hulls are removed from the grains. At this point, what youre left with is brown rice ― it still has several thin layers of bran coating the grain. To get white rice from that grain, it has to be milled and polished down, removing the bran . This is what that process looks like: Brown rice is a whole grain ― i.e., it contains all parts of the grain , including the fibrous bran, the nutritious germ and the carb-rich endosperm.