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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    French court backs ending life support for man, 38, in vegetative state

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Paris Court backs cutting life support to crash victim France's top administrative court yesterday gave the green light to cutting life support for a 38-year-old man in a vegetative state, going against his parents' wishes to keep him alive. The Council of State ruled that a decision taken by doctors- and supported by his wife, nephew and several siblings- ...

  2. News - World - FOOD SAFETY

    Coca-Cola withdraws brominated vegetable oil from Powerade drinks

    Posted May 05th 2014, 08:56pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Controversial ingredient out of Powerade Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo's Gatorade last year. The ingredient, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), had been the target of a petition by a Mississippi teenager, who questioned why it was being used in a drink marketed ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Vegetable farmer's bright idea for cheaper electricity

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Vegetable farmer burnishes green credentials by using solar power to fuel hydroponic system- and slashes his electricity bill in the process A bright idea for cheaper power With electricity bills set to rise across Hong Kong, a vegetable farmer has found a way of slashing his energy costs as well as his carbon footprint. Henry Ngai Hon-shun has long ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Huge blast in Pakistan vegetable market threatens talks with Taliban

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Deadliest attack in Islamabad in several years follows weeks of preliminary talks with the Pakistani Taliban Islamabad market blast threatens Taliban talks A bomb tore through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad yesterday, killing at least 20 people, police said, in the latest violence to hit government peace talks ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Britons groan as they’re told to eat more fruit and vegetables

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Most struggle to eat recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, let alone seven Britons groan as they're told to eat more greens It was with a heavy heart, and some panic, that Britons digested new advice this week that their struggle to eat enough fruit and vegetables had just got harder. Over the past decade, Britain has absorbed ...

  6. Romanesco broccoli

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... family of vegetables that also includes cauliflower, cabbage and kale. The beautiful Romanesco, with its spiral segments, is sometimes called fractal broccoli because of the resemblence of a small segment, when examined close up, to a larger piece viewed from farther away. When is it in season? Like many cruciferous vegetables, it's considered best in winter. How to choose: ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Fibre in fruit and vegetables may combat asthma, researchers say

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 03:36am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Scientists say eating fruit and vegetables could tackle disease, after successful tests on mice Diet rich in fibre may help fight against asthma The fibre consumed in fruits and vegetables seems to help quieten the overzealous immune system activity that leads to conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease and possibly even colon cancer. Now ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Eating fruit and vegetables lessens risk of suicide, say Japanese researchers

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 01:37am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Fruit and vegetables could lessen risk of suicide People with a higher proportion of fruit and vegetables in their diets have a significantly lower risk of committing ... and suicide risk. It concludes that eating fruit and vegetables is associated with a greatly reduced risk of suicide. In some cases, the risk appeared to have been more than halved. The research ...

  9. Spinach

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... frozen or canned? For salads, there's no doubt fresh is the only way to go. For cooking, though, it depends: fresh is better in stir-fries and dishes where the vegetable is cooked briefly. ... the vegetable is wilted. For an easy filling for ravioli, make the spinach and ricotta gnocchi recipe (left), but omit the flour. Fill fresh sheets of pasta or won ton wrappers, seal the edges ...




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