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dairy

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A place to milk cows, store milk, and often process milk into butter, cheese, and other dairy products. In size and complexity, it varies from a simple lean-to shed for the family cow to a...

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deadly nightshade

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

The common garden plant Atropa belladonna, the flowers of which contain hyoscine and scopolamine, two drugs that in overdoses cause flushing, dilated pupils, rapid heart rate,...

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disease control

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Public Health and Epidemiology.

The method(s) and procedure(s) used to prevent and/or treat disease. This is the main business of public health practice. Preventive methods are classified as primary, secondary, and...

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Feeding the nine billion

in Food

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink; Public Health. 8385 words.

By the year 2050, there will likely be over nine, perhaps even ten, billion people on Earth. How are we going to feed them all? ‘Feeding the nine billion’ asks whether we will have enough...

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Food

John Krebs.

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink; Public Health. 144 pages.

Food: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief history of man's relationship with food, spanning from the time of our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. Food has...

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The gourmet ape

in Food

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink; Public Health. 6596 words.

Is there such a thing as a ‘natural diet’? ‘The gourmet ape’ explores the diets of ancestral hominins, our closest relatives in the fossil record, and highlights the major changes in diet...

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I like it!

in Food

September 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink; Public Health. 6984 words.

How did variations in cuisine originate? What influences our taste for certain foods over others? Are our preferences the result of culture, upbringing, genes, or are they learnt? ‘I like...

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Meals on Wheels

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

A widely used service in many countries, providing a meal, usually a hot meal, once a day, for elderly and housebound infirm persons, under the auspices of local public health or social...

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slippery elm

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

The mucilaginous interior surface of elm tree bark contains astringent alkaloids and is a traditional herbal remedy for various complaints, including gastrointestinal irritation, menstrual...

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soup kitchen

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Public Health and Epidemiology.

A service established during times of hardship, notably in the Depression of the 1930s, by agencies such as the Salvation Army to provide a hot meal for destitute people; such services are...

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