02 Nov 2016
LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Wilson, C. “ How much water should you drink a day? Your throat will tell you,”
New Scientist (October 10, 2016)

How much water should you drink each day? Someone follows the call of the body – drink when thirsty; others stick to eight glasses per day. A recent study by Michael Farrell reveals that we have very subtle mechanisms for regulating the amount we drink to maintain balance.

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2. Maldarelli, C. “ A personalized nutrition company will use your DNA to tell you what to eat,”
Popular Science (October 25, 2016)

A new California-based start-up company uses your personal DNA to create a food profile tailored to what foods work best for your body. These personalized meal plans suggest foods not based on calories, nutrient-type, or quantity, but on how your own genetic makeup responds to food.

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Book coverThe big fat surprise: why butter, meat, and cheese belong in a healthy diet / Nina Teicholz

The author surprisingly lost ten pounds after she switched from a low-fat diet to a much more sinful one. She started to investigate the reasons behind. This book challenges conventional wisdom and is full of fascinating insights into fatty foods.




1996: Comeback Kid wins second term

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is less than a week away. Wind the clock back to 6 November 1996 when Bill Clinton was re-elected to the White House for a second term and became the first Democrat to win two consecutive presidential elections since 1950. He defeated the other two candidates taking 49% of the popular vote and 379 electoral votes.

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Bill Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump


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