Pyogenic Granuloma on the Tongue: A Pediatric Case Report.

Pyogenic granuloma on the tongue: a pediatric case report.

Gen Dent. 2013 Aug; 61(5): 27-9
Ximenes M, Triches TC, Cardoso M, Bolan M

Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a rare, benign, vascular, hyperplasic, soft tissue lesion caused by diverse factors, including traumatic injuries. This article presents a case involving the surgical removal of PG on the tongue of a 4-year-old boy who had difficulty with speech and eating because of the tongue lesion. The parents reported that the child had the habit of nibbling on and sucking his tongue. The lesion was excised and histopathological analysis confirmed the diagnosis of PG; however, because the child continued to nibble and suck on his tongue, the lesion recurred. A second surgery was performed with the same histopathological diagnosis. At a one-year follow-up, the child had ceased his tongue habits, and no recurrence was seen. HubMed – eating

Efficacy and Consumer Preferences for Different Approaches to Calorie Labeling on Menus.

J Nutr Educ Behav. 2013 Aug 5;
Pang J, Hammond D

To evaluate the efficacy and consumer preferences of calorie labeling on menus.Between-group experiment. Participants were randomized to view menu items according to 1 of 4 experimental conditions: no calorie information, calorie-only information, calorie plus health statement (HS), and calorie plus the Physical Activity Scale. Participants selected a snack and then rated menus from all conditions on the level of understanding and perceived effectiveness.University of Waterloo, Canada.A total of 213 undergraduate university students recruited from classrooms.The calorie amount of menu selection and ratings of understandability and perceived effectiveness.Linear regression models and chi-square tests.Participants who selected items from menus without calorie information selected snacks with higher calorie amounts than participants in the calorie-only condition (P = .002) and the calorie plus HS condition (P = .001). The calorie plus HS menu was perceived as most understandable and the calorie plus calorie plus Physical Activity Scale menu was perceived as most effective in helping to promote healthy eating.Calorie labeling on menus may assist consumers in making healthier choices, with consumer preference for menus that include contextual health statements. HubMed – eating

Influence of on-farm production practices on sensory and technological quality characteristics of pork loin.

Meat Sci. 2013 Jul 16; 96(1): 315-320
Omana DA, Goddard E, Plastow GS, Janz J, Ma L, Anders S, Moore SS, Bruce HL

Quality of pork from pigs raised either traditionally (outdoor access or bedded settings with no sub-therapeutic antibiotics or growth promotants in feed) or conventionally (commercial indoor) was evaluated. Pork loins (m. longissimus thoracis et lumborum, LTL) from four hundred pigs from either traditional or conventional production systems (n=200) fed commercially formulated diets ad libitum were harvested at slaughter. Intramuscular crude fat content and lean color (L* and b*) values were significantly decreased in conventional pork loins. LTL from conventionally-raised pig carcasses showed increased (P<0.05) mean pH, moisture content and reduced cooking loss and shear force values and had increased tenderness and juiciness scores compared to those from traditionally-raised pig carcasses. Results indicated that pork from conventionally raised pigs was superior to that from traditionally raised pigs in terms of tenderness and juiciness, suggesting that consumers may value pork from traditionally raised pigs on the basis of factors other than eating quality and appearance. HubMed – eating

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