News concerning places in the USA:

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from or mentioning the United States of America

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Cranberry Harvest underway in USA

It's cranberry harvest time across parts of the northern USA and Canada. Eating raw cranberries is probably the most nutritious way to consume these healthful bright red berries. Dried cranberries,...

05 Oct | Cranberries (fruit) | USA & Canada

The higher prevalence of hypertension in black compared with white Americans has been linked with fried and highly processed food

Diet plays a significant role in the increased risk of hypertension in black compared with white Americans according to research 1 recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Associat...

05 Oct | Food & Nutrition | USA

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017

The total value of retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017, an increase of 8.5% over the total sales in 2016. The latest American Botanical Council (ABC) annual ma...

13 Sep | Herbal Supplements | USA

It's a bumper blueberry season

July is National Blueberry Month in the USA. Many parts of the country are reporting a bumper crop of blueberries. Here's a brief summary of some of the reported health benefits of this delicious f...

13 Jul | Blueberries (fruit) | North America & Europe

Wire-bristle grill brush danger for summer BBQs

Summer food safety warnings often concern consumption of undercooked meat products from BBQs. Vegetarians and vegans should also take note of the dangers of use of wire-bristle grill brushes, somet...

03 Jul | Outdoor Cooking | USA

Heat-related health concerns for older adults increase during the summer

In recent weeks there have been unusually high temperatures in some parts of the world while in other places high temperatures are normal during June, July and August. Although enjoyable for many, ...

28 Jun | Hyperthermia | USA

U.S. FDA takes steps to advance health through improvements in nutrition

The health benefits of positive dietary decision making is the reason for a major initiative by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to advance health through improvements in nutrition. The ag...

27 Jun | Nutrition | USA

Positive effects of exercise on blood cell populations

Physical exercise such as cycling or using a treadmill to run at a gym can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood. This suggestion follows from a recent ...

20 Jun | Obesity

Olfactory receptor OR51E2 and prostate cancer

A biotech news website has speculated about the possible future use of aromatherapy to treat prostate cancer. Although the article itself actually describes the behaviour of olfactory receptor OR51...

08 Jun | Prostate Cancer | USA

Essential oils used in ambulances

The availability of essential oils in ambulances increases the range of treatment options available to paramedics. This must be good news for everyone and might be of particular interest to the nat...

Return unwanted prescription drugs

The opioid crisis is an important, although not the only, reason to review medications and discard unwanted medicines safely. Last year 456 tons of prescriptions were returned on National Prescript...

27 Apr | Prescription Drugs | USA

New portable test for and vitamin A and iron deficiencies

A new device to enable health workers to detect deficiency of vitamin A and iron in just 15 minutes has been announced by scientists at Cornell Univ, USA. It is hoped that this will assist with hum...

06 Dec '17 | Malnutrition

Concerns about the health impact of social media

Concerns about over use of social media are not new. The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a new policy highlighting the negative health impacts of some uses of social media. It urges ...

16 Nov '17 | Social Media | USA

Effects of fragmented landscapes on forest vertebrates

When areas of forest are divided into ever-smaller sections, more forest-dwelling species tend to live at the edges of forests and the deep core of the forest becomes an ever-smaller proportion of ...

03 Nov '17 | Environment

FAERS improves access to concerns about adverse drug reactions

The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) and other such reporting systems are important for the FDA's ability to help ensure the greatest level of transparency and to help patients and provid...

29 Sep '17 | Medications | USA

Research confirms that good moods are contagious. Depression isn't.

Are states of mind, or 'moods', socially contagious? Expressed another way, might happy friends cheer us up and dissatisfied friends reduce our own feelings about our life and situation? What about...

Pope St Gregory I (c.540-604 CE) stated that there were nine ranks of angels in Heaven.

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