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from or mentioning the United States of America

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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...

Robotic exoskeleton hopes for alleviating crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy

Researchers have created the first robotic exoskeleton specifically designed to treat crouch (or flexed-knee) gait in children with cerebral palsy by providing powered knee extension assistance at ...

25 Aug '17 | Technology | USA

Artificial outdoor lighting and breast cancer

Women living in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night might be at higher risk of breast cancer than those living in other locations with lower levels of artificial night lighting, such...

18 Aug '17 | Breast Cancer | USA

Benefits of interval training for vascular health of older women

Research suggests that short bouts of interval exercise might be particularly beneficial for post-menopausal women. This group was studied because the risk of cardiovascular disease is thought to i...

07 Aug '17 | Interval Exercise | Leeds, England

Womens' death rates lower in greener neighbourhoods (USA)

Women living in the USA have lower mortality rates in areas with a greater proportion of vegetation compared with more urban areas such as in larger towns and cities. The recent study considered th...

15 Apr '16 | Environment | USA

FDA Regulation for Food Safety during Transportation (USA)

The FDA (USA) has announced details of a new food safety regulation to reduce the risk of food contamination during transportation. The new rule requires transportation of human and animal food by ...

05 Apr '16 | Food Safety | USA

Aromatherapy Book wins Botanical Literature Award (USA)

The 2015 James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award has been awarded to a book about aromatherapy. The recipient is Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Healthcare, 3rd edition, by ...

19 Feb '16 | Aromatherapy | USA

AMA endorses 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines (USA)

The AMA welcomes 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, a report detailing recent nutritional advice for Americans. Described on health.gov as an essential resource for health professionals and policymakers...

08 Jan '16 | Nutrition | USA

Yoga practice associated with better general wellness

What are the benefits of yoga ? According to the 2012 NHIS survey of 34,525 American adults, yoga practitioners reported more positive health benefits than the people who used other alternative hea...

05 Nov '15 | Yoga | USA

Schizophrenia - Aerobic exercise found to improve cognitive functioning

Schizophrenia patients experienced improvements in cognitive functioning when they participated in an aerobic exercise training programme. In a proof-of-concept, single-blind, randomized clinical ...

23 Mar '15 | Schizophrenia | USA

What is sharenting? ... and how some parents over-do it

Many parents share information about their children via social media. How much is too much and which subjects and types of material should be off-limits? How will the child feel about info being pu...

16 Mar '15 | Child Welfare | USA

Archangel Chamuel is associated with World Peace (among other interests). Rest easy, for it is fear that attracts that which you fear.

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