News concerning places in the USA:

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from or mentioning the United States of America

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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...

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

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