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Saffron adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has announced the adoption of saffron (Crocus sativus) through its Adopt-an-Herb program. These are notes about saffron and its traditional medicinal uses that the ne...

07 Apr | Herbal Medicine | USA

U.S. Regulator (FDA) helps enable veterinary care during COVID-19 pandemic

Pet owners in the USA are informed of temporary easing of some regulations enabling pets such as cats and dogs to receive veterinary consultations remotely, for example in the form of the animal's ...

AMA (USA) offers 6 tips for better heart health

February is American Heart Month which is supported and promoted by national organizations including the AMA and NIH. These 6 tips for heart health are from the American Medical Association (AMA).

01 Feb | Heart Health | USA

Aromatherapy assoc. NAHA supports lavender via ABC's adopt-an-herb

The American Botanical Council announced that the adoption of true lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, Lamiaceae) by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb pro...

22 Dec '19 | Natural Health | USA

Excessive use of antibiotics to treat young children

Recent study suggests that children in low- and middle-income countries receive excessive antibiotic prescriptions in their first 5 years of life. There are concerns that so much antibiotics could ...

16 Dec '19 | Antibiotics | Developing Countries

Packaged food healthiest in the UK, USA, Australia and Canada

Packaged food sold in UK rated healthiest in a study undertaken by authors from 6 countries who compared the healthiness of packaged foods and beverages from 12 countries using data collected durin...

22 Aug '19 | Nutrition | International

Portland area nonprofit groups form social health network

Thrive Local, a comprehensive, far-reaching network creating connections between health care providers and social services agencies to address pressing social needs such as housing, food, safety, t...

16 Aug '19 | Social Care | Oregon, USA

Garlic and Artichoke adopted through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program

The American Botanical Council has recently announced adoptions of garlic (Allium sativum) and artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) through ABC's Adopt-an-Herb program. Here are some interesting facts ab...

14 Jun '19 | Herbal Medicine | USA

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 '18 | 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 '18 | 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 '18 | 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 '18 | 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 '18 | 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 '18 | 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 '18 | 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 '18 | Obesity

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