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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

Child undernutrition in Mali

The latest 'Cost of Hunger in Africa' report indicates the urgency of increasing efforts to end the distress and economic consequences of child undernutrition in the west African country of Mali. T...

05 Jul | Malnutrition | Mali

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

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Combining motivational interviewing with cognitive behavioural therapy to treat anxiety

Research has shown that integrating motivational interviewing (MI) with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is more effective than CBT alone for long-term improvement in managing severe anxiety. Mo...

No significant benefit from routine use of antibiotics for malnourished children

According to a recent MSF study, routine use of antibiotics to treat severe acute malnutrition has only a very small effect on the prospect of recovery. This research, which was conducted in Niger,...

08 Feb '16 | More Nutrition News

Horses respond to human facial expressions

Horses respond to human facial expressions according to recent research in psychology (Sussex Univ, UK). Although showing photographs to horses while monitoring the horse's heart rate might be a re...

11 Feb '16 | More Animal News

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 ...

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