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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

Reducing saturated fat in diet lowers blood cholesterol and risk of CVD

The recent report 'Saturated fats and health' by the (UK) Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition concluded that there is no need to change current advice that saturated fats should not form mor...

01 Aug '19 | Nutrition | England

Canadian initiatives against Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The Canadian government is supporting new projects to address and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Canada. The Minister of Health, announced more than $1.8 million in funding over ...

26 Jul '19 | Pregnancy | Canada

Consultation about allergen warnings on medicines (NZ)

New Zealand's Safety Authority for medicines and medical devices has opened a public consultation about the introduction of new labelling requirements for non-active substances in medicines that mi...

30 Jun '19 | New Zealand

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

By 2043 obesity might exceed smoking as the largest preventable cause of cancer in women

Cancer Research UK has launched a UK-wide campaign to increase awareness that obesity is a cause of cancer. According to one report, 25 years from now being overweight or obese might lead to more c...

25 Sep '18 | Obesity | UK

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

BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony celebrates excellence in medical writing

The annual BMA Medical Book Awards ceremony 2018 took place at the British Medical Association's headquarters in London on Tues. evening. The top prize of BMA Medical Book of the Year was awarded t...

06 Sep '18 | Medical Textbooks | London, England

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

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 '18 | 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 '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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