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Griffith research examines GPs’ confidence in providing nutritional advice to patients

Griffith research examines GPs’ confidence in providing nutritional advice to patients

The role of nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle is well understood by the medical profession but whether this information is easily conveyed to patients is another matter. How much confidence GPs have in providing nutritional advice to their patients is now the subject of research by Griffith University’s Dr Lauren Ball. [More]
Jr. NBA and FrieslandCampina partnership promotes active lifestyle in South-East Asian children

Jr. NBA and FrieslandCampina partnership promotes active lifestyle in South-East Asian children

FrieslandCampina and Jr. NBA today celebrate the first anniversary of their successful partnership designed to encourage an active lifestyle amongst children in South-East Asia. [More]
Study finds clustered cardiometabolic risk factors in children

Study finds clustered cardiometabolic risk factors in children

Lifestyle-related cardiometabolic risk factors cluster already in children in the same way as in adults, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland. A cardiometabolic risk score was used to evaluate cardiometabolic risk in different age groups. [More]
UL GEMS students host third annual Teddy Bear Hospital event for primary school children

UL GEMS students host third annual Teddy Bear Hospital event for primary school children

Medical School students at the University of Limerick today hosted the University’s annual Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) with over 400 Limerick’s primary school children from 6 different schools and their teddy bears. The aim of the event, which has been organised by six current Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) students with a particular interest in childhood medicine, is to alleviate childhood anxiety about the medical environment, its procedures and the professionals that work within it. [More]
Diet based on UK health guidelines could reduce CVD risk

Diet based on UK health guidelines could reduce CVD risk

Men and women who adapt their daily diet to meet current UK dietary guidelines could reduce their risk of a heart attack or a stroke by up to a third, according to a new study by King's College London. [More]
NPS MedicineWise launches new program to help optimise blood pressure management

NPS MedicineWise launches new program to help optimise blood pressure management

Today NPS MedicineWise launches its latest program—Blood pressure: what’s changing in how we measure, manage and monitor—providing health professionals with resources and tools to help optimise blood pressure assessment and management, and improve cardiovascular health outcomes in Australia. [More]
PTS Diagnostics announces launch of PTS Connect Wellness Solution

PTS Diagnostics announces launch of PTS Connect Wellness Solution

PTS Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer of both the CardioChek brand and the A1CNow family of point-of-care diagnostic products, announces the launch of the PTS Connect Wellness Solution. This secure cloud-based solution will empower health screening companies to screen more individuals faster and corporate wellness programs to improve outcomes by encouraging participants to monitor and track activity and progress online. [More]
UCLA, Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation partner to combat childhood obesity

UCLA, Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation partner to combat childhood obesity

UCLA Health System and the Sound Body Sound Mind Foundation have formed a partnership to provide practical ways to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles in Los Angeles. The new entity, UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind, funded by a $3 million pledge from Sound Body Sound Mind, will replicate the foundation's existing program model. [More]
Lifestyle intervention program at workplace reduces risk factors for diabetes, heart disease

Lifestyle intervention program at workplace reduces risk factors for diabetes, heart disease

A healthy lifestyle intervention program administered at the workplace and developed by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health significantly reduces risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, according to a study reported in the March issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. [More]
Study associates heart function with development of Alzheimer's disease

Study associates heart function with development of Alzheimer's disease

A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to new research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. [More]
MD Anderson, CATCH Global Foundation partner to lower cancer risk in children

MD Anderson, CATCH Global Foundation partner to lower cancer risk in children

Cancer prevention experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have allied with the CATCH Global Foundation, whose comprehensive child health program reaches children and their families in more than 10,000 educational settings nationwide, to promote behavior that will lower children's lifelong risk of developing cancer. [More]
Researchers say that cancer experience can lead to healthy lifestyle in survivors and family members

Researchers say that cancer experience can lead to healthy lifestyle in survivors and family members

After studying cancer survivors and their family caregivers, researchers at Case Western Reserve University conclude that the period between the final cancer treatment and first post-treatment checkup may be an ideal time for the entire household to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle. [More]
Q'SAI announces formation of new U.S. subsidiary

Q'SAI announces formation of new U.S. subsidiary

Celebrating 50 years serving the healthy lifestyles of the Japanese, Q'SAI Co., Ltd., announces the formation of Q'SAI USA Inc., a new United States wholly owned subsidiary that will soon introduce American versions of health products that have become staples in Japan. [More]
Tips to help manage migraine in children

Tips to help manage migraine in children

Although we may think of migraine as a disease of adults, it can also affect children of all ages. Some studies show migraine affects 6% of children and up to 28% of adolescents ages 15-17. To assist parents whose children suffer from migraine, and to help the children themselves, the American Migraine Foundation and its Chair, David W. Dodick, MD, FRCP (C) are offering a number of tips to help manage childhood migraine and minimize its impact. [More]
‘Fear of bad news’ prevents 1 in 5 Brits from having a health check

‘Fear of bad news’ prevents 1 in 5 Brits from having a health check

There is no doubt that awaiting the results from medical tests can be an anxious time for anyone. However new research revealed today by HeartAge has revealed that when it comes to undertaking a general health check, almost 1 in 5 Brits appear to be opting for the “burying heads in the sand” approach, with`19% stating that concern over test results would prevent them from having a health check. [More]
Study looks at effect of probiotic capsule intervention on metabolic health among women with GDM

Study looks at effect of probiotic capsule intervention on metabolic health among women with GDM

In a study to be presented on Feb. 5 in an oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in San Diego, researchers will report on the effect of a probiotic capsule intervention on maternal metabolic parameters and pregnancy outcomes among women with gestational diabetes. [More]
Cardiologist promotes the importance of controlling high blood pressure

Cardiologist promotes the importance of controlling high blood pressure

During Heart Month, the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is promoting the importance of controlling high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in order to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and other related chronic disorders in adults. [More]
Pitt researchers receive NIH grant to improve health of sedentary, overweight people

Pitt researchers receive NIH grant to improve health of sedentary, overweight people

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers are flipping conventional thought on its head regarding how to improve the health of sedentary people at risk for diabetes and heart disease in a new study designed to combat a condition popularly called "sitting disease." [More]
Medifast recognized as a 2015 Future 50 Blue Chip company by SmartCEO magazine

Medifast recognized as a 2015 Future 50 Blue Chip company by SmartCEO magazine

Medifast, Inc., a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss and healthy living products and programs is proud to be recognized by SmartCEO magazine as a 2015 Future 50 Blue Chip company for the fourth consecutive year. [More]
Daily use of Pycnogenol may help improve overall cognitive function

Daily use of Pycnogenol may help improve overall cognitive function

New research delivers exciting news for those seeking natural ways to boost memory and mental performance. A study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences shows daily use of Pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all), a natural plant extract from French maritime pine tree bark, may help improve attention span, memory, decision-making – including executive-level performance – and overall cognitive function. [More]
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