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Hygiene hypothesis: a misleading misnomer? An interview with Professor Sally Bloomfield

Hygiene hypothesis: a misleading misnomer? An interview with Professor Sally Bloomfield

Professor Strachan first proposed the hygiene hypothesis back in 1989. Reviewing the evidence, he suggested that one of the causes of the recent rapid rise in allergic diseases in children was lack of exposure to childhood infections [More]
School-based program helps parents and children from low-income families eat healthier food

School-based program helps parents and children from low-income families eat healthier food

Brighter Bites, a school-based program that combines the distribution of donated produce with nutritional education and a fun food experience for low-income families in food desert areas, was successful in improving the intake of fruits and vegetables in first-grade children and their parents, according to a new study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. [More]
CATCH program identified as excellent example of evidence-based physical activity intervention

CATCH program identified as excellent example of evidence-based physical activity intervention

In a paper published today in a special physical activity series of The Lancet, the Coordinated Approach to Child Health program developed by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was identified as an excellent example of an evidence-based physical activity intervention that has been successfully scaled up to affect population health. [More]
NRS Healthcare launches free Healthy Living Family Pack to help parents tackle childhood obesity

NRS Healthcare launches free Healthy Living Family Pack to help parents tackle childhood obesity

As part of National Childhood Obesity Week, which was held from 4th-10th July 2016, NRS Healthcare had launched a digital Healthy Living Family Pack to help families with children who may be experiencing issues with overeating, inactivity or poor nutrition. [More]
New supplement could help reduce urge to consume high-calorie foods

New supplement could help reduce urge to consume high-calorie foods

Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new study suggests. [More]
Philips Future Health Index report reveals clash between HCPs and patients over vision for NHS

Philips Future Health Index report reveals clash between HCPs and patients over vision for NHS

An international report published today by Royal Philips reveals that UK patients want better access to healthcare when needed, but don’t see a role in helping to ease the burden on the NHS by living healthily. [More]
Better access to healthcare in developed markets and greater adoption of connected technology in emerging markets revealed by Philips first Future Health Index

Better access to healthcare in developed markets and greater adoption of connected technology in emerging markets revealed by Philips first Future Health Index

Royal Philips today launched the results of the first edition of its Future Health Index (FHI), an extensive international study which explores how countries around the world are positioned to meet long-term global health challenges through integration and connected care technologies. In order to improve the quality, access and affordability of care, healthcare systems are increasingly shifting their focus from hospital-based acute care to new models of integrated, coordinated care along the ‘health continuum,’ from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care. [More]
Exposure to e-cigarette marketing messages may lead to e-cigarette use among students

Exposure to e-cigarette marketing messages may lead to e-cigarette use among students

Exposure to e-cigarette marketing messages is significantly associated with e-cigarette use among middle school and high school students, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. [More]
Tackling Zika: are insect repellents the answer? An interview with Bruno Jactel

Tackling Zika: are insect repellents the answer? An interview with Bruno Jactel

The repellents that are used today are mostly based on what we call chemical pesticides. These products are used to repel mosquitoes as well as ticks. They are very broadly used, but there are different issues surrounding their use. [More]
Philips to showcase advanced cardiology solutions at EuroPCR 2016 Congress

Philips to showcase advanced cardiology solutions at EuroPCR 2016 Congress

Royal Philips today announced its participation in the EuroPCR 2016 Congress in the field of interventional cardiology, taking place in Paris, France, May 17 – 20, 2016. [More]
Culturally sensitive lifestyle intervention promotes healthy-living behaviors among Latinas

Culturally sensitive lifestyle intervention promotes healthy-living behaviors among Latinas

A culturally sensitive lifestyle intervention showed promise at motivating Latinas living in the U.S. to eat better and exercise more by connecting healthy-living behaviors with the lives of saints and prominent religious figures, new studies found. [More]
Family interventions may help reduce children's genetic risks for obesity

Family interventions may help reduce children's genetic risks for obesity

Children's genetic risks for obesity may be reduced by interventions that strengthen family communication and help children manage their emotions and feelings of satiety, according to a new review of research on the problem. [More]
New study addresses needs of long-term cancer survivors

New study addresses needs of long-term cancer survivors

A team of researchers from Yale School of Public Health and Yale Cancer Center recently published a study in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship that addresses the needs of cancer survivors who are at least nine years beyond an initial diagnosis. [More]
Cardiac rehabilitation program at Bayshore Community Hospital receives AACVPR certification

Cardiac rehabilitation program at Bayshore Community Hospital receives AACVPR certification

The cardiac rehabilitation program at Bayshore Community Hospital is pleased to announced that it has received certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for its strict standards of practice. [More]
Text message reminders may help reduce people’s blood pressure

Text message reminders may help reduce people’s blood pressure

The study, of over 1300 adults with high blood pressure in the Cape Town area, compared text message reminders and interactive text messaging to a control group receiving standard care. The results appear online in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. [More]
Patient recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis treatment: an interview with Dr Nowell

Patient recommendations for rheumatoid arthritis treatment: an interview with Dr Nowell

The study, “When patients write the guidelines: Patient panel recommendations for the treatment of RA,” published in Arthritis Research & Care, demonstrated the feasibility of developing CPG recommendations based on a voting panel composed entirely of patients. [More]
Mayo Clinic Diet offers weight-loss and lifestyle program based on research, clinical experience

Mayo Clinic Diet offers weight-loss and lifestyle program based on research, clinical experience

Turning the calendar to a new year often finds people working on their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to losing weight, experts advise taking a longer view, beyond a New Year's resolution. [More]
IHPM holds 15th Annual Global Health & Productivity Conference in Dubai, UAE

IHPM holds 15th Annual Global Health & Productivity Conference in Dubai, UAE

Institute for Health and Productivity Management and its WorkPlace Wellness Alliance (created by the World Economic Forum | powered by IHPM) held its 15th Annual Global Health & Productivity Conference in Dubai, UAE at the World Trade Center and its 11th Annual EU Forum at Nestlé Global Headquarters, Vevey, Switzerland. [More]
UT awarded $1 million USDA grant to combat childhood obesity

UT awarded $1 million USDA grant to combat childhood obesity

One of every three children in Tennessee is overweight, and more than 20 percent of our children are obese. Childhood obesity has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and poor academic performance. [More]
Scientists reveal key links between childhood obesity and healthy living behaviours

Scientists reveal key links between childhood obesity and healthy living behaviours

Scientists from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute participated in several peer-reviewed articles that published today in the International Journal of Obesity Supplements. The series (including 16 original contributions) was prepared by the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment research group, a global collective of leading obesity research experts from 12 countries located on five continents. [More]
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