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Tampa General Hospital achieves Baby-Friendly hospital designation

Tampa General Hospital achieves Baby-Friendly hospital designation

Tampa General Hospital is the first hospital in Hillsborough County – and one of only three in the Tampa Bay area – to earn the Baby-Friendly hospital designation from Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. for its commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers and their babies. [More]
Most American schools implement healthy practices to meet federal school meal standards

Most American schools implement healthy practices to meet federal school meal standards

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according to data published today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. [More]
School meals become more nutritious

School meals become more nutritious

The amount of whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables offered in school meals is up and sodium is down, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday. [More]
People who eat high protein foods have lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness

People who eat high protein foods have lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness

Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise - according to new research from the University of East Anglia. [More]
Proper iodine nutrition necessary during pregnancy

Proper iodine nutrition necessary during pregnancy

New research published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that pregnant women in Sweden had inadequate levels of iodine in their diets. Proper iodine nutrition is necessary for neurological development of the fetus. [More]
Theresa Alenghat receives 2015 AGA-CCFA-Janssen Research Award in IBD Epigenetics Research

Theresa Alenghat receives 2015 AGA-CCFA-Janssen Research Award in IBD Epigenetics Research

The American Gastroenterological Association, in partnership with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and Janssen Biotech, Inc., announced today that Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD, from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, was awarded with the 2015 AGA-CCFA-Janssen Research Award in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Epigenetics Research. [More]
New Pitt analysis reveals causes of stillbirth among obese women

New Pitt analysis reveals causes of stillbirth among obese women

Obese women are nearly twice as likely as their lean counterparts to have stillborn babies for several specific, potentially preventable medical reasons, a new University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis reveals. [More]

School students eat less fruits and vegetables despite national push for healthier school lunches

Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials - many students are putting the fruits and vegetables they're now required to take straight into the trash, consuming fewer than they did before the law took effect. [More]
Potential biomarker could help prevent pre-diabetic individuals from developing Type II diabetes

Potential biomarker could help prevent pre-diabetic individuals from developing Type II diabetes

Virginia Tech researchers have identified a biomarker in pre-diabetic individuals that could help prevent them from developing Type II diabetes. [More]
SLUCare cardiac surgeon aims to connect underserved population in St. Louis region with health care services

SLUCare cardiac surgeon aims to connect underserved population in St. Louis region with health care services

A new project spearheaded by a Saint Louis University cardiac surgeon is aiming to connect an underserved population with health care services in the St. Louis region. [More]
A hearty bowl of instant oatmeal helps control food intake at lunch

A hearty bowl of instant oatmeal helps control food intake at lunch

A new study revealed that your cereal choice at breakfast might have an impact on how much you eat for lunch. Newly published research in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showed that a hearty bowl of instant oatmeal helped curb food intake at lunch better than a leading oat-based, cold cereal -- even when each bowl provided the same number of calories. [More]
Documentary film highlights the importance of making balanced food choices

Documentary film highlights the importance of making balanced food choices

Today, John Cisna, the Iowa high-school teacher who lost 60 pounds eating only McDonald's food for six months, met with educators, media and community leaders to share details of his story and documentary, "540 Meals: Choices Make the Difference." [More]
Clinicians and researchers to meet at UPMC to propose standard guidelines for treating concussions

Clinicians and researchers to meet at UPMC to propose standard guidelines for treating concussions

Nearly 30 leading, independent concussion clinicians and researchers from around the United States will convene at UPMC Oct. 15 and 16 with a unique purpose: to propose standard guidelines on the best practices, protocols and active therapies for treating concussions today, resulting in a white paper to be published in a medical journal and shared nationwide. [More]
NIH-funded Growing Resilience project to evaluate health impacts of food gardens

NIH-funded Growing Resilience project to evaluate health impacts of food gardens

With a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, University of Wyoming and Wind River Indian Reservation partners will evaluate the health impacts of food gardens with 100 Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho families who would like to try home gardening. [More]
Hot chilli may be the key to lose weight, say Adelaide University researchers

Hot chilli may be the key to lose weight, say Adelaide University researchers

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a high-fat diet may impair important receptors located in the stomach that signal fullness. [More]
Hi-Tech acquires LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding products

Hi-Tech acquires LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding products

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, a leading global provider of Sports Nutrition, Weight loss products, and Contract Manufacturing services, and LG Sciences, one of the premier Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding brands in the United States, today announced that Hi-Tech has acquired LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition products and Bodybuilding products. [More]
Kuros Biosurgery closes financing round of CHF15M

Kuros Biosurgery closes financing round of CHF15M

Kuros Biosurgery AG, a biotechnology company developing novel biomaterials and bioactive-biomaterial combination products and focused in therapeutic areas covering sealants and orthobiologics, announced today that it has closed a financing round of CHF15M. An additional investment is expected in a second closing later this year. [More]
MU researcher proposes method to identify human vulnerabilities

MU researcher proposes method to identify human vulnerabilities

Historically, males have been considered the vulnerable sex, sometimes called "male vulnerability." Charles Darwin noted that boys are more likely to die in infancy than girls and have a higher risk of premature death throughout their lifetimes. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri suggests that research in "male vulnerability" should be expanded to include "female vulnerability." [More]
Vitamin D supplements may help reduce risk of falls in homebound elderly

Vitamin D supplements may help reduce risk of falls in homebound elderly

Every year falls affect approximately one in three older adults living at home, with approximately one in 10 falls resulting in serious injury. Even if an injury does not occur, the fear of falling can lead to reduced activity and a loss of independence. [More]
NBTY signs agreement to acquire Dr. Organic

NBTY signs agreement to acquire Dr. Organic

NBTY, Inc., a global leader in vitamins, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Dr. Organic, a leading naturally inspired skincare line in the UK. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close later this year. [More]
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