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New survey sheds light on the way Americans think about their brain health, lifestyle habits

New survey sheds light on the way Americans think about their brain health, lifestyle habits

Is your brain important to you? Do you know how to keep it healthy? According to a recent survey conducted by Reader’s Digest in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, 91 percent of people believe they can reduce their risk of cognitive decline, but they have misconceptions about ways to keep their brains healthy. [More]
Researchers develop world's first prognosis scoring system for life expectancy of patients in hospitals

Researchers develop world's first prognosis scoring system for life expectancy of patients in hospitals

Researchers at the MedUni Vienna's University Department of Anaesthetics, General Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, the University Department of Internal Medicine III and the Centre for Medical Statistics, Information Technology and Intelligent Systems have developed the world's first prognosis scoring system (PANDORA score) for hospital patients and their life expectancy within the next 30 days. [More]
Serving vegetables at dinner makes you a better cook and a loving parent

Serving vegetables at dinner makes you a better cook and a loving parent

Do you want to be seen as a better cook and a more loving parent? It's as easy as serving a vegetable at dinner, according to recent Cornell Food and Brand Lab research. [More]
Human intervention trial results show that Comvita’s Olive Leaf Extract improves cardiovascular function

Human intervention trial results show that Comvita’s Olive Leaf Extract improves cardiovascular function

Comvita, the global natural health products company, today announces the results of a human intervention trial demonstrating for the first time a positive effect between the intake of Comvita’s fresh Olive Leaf Extract and positive short-term changes in measures associated with cardiovascular disease. [More]
Health Canada informs Canadians that eight unauthorized health products were seized from Better Bodies Supplements

Health Canada informs Canadians that eight unauthorized health products were seized from Better Bodies Supplements

Health Canada is informing Canadians that eight unauthorized health products (listed in the table below) were seized from Better Bodies Supplements, 118 Main Street North, in Airdrie, Alta. [More]
BIOCITECH, Seine-Saint-Denis CCI announce winners of first BIOCITECH Funding Day

BIOCITECH, Seine-Saint-Denis CCI announce winners of first BIOCITECH Funding Day

BIOCITECH, the city complex for healthcare and biotechnology businesses and the Seine-Saint-Denis Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), today announce the three winners of the first BIOCITECH Funding Day. [More]
Texas Biomed, Take Off Pounds Sensibly establish new TOPS Nutrition and Obesity Research Center

Texas Biomed, Take Off Pounds Sensibly establish new TOPS Nutrition and Obesity Research Center

Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Wisconsin-based non-profit Take Off Pounds Sensibly are establishing the new TOPS® Nutrition and Obesity Research Center with the goal of conducting research into the causes, health risks and treatment of human obesity. Studies at the Center will focus on the role of genetic predisposition to metabolic changes, nutritional preferences, appetite regulation, food intake and choice and incidence of obesity-related illnesses. [More]

New initiative aims to determine prevalence of contaminants in Detroit’s urban agriculture soil

Urban gardens are becoming more commonplace across Detroit and other major urban cities throughout the United States. These gardens offer a source of free or inexpensive healthy food for the public and educate community members about food production and rehabilitating the local ecosystem. [More]
BUSM recognized with People's Health Medals for advancing hospital nutrition in Vietnam

BUSM recognized with People's Health Medals for advancing hospital nutrition in Vietnam

Carine Lenders, M.D., M.S., ScD, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and physician nutrition specialist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Elizabeth Henry, DrPH, MHS, who will graduate from BU's School of Public Health (BUSPH) in September, have received the People's Health Medal from the Social Republic of Vietnam's Ministry of Health for their work on behalf of the Abbott Fund Institute of Nutrition Science (AFINS). [More]
Omega-3 Coalition forms scientific advisory council to educate consumers about benefits, safety of omega-3s

Omega-3 Coalition forms scientific advisory council to educate consumers about benefits, safety of omega-3s

The Omega-3 Coalition, a group of industry stakeholders working to improve consumer knowledge of omega-3s, today announced the formation of a scientific advisory council. [More]
WHO prequalifies new male circumcision device to prevent HIV

WHO prequalifies new male circumcision device to prevent HIV

The ShangRing, a novel medical device for voluntary medical male circumcision, has received prequalification from the World Health Organization (WHO) for use. [More]
Nutrition experts offer tips to employees working in sedentary environment

Nutrition experts offer tips to employees working in sedentary environment

When it comes to taking a physical activity break at work, it's more about the frequency than duration. That's advice Kansas State University experts in human nutrition and kinesiology are offering to employees working in a sedentary environment who are looking to improve their health. [More]
Overuse injuries more common in girls participating in high school sports

Overuse injuries more common in girls participating in high school sports

A new study performed by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that when it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys. [More]
AGA Research Foundation raises $10.5 million to support GI research

AGA Research Foundation raises $10.5 million to support GI research

The American Gastroenterological Association is pleased to announce that the AGA Research Foundation has raised more than $10.5 million to support digestive disease and hepatology research through the Looking Forward: Giving Back endowment campaign. [More]
Researchers call on government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Researchers call on government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in Dietary Guidelines for Americans

In a Viewpoint published today in the Journal of the Medical Association (JAMA), researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Boston Children's Hospital call on the federal government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. [More]
Promoting healthy foods to children

Promoting healthy foods to children

If the packaging has an appealing design, primary school children also reach for healthy foods. This was revealed in a study in cooperation with the Research Institute for Child Nutrition in Dortmund under the direction of scientists from the University of Bonn. The results are being published in advance online in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. The final version will be published shortly. [More]
Purdue University researchers pinpoint gene that controls permeability, calcium content of soybean seed

Purdue University researchers pinpoint gene that controls permeability, calcium content of soybean seed

Purdue University researchers have pinpointed the gene that controls whether soybean seed coats are hard or permeable, a finding that could be used to develop better varieties for southern and tropical regions, enrich the crop's genetic diversity and boost the nutritional value of soybeans. [More]
Small intestine causes chronic inflammation in obese patients

Small intestine causes chronic inflammation in obese patients

Obesity is caused by numerous and complex factors, some of which are as yet unsuspected. Scientists from the CNRS, INSERM, UPMC and Université Paris Descartes, working with research clinicians from Paris Public Hospitals (AP-HP) have now shown that severe obesity is accompanied by inflammation of the small intestine and enhanced immune response in that region. [More]
ViaSat named one of 2015 San Diego Business Journal 'Healthiest Companies'

ViaSat named one of 2015 San Diego Business Journal 'Healthiest Companies'

ViaSat Inc., an innovator in broadband and communication technologies and services, is proud to announce it was recognized as one of the 2015 San Diego Business Journal 'Healthiest Companies' in the mega company category. This announcement comes as the Company holds its annual Wellness Week, with opportunities designed to educate and engage employees on healthy lifestyle choices. [More]
CHLA researchers provide new hope for infants with short bowel syndrome

CHLA researchers provide new hope for infants with short bowel syndrome

Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles are providing new hope for babies with short bowel syndrome (SBS) by developing a novel model of SBS in zebrafish, described in a paper published online on June 18 by the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. [More]
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