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FDA finalizes new food safety rule to prevent wide-scale public health harm

FDA finalizes new food safety rule to prevent wide-scale public health harm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adulteration of the food supply. [More]
Older runners consume similar rate of metabolic energy as young runners, study finds

Older runners consume similar rate of metabolic energy as young runners, study finds

If you're an avid runner, logging dozens of miles every week and you happen to be over 65, odds are you're burning oxygen at nearly the same rate as a runner in her 20s. [More]
First buprenorphine implant for opioid dependence treatment gets FDA approval

First buprenorphine implant for opioid dependence treatment gets FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. Probuphine is designed to provide a constant, low-level dose of buprenorphine for six months in patients who are already stable on low-to-moderate doses of other forms of buprenorphine, as part of a complete treatment program. [More]
Bereaved parents feel that pediatric end-of-life care needs improvement

Bereaved parents feel that pediatric end-of-life care needs improvement

Many pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists believe that their clinical care extends from treating ill children through end-of-life care. However, are pediatricians actually meeting the needs of families and their dying child? In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers surveyed bereaved parents and found that pediatric end-of-life care needs improvement. [More]
Study explores how lighting impacts healthy food choices

Study explores how lighting impacts healthy food choices

Dining in dimly lit restaurants has been linked to eating slowly and ultimately eating less than in brighter restaurants, but does lighting also impact how healthfully we order? [More]
New evidence-based design model for future intensive and intermediate care facilities

New evidence-based design model for future intensive and intermediate care facilities

In the EVICURES project a design model for future intensive and intermediate care facilities was developed at Seinäjoki Central Hospital. The results of research conducted by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd on evidence-based design (EBD) and user-orientation were applied to the design work. [More]
Parenting stress in women may affect sexual satisfaction of both partners

Parenting stress in women may affect sexual satisfaction of both partners

First-time parents are only somewhat satisfied with their sex lives according to Penn State health researchers who checked in with parents regularly after their baby was born. And one factor that appears to be reducing their sexual satisfaction is mothers' stress as a new parent. [More]
World Health Assembly commits to implement two new health strategies

World Health Assembly commits to implement two new health strategies

Delegates at the World Health Assembly today agreed to implement 2 new health strategies that are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. One relates to women's children's and adolescents' health; the other to healthy ageing. [More]
Lancet study links worldwide economic crisis to increased cancer mortality

Lancet study links worldwide economic crisis to increased cancer mortality

Unemployment and reduced public-sector health spending following the 2008 global economic crisis were associated with increased cancer mortality, according to a new study published in The Lancet. [More]
New £95 million investment in pathology services set to bring major benefits to millions of patients

New £95 million investment in pathology services set to bring major benefits to millions of patients

A new £95 million investment in laboratory testing and diagnostic services at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will make a major impact on the wide range of general and specialist services provided to CMFT patients who come from all over the Greater Manchester region and beyond. [More]
Small drug-like molecule that alters perception of food may hold key to extending human healthspan

Small drug-like molecule that alters perception of food may hold key to extending human healthspan

Researchers at the Buck Institute have shown a new effect on aging via a small drug-like molecule that alters the perception of food in the nematode C. elegans. Publishing in Aging Cell, researchers "tricked" the worm's metabolism into a state of caloric restriction, extending the animal's lifespan by 50 percent. [More]
Mindfulness intervention provides greater resilience, less anxiety in prostate cancer patients

Mindfulness intervention provides greater resilience, less anxiety in prostate cancer patients

Men with prostate cancer who are under close medical surveillance reported significantly greater resilience and less anxiety over time after receiving an intervention of mindfulness meditation, according to a recently published pilot study from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. [More]
Advanced cancer patients lack palliative, hospice care

Advanced cancer patients lack palliative, hospice care

Medical societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, recommend that patients with advanced cancer receive palliative care soon after diagnosis and receive hospice care for at least the last three days of their life. Yet major gaps persist between these recommendations and real-life practice, a new study shows. [More]
Fasting-mimicking diet may help decrease multiple sclerosis symptoms

Fasting-mimicking diet may help decrease multiple sclerosis symptoms

Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that it may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis. [More]
Majority of older mobile phone users face age or gray divide problems

Majority of older mobile phone users face age or gray divide problems

While close to 99 percent of seniors aged 65 and older in the United States and Europe use mobile phones, there appears to be a "gray divide" in how seniors use information and communication technology, according to a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev study. [More]

WHO Member States agree to create new Health Emergencies Programme

WHO Member States today agreed to one of the most profound transformations in the Organization's history, establishing a new Health Emergencies Programme. The programme adds operational capabilities for outbreaks and humanitarian emergencies to complement its traditional technical and normative roles. [More]
New haptic device could aid walking therapy for stroke survivors

New haptic device could aid walking therapy for stroke survivors

Small sensory devices could help to improve walking recovery during stroke rehabilitation in a bid to reduce social isolation. [More]
Computational model may provide new tool for patient-specific prediction of arthrosis progression

Computational model may provide new tool for patient-specific prediction of arthrosis progression

Associate Professor Rami Korhonen from the University of Eastern Finland has studied the use of computer modelling to simulate the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee. [More]
Prepackaged food may contribute to more weight loss than self-selected diet

Prepackaged food may contribute to more weight loss than self-selected diet

Increased portion sizes in Americans' diets is widely recognized as a contributor to the obesity epidemic, and now new research published in Obesity, the scientific journal of The Obesity Society, examines the effect of prepackaged, portion-controlled meals on weight loss. [More]
Self-care can help nurses manage compassion fatigue

Self-care can help nurses manage compassion fatigue

The heart of healthcare is stressed. With longer shifts, staffing shortages and healthcare changes taxing our nurses, it's no surprise that up to 80 percent report suffering compassion fatigue at some point in their careers, according to recent studies. [More]
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