Poor Lives Matter, but Less
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 26 2021 (IPS) Current development fads fetishize data, ostensibly for ‘evidence-based policy-making’: if not measured, it will not matter. So, forget about getting financial resources for your work, programmes and projects, no matter how beneficial, significant or desperately needed. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Measure for measure Agencies, funds, programmes and others lobby and fight for attention by showcasing their own policy agendas, ostensible achievements and potential. Many believe that the more indicators they get endorsed by the ‘international community&...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Drug adulteration of sexual enhancement supplements: a worldwide insidious public health threat - Y éléhé-Okouma M, Pape E, Humbertjean L, Evrard M, El Osta R, Petitpain N, Gillet P, El Balkhi S, Scala-Bertola J.
Worldwide, the consumption of dietary supplements for the enhancement of sexual performance is common. Consumers are generally fond of these products because they often want to avoid drugs, preferring "natural" than "chemical" solutions. This is challengin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Novel molecules to combat asthma and covid-related lung diseases discovered
(Monash University) Australian researchers have made the extraordinary discovery of two molecules - one found in a commercially available dietary supplement - that provide profound protection in experimental models of asthma and can also substantially reduce the severity of asthma attacks.The molecules also appear to have a role in treating the respiratory illness that is often fatal in people with serious COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dietary adherence and the fight against obesity
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) While eating less and moving more are the basics of weight control and obesity treatment, finding ways to help people adhere to a weight-loss regimen is more complicated. Understanding what features make a diet easier or more challenging to follow can help optimize and tailor dietary approaches for obesity treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How to live longer: What to include in a Mediterranean diet - tips
HOW TO live longer: The Mediterranean diet is linked with good health; it's recommended by the likes of the NHS to the cholesterol charity Heart UK. What's so special about this dietary approach? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways Teens Can Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Their Diets
A new study found that high school students aren ’t getting enough produce. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Diet and Nutrition Fruit Vegetables Parenting Teenagers and Adolescence Content Type: Service Source Type: news

The Toll of Fried Foods on Heart Health
Eating fried foods increased the risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure and premature death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Food Heart Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

South Africa: Tamsin Snyman's Journey to Plant-Based Healing
[Daily Maverick] An extensive career in the world of food, coupled with a family history of dread disease and the necessity of proper diet, have led Tamsin Snyman to create a range of plant-based products. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Eating less trans fat could help burn away the harmful belly fat
LOSING visceral fat requires a strict look at one's diet. If you eat too much trans fat, a large amount of belly fat can be a reality. Why does trans fat affect visceral fat so much and what are the top tips to eating less of it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic Mike star reveals the daily diet that keeps him fit for the stage show
A star in the stage show of Magic Mike in Australia has shared the daily diet that keeps him looking and feeling his best, despite gruelling long hours on and off stage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Patient reveals key diet changes to reverse the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes can be reversed, according to experts, and the need to use medication for the rest of your life can be a distant memory. Reducing the amount of added sugars, you eat and carefully reading food labels is key, says TV doctor Dr Hilary Jones and a former diabetes patient. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flowery diets help predatory insects help farmers keep pests in check
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Science) Predatory insects have been shown to live longer when they have access to nectar and pollen, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Thus, flowers don't just benefit insects, they help farmers farm sustainably. Predatory insects are skilled pest controllers whose hunting reduces the need for agricultural pesticides. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

President Biden has button used to order Diet Coke removed from Oval Office ’s Resolute Desk - KLRT
The furniture and artwork may be largely the same, but one ornament has apparently quickly disappeared from the White House Oval Office... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer Progression
Risk lower for men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer on active surveillance protocol (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer Progression
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- For men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer on active surveillance, adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MedD) is associated with a lower risk for Gleason grade group progression, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIH study compares low-fat, plant-based diet to low-carb, animal-based diet
The findings broaden understanding of how restricting dietary carbohydrates or fats may impact health. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Low carb diets may help treat diabetes
A diet low in carbohydrates may improve remission rates in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to research published inBMJ.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 21, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Healthy gut microbiome associated with lower risk for metabolic disease
According to research published inNature Medicine, a healthy diet may promote gut microbes that are associated with a lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 21, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vegan diet significantly remodels metabolism in young children
(University of Helsinki) University of Helsinki researchers report a comprehensive pilot study on the metabolic effects of full vegan diet on young children. The study found vegan children to have remarkably altered metabolism and lower vitamin A and D status compared to children with no special diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Convergent evolution of pain-inducing defensive venom components in spitting cobras
Convergent evolution provides insights into the selective drivers underlying evolutionary change. Snake venoms, with a direct genetic basis and clearly defined functional phenotype, provide a model system for exploring the repeated evolution of adaptations. While snakes use venom primarily for predation, and venom composition often reflects diet specificity, three lineages of cobras have independently evolved the ability to spit venom at adversaries. Using gene, protein, and functional analyses, we show that the three spitting lineages possess venoms characterized by an up-regulation of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) toxins, whic...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kazandjian, T. D., Petras, D., Robinson, S. D., van Thiel, J., Greene, H. W., Arbuckle, K., Barlow, A., Carter, D. A., Wouters, R. M., Whiteley, G., Wagstaff, S. C., Arias, A. S., Albulescu, L.- O., Plettenberg Laing, A., Hall, C., Heap, A., Penrhyn-Lowe, Tags: Evolution reports Source Type: news

Green-Mediterranean Diet Boosts Intrahepatic Fat Loss
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- A green-Mediterranean (MED) diet, enriched with green plants and polyphenols, can reduce intrahepatic fat (IHF) loss more than other healthy eating plans, according to a study published online Jan. 18 in Gut. Anat... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Over 1.9 billion people in Asia-Pacific unable to afford a healthy diet: UN report
The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and surging food prices are keeping almost two billion people in Asia and the Pacific from healthy diets, United Nations agencies said on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strict Low-Carb Diets Could Push Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission, But Effect Fades
Title: Strict Low-Carb Diets Could Push Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission, But Effect FadesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - January 20, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Food to fuel up your mind: How to keep your brain finely tuned on the S.H.A.R.P. diet
Neurosurgeon Dr Sanjay Gupta believes preventing the onset of Alzheimer's and mitigating its symptoms is within our grasp - and it starts with how we fuel our bodies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Are high-protein diets safe for weight loss?
For most healthy people, a high-protein diet generally isn't harmful, particularly when followed for a short time. Such diets may help with weight loss by making you feel fuller. However, the risks of using a high-protein diet with carbohydrate restriction for the long term are still being studied. If a high-protein diet is followed for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Low Carb Diets Boost Diabetes Remission Rates, at Least Short Term Low Carb Diets Boost Diabetes Remission Rates, at Least Short Term
Following a low-carbohydrate diet for 6 months increases type 2 diabetes remission rates by a third, but ongoing support and'convenient solutions'are needed for long-term adherence, says expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Fatty acid may help combat multiple sclerosis
A lack of oleic acid in the body ’s fatty tissue may trigger the immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis, suggesting a possible dietary treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Strict Low-Carb Diets Could Push Type 2 Diabetes Into Remission, But Effect Fades
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Tough limits on carbohydrates in your meals can help get type 2 diabetes under control -- but the benefits typically wane over time, a new research review shows. The analysis of 23 small trials found that low-carb diets... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Five unusual signs you may be ignoring
VITAMIN B12 deficiency is increasingly common as you get older, and could be caused by changes to your diet plan. These are the five unusual symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency that you may be ignoring - including persistent pins and needles on your feet. Should you consider adding B12 supplements to your diet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins warning: Grapefruit juice could interact with the treatment - what else to avoid
STATINS are a group of medicines that can help reduce the amount of accumulated cholesterol in your blood. Statins can interact with certain dietary items so caution is advised. A surprising interaction is grapefruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low Carb Diets Boost Diabetes Remission Rates, at Least Short Term Low Carb Diets Boost Diabetes Remission Rates, at Least Short Term
Following a low-carbohydrate diet for 6 months increases type 2 diabetes remission rates by a third, but ongoing support and'convenient solutions'are needed for long-term adherence, says expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Low Carb Diets Boost Diabetes Remission Rates
, at Least Short Term (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fatty acid may help combat multiple sclerosis
(Yale University) The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according to a new Yale study. The finding suggests that dietary change might help treat some people with the autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How dietary choice influences lifespan in fruit flies
(eLife) Having a choice of foods may accelerate aging and shorten the lifespan of fruit flies, according to a study published today in the open-access eLife journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Two physical warning signs of the dangerous condition
FATTY liver disease is one of the most common hidden conditions. What are the physical symptoms to look out for indicating your risk and that your diet needs to change immediately? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green med diet cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by half - Ben-Gurion U. study
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Overall, the green MED diet produced dramatic reductions in fatty liver. NAFLD prevalence dropped from 62% at baseline to 31.5% in the green Mediterranean group, down to 47.9% in the Mediterranean group and 54.8% in the healthy dietary regimen group. Addressing this common liver disease by targeted lifestyle intervention might promote a more effective nutritional strategy. This Ben-Gurion University of the Negev clinical trial demonstrates an effective nutritional tool for NAFLD beyond weight loss (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 18, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Changing diets -- not less physical activity -- may best explain childhood obesity crisis
(Baylor University) Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet -- but not in total calories burned daily -- is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children's body fat, according to a Baylor University study that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The Mayo Clinic Diet -- a lifelong approach to diet and exercise
Being overweight isn't just a cosmetic concern. Obesity is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer. The good news is that even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health problems associated with obesity. Dietary [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 17, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies
(Tokyo Metropolitan University) Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose uptake have significantly longer lifespans. Looking at the brain cells of aging flies, they found that better glucose uptake compensates for age-related deterioration in motor functions, and led to longer life. The effect was more pronounced when coupled with dietary restrictions. This suggests healthier eating plus improved glucose uptake in the brain might lead to enhanced lifespans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher Dietary Fiber Lowers Premenopausal Depression Risk
Significant association between dietary fiber intake and prevalence of depression seen for premenopausal, but not postmenopausal, women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Higher Dietary Fiber Lowers Premenopausal Depression Risk
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Dietary fiber intake is inversely associated with depression in premenopausal women, according to a study published online Dec. 21 in Menopause. Yunsun Kim, M.D., from Chung-ang University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

How to live longer: How often should you eat to boost longevity? Expert weighs in
HOW TO live longer: Research into the longevity benefits of specific dietary decisions mostly focuses on the foods we eat but not the timing and portion size. Speaking to the Express.co.uk, Amanda Hamilton of Bioglan Superfoods sheds light on the importance of meal timing and portion size. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dairy product purchasing differs in households with and without children
(Elsevier) American dairy consumers are often influenced by a variety of factors that can affect their buying habits. These factors include taste, preference, government information, cultural background, social media, and the news. In an article appearing inJDS Communications, researchers found that households that frequently bought food for children are interested in dairy as part of their diet and purchased larger quantities of fluid milk and more fluid milk with a higher fat content. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news