Both Low-Carb & High-Carb Diets Raise Risk Of Early Death, Boston Study Finds
By Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) — A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. Less than 40% or more than 70% of your energy — or calories — coming from carbohydrates was associated with the greatest risk of mortality. Eating moderate levels between that range offered the best options for a healthy lifespan. The lowest risk of an early death was seen where carbs made up 50-55% of a person’s diet, according to the study published Thursday. However, the definition of a low-c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Brigham And Woman's Hospital CNN Dieting Low Carb Diets Source Type: news

Meat-eating peril of cutting back carbs
Cutting back on carbohydrates can help people live longer – as long as they do not replace them with meat, experts believe. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating This Many Carbs Is Linked to a Longer Life
When it comes to carbs, your best nutrition strategy might be the oldest one in the book: moderation. That’s according to a new study published in The Lancet Public Health, which finds that people who get about half of their total calories from carbohydrates may be at a lower risk of early death than those who follow either very high- or very low-carb diets. The researchers estimated that people who ate a moderate amount of carbohydrates at age 50 had a life expectancy of around 83, compared to 82 for high-carb eaters and 79 for low-carb eaters. For the study, researchers analyzed data provided by nearly 15,500 midd...
Source: TIME: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Illness at Ohio Chipotle caused by food-borne bacteria: local officials
A type of bacteria found in meat and pre-cooked food left at unsafe temperatures was responsible for sickening hundreds of people who ate at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Ohio, local health officials said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Blood Test Spots Parasitic Infection in Pregnant Women
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- A low-cost blood test can identify pregnant women with the parasitic infection toxoplasmosis, researchers report. People typically acquire the Toxoplasma gondii parasite by eating undercooked contaminated meat or through... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Former obese vegan now ONLY eats raw liver, mince and bone marrow
Andrew Graf, 26, from Texas, was overweight and battling anxiety before he ditched his plant-based eating regimen for a raw meat diet in an attempt to make his body run on fat rather than carbohydrates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a vegan diet can change your body
Veganism, the plant-based diet which shuns meat and dairy, is having its time in the sun. Since 2008, there has been a 350% increase in the number of self-described vegans in the UK alone. Where this motivation stems from is varied, but includes concerns about animal welfare, worries about the environment and religious reasons. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you know a health hero and want to make sure they ’re recognised?
Do you know a support worker in the NHS who deserves national recognition for their dedication? Perhaps you’re one yourself? Then the Our Health Heroes awards, organised by Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health, could be just the thing for you The awards recognise and promote the significant contribution support workers make in delivering patient care and celebrate those who take special pride in their roles. So if you work in the health service and know anyone whose contribution to your team or department deserves special recognition, ask their manager to nominate them to be one...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS one team for patient care Our Health Heroes Our Health Heroes Awards Source Type: news

Blogger Mikhaila Peterson claims eating meat cured her of depression
Mikhaila Peterson, 26, of Toronto, says eating only beef has helped clear up her severe arthritis and depression. But Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert has warned people to be wary. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pension costs – are they transparent enough?
MPs are looking into pension fund costs and charges, and UNISON is asking members to fill in a survey on their pensions. This will help provide information to be included in the union’s submission to the to the Commons work and pensions select committee, which is carrying out the inquiry. The union has also produced a briefing on the issues, which will help members fill in the very short questionnaire. The more UNISON members who fill in the survey, the more evidence UNISON will have to inform the submission to the inquiry which ends on 6 September. The survey is totally anonymous and no individual members’ dat...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article Pension pensions pensions governance Source Type: news

Blog: Universal Credit is creating chaos in family finances
Millions of people on low incomes struggle to get by. They have little in savings. They budget weekly or monthly. They just about manage, but they worry about the cost of living. Any unplanned financial changes – emergency car repairs, broken household appliances or a large gas bill – can throw their finances into complete confusion. The last thing they need is for the government to create added chaos for them. Yet that is precisely what Universal Credit is doing – creating chaos in family finances. People are suddenly finding that their Universal Credit payments either stop completely or fall dramatical...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Universal credit Source Type: news

Here ’s Why a Diverse Diet May Not Be the Healthiest Choice
Most healthy eating advice focuses on eating a variety of foods to ensure you’re sampling from a range of different food groups. That way, health experts say, you’re more likely to get everything that your body needs. But in the latest review of the topic, scientists found that having a diverse diet may not necessarily lead to better health. In a statement published in the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association reviewed the available studies and reported that there is little scientific support for the idea that a varied diet leads to good health outcomes — especially when it comes to lowering...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Blog: Why we ’re fighting on over sleep-in payments
Last month the Court of Appeal delivered a ruling that was a hammer blow for thousands of care workers who work sleep-in shifts. The court has denied them the hourly minimum pay that is the very least that they deserve. In the aftermath of that ruling, we made a commitment to those care workers – and everyone affected by this landmark case – that we would keep fighting for what is right. That includes continuing to fight on in the highest court in the land – the Supreme Court. Today I’m pleased so say that we have asked the Supreme Court for leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decisi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Sleep-in payments Source Type: news

UNISON seeks leave to appeal on sleep-in case
UNISON has asked the Supreme Court this week for leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that care workers’ sleep-in shifts do not count as work time and do need to be paid in line with the national minimum wage. The Supreme Court will now decide whether to grant the union the right to appeal against the July decision by the Court of Appeal. That decided in favour of an appeal from mental health charity and care provider, Mencap, against an employment appeal tribunal decision in April 2017. UNISON took the initial case to an employment tribunal on behalf of care worker Clare Tomlinson-Blake. It argued th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News care care homes care workers care workers: your rights community home care local government minimum wage national minimum wage Sleep-in payments Source Type: news

5 Special Splurges That Don't Break the Calorie Bank
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 -- You can splurge from time to time and still lose weight when you choose foods that are lavish but also low-calorie. The meat in a steamed one-pound lobster has fewer than 100 calories. If you don't want to fuss, order a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Inferior university pension plans must not become the norm, says UNISON
Support staff at two leading universities are facing damaging pension shake-ups, UNISON said today (Wednesday). The changes proposed by The University of Manchester and Staffordshire University will mostly affect low-paid female staff such as cleaners, catering staff, and administrators. At The University of Manchester, over 4,000 employees face having their pensions cut by 20%. The proposals would also mean that for those already enrolled in the scheme, instead of receiving a pension based on their final salary, as is currently the case, staff would have their pensions calculated on a ‘career-average’ basis. S...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea Pension pensions retirement university Source Type: news

Hong Kong suspends imports of chicken, eggs from Malaysian state after bird flu outbreak
Hong Kong has ordered traders to suspend imports of poultry meat and poultry products like eggs from the Tuaran District of Sabah State in Malaysia, said the city's Centre for Food Safety on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Indonesia works to ban trade of meat from pets, exotic animals
Indonesia is preparing a regulation to ban the trade of meat derived from pets and exotic animals, aiming to promote animal welfare and rein in disease, an official said on Tuesday, a decision cheered by animal rights campaigners. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Blog: Our whole union stands by our members in Northamptonshire
For years now, UNISON has been drawing attention to the disastrous mis-management, poor leadership and chronic underfunding of Northamptonshire County Council – and demanding change. Northamptonshire has become a watchword for local government failure, and a salutary warning to those who believe that privatisation is the answer for local services. This is a council that has pursued an extreme low council tax, high outsourcing policy that has pushed the authority to the very brink – leading to a government investigation that recommended abolishing the county council altogether. Yet as I wrote earlier this year ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 7, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News local government Northamptonshire Source Type: news

Corn tamales with avocado-tomatillo salsa
A tamale is a popular Mexican dish that includes various fillings, such as chopped meat or vegetables. This high-fiber version is filled with sauteed peppers and corn. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Tick Bites Rise, So Do Meat Allergies
As the Lone Star tick migrates west and north, more and more people are developing a meat allergy that can come with the tick's bite. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Is the Paleo Diet Right for You?
In the Paleo era, people ran around all day and rarely lived past 40, so their risk of developing the so-called diseases of civilization is unknown. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Diet and Nutrition Weight Longevity Vegetables Meat Source Type: news

Personal Health: Why Take Diet Advice From a Cave Man?
In the Paleo era, people ran around all day and rarely lived past 40, so their risk of developing the so-called diseases of civilization is unknown. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Diet and Nutrition Weight Longevity Vegetables Meat Source Type: news

Diet Heavy in Meat Boosts NAFLD Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Large study shows 40% increased risk in overweight, elderly patients (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - August 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

‘ You don ’ t achieve anything in the movement by yourself ’
UNISON’s new president Gordon McKay is a mental health nurse from the union’s Ayrshire and Arran health branch. He’s been a member of the union for 31 years, having joined the NHS in 1987 and UNISON forebear NUPE on the very same day. “In working class communities in Scotland, that’s what you did – you joined your union straight away,” he says. But he’s keen to stress that joining a union was far from an unthinking action. “It was recognised that the best way to defend yourself was to defend your colleagues, in the knowledge that when the time came, they would defend yo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Magazine mental health Northern president presidential team Scotland UNISON Cymru/Wales Source Type: news

Chicken Is the Number-One Cause of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. Here ’s How to Stay Safe
This article originally appeared on Health.com. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Women are more likely to lose their appetite for meat after seeing images of cute baby farm animals
Researchers in the UK found that the feelings of tenderness sparked by baby animals is often enough to make women lose their hunger for meat, men had less of a problem going on to chow down. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another subco stopped before it ’ s started
UNISON members at the University Hospitals of Leicester were celebrating this week after being told that they won’t be transferred to a wholly owned subsidiary company. The proposal in Leicester would have seen members who currently provide services in-house being transferred to a separate company (subco). UNISON branch secretary Mandy Marsden said: “This is a magical moment for us. “We were called into a meeting on Monday and informed by the Chief Executive that the subsidiary will no longer be going ahead because they have not got permission as an NHS trust. Something that we have been telling them in n...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Source Type: news

Northamptonshire County Council plans are going too far, warns UNISON
Plans by Northamptonshire County Council to announce yet more cuts and closures to services will leave the most vulnerable people in the county with nowhere to turn, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The Council, which effectively went bankrupt earlier this year, has called an emergency meeting this evening.  At this, it’s likely councillors will announce cuts that could leave services in breach of the legal minimum local authorities must provide, or be closed altogether. There are fears too, says UNISON, that councillors could be gearing up to announce huge cuts to the wages of council employees. UNISON branch sec...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Press release East Midlands local government local government cuts Source Type: news

Women seeing baby animals have a reduced appetite for meat
(Lancaster University) Images of baby animals reduces people's appetite for meat say researchers, who found that the effect is much stronger for women than for men.The findings may reflect women's greater emotional attunement towards babies and, by extension, their tendency to empathise more with baby animals. Also, meat is associated with masculinity and images of tough men who consume meat for muscle building protein, along with prehistoric ideas of the male as hunter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat - but you won't find them outside experimental farms . . . yet. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Notebook Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Stop putting your kids' food in plastic containers, top pediatricians say
Cans, plastic containers, and processed meats are just a few of the culprits that, they say, often carry traces of toxins that can get into a child's blood system and affect their hormones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The future for parks is not looking rosy
Rose Westall is a UNISON member who contacted us last year to tell us about the demise of her local park. “It’s already isolating being a first-time mum in a village” she says, “now it’s even harder having no play facilities.” “The play area has been closed since December 2016 due to vandalism of a small area, not the whole site. I have chased this up with the clerk and was told it would be sorted by March. It hasn’t. “What makes it especially hard is we live in a rural village and all other parks are at least a 15-minute drive away.” Rose isn’t the only one...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 31, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data cuts cuts to local services local government parks Source Type: news

Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites
TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 -- Deer ticks are scary enough. Now, scientists have linked bites from the lone star tick to about one-third of all potentially life-threatening allergic reactions around Tennessee. A lone star tick bite can cause a severe... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick Bites
Title: Big Slice of Red Meat Allergies Tied to Tick BitesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - July 31, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Meat allergy after tick bite may explain severe allergic reactions
(Reuters Health) - Meat allergies related to tick bites might be at the root of some unexplained severe, life-threatening allergic reactions, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Meat allergy from tick bite: A common cause of anaphylaxis?
A Tennessee allergy clinic found that a third of its anaphylaxis cases with known causes were due to a red meat allergy that is triggered by tick bites. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Getting hot, hot, hot – July at UNISON
The month started with a couple of anniversaries. You may have heard us talk about them before but they’re both so blinkin’ important we are repeating them here. In chronological order (and because it’s all about us!) UNISON celebrated its 25th birthday on the first of the month. We looked back at some of the highlights of our first quarter century and reminisced about the music, fashion, and other news that was making the headlines back in 1993. Oh and we made a ‘glorious’ little film that celebrated the very best thing about UNISON – its members. Then a few days later an institution e...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article 25 years adult social care employment tribunal fees further education health legal services NHS 70 police and justice Scotland Source Type: news

Allergy clinic finds large percentage of anaphylaxis cases from tick bite meat allergy
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) An increase in the Lone Star tick population since 2006, and the ability to recognize the ticks as the source of 'alpha gal' allergy to red meat has meant significantly more cases of anaphylaxis being properly identified. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disturbing study concludes that breast cancer survivors who eat more grilled and smoked meats have a greater risk of dying prematurely
(Natural News) Breast cancer survivors should be watchful of what they eat, especially when it comes to how their food is prepared. Research has shown that the method of food preparation matters, particularly in meat. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute revealed that breast cancer survivors who eat high amounts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about the trendy 'carnivory' diet
ABC News' chief medical correspondent warns a meat-only diet could carry risks. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: What to know about the popular 'carnivory' diet
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know before trying the trendy new diet that consists of only eating meat, live on "GMA." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

What to know about the trendy, meat-only 'carnivory' diet
ABC News' chief medical correspondent warns a meat-only diet could carry risks. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

AHA: For Protein & Your Heart, Pick Quality Over Quantity
FRIDAY, July 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the key is moderation and choosing wisely. " Very high intake of meat, especially processed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A year on, our employment tribunal fees win is changing lives
A year ago today, our union won a huge victory for working people, when we defeated the government on employment tribunal fees. This was a result that could only have been achieved by our union. Only UNISON was able to commit the significant resources over a prolonged period of time that was necessary to win the case. Our fantastic legal team fought every step of the way with dedication, passion and skill to right this historic wrong. I promised UNISON members that we would fight this case to the highest court in the land, with our whole union stood as one against this injustice – and we were, at long last, vindicate...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 26, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal fees win
Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. But since then, the government has refunded just £6.6m despite collecting £32m in fees from claimants who had previously paid to take their cases to an employment tribunal. The latest official tribunals statistics reveal that claims have soared since last summer&rs...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea government Legal legal services supreme court tribunal fees Source Type: news

Study: Just being close to a barbecue raises your cancer risk
(Natural News) Eating grilled meat has been known to increase the risk of cancer, but new research suggests that just standing near a grill makes you a candidate for the chronic disease. Interestingly enough, the study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, indicates that the risk factor isn’t because of smoke inhalation but by the absorption of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa:Should Your Workplace Ban Meat?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Office-sharing company WeWork, which operates in 22 countries, is going meat-free and will ban its 6,000 staff from expensing meals containing meat in a bid to "leave a better world for future generations". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Food Writer Becomes A Butcher To Better Understand The Value Of Meat
Camas Davis wanted to learn about conscientious farming, slaughtering and eating, so she moved to France and became an apprentice at a small, family-run slaughterhouse. Her memoir is Killing it.(Image credit: Cheryl Juetten/Penguin Random House) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

Chemicals in plastic packaging may harm kids
Several chemicals found in food and in plastic packaging may be especially harmful to children because of their small size, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the study, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, AAP cautioned parents and pregnant women to avoid processed meats, plastic packaging and canned foods that contain the substances, some of which have been linked to cancer, obesity and cardiovascular disease as well as neurocognitive eff ects like hyperactivity,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news