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

Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move
Health unions representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister today (Monday) urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible. The letter to Boris Johnson – signed by the heads of UNISON, Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives – says “hospitals are stretched to the limit”, with many “demoralised and traumatised” staff facing burnout, such is the pressure they’re under. The letter coincides with the results of a poll published by the UK’s 14 health unions showing a majority...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 18, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release #OneTeam2K NHS pay Sara Gorton 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

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

Antimicrobial compound in seaweed can be used to develop self-cleaning surfaces, new research finds
(Natural News) Seaweed is known for being the best dietary source of iodine and for providing many other health benefits. But according to researchers at Unilever, seaweed can also be used to develop self-cleaning surfaces. After more than a decade of studying the chemical components of seaweed, Unilever announced on Jan. 5 that it has developed a new technology that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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: 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 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

NIH scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection
Taurine, which helps the body digest fats and oils, could offer treatment benefit. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 15, 2021 Category: American 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

Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)
Title: Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/26/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 15, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Cholescintigraphy, HIDA Scan
Title: Cholescintigraphy, HIDA ScanCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 5/17/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 15, 2021 Category: Nutrition 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

NIH scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Scientists studying the body's natural defenses against bacterial infection have identified a nutrient--taurine--that helps the gut recall prior infections and kill invading bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn). The finding, published in the journalCell by scientists from five institutes of the National Institutes of Health, could aid efforts seeking alternatives to antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

USask study finds COVID isolation worsens student diets, inactivity, and alcohol intake
(University of Saskatchewan) A University of Saskatchewan study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant worsening of already poor dietary habits, low activity levels, sedentary behaviour, and high alcohol consumption among university students. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Designer cytokine makes paralyzed mice walk again
(Ruhr-University Bochum) To date, paralysis resulting from spinal cord damage has been irreparable. With a new therapeutic approach, scientists from the Department for Cell Physiology at Ruhr-Universit ä t Bochum (RUB) headed by Professor Dietmar Fischer have succeeded for the first time in getting paralyzed mice to walk again. The keys to this are the protein hyper-interleukin-6, which stimulates nerve cells to regenerate, and the way how it is supplied to the animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supplements That Are Safe to Take When You Have Lung Cancer
Lung cancer and its treatment can affect your appetite and how your body uses nutrients. Some people take supplements and vitamins to get the nutrients they need. Certain supplements are safe, but always check with your doctor before taking one. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Program Implementation and Church Members' Health Behaviors in a Countywide Study of the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition Program
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

More Diabetes Remission in T2DM Seen With Low-Carb Diets for Six Months
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Patients with type 2 diabetes adhering to low-carbohydrate diets (LCDs) for six months may experience greater rates of diabetes remission, according to a review published online Jan. 13 in The BMJ. Joshua Z. Goldenberg,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Climate Change Is Spurring Malnutrition in Kids Worldwide
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Rising temperatures caused by climate change are contributing to low diet quality and malnutrition among young children in many parts of the world, researchers say. Warmer temperatures now equal or exceed the impact of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How sure would you want to be that you have coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet?
A new survey from researchers at NIHR ARC West and the University of Bristol has been launched to understand how sure people want to be that they ’ ve got coeliac disease before starting a gluten-free diet. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: The best diet plan to avoid Parkinson's symptoms and signs
PARKINSON'S DISEASE symptoms could be delayed by making certain diet and food swaps, scientists have explained. You could lower your risk of the neurodegenerative brain condition by following a Mediterranean diet, it's been claimed. Are you at risk of Parkinson's disease? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacological interventions for self ‐harm in adults
Cochrane authors have reviewed the international literature regarding pharmacological (drug) and natural product (dietary supplementation) treatment trials in the field. A total of seven trials that met inclusion criteria were identified. There is little evidence of beneficial effects of either pharmacological or natural product treatments. However, few trials have been conducted and those that have are small, meaning that possible beneficial effects of some therapies cannot be ruled out. Why is this review important?Self ‐harm (SH), which includes intentional self‐poisoning/overdose and self‐injury, is a major ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

FNS: Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations 2018 Farm Bill Demonstration Project for Tribal Organizations: Solicitation of Proposals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is accepting proposals from eligible Tribal Organizations to participate in a self-determination demonstration project to purchase agricultural commodities through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). Proposals are due by March 15, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 14, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CDC: Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending the comment period on a request for information regarding the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which is used to measure the health and nutrition status of the general U.S. population. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 14, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

High-protein Diet More Effectively Reduces Hepatic Fat High-protein Diet More Effectively Reduces Hepatic Fat
This study investigated whether low- or high-protein diets are more effective in reducing liver fat and reversing NAFLD. What might be the possible mechanisms involved?Liver International (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Climate change is hurting children's diets, global study finds
(University of Vermont) A first-of-its-kind, international study of 107,000 children finds that higher temperatures are an equal or even greater contributor to child malnutrition than the traditional culprits of poverty, inadequate sanitation, and poor education.The 19-nation study is the largest investigation to date of the relationship between our changing climate and children's diet diversity. Of the six regions examined--in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America--five had significant reductions in diet diversity associated with higher temperatures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eating omega-3 fat helps hibernating Arctic ground squirrels warm up during deep cold
(University of Alaska Fairbanks) By feeding arctic ground squirrels special diets, researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acids, common in flax seed and fish oil, help keep the animals warmer in deep hibernation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scholars link diet, dentition, and linguistics
(University of Miami) University of Miami anthropologist Caleb Everett and former student Sihan Chen used a novel data analysis of thousands of languages, in addition to studying a unique subset of celebrities, to reveal how a soft food diet--contrasted with the diet of hunter-gatherers--is restructuring dentition and changing how people speak. Their findings were published this week in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indians wish to prioritise eating healthy in 2021, says survey by Habbit
With a heightened urgency therefore to make lifestyle changes, a majority of Indians, over 70%, say that they will prioritise dietary changes over going to a gym or fitness centre to improve overall health, immunity and lower stress and anxiety, according to a release. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Eating more soluble fibre can help to burn belly fat
HOW TO lose visceral fat: When looking to cut down on the dangerous type of fat which is known as visceral fat, turning to one's diet is always paramount. By eating the right kind of fibre you will be able to burn away your belly fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamins C and E Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson ’s Disease
Consuming foods high in vitamins C and E may help protect against the onset of Parkinson ’s later in life, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Neurology (Journal) Parkinson ' s Disease Vitamins Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Does the Ketogenic Diet Benefit Patients With Heart Failure? Does the Ketogenic Diet Benefit Patients With Heart Failure?
An expert review of the latest studies on ketogenic diets sheds light on contrasting results.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

A diet high in fish may reduce diabetes risk
According to a European study, published inDiabetes Care, eating a fish-rich diet may reduce the risk of adult-onset diabetes in people positive for GAD65 antibodies.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can dietary changes improve thyroid disease symptoms?
This article considers the scientific evidence in support, or not, for dietary changes and supplements in improving symptoms of thyroid disease, including iodine, vitamin D, soy and broccoli.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

What should your blood pressure be? Signs and symptoms of deadly hypertension explained
BLOOD PRESSURE is used to measure the strength of the heart as it pumps blood around the body, and it's usually linked to your lifestyle, diet, and exercise routines. What should a normal blood pressure be? These are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do You Know if You Have an Ulcer?
Title: How Do You Know if You Have an Ulcer?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 13, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Can Gastroenteritis Cause a High White Blood Cell Count?
Title: Can Gastroenteritis Cause a High White Blood Cell Count?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 13, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

How Is Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Treated?
Title: How Is Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Treated?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 13, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Ovarian cancer cells adapt to their surroundings to aid tumor growth
(Frontiers) A description of how ovarian cancer cells adapt to survive and proliferate in the peritoneal cavity has been detailed by a new study. It shows structures inside the cells change as the disease progresses, to help the cells grow in an otherwise hostile environment of low oxygen and nutrients. Understanding how these cellular adaptations are regulated could herald new targeted treatment options against the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MIND and Mediterranean diets associated with later onset of Parkinson's disease
(University of British Columbia) A new study from UBC researchers suggests a strong correlation between following the MIND and Mediterranean diets and later onset of Parkinson's disease (PD). While researchers have long known of neuroprotective effects of the MIND diet for diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia, this study is the first to suggest a link between this diet and brain health for Parkinson's disease (PD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To Fast or Not? The New Dieting Dilemma To Fast or Not? The New Dieting Dilemma
A number of small studies have shown that adopting some kind of'fast'as part of a diet can more easily help people lose weight, but a recent randomized controlled trial threw a spanner in the works.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Do Gut Microbes Play a Role in Anorexia?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Smarter Nutrition, Inc. - 610024 - 12/28/2020
New Drug/Misbranded (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 12, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Division of Human and Animal Food Operations West V Source Type: news