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Can a £59 DNA kit tell you which diet will really work?
A high street DNA test claims it can tell you which diet is most likely to work based on your genetic make-up. At £59, the myDNA test is relatively affordable compared to £120 priced rivals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D can be a challenge; research suggests eating fortified foods
(Natural News) Combining vitamin D-fortified foods with supplements may help ensure safe and adequate levels of the essential vitamin, a study published in the European Journal of Nutrition revealed. A team of scientists at the Technical University of Denmark pooled data from the Danish National Survey of Dietary Habits and Physical Activity (DANSDA) to carry out the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Break Ventures/California Basics Recalls " Zero For Him " 150ct Lot#1710-638 Because of Possible Health Risk
Break Ventures/California Basics is recalling its Dietary Supplement " Zero for Him 150ct " Lot#1710-638(the " Product " ) because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Arthri-D, LLC Recalls Arthri-D Lot#1701-092 Because of Possible Health Risk
Arthri-D, LLC is recalling its Dietary Supplement " Arthri-D 120ct " Lot#1701-092 (the " Product " ) because it may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

JustFoodForDogs Voluntarily Recalls Three Daily Diets because of Possible Listeria monocytogenes Health Risk from Green Beans
JustFoodForDogs (JFFD) of Los Alamitos, CA, is voluntarily recalling its Beef& Russet Potato, Fish& Sweet Potato and Turducken dog food meals in all sizes. JFFD uses 100% USDA and other restaurant grade ingredients in all of its pet food, and because the green beans used in these meals may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the company is alerting the public. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 21, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

How Wockhardt Chairman Habil Khorakiwala plans to pull the company out of trouble
In 2012, Wockhardt emerged out of a bruising debt-restructuring exercise, having sold its promising nutrition business to French FMCG major Danone for $356 million. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

Healthy and homemade: 6 easy bread recipes
(Natural News) Bread, an essential food for survival, is a staple in most diets. It’s a ubiquitous feature in most food stores, but baking your own bread at home is a healthier option. Here are some easy-to-make bread recipes that you can make at home. (h/t to Survivopedia.com) Basic white bread – This bread is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer breakthrough: Novel approach can 'starve' tumors to death
Current research investigates the potential of an experimental compound in causing cancer cell 'starvation' by depriving them of access to a key nutrient. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Dietary Supplements Marketed for Weight Loss, Bodybuilding, and Sexual Enhancement
Your patients may ask you about dietary supplements for losing weight, bodybuilding, or sexual enhancement. Although patients may be tempted by the “quick fix” claims of these products, which are available in supermarkets, pharmacies, health food stores, and on the Internet, most of these products haven’t been proven safe or effective. Safety concerns about natural products include the possibility of drug interactions, direct toxicities, and contamination of supplements with active pharmaceutical agents. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Empirical Bayes Shrinkage Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in Fiscal Year 2013 to Fiscal Year 2015 for All Eligible People and Working Poor People
This report presents estimates that measure the need for SNAP and the program's effectiveness at reaching its target population in each state and the District of Columbia for fiscal years 2013 to 2015. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reaching Those in Need: Estimates of State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2015
The brief reviews estimated state SNAP participation rates for eligible people and eligible working poor people in 2015. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Artificial stomach enhancing digestive, dietary research at University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba now has a never-ending belly which will never get heartburn to help researchers stomach any and all of the dietary and digestive research they have on their plate. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Why Evenings May Be a Dangerous Time for Dieters
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘ Worth ’ Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘ Worth ’
For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Difference between multigrain, wholegrain and wholemeal
With so many choices of bread available, it's hard to know which is best for us. Leah Dowling, lecturer in dietetics at Swinburne University of Technology,  gives gives her take on each type. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms? This supplement could help keep blood glucose under control
TYPE 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition where a person ’s blood sugar level can become too high. If it isn’t treated it can lead to a number of serious health problems, but a nutritionist has suggested a particular supplement that could help keep blood sugar levels under control. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® begins on Monday! If your organization is getting involved with busting myths about drug use or addiction, tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Global Harmonization of Methodological Approaches to Nutrient Intake Recommendations: Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
On September 21-22, 2017 the NASEM Food and Nutrition Board convened a workshop in Rome, Italy to explore the evidence for achieving global harmonization of methodological approaches to establishing nutrient intake recommendations. This Proceedings of a Workshop - In Brief highlights key points made by individual speakers during the workshop presentations and discussions. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obalon Therapeutics prices $35m offering
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) today priced an upcoming $35 million offering, looking to float 5.5 million shares at $5.50 per share. The San Diego-based medical device company won pre-market approval from the FDA for its ingestible, gas-filled balloon designed for weight loss in September 2016. The Obalon device is indicated for weight loss in adults 30 to 100 pounds overweight, with a body mass index of 30 to 40, who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. The device is swallowed as a capsule which inflates with gas as it reaches the stomach, partially filling the stomach...
Source: Mass Device - January 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

Empowered Eaters: A Road Map for Stronger New York State Nutrition Education Policies and Programs (January 2018)
Tis report provides a road map to strengthen the systems that help New Yorkers eat well throughout their lives, in all of the places where they live, work, learn, worship, and play. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Evenings May Be a Dangerous Time for Dieters
FRIDAY, Jan. 19, 2018 -- The hours after sunset may be toughest for folks trying to stay slim, new research shows. The small study suggests that you're more likely to overeat in the evening -- especially if you're feeling stressed. " The good news is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Waitress has overcome her psoriasis due to a vegan diet  
Jessica Belshaw, 20, from Torpoint, Cornwall, first noticed spots on her abdomen when she was just 13 years old, which later covered her entire body in agonising red, flaky patches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: What Is the Health and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms?
Mushrooms are a “ powerhouse of nutrition ” and not a white food to be avoided, said one nutritionist. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Mushrooms Vitamins Diet and Nutrition Antioxidants Selenium (Element) Source Type: news

Gardening may help cancer survivors eat and feel better, study suggests
For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Coconut oil: Healthful or unhealthful?
Coconut oil is shrouded in controversy. While health organizations advise a limited intake, it is seen by many as a superfood. What is the latest? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Colon cancer: Could proinflammatory diets raise risk?
A large-scale study examines the link between diets rich in pro-inflammatory markers and the risk of developing colorectal cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Colonoscopy (Test, Side Effects, Preparation, Recovery)
Title: Colonoscopy (Test, Side Effects, Preparation, Recovery)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Lorna Jane shares her day on a plate
The  brains behind one of Australia's largest activewear brands, Lorna Jane Clarkson, 53, follows a rigorous diet and exercise routine, which she has shared. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss exercises for arthritis: Three moves easy on the knee to tone the lower body
WEIGHT loss diets and fitness regimes can be difficult to follow at the best of times, but attempting some exercises while having arthritis can be next to impossible. If you ’re looking to tone your legs, quads or glutes, try these three moves that are easy on the knee and hip. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proinflammatory Diets Tied to Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Patients may ask about a study suggesting that diets with a high potential to cause inflammation are associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer. The... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gardening may help cancer survivors eat better, feel greater ‘worth’
(Reuters Health) - - For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump's CVD Prevention Strategy and Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiologists, nutrition specialists discuss his risk level and best management (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Obalon preps $35m offering
Obalon Therapeutics (NSDQ:OBLN) said this week that it’s planning a share flotation worth $35 million that could swell by another $5 million if an over-allotment option is fulfilled. The San Diego-based medical device company won pre-market approval from the FDA for its ingestible, gas-filled weight-loss balloon in September 2016. The Obalon device is indicated for weight loss in adults 30 to 100 pounds overweight, with a body mass index of 30 to 40, who have failed to lose weight through diet and exercise. The device is designed to be swallowed in a capsule. Once the capsule reache...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Weight loss Obalon Therapeutics Source Type: news

These Foods May Up Your Odds for Colon Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Rheumatology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk of Aggressive Prostate CA
Prudent or Western pattern diets had no association with prostate cancer risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Red meat, junk food raise bowel cancer risk by one third
Diets high in red meat, processed foods and soda cause inflammation, in turn raising bowel cancer risks by a third, and more for overweight men like Trump, according to a new Harvard University study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar And Sleep: More Rest May Dull Your Sweet Tooth
When study participants who routinely got less than seven hours of sleep were coached to extend their sleep time, they also changed their diets, without being asked — taking in less sugar each day.(Image credit: Jenny Dettrick/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Are There Health Downsides To Vegetarian Diets?
Although vegetarian eating does have a stellar health reputation, recent news has focused on what could be bad about vegetarian diets and more stringent vegan plans, including reports of hair loss and depression. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legal and Administrative Feasibility of a Federal Junk Food and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax to Improve Diet
Article evaluates legal and administrative feasibility of a federal " junk " food (including sugar-sweetened beverages [SSBs]) tax to improve diet. Article does require aAJPH subscription to view. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breakfasts that keep you fuller longer
What you eat in the morning can affect how much you consume the rest of the day. Nutritionist Lisa Drayer breaks down your best bets for breakfast. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating habits stopping you getting a good night's sleep
From coffee to evening snacks, many foods and drinks can have an impact. London-based nutritional therapist and author Jackie Lynch says it's not just what you eat but when. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hold the salt: gut reaction may impair the brains of mice
NIH-funded study suggests impaired blood flow and dementia can result from a high-salt diet. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Popular morning sickness drug 'ineffective,' study reveals
When diet and non-medical treatments fail, a drug to treat morning sickness may be the answer. But new research calls its effectiveness into question. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Another reason to go Mediterranean: Research shows the diet helps protect older adults from becoming frail, prolonging health and independence
(Natural News) Healthcare experts advocate the Mediterranean diet because of its various health benefits. According to the analysis of several studies, this particular diet can even “reduce the risk of frailty in older individuals.” The findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The analysis indicates the Mediterranean diet, which mainly features plant-based foods, like “fruits... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fast food makes your immune system hyperactive and research shows the aggressive inflammatory response remains long term, promoting disease
(Natural News) The Western diet, characterized by excessive intake of sugary drinks and fast food items, spurs immune system mechanisms that may negatively affect the body in the long run, according to a study published in the journal Cell. The study also revealed that the long-term effects may persist despite a change in dietary habits. A team... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are frozen vegetables better than fresh ones?
We're often taught that fresh is best when it comes to our diet but what about vegetables? Dietitian, Lyndi Cohen (pictured inset) reveals whether frozen or fresh veggies are better. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hiccups (Causes, Cures, Remedies, and Medicine)
Title: Hiccups (Causes, Cures, Remedies, and Medicine)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/9/2009 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 18, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Hold the salt: Gut reaction may impair the brains of mice
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) In a new mouse study, scientists link changes in the gut caused by a high-salt diet to impaired blood flow in the brain. This reduced blood flow can eventually lead to impaired cognition that could be reversed by changing back to a normal diet. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, also provides molecular clues for treating these problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

0.6 percent soy isoflavone in the diet decrease muscle atrophy
(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have discovered a means of reducing muscle atrophy by the addition of the soy-derived isoflavone aglycone (AglyMax) to the diet of mice. This attenuation by soy isoflavone is attributable to block the apoptosis-dependent pathway in muscle fiber. The AglyMax supplement also anticipate to attenuate age-related muscle loss, sarcopenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news