Nutrition advocates: Federal nutrition research needs new approach

Nutrition advocates: Federal nutrition research needs new approach

In a white paper released today, the American Society for Nutrition recommends several changes to improve coordination and funding of federal nutrition research, which currently is spread out across at least 12 federal agencies and departments: Create the Office of the National Director of Food and Nutrition, a Cabinet-level position, to oversee and coordinate research.

Is it safe to apply garlic topically on the face?

Is it safe to apply garlic topically on the face?

However, it is worth noting that there are some cases in which the direct application of crushed garlic into the face lead to allergic reaction, facial burn, and dermatitis.A case of facial burn due to the misuse of garlic face mask for acne.

One in three nurses say mental health has become ‘very bad’ during pandemic

One in three nurses say mental health has become ‘very bad’ during pandemic

The poll also found that rates of anxiety and burnout are far higher than usual, with 50 per cent of 996 healthcare workers surveyed saying their mental health had deteriorated since Covid-19 began affecting the UK.

Roundup Trials: 2019 in Review and Monsanto's Legal Road Ahead

Roundup Trials: 2019 in Review and Monsanto's Legal Road Ahead

So to get a thorough look into the matter, I reached out to Carey Gillam, author of Whitewash- The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science, and research director for US Right To Know (USRTK), one of the leading sources of information on Roundup litigation.

Make Natural Beeswax Balms

Make Natural Beeswax Balms

Use your balm on any bit of your skin that really needs some thorough care and lots of moisture - cracked heels, dry elbows, chapped lips, rough hands after working in the garden.

Coronavirus: 1,000 volunteer therapists sign up to provide free support to NHS workers

Coronavirus: 1,000 volunteer therapists sign up to provide free support to NHS workers

Organisers said 2,000 NHS staff had registered for help in the first three days alone, with a further 10,000 people attempting to access the service in the past two days.Sam Cotton, therapist and co-founder, said NHS staff are concerned that they won't be able to access support at work due to high demand.

NDs Reach Out To Hospitals To Utilize IV Vitamin C In COVID-19 Treatments

NDs Reach Out To Hospitals To Utilize IV Vitamin C In COVID-19 Treatments

Press Release: The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Urges Physicians and Hospitals to Utilize IV Vitamin C to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Dentists warn ‘desperate’ people will try ‘DIY dentistry’ if the government doesn’t give access to emergency treatment

Dentists warn ‘desperate’ people will try ‘DIY dentistry’ if the government doesn’t give access to emergency treatment

The British Dental Association (BDA), a trade union for dentists, called on the government to provide access for patients who need treatment during the Covid-19 lockdown.Dental surgeries that provide NHS care receive support from the government but many rely upon private work to remain financially viable.

Coronavirus: Half of health workers experiencing increased levels of stress and trauma

Coronavirus: Half of health workers experiencing increased levels of stress and trauma

Less than a third of healthcare workers felt the government was doing enough to protect their mental health – 43 per cent of those said too little was being done.

Debunking a Myth: Cannabis Topicals for Pain and Arthritis

Debunking a Myth: Cannabis Topicals for Pain and Arthritis

Just as an example of what I mean when talking about how hard it is to get these things through the skin (i.e. dissolving CBD in your Nivea isn’t going to cut it), here is a snippet from a publication using transdermal CBD to treat arthritis pain.

Seven in 10 adults think their partner ignores them on purpose, poll claims

Seven in 10 adults think their partner ignores them on purpose, poll claims

Seven in 10 people believe their partner has selective hearing , according to a poll.More than half of the 2000 UK adults polled said they were concerned their partner’s selective hearing could be a result of genuine hearing difficulties.

Crochet Through Depression

Crochet Through Depression

There have been numerous research programs focusing on how traditional crafts such as knitting and crochet help combat anxiety and depression.

Research: Maintaining weight loss retains cardiometabolic benefits

Research: Maintaining weight loss retains cardiometabolic benefits

They found that among those who lost 10% or more of their body weight and then maintained 75% or more of their weight loss four years later saw a significant improvement in risk factors, such as improved levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, waist circumference and diabetes control.

Growing, Propagating and Using Aloe Vera

Growing, Propagating and Using Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a succulent perennial evergreen plant that originates in the arid, hot climate of the Arabian Peninsula, which means it is ideally suited for dry, semi-desert conditions, and does very well with frugal watering.

Donald Trump meets 30 men to discuss future of maternity care under new healthcare bill

Donald Trump meets 30 men to discuss future of maternity care under new healthcare bill

Donald Trump met the conservative Freedom Caucus, an all-male group of 30 Republican House representatives, to discuss an amendment to the bill designed to repeal Obamacare.

Gay and transgender women have lower cancer survival rates, study reveals

Gay and transgender women have lower cancer survival rates, study reveals

Since poor quality of life is linked to worse cancer survival rates, this calls for policy changes to improve access to care for sexual minority cancer survivors.

Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment

Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment

The study, published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum , looked at the impact of acupressure on symptoms that frequently accompany fatigue in this population: chronic pain, anxiety, depression and poor sleep.

NHS considers turning hospitals into wellness centers, if they can figure out how to afford it

NHS considers turning hospitals into wellness centers, if they can figure out how to afford it

The bosses of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) revealed that they plan to turn hospitals into wellness centers to encourage healthy lifestyles, as reported by the Daily Mail .

Showing Gratitude at Work is Good for You

Showing Gratitude at Work is Good for You

The study, which was conducted at Portland State University in Oregon, found that both the people who show gratitude to those around them at work and the colleagues receiving that gratitude have better physical and mental health.1 These results are based on an investigation that included nearly 150 nurses.

Prenatal Vitamins May Reduce Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Prenatal Vitamins May Reduce Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder

One such study published in JAMA Psychiatry looked at the association of prenatal vitamins with the risk of autism in families who already had a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 9 Researchers wanted to know whether maternal use of prenatal vitamins might reduce the risk of autism in siblings of children who suffered ASD.

The Death of Sick Time

The Death of Sick Time

That said, 40 percent of Canadian companies do not offer paid sick leave to employees.3 Unfortunately, having a provision for paid sick leave in the employment contract doesn’t guarantee that workers will stay home when ill.

Grocery-store dieticians may help hypertensive patients improve their eating habits

Grocery-store dieticians may help hypertensive patients improve their eating habits

Watowicz conducted the study, Nutrition Counseling for Hypertension Within a Grocery Store: An Example of the Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood Model , for her dissertation at Ohio State University.

The 4 best plants that clean your indoor air

The 4 best plants that clean your indoor air

The 4 best plants that clean your indoor air The breeze of the wind has gotten colder now that the winter season has started. These four houseplants confirmed by scientists and NASA that will purify the air indoors : Garden mum: Garden mum is one of the best air-purifying plants found by NASA.

European soils contain a cocktail of pesticide residues

European soils contain a cocktail of pesticide residues

“Considering that we tested less than 20% of the active substances currently approved in the EU markets, pesticide residue occurrence in soils might actually be higher,” the authors state.

Reclaiming Your Health After Narcissistic Abuse

Reclaiming Your Health After Narcissistic Abuse

Reclaiming your health is a large part of recovering from narcissistic abuse. Here is a short list of things that need be addressed while in recovery: Recovering and reclaiming your health is not limited to just these things, but these are some ideas on where to start.

Chemicals in toiletries could trigger early puberty

Chemicals in toiletries could trigger early puberty

The researchers note that a number of chemicals can interfere with natural hormones in our bodies and have been linked to early puberty in animal studies including phthalates, which are often found in scented products like perfumes, soaps and shampoos; parabens, which are used as preservatives in cosmetics; and phenols, which include triclosan, which the FDA banned from use in hand soap in 2017 because it was shown to be ineffective, but which is still used in some toothpastes..

911 call reveals moment woman in vegetative state gave birth: 'Baby's turning blue!'

911 call reveals moment woman in vegetative state gave birth: 'Baby's turning blue!'

A frantic 911 call between members of an Arizona care facility and an emergency dispatcher , has revealed staff scrambling to save a baby born to a woman in a vegetative state and yelling: “The baby’s turning blue!” The recording involves staff at the long-term facility in Phoenix, apparently expressing shock that the 29-year-old woman, who has been incapacitated since the age of three, was pregnant.

Wabi-Sabi: What It Is and How You Can Bring It Into Your Life

Wabi-Sabi: What It Is and How You Can Bring It Into Your Life

Because then on the other hand, “everything is possible,” says Oppong in his blog , “ Wabi-Sabi: the Japanese Philosophy for a Perfectly Imperfect Life.

Herbal Oil: Peppermint Oil Benefits and Uses

Herbal Oil: Peppermint Oil Benefits and Uses

8 According to published research, peppermint oil exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, analgesic, radioprotective and anti-edema properties, 9 and may be useful for: • Providing relief for stomach problems — Peppermint oil is a safe and effective alternative to medications in reducing colonic spasms.

Build a Stronger Back to Manage Your Pain

Build a Stronger Back to Manage Your Pain

For more information, including a video demonstration of a few basic exercises, see " Foundation Training for Back Pain Relief and General Fitness ." This article also gives advice for how to address common postural problems while walking and standing.