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.

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.

Coronavirus: NHS transplant service ‘may be forced to shut’ due to pandemic

Coronavirus: NHS transplant service ‘may be forced to shut’ due to pandemic

Professor John Forsyth, medical director for transplant and organ donation at NHSBT, said other countries had already reached the point where transplants were no longer possible.It is safe to donate blood during the Covid-19 outbreak, the NHS says.

Nurses say training grants are only ‘first step’ in fixing NHS shortage

Nurses say training grants are only ‘first step’ in fixing NHS shortage

The Royal College of Nursing said the new policy was only a “first step” to removing barriers and that more funding was needed.Some 6,,669 nurses were added to the register in that period, the NMC said.

Man decorates house with 'check your nuts' Christmas lights after surviving testicular cancer

Man decorates house with 'check your nuts' Christmas lights after surviving testicular cancer

The roofer was diagnosed with testicular cancer in January 2019 after experiencing unusual pain in his testicles throughout December.“I had cancer at Christmas last year but I had no idea,” Roach said.

BBC’s George Alagiah reveals why he didn’t check survival statistics after bowel cancer diagnosis

BBC’s George Alagiah reveals why he didn’t check survival statistics after bowel cancer diagnosis

Speaking on the Bowel Cancer UK podcast, the newsreader - who has been the face of the BBC’s flagship News At Six broadcast for over a decade - said he decided not to look up any information surrounding survival rates because the disease is so variable.

Sisters claim raw meat diet has cured their lifelong autoimmune disease

Sisters claim raw meat diet has cured their lifelong autoimmune disease

MEAL TWO:Steak (usually a cut from a different animal besides beef e.g. lambshoulder)A few eggs or just egg yolksRaw Fat e.g. suet or iberico pork fatRandom fun meat cuts (e.g. Tongue tongue, heart, beef bacon, trotters, tendon, chicken feet, chicken necks)Bone broth Sarah, who is a trainee farmer, added: 'Raw meat is not only tasty, but you feel this nutrient high that doesn't come the same with cooked meats, which is a really nice feeling.

Milk Baths: Fit For a Queen {or King}

Milk Baths: Fit For a Queen {or King}

I personally prefer fresh milk as it’s much more likely to retain the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins and fatty acids than any processed powder can.Milk baths can both hydrate and soothe your skin with the natural fats, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

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.

Just one slow walk a day could lower risk of early death, study finds

Just one slow walk a day could lower risk of early death, study finds

Research released today suggests you may not need to go to the gym twice a day to get the health benefits of exercise – physical activity of any intensity could make a difference to life expectancy .

World Blood Donor Day 2019: Who can give blood and how to do it in the UK

World Blood Donor Day 2019: Who can give blood and how to do it in the UK

On Friday, World Blood Donor Day is encouraging people to donate blood - an essential liquid in the healthcare system allowing medical procedures we take for granted to take place. New blood donors in England and parts of Wales can quickly register to donate online or over the phone through NHS Blood and Transplant.

Malaria vaccine: the latest breakthrough is far from a cure

Malaria vaccine: the latest breakthrough is far from a cure

After more than three decades of work and almost $1bn (£750m) in investment, GlaxoSmithKline and its partners are ready to deploy a vaccine for malaria , the mosquito-borne disease that kills almost half a million people each year.

Stroke at Young Age

Stroke at Young Age

Analyses reveal 9 in 10 strokes are preventable by addressing lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, kidney dysfunction, smoking, unhealthy diet and sedentary behavior.11 There's also evidence showing your vitamin D12 and magnesium13 status play a role, and alcohol consumption in middle-age appears to be a significant risk factor.14 As noted in one study:15.

Over 1 Trillion Trees Need To Be Planted in the Next 10 Years

Over 1 Trillion Trees Need To Be Planted in the Next 10 Years

Australia, as the seventh-largest forested area in the world, is well suited to contribute to the 1 trillion trees goal, and they’ve pledged to plant 1 billion trees by 2050 as part of a forestry plan to meet Paris Agreement targets, including reducing carbon emissions by 26 to 28 percent by 2030.

Cough Medicine Is Ineffective and May Be Dangerous

Cough Medicine Is Ineffective and May Be Dangerous

The American Academy of Pediatrics18 says cold and cough medicines should not be recommended, prescribed or used for respiratory illnesses in young children, as research demonstrates very little benefit and potentially serious side effects.

Save money by growing peppers year round inside your house

Save money by growing peppers year round inside your house

Place one seed — or two, depending on the size of your container — just under the soil, which should be “moist, not wet.” Those newly planted seeds need to be positioned for maximum sun exposure.

Is the Flu Vaccine Really ‘Working Well’ This Year?

Is the Flu Vaccine Really ‘Working Well’ This Year?

According to interim estimates 1 released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on February 15, 2019 — which uses data from 3,254 adults and children enrolled in the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network between November 23, 2018, and February 2, 2019 — the overall adjusted effectiveness of the 2018-19 flu vaccine against all influenza virus infection associated with acute respiratory illness (ARI) needing medical attention was 47 percent.

Cigarette Butts — The Top Pollution Item

Cigarette Butts — The Top Pollution Item

Although some experts advocate for the development and implementation of biodegradable filters, others believe these also contain toxins that take a long time to degrade, and biodegradable cigarettes may increase littering as smokers feel “permitted” to drop them into the environment.

How to Grow Caraway

How to Grow Caraway

Since the caraway plant has a long tap root, it doesn't do well in small containers. Caraway seeds make for an interesting twist when making sauerkraut and the roots may be added to a pan of roasted autumn vegetables.

Like Fine Wine, Marriage Ages Well

Like Fine Wine, Marriage Ages Well

Contrary to what many people think, marital quality does not inevitably decline—it tends to remain high or even improve over the decades.” Likewise, a poll by Starts at 60 found that 64-percent of the respondents said they were happier in their long-term relationship than they were when they started dating.5 The respondents cited increased financial stability and greater intimacy when they got older as factors and generally reported better sex in later years than at the start of the relationship.

Pneumonia Vaccines

Pneumonia Vaccines

The disease may be caused by a virus, by fungi, or by one of hundreds of strains of bacteria.6 The Pneumovax 23 (PPSV23) vaccine, introduced by Merck in 1983, ostensibly protects against 23 of the most common bacterial agents causing pneumonia.7 There’s also a second shot available since 2010, called Prevnar 13, that protects against 13 additional strains.

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

The absence of grocery stores is, in turn, a direct result of a history of racial discrimination by banks that have been less likely to lend to African American entrepreneurs and by supermarket chains that have tended to bypass black neighborhoods." How a near-total diet of ultra-processed food affects health and longevity can be seen in the city's mortality statistics.

Any 25+ year olds that kept their impacted wisdom teeth?

Any 25+ year olds that kept their impacted wisdom teeth?

There is apparently not enough space in my jaw for them to fully grow and they MIGHT cause problems later, like damaging nearby teeth. So I'm curious as to how many of you kept your (impacted) wisdom teeth and if you have experienced any problems or issues related to this.

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

To help you make the most of the holidays without ending up a stressed-out mess, stuck in bed coughing and sniffling, or gaining 15 pounds, we’ve come up with a few tips to take you into the new year as healthfully as possible.

Measles cases rise around the world 'because parents shun vaccines', WHO says

Measles cases rise around the world 'because parents shun vaccines', WHO says

Parents who shun vaccines are partially to blame for a 30 per cent rise in the number of measles cases reported across the globe in the space of year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Keto-Mojo Ketone and Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Keto-Mojo Ketone and Blood Glucose Monitoring System

My weight dropped down until it got to its natural set point, which is between 165 pounds, if I'm really going hard on the yoga, and about 175 if I'm working a little bit too hard and not getting as much sleep … I keep my net carbs under 30 grams and like to have my ketones … between 1.1 and 1.7 … My protein is just really to a point of satiety …

The Extreme Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

The Extreme Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

A University of Alabama study15 found the number of heart attacks increased by 10 percent on the Monday and Tuesday following the time change to DST in the spring.

Longevity Depends on Your Lifestyle

Longevity Depends on Your Lifestyle

The study, which was conducted by Calico Life Sciences LLC (a company involved with research in various areas of medicine and genetics) in conjunction with Ancestry (a company that helps individuals trace their lineage), found that more than 90 percent of our longevity is based on our lifestyle choices and less than 10 percent comes from genetics.1 These results were determined by a massive investigation that included more than 400 million people.

Influenza Vaccine Industry Is in Full Swing

Influenza Vaccine Industry Is in Full Swing

Flu season is upon us again — the time of year when the steady message is "Have you gotten your flu shot yet?" Considering the many studies showing flu vaccines offer minimal protection against illness even when well-matched to circulating viral strains, the fact that vaccination continues to be touted as your first line of defense against influenza suggests this annual campaign is more about generating conformity for profit rather than actually improving and protecting public health.