October 22, 2020

Reduced Hormone Supply In Pregnant Mothers Linked To ADHD In Their Children

Low levels of key, body-regulating chemicals in mothers during the first three months of pregnancy may interfere with the baby's brain development, a large American study shows.
October 22, 2020

High Flavanol Diet May Lead To Lower Blood Pressure

Consuming a diet that includes flavanol-rich foods and drinks, such as tea, apples, and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, finds a new study.
October 22, 2020

Exercise And Nutrition Regimen Benefits Physical, Cognitive Health

Researchers studied the effects of a 12-week exercise regimen on 148 active-duty Air Force airmen, half of whom also received a twice-daily nutrient beverage that included protein; the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA; lutein; phospholipids; vitamin D; B vitamins and other micronutrients; along with a muscle-promoting compound known as HMB. Both groups improved in physical and cognitive function, with added gains among those who regularly consumed the nutritional beverage, the team reports.
October 22, 2020

First-Of-Its-Kind Examination Shows How Widely Pharma Showers Campaign Cash In United States

Well over one-quarter of all state lawmakers in the United States have accepted money from the pharmaceutical industry since the beginning of 2019, according to a new analysis.
October 22, 2020

Review Supports Link Between Omega-3 Levels & Cognitive Benefits In Kids

Omega-3 supplements may indeed offer cognitive benefits for children, but only after omega-3 levels reach a certain threshold, says a new review of the scientific literature.
October 15, 2020

United Nations World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme.
October 15, 2020

Professional View Of Vitamin D Jeopardizing Elderly Care Home Residents’ Health

The professional perception of vitamin D as a medicine, rather than as a key nutrient, is constraining practice and jeopardizing the health of elderly care home residents in England, conclude researchers in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health.
October 15, 2020

Ten Or More Medications, Often Prescribed To Older Heart Failure Patients, Raises Concerns

More than half of older patients hospitalized for heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should, are discharged from the hospital with prescriptions for 10 or more medications, according to new research published in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.