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New Way to Make Food Taste Salty But With Less Sodium Chloride

Washington State University researchers have found a way to make food taste salty but with less of the sodium chloride tied to poor health. “It’s a stealth approach, not like buying the ‘reduced salt’ option, which people generally don’t like,” said Carolyn Ross, a Food Science professor at WSU. “If we can stair-step people down,…

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Cancer Use Complementary and Alternative Medicines

A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Dr. Nina Sanford made the discovery that’s now drawing renewed attention to habits she said cancer patients must disclose during treatment. Dr. Sanford is an Assistant Professor of…

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Chocolate Series of Workshops Aims to Promote Interest in Science

This project has been coordinate by the Scientific Communication Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) and the Catalan Chemical Research Institute (ICIQ). It is published jointly by Publicacions URV and the Piscina, un petit oceà publishing house, with illustrations by Armand. The story is present at the Public Library of Tarragona in an…

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Supplements Provide no Additional Health Benefits

The study, which was published on April 9th in Annals of Internal Medicine, used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey from 1999 to 2010; which is link to mortality data from the National Death Index. The sample comprise data from 30,899 US adults aged 20 years old and above. Nutrients obtained through the consumption of…

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The New Truth About Aspirin, and Uptake of Medical Evidence

For decades, millions of patients have been taking a daily aspirin in an attempt to prevent hearts attacks and strokes. But in March 2019, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released guidelines declaring healthy adults with an average risk for heart disease receive no overall benefit from a daily aspirin. In simple…

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New Cannabis Products for Medicinal Use

A clinical review, published today for the BMJ, provides new interim advice for doctors and clinicians in prescribing cannabis-based products and cannabinoids to treat certain conditions. Since a policy change in November 2018, specialist doctors registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), have been permitted to prescribe new medicines which derive from cannabis. Yet, research into these products…

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American Allergists Prescribe Tongue Allergy Tablets

Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy or SCIT) have been available for more than 100 years. Allergy tablets (sublingual immunotherapy or SLIT) have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States for four years. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College…

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Over The Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money

On average, each dollar spent on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines saves the U.S. health care system $7.20, totaling nearly $146 billion in annual savings, according to a report released March 18 by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). The CHPA worked with research firm IRI to consult published data sets and economic modeling and to survey more than…

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Medicare Advantage Plans Are Broad And May Be Getting Broader

Share of Medicare Advantage plans with broad networks increased from 80.1%t in 2011 to 82.5 % in 2015, and enrollment in broad-network plans grew from 54.1%t to 64.9%.  A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that networks in Medicare Advantage a private plan alternative to traditional Medicare are…

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Colourful Fruits And Vegetables And See The Light

Researchers from China and the University of South Australia have published the first study of its kind to verify the link between foods high in antioxidants and a lower risk of age-related cataracts (ARC). UniSA Senior Research Fellow Dr Ming Li and colleagues from Xi’an Jiaotong University analysed 20 studies from around the world looking…

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As China Pushes Traditional Medicine Globally

Chinese traditional medicine is rapidly expanding worldwide as a key pillar of the country’s Belt and Road initiative, but conservation groups say demand for treatments using animal products is driving a surge in illegal trafficking of wildlife. Since the start of the year, authorities in the Chinese territory of Hong Kong have seized record volumes…

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CMS Ignores Federal Judge Ruling to Approve Medicaid Work

Less than 48 hours after a federal judge struck down Medicaid work requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday gave Utah permission to use those mandates. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in her approval letter that requiring Medicaid enrollees to work was allowed because it helps make them healthier. Medicaid program “Therefore we believe…