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Get Your Kids to Eat Smart at School

Posted 13 days ago by

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 – Your kids eat healthful meals at home, but what about when they're at school? Here are some simple ways to make sure your kids get the fuel they need to power them through the afternoon. If you pack your child's lunch, make sandwiches with whole-grain bread, lean meat, lettuce and tomato. Skip salty options like prepackaged cold cuts in favor of slices from a turkey or chicken that you roast yourself. Include favorite fruits for snacks. Get creative with vegetables by cutting them into fun shapes and packing them with a low-fat, low-sugar dipping sauce. Add fat-free milk or chocolate milk instead of juice drinks. And let your child help fill his or her lunchbox. Kids are more likely to eat what they choose themselves, plus they'll learn healthy decision-making skills. If your child buys lunch at school, start by setting a good example at home. Use breakfasts ... Read more

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Acid Reflux? Try Going Vegetarian

Posted 13 days ago by

THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 – A mostly vegetarian diet may provide relief similar to widely used medications for people with acid reflux, a new study suggests. The study looked at close to 200 patients at one medical center who had been diagnosed with laryngopharyngeal reflux. It's a condition where stomach acids habitually back up into the throat, and it's distinct from the much better-known gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – or what most people call heartburn. People with laryngopharyngeal reflux usually don't have heartburn, explained Dr. Craig Zalvan, the lead researcher on the new study. Instead, they have symptoms like hoarseness, chronic sore throat, persistent coughing, excessive throat clearing and a feeling of a lump in the throat. Still, the problem is often treated with GERD drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs include prescription and over-the-counter ... Read more

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Drink Coffee, Live Longer?

Posted 28 Aug 2017 by

MONDAY, Aug. 28, 2017 – That morning cup of coffee may be doing more than serving up a needed caffeine jolt – it may be adding years to your life. At least that's the conclusion of a preliminary study that suggests – but doesn't prove – that coffee is associated with a lower risk of death in the next 10 years. "Our findings suggest that drinking four cups of coffee each day can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people," said researcher Dr. Adela Navarro, a cardiologist at Hospital de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. The findings were presented Sunday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, in Barcelona. For the study, researchers investigated the association between coffee consumption and risk of death. The observational study involved about 20,000 middle-aged people from the Mediterranean region. The participants were 37 years old, on average, at the start of the study and ... Read more

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Human Gut Germs Dictated by Diet

Posted 25 Aug 2017 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 – What you eat, or don't eat, affects the mix of germs in your digestive tract, new research indicates. Thousands of microbial species thrive in the human intestine, helping people digest fiber and make vitamins and other molecules. They also help strengthen the immune system and protect against potentially harmful bacteria, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers say. The rise in farming some 15,000 years ago dramatically changed the human diet, the researchers noted. And in just the last 100 years, people have become increasingly sedentary and less likely to consume fiber-rich whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Antibiotics, cesarean sections and other lifestyle changes have also helped shift the composition of microbes in the human gut, the study authors added. To see how "progress" may have affected microbial diversity, the researchers examined ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Liquid Products Manufactured by PharmaTech and Distributed by Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories: Recall - Possible Product Contamination

Posted 20 Aug 2017 by

[Posted 08/10/2017] ISSUE: The distribution firms Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories jointly issued a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots within expiry of all liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC at its FDA registered facility in Davie, Fla. due to possible product contamination. Through recent communication with FDA, the distribution firm Rugby Laboratories learned of a potential issue with a product manufactured by PharmaTech LLC. The FDA informed Rugby Laboratories that it received several adverse event reports of B. cepacia infections in patients, which may be linked to PharmaTech LLC manufactured Diocto Syrup or Diocto Liquid (docusate sodium solutions). In response, Rugby Laboratories issued a voluntary recall on August 3, 2017, of the PharmaTech LLC manufactured Diocto Syrup and Diocto Liquid. As a precautionary measure based on additional ... Read more

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Young Breakfast Skippers Lack Vital Nutrients

Posted 17 Aug 2017 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 – Mom was right – eating breakfast really is important. Without it, kids may not get recommended amounts of nutrients, British researchers suggest. "This study provides evidence that breakfast is key for parents to ensure that their children are getting the nutrition they need," said senior study author Gerda Pot, a lecturer in nutritional sciences at King's College London. The researchers used food diaries to track the diets of more than 800 children aged 4 to 10 and nearly 900 kids aged 11 to 18. Their food intake was tracked from 2008 to 2012. The researchers compared levels of key nutrients that the kids ate to British nutrition guidelines For the study, breakfast was defined as more than 100 calories of food between 6 and 9 a.m. Although the study wasn't designed to prove a cause-and-effect relationship, the researchers did find that breakfast skippers had ... Read more

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Health Tip: The Facts About Fat

Posted 15 Aug 2017 by

-- Not all fat should be cut from our diets, the American Heart Association says. Some fats are actually good for you and should be included in a healthy meal plan, the AHA says. These include polysaturated and monosaturated fats, such as those found in avocados and salmon, which can help lower "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides. On the other hand, you should limit eating "saturated" fats, such as those found in cheese, butter and heavy cream. These fats increase your risk of heart disease and can raise "bad" cholesterol in your blood. Then there are those fats that you should avoid altogether: artificial trans fats, hydrogenated oils and tropical oils. Found primarily in some baked goods, they are even more likely than saturated fats to raise your "bad" cholesterol and boost your chances of developing heart disease. Read more

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FDA Warns of Potential Contamination in Multiple Brands of Drugs, Dietary Supplements

Posted 13 Aug 2017 by

August 11, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers and health care professionals not to use any liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, Florida, and labeled by Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader Brands, due to potential contamination with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) and the risk for severe patient infection. The drug and dietary supplement products made by PharmaTech include liquid docusate sodium drugs (stool softeners), as well as various dietary supplements including liquid vitamin D drops and liquid multivitamins marketed for infants and children. “B. cepacia poses a serious threat to vulnerable patients, including infants and young children who still have developing immune systems,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. “These products were distributed nationwide to ret ... Read more

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It's Never Too Soon to Safeguard Your Bones

Posted 9 Aug 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 9, 2017 – Bone health is literally something you build on throughout your life, not just as a child. And the efforts you put in now will keep bones strong and help prevent the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis later on, as you age. Most of the 10 million Americans living with osteoporosis are women, but men are at risk, too, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. It weakens bones, leaving them at greater risk of fracture. Here are 4 steps to better bone health for women and men. First, make sure your diet has calcium, an essential mineral, and vitamin D. These nutrients work in tandem on bone building. Low-fat dairy, such as plain yogurt and milk, is a great calcium source. Also, look for milk that's been fortified with vitamin D. You can get some D from fatty fish, like tuna and salmon, spending limited time in the sun, and supplements. Second, eat healthy ... Read more

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Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength

Posted 4 Aug 2017 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 – Eating protein at all three daily meals, instead of just at dinner, might help seniors preserve physical strength as they age, new research suggests. The Canadian study found that protein-rich meals evenly spread throughout the day staved off muscle decline, but did not increase mobility, in older people. Study co-author Stephanie Chevalier said, for seniors, "The important point is to create three meal occasions with sufficient protein to stimulate muscle building and greater strength, instead of just one." Chevalier is an assistant professor of medicine at McGill University in Montreal. The functional decline associated with aging often leads to falls, mental impairment and loss of independence. Chevalier's team wondered if more evenly distributed protein consumption might be tied to better physical performance and a reduced rate of decline. To find out, they ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Man of Steel 1 and Man of Steel 2: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 1 Aug 2017 by

[Posted 07/31/2017] ISSUE: Man of Steel is voluntarily recalling 175 lots of Man of Steel 1 and Man of Steel 2, 4000mg at the retail level. The products have been found to contained undeclared Sildenafil. The product has/potentially could result in death. The groups affected are men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease. BACKGROUND: The product is marketed as a male enhancement supplement and is packaged in individual blister package. The affected product Man of Steel lots include the following expiration dates: 10-17-18. Man of Steel was distributed throughout local convenience stores in Sacramento, California. RECOMMENDATION: Man of Steel is notifying its distributors and customers by print media and is arranging for return/replacement etc. of all recalled products. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have Man of Steel which is being recalled should ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode Capsules by EZ Weight Loss TX: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 26 Jul 2017 by

[Posted 07/25/2017] ISSUE: EZ Weight Loss TX is voluntarily recalling all lots of La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the products to be tainted with sibutramine. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons. The presence of sibutramine in these products renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and, therefore subject to recall. Sibutramine is known to increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. Sibutramine may also interact, in life-threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking. BACKGROUND: These tainted products are marketed as dietary supplements. Atomic ... Read more

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U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements

Posted 25 Jul 2017 by

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 – A curious toddler opens a bottle of melatonin he finds on the kitchen counter, and accidentally overdoses on a supplement typically used by adults to help with sleep. In that case, the doctor who treated the child only had to deal with a very tired 3-year-old, but it might have been a far more serious scenario if a different dietary supplement, such as the energy product ephedra or the male enhancement herb yohimbe, had been swallowed. "We see it all the time," said Dr. Barbara Pena, research director of the emergency medicine department at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami. Indeed, a new report from researchers bears out Pena's observations: From 2005 through 2012, the annual rate of accidental exposures to dietary supplements rose in the United States by nearly 50 percent, and 70 percent of those exposures involved young children. "The biggest increase ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Super Panther 7K by Ultra Shop Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Posted 25 Jul 2017 by

[Posted 07/24/2017] ISSUE: Ultra Shop Supplement is voluntarily recalling Super Panther 7K capsules, (1 count blister card Lot#: RO846356 and 6 count bottle Lot RO246852 within expiry), distributed by SX Power Co., Brooklyn, NY, to the consumer level. FDA analysis found samples of Super Panther 7K to be tainted with undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drug products, also known as phosphodiesterate 5-inhibitors (PDE-5), used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). The presence of sildenafil and tadalafil in Super Panther 7K renders it an unapproved drug for which safety and efficacy have not been established and therefore subject to recall. Consumers who take this product for erectile dysfunction could have underlying cardiovascular disease.  Consumers with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates; ... Read more

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Not All Plant Foods Are Equal

Posted 17 Jul 2017 by

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 – For years, the mantra has been that eating lots of fruits, vegetables and grains will ward off heart disease, but a new study suggests that choosing the wrong ones may backfire. The study, of over 200,000 U.S. health professionals, found those who ate plenty of healthy plant foods – such as vegetables, beans and whole grains – did have a lower risk of heart disease. That was not true, however, if people loaded up on foods that are technically plant-based, but not all that healthy. In fact, diets heavy in pasta, bread, potatoes and sweets appeared just as bad as, if not worse than, diets high in animal products. "Plant-based foods are not all the same," said lead researcher Ambika Satija, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston. So it's crucial that people consider the nutritional quality of the plant foods they choose, she said. ... Read more

Related support groups: Obesity, Weight Loss, Dietary Supplementation, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Dietary Fiber Supplementation

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