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Homeopathic products promoted to parents will need to be clear they are not vaccines or alternatives to vaccines, Health Canada says.
Companies won't be able make claims about homeopathic products for cough, cold, and flu for kids 12 and under

Penn Study Questions Presence in Blood of Heart-Healthy Molecules from Fish Oil Supplements
Synthetic versions of marine fish lipid-derived molecules called specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) show anti-inflammatory properties in cell cultures and live animal models. However

High sodium diet may predict high blood pressure to come
As dietary sodium levels go up over time, so does the risk for high blood pressure, suggests a new study that followed more than 4,000 adults in Japan for four years.

Coffee consumption habits impact the risk of mild cognitive impairment
coffee, tea, or caffeine consumption or higher plasma caffeine levels may be protective against cognitive impairment and dementia, with some notable exceptions

New Study: Consumers Don't View GMO Labels as Negative Warnings
A new study reveals that GMO labeling would not act as warning labels and scare consumers away from buying products with GMO ingredients.

Protein-Rich Nutrition Key to Helping Patients Recover from Severe Burns
If the patient doesn?t take in enough calories and protein, it can cause muscle loss and slow healing significantly.

Soybean oil worse for your health than coconut oil
According to scientists from the University of California, Riverside, a diet high in soybean oil may cause more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose.

Healthy Diet May Help Shield the Aging Brain
Older adults who ate better maintained problem-solving and planning skills, study finds

How a coffee-brewer can get the arsenic out of rice
Arsenic in rice is a global health concern, but researchers in Northern Ireland have found a way to remove it by cooking rice the way coffee is brewed

Drinking beet juice regularly may lengthen your workouts
Beet juice is a dietary source of the molecule nitrate. When converted in the body, nitrate can dilate the blood vessels and increase blood flow, both important factors for exercise performance.

Antioxidants help treat skin-picking disorder in mice, researcher says
Two antioxidant supplements were found to be effective in treating a skin-picking disorder in mice, suggesting they may be useful in people with the condition.

Every Meal Is an Opportunity to Improve Health
For awhile, food manufacturers have been isolating one or two bioactive compounds such as antioxidants or phytonutrients and adding them to food products to increase their nutritional profile and health benefits. However,

Only 1 in 10 Americans Eats Enough Fruits and Veggies: CDC
Just 13 percent of U.S. residents consume one and a half to two cups of fruit every day as recommended by federal dietary guidelines

Study: Restaurant meals can be as bad for your waistline as fast food is
When Americans go out to eat, either at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they consume, on average, about 200 more calories a day than when they stay home for meals, a new study reports

Dairy Products Boost Effectiveness of Probiotics
The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics

Proteins responsible for controlling levels of iron in the body also play an important role in combatting infection
Humans – along with all living organisms, including pathogens – need iron to survive: invading organisms try to highjack it from their hosts in order to thrive and multiply.

Research finds diversifying your diet may make your gut healthier
A loss of dietary diversity during the past 50 years could be a contributing factor to the rise in obesity, Type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal problems and other diseases

Dietary intervention primes triple-negative breast cancer for targeted therapy
A diet that starves triple-negative breast cancer cells of an essential nutrient primes the cancer cells to be more easily killed by a targeted antibody treatment

Consumers Should Seek a Variety of Fiber Sources to Get the Maximum Health Benefits
Consumers who get fiber from many sources?both naturally occurring and added in manufacturing?may benefit more than people who limit their intake to a single type

The App Will See You Now, But May Not Get The Diagnosis Right
Symptom checkers, those tools that ask for information and suggest a diagnosis, are accurate only about half of the time.

U.S. diners will have to wait until 2016 for calorie labels on all restaurant menus
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that restaurants and other establishments will now have until December 1, 2016, to comply with federal menu labeling rules -- one year beyond the original deadline

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