“This Viewpoint discusses the potential influence of precision medicine that incorporates epigenetic analysis in effectively treating hypertension.(1)”
“Health care in America is fracturing right down the middle, and doctors are going to have to figure out if or how long they can straddle the divide between what patients want and what the government and corporate America want them to have. … Up until this point, the momentum has been with the payers, Medicare, and the insurance industry. But the more heavy-handed they become, the more inevitable the public backlash is becoming.”
“Recent clinical trials found that, compared with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin-receptor blocker and neprilysin inhibitor combination therapy decreased cardiovascular mortality in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. The authors discuss the importance of these findings.”
“Presumably, as modern-day hospitals assess the needs of their populations they will identify high prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases linked to nutrition across the lifespan. Thus, community gardens connected to hospitals would seem to represent valuable infrastructure that can benefit t local people. Unlike other interventions that specifically target at-risk individuals or subpopulations, gardens engage whole communities and provide a humane service—access to nutritious foods (1)”
(1) George, Daniel R, Wade Edris, Ryan Hanson, and Falisha Gilman. 2016. “Medicinal Plants—the next Generation.” The Lancet 387 (10015): 220–21. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00052-0.
“Overweight prevalence among children aged under 5 years has risen between 1990 and 2014, from 4.8% to 6.1%, with numbers of affected children rising from 31 million to 41 million during that time. The number of overweight children in lower middle-income countries has more than doubled over that period, from 7.5 million to 15.5 million.
In 2014, almost half (48%) of all overweight and obese children aged under 5 lived in Asia and one-quarter (25%) in Africa. The number of overweight children aged under 5 in Africa has nearly doubled since 1990 (5.4 million to 10.3 million).”
“Eating breakfast was associated with significantly lower CHD risk in this cohort of male health professionals.
“First they bought up our baby formula, next it was vitamins, now the millions back home have their eyes on Australia’s fresh food – and they’re sending in their shoppers.”
Proponents of the new saleyards at Yass say sheep and cattle sales will begin within the year – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Link