Category: Opinon

The straight face test of our health care system

“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, …

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Striking the Right Balance in Heart Failure

“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.” Image details http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleID=2478160

Medicinal plants—the next generation

“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 …

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WHO Commission presents its final report, calling for high-level action to address major health challenge

“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. …

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Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals

“Eating breakfast was associated with significantly lower CHD risk in this cohort of male health professionals. Source: Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals

China’s ‘daigou’ shoppers leading Australian retail drive

“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.” Source: China’s ‘daigou’ shoppers leading Australian retail drive

Goulburn sale yards

Proponents of the new saleyards at Yass say sheep and cattle sales will begin within the year – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Link

Bluberries at Inverness

Blueberries harvested at Inverness. Normally blueberries would be considered a weed. However, when they are in season, it is possible to take advantage of the fruits which have an extremely high antioxidant content (1,2). At present, they are worth $31.90 per kg at the supermarket. (1) Best Berries | NutritionFacts.org. 2016. Accessed January 23. (See Link). …

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