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    Weight loss that occurs in conjunction with a low-fat, high fruit and vegetable diet may help to reduce or eliminate hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study that appears in the current issue of Menopause. This Women's Health Initiative...
     
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    Results of a Roper survey of the lupus community highlight that in addition to the physical burdens of lupus, the disease can contribute to significant economic challenges among patients and caregivers. Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), caregivers and physicians overwhelmingly agree that...
     
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    Health Canada would like to remind Canadians of the importance of handling fresh produce safely to reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Fresh fruits and vegetables do not naturally contain microorganisms (bacteria, parasites or viruses) that can make you sick. However, produce can become contaminated while in the...
     
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    Health Canada, in collaboration with Statistics Canada, will conduct a research study that will explore the relationship between wind turbine noise and health effects reported by, and objectively measured in, people living near wind power developments. "This study is in response to questions from residents living...
     
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    July 11 is World Population Day, an annual observance to educate the public about the problems of overpopulation and continuing population growth. It grew out of the public interest in Five Billion Day in 1987 when the global population reached five billion people. A quarter century later, world population now exceeds...
     
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    Today's New York Times article, "More Women Look Over the Counter for a Libido Fix," by Abby Ellin is a story about how a low sexual libido is surprisingly common in young women and how the marketplace is starting to respond to women's plight for sexual enhancement products. "With the recent...
     
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    This summer, UnitedHealth Group’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA) is reminding the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes that they are at higher risk for serious, heat-related illness, and offers tips for enjoying a safe, healthy and fun-filled season. Dr. Vojta...
     
  • Pacific Natural Foods has received the Association of Oregon Recyclers' (AOR) 2012 Leadership in Sustainable Practices Award. Not given annually, the award is reserved to celebrate organizations that find solutions to materials management issues and far exceed sustainability performance of similar establishments....
     
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    MSNBC reports that Martha Payne, a nine year old student, was prohibited from posting pictures of school lunches on her blog after her posts began drawing attention to the inadequate nutrition provided by the school's lunch program. While this prohibition was overturned, Payne had already drawn the interest of...
     
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    A frustrating side effect of childbirth is pregnancy weight gain. After childbirth, many women find that baby weight is seemingly impossible to shed. Even women who watch what they eat and work out may find themselves held captive to that stubborn baby weight gain. These moms want to feel energized and able to take...