Health and Wellness
- September 21st, 2012
Cannabis Science, a pioneering US Biotech Company developing pharmaceutical products for global public health challenges, reports on a recent press release by the San Francisco NBC news, with new studies by Scientists at California Pacific Medical Center, which have shown that cannabidiol, (CBD), has the ability to "turn off" a gene that causes breast and other types of cancers to met
- September 19th, 2012
It's a discussion that strikes fear in the hearts of most parents – adolescents expressing concern about their weight. According to statistics, one out of every 100 girls, between the ages of 10 and 20, struggles with anorexia and four percent of college-aged women have bulimia.
- September 19th, 2012Related Health Care Costs Could Climb by More Than 20 Percent in Nine States
The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every state in the country over the next 20 years, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012, a report released today by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
- September 19th, 2012
With millions of families struggling as the economy slowly recovers, more students than ever are lining up for school breakfasts, school lunches, afterschool meals and suppers. Afterschool programs are vital in stemming childhood hunger because they provide nutritious meals to millions of children who might otherwise go hungry. While fulfilling this crucial need, school dis
- September 19th, 2012PFD Alliance Launches Nationwide Public Awareness Campaign
New research issued by the PFD Alliance finds that 90 percent of Americans underestimate or are unsure about the prevalence of pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) which will impact one in three women at some point during their lives. This means many women undertreat PFDs and suffer in silence.
- September 18th, 2012
Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, one of the nation's premier facilities for women's, fetal and newborn health, is now offering pasteurized donor breast milk to breastfeeding mothers of healthy newborns who need supplementation during the important early days of the baby's life.
- September 18th, 2012Reduce risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia later
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, and that figure isn't going down. In fact, as America's older population grows, deaths from Alzheimer's continue to rise, and have increased 66 percent since 2000. If current population trends continue and no cure is found, the actual number of people living with the disease could double every 20 years.
- September 18th, 2012Georgia-Pacific Professional: Remember to Wash & Dry
Many people may be surprised that 80 percent of all infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. Implications of sicknesses like the common cold that spread through contact have led to a US economic effect of $25 billion in lost productivity. One of the easiest ways to help prevent the spread of illness is through proper hand hygiene, yet less than one third of US adults r
- September 18th, 2012Program Serving as Engine for Change
As students nationwide kick off a new academic year, classroom chatter isn't just about reading, writing and back-to-school fashion, but "what's for breakfast?" and "how long until recess?" Providing healthy solutions to these questions is the driving force behind Fuel Up to Play 60.
- September 17th, 2012
Fewer than 25 percent of all American medical schools train future physicians in the importance of diet. As our knowledge base expands, more and more connections between what we eat and the risks of what health challenges we may face later in life is being revealed.