Food, Fitness & Wellness

chameleonseye | iStock | Getty Images Suicide attempts surged among 12- to 17-year-olds, especially adolescent girls, during the Covid-19 pandemic and got worse the longer social distancing orders and government lockdowns persisted, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency department visits at hospitals among adolescents were already increasing in
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In this article LLY BIIB Aduhelm by Biogen Source: Biogen The FDA’s approval of Biogen‘s Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm was a landmark moment in the life of Dr. Paul Aisen. The director of the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute at USC has spent the past three decades focused on treating the neurodegenerative disease, and in recent years
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Dr. Peter Hotez warned that Southern U.S. states could feel the impact of the highly transmissible Delta Covid variant as early as this summer, due in part to low vaccination rates.  “I’m really holding my breath about the South and what happens over the summer,” said Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at
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The report found that nearly three in four (72%) American consumers who regularly consume dairy report eating or drinking dairy-based products more frequently than plant-based, non-dairy alternatives. However, at least 1 in 4 at least sometimes choose the plant-based alternatives. Adults over age 55 had the strongest preference for dairy, with the majority (80%) saying that
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If you’re among the 25% of Americans averse to needles, you’re probably not surprised by the COVID-19 immunization stall. Even for those who want immunity, bribes with beer or lottery tickets may not be enough to override anxiety made worse by pervasive images of needles in the media. As a physician specializing in pain management,
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Getty Images Some of the 12,000 attendees who flew into Miami last weekend for the biggest bitcoin event in history have started testing positive for Covid. Bitcoin 2021 drew crypto enthusiasts from around the world to the Mana Wynwood convention center in Miami’s arts and entertainment district. For three days, conference goers packed into crowded
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Since the report​​​​​​ alleging “dangerously high” ​​​levels of lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic in selected baby food products was published Febr. 4, the companies named in it – Beech Nut Nutrition, Gerber, Campbell Soup (Plum Organics), Nurture Inc (Happy Family Organics), Hain Celestial (Earth’s Best), Sprout Foods Inc, and Walmart – have been hit with a tsunami
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CC–BY–ND. Alcohol is still the most commonly used drug among high school students. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year approximately 3,500 people under 21 die because of alcohol use. I have studied the relationship between alcohol marketing and youth drinking behavior for the past 20 years. In 2011, my colleagues
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A medical worker from Parrish Medical Center holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a drive through vaccination clinic for employees of Port Canaveral, workers at local hotels and restaurants, and residents of the Port Canaveral community. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images The U.S. government is in negotiations with Moderna to
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Should processed meat be added to Prop 65 list? Court orders state of California to answer petition The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nonprofit founded by Dr Neal Barnard – a vocal advocate for plant-based diets – has been calling on California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to add processed meat
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Susan Walsh | Pool | Getty Images U.S. health officials are scrambling to get more Americans
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Cell-cultured seafood pioneer Finless Foods gears up to launch its first product… plant-based tuna The ​plant-based substitute for raw tuna ​will be sold under the Finless Foods brand in foodservice channels in early 2022 (with a retail launch to follow if the product is a hit), and is made from an as-yet undisclosed combination of plants, but
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Biogen CEO Michel Vounatsos told CNBC on Monday that the list price of $56,000 per year for the company’s FDA-approved Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab is “fair.” That being said, the Massachusetts-based biotech company has vowed to not increase the price of the medication, which is marketed under the name Aduhelm, for the next four years,
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“We’ve been doing a lot of work on our overall marketing approach and … understanding the consumer and connecting to the consumer as a key stepping-stone of our approach”​ in becoming “what I would call ‘margin-centric’ to ‘consumer-centric,”​ Van De Put told investors gathered at the Alliance Bernstein 37th​ Annual Strategic Conference June 2. He
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“We’re not vegans ourselves, and we’re not willing to compromise at all when it comes to cheese,” ​said Grounded Foods​​ co-founder Veronica Fil, ​who sensed a business opportunity after seeing the reception her husband Chef Shaun Quade’s vegan cheese was getting at his award-winning fine dining restaurant in Melbourne a couple of years ago. “Shaun was creating
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Lazy. Unmotivated. No self-discipline. No willpower. These are just a few of the widespread stereotypes ingrained in American society about people who have a higher body weight or larger body size. Known as weight stigma, these attitudes result in many Americans being blamed, teased, bullied, mistreated and discriminated against. There is nowhere to hide from
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