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Babies fed peanuts early have a lower risk of food allergies

Feeding peanuts and eggs to some babies from as early as three months ‘could protect them from developing allergies’ High-risk babies were fed small amounts of allergenic foods in a study Introduction at three months lowered the odds of them getting an allergy That’s compared to current guidelines of introduction at six months It could […]

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Despite growing burden of diet-related disease, medical education does not equip students to provide high quality nutritional care to patients: Researchers call for improved nutrition education to be integrated into the medical curriculum

Worldwide, nutrition is insufficiently incorporated into medical education, meaning that medical students lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide nutritional care to patients, according to a systematic review of 24 studies published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. The authors recommend that nutrition education be made compulsory for all medical students, a global benchmark […]

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New York City Moves Toward More Humane Food Sourcing

On Wednesday, August 14, legislation to implement the Good Food Purchasing Program (GFPP) was introduced in the New York City Council. This food-procurement tool, which the ASPCA actively supports in cities across the country as part of our broader Shop With Your Heart program, helps school systems, municipalities and other public entities source food that […]

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DR ELLIE CANNON: Why is my food so hard to swallow?

DR ELLIE CANNON: Why is my food so hard to swallow? For the past month, my food has been struggling to go down, and I’ve had a pain like severe indigestion. More recently, I’ve been getting stomach cramps too. Are the two linked? The medical term for swallowing difficulties, or when your food feels like […]

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For malnourished children, new therapeutic food boosts gut microbes, healthy development: New approach targeting gut microbes proves superior to standard treatment

A new type of therapeutic food, specifically designed to repair the gut microbiomes of malnourished children, is superior to standard therapy in an initial clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh. An interdisciplinary team of investigators from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh, have […]