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12/8/2017

Dietitians cannot ignore video because it gives them the ability to inform, influence and inspire through the sharing of evidence-based messages and healthy recipes, said registered dietitian nutritionist Betsy Ramirez. Creating videos can be time-consuming but dietitians should learn how to do it, decide the purpose for using it and get the required equipment.

12/8/2017

Registered dietitian Emily Wood adopted a vegan diet six months ago so she could learn about it and create a specialty niche for her practice. She says she feels better and has more energy but finds sticking to the diet at an event or restaurant can be challenging.

12/8/2017

An analysis in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care found fasting during Ramadan among women with gestational diabetes was associated with lower mean glucose levels but higher hypoglycemia rates than not fasting. The findings were based on data for 32 pregnant women with gestational diabetes.

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12/8/2017

A reduced sense of taste and smell caused by inflammation may be the link between psoriasis and poor nutrition, high body mass index and metabolic disorders, according to a study presented at a psoriasis conference. Tests on 50 patients showed all of them could detect sweet taste but 33 could not taste bitter and 15 could not detect umami.

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12/8/2017

School nutrition professionals need upgraded equipment as they work to provide more nutritious meals for students, said Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics President Donna Martin, who also is school nutrition director for a Georgia district. Martin says changing tastes, nutrition guidelines and food safety regulations have created kitchen needs most districts cannot afford, and the AND will lobby lawmakers next week for additional federal funding for school nutrition programs.

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12/8/2017

An Illinois law sharply limiting suspensions and expulsions has led to a dramatic increase in use of alternatives. "I try to make sure I'm always hearing their side of the story. That's the most important thing with restorative justice is to understand their side of the story," said social worker Brielle Siskin.

12/8/2017

A Los Angeles County program that places chronically homeless people in housing with support services is a money-saver for the government, a Rand Corp. study shows. Every dollar spent on Housing for Health spared the county $1.20 in health care and other service costs.

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12/8/2017

Pfizer is launching a generic version of its blockbuster erectile dysfunction drug Viagra to hold market share as its patents expire.

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12/8/2017

Medicaid rolls are likely to expand if Congress repeals the tax penalty on Americans who are not enrolled in an Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

12/8/2017

The FDA requires some drugmakers to conduct safety and efficacy studies after drugs are approved, but 86% of the required studies were pending as of the end of fiscal 2016, 21% of the required status reports had not been filed and 12% of the status reports were filed late.

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