U.S. Public Supports Policies to Improve Nutritional Impact of Federal Nutrition Assistance Program

The December Nutrition Society Paper of the Month is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Public support for policies to improve the nutritional impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’.…


New Poll Shows U.S. Public Supports Continued Investment in Federal Nutrition Assistance Program

Respondents Support Incentivizing Purchase of Healthy Foods, Restricting Purchase of Sugary Drinks Boston, MA – A new poll from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) shows that the U.S.…


Where are parasites going next? Can we pre-empt and halt them with a mobile phone?

Infectious diseases, caused by parasitic organisms of one sort or another, are perpetually on the move, never more so than now in this era of global interconnectivity through rapid travel and extensive human interrelationships through trade and social interactions.


Common mental disorders, unemployment and psychosocial job quality: is a poor job better than no job at all?

Employment is usually associated with health benefits over unemployment, however, an article by a group of researchers from Australia and the UK has shown that having a job with poor psychosocial quality can be as bad for mental health as being unemployed.…


Replacing milk saturated fatty acids for improved cardiovascular health: how strong is the evidence?

The November Nutrition Society Paper of the Month is ‘The impact of substituting SFA in dairy products with MUFA or PUFA on CVD risk: evidence from human intervention studies’.…


New study reveals more inspiring reasons to serve veggies at dinner

PARSIPPANY, NJ (November 14, 2012) – Parents may have some new motivations to serve their kids vegetables. A new study, funded in part by Pinnacle Foods’ Birds Eye brand and published in Public Health Nutrition, found that adding vegetables to the plate led to more positive evaluations of both the main entrée and the cook.…


Medical History – Highlights of a Decade podcasts #2

Adding voices to papers…Medical History‘s second podcast is now available online Medical History’s  2nd podcast is an engaging interview with Mark Jackson in which he discusses his paper ‘“Divine Stramonium”: The Rise and Fall of Smoking for Asthma.…


Older adults who are frail more likely to be food insufficient

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A national study of older Americans shows those who have limited mobility and low physical activity – scientifically categorized as “frail” – are five times more likely to report that they often don’t have enough to eat, defined as “food insufficiency,” than older adults who were not frail.…