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2023

What's Your Exercise 'Fat-Burning Zone'?

What`s Your Exercise `Fat-Burning Zone`?MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A more personalized approach to exercise may be necessary, claims a new study that found fat burning varied widely between individuals. Even worse, this rate often does not align with the “fat-burning zone” on commercial exercise machines, the researchers added.Clinical exercise testing, a diagnostic procedure to measure a person’s physiological response to exercise, may be a more useful tool, the study authors said.“People with a goal of weight or fat loss may be interested in exercising at the intensity which allows for the maximal rate of fat burning. Most commercial exercise machines offer a ‘fat-burning zone’ option, depending upon age, sex and heart rate,” said lead study author Hannah Kittrell. She is a PhD candidate at...

Don't Use Certain Tests for Pregnancy, Ovulation, UTIs,...

14 August 2023
Don`t Use Certain Tests for Pregnancy, Ovulation, UTIs, FDA WarnsMONDAY, Aug. 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned that consumers should not use certain pregnancy, ovulation, urine, UTI and breast milk test kits over concerns that the tests may not be safe and effective.The tests in question were manufactured by Universal Meditech Inc. (UMI), though they were branded under several names and may not include information about UMI on their packaging, the agency said in a news release.The known distributors are AC&C Distribution LLC; HealthyWiser; Home Health US Inc. and Prestige Biotech Inc. The tests were sold under those brand names. UMI has notified the FDA that it has stopped all operations and is no longer providing support for its tests, the agency added. The FDA could not confirm the performance of the...

Post-Pandemic End to Food Assistance Programs Meant 2...

14 August 2023
Post-Pandemic End to Food Assistance Programs Meant 2 Million More Americans Went HungryMONDAY, Aug. 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The federal government recently stopped pandemic-related emergency food aid, leaving perhaps 2 million more Americans without enough to eat.Emergency allotments in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, ended in March in all states that hadn’t already cut them.After this temporary increase in SNAP benefits ended, recipients experienced a 21% relative increase in food insufficiency, according to research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Food insufficiency means more than just not having enough food; it also means a poor quality diet.“To our knowledge, this is one of the first studies to evaluate the association between changes in SNAP benefit amounts and food...

Listeria Cases Spur Recall of 'Soft Serve On the Go' Ice...

11 August 2023
Listeria Cases Spur Recall of `Soft Serve On the Go` Ice CreamFRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2023 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recalled a brand of soft-serve ice cream after linking it to listeria cases in Pennsylvania and New York.The product, Soft Serve On The Go ice cream cups, was distributed in several states, the recall said, and two people have been hospitalized for their illness.The outbreak involves Listeria monocytogenes infections potentially linked to the ice cream cups, which are produced by Real Kosher Ice Cream of Brooklyn, N.Y. Both patients reported eating the vanilla chocolate ice cream before they became ill. An unopened sample from the home of one of the people who became ill was positive for L. monocytogenes. Genetic analysis is still necessary, to determine if the strain found is the one...

Vitamin K May Kickstart Healthy Lungs

10 August 2023
Vitamin K May Kickstart Healthy LungsTHURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- It may not get the publicity of some better-known vitamins like D, but vitamin K -- found in leafy green vegetables -- may boost lung health.A new, large study -- published Aug. 10 in ERJ Open Research -- suggests that people who have low levels of this vitamin also have less healthy lungs. They are more likely to report having asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and wheezing."Our results suggest that vitamin K could play a part in keeping our lungs healthy,” said researcher Dr. Torkil Jespersen of Copenhagen University Hospital and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.“On their own, our findings do not alter current recommendations for vitamin K intake, but they do suggest that we need more research on whether some...
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