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Solving the hidden problem of hospital malnutrition
Posted On: June 21, 2016
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  • Europe
  • Tags: malnutrition, Hospital Food, diet, elderly

Malnutrition occurs in developed countries and is often unrecognised in hospitals or care homes. At the 2007 European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Symposium, it was reported that the average prevalence of malnutrition in...

Use less salt, and more healthier alternatives
Posted On: June 21, 2016
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  • Europe
  • Tags: food, diet, Nutrition, Salt

There is a strong link between high sodium consumption and increased risk of coronary heart attacks and strokes. Reducing the intake of salt has been identified as one of most cost-effective measures to improve public health.

Medical Devices Regulation: Positive steps undermined by inadequate criteria on EDCs
Posted On: June 16, 2016
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  • Europe
  • Tags: EDCs, Medical Device Regulation

The lack of joined-up thinking at the EU level, with regards to toxic substances in medical devices, continues to jeopardise the health of European citizens and the environment.

Over £400m of savings can reduce carbon emissions by 1 million tonnes
Posted On: June 14, 2016
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  • Europe
  • Tags: emissions, SDU, NHS

The NHS and wider health sector could save up to £414m and cut 1 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually by 2020 through changes that also benefit people’s health.

Everything you thought you knew about nutrition is wrong
Posted On: June 3, 2016
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  • Europe
  • Tags: food, Nutrition, FDA, guidelines, Sugar

The terms “healthy”, “natural”, or “light” are used more for their commercial value than promoting healthy products. This makes life difficult for national health agencies, such as the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) in the United States....

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