Health News Brief: Some Salt With Your Spider? UN Says Bugs Good For You, Waist To Height Ratio 'More Accurate Than BMI’, Origins Of Allergies At Fetal Stage American Medical ID

 

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Health News Brief

July 2. 2013   

Some Salt With Your Spider? UN Says Bugs Good For You
Pass the cicadas -- a United Nations report calls for bringing bugs to your next picnic. On the menu that is. Along with providing a satisfying crunch, "Insects are a highly nutritious and healthy food source with high fat, protein, vitamin, fiber and mineral content," says the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization report released in Rome on Monday.
Source: United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization Read More

Heart Attack Risk Increased For Middle-Aged Hockey Players
The Windsor Cardiac Centre is now monitoring 250 high-risk heart patients across the country, using satellites. The real-time surveillance can detect the warning signs of heart attack.
Source: Windsor Cardiac Centre Read More

Boot Made In Aylesbury Could Save Millions Of Diabetic People From Food Amputations
Developed by Aylesbury-based firm Pulseboot, the unique design is hoped to be available through the NHS and privately by the end of June. People with diabetes are particularly at risk of having foot amputations because bad circulation and foot ulcers can mean their feet are unable to pump blood back up their legs.
Source: Pulseboot Read More

Waist To Height Ratio 'More Accurate Than BMI’
Measuring the ratio of someone's waist to their height is a better way of predicting their life expectancy than body mass index (BMI), the method widely used by doctors when judging overall health and risk of disease, researchers said.
Source: European Congress On Obesity Read More

Origins Of Allergies At Fetal Stage
The number of people suffering from allergy or asthma is growing faster than ever before. More than 30% of the world's population is now being affected by allergies. Two hundred and fifty million people are estimated to suffer from food allergies. In developed countries like the United States, one in five people suffer from either allergy or asthma. The strongest increase in allergies and asthma is seen in developing countries.
Source: World Allergy & Asthma Congress 2013 Read More



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