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Sesame allergy might be more widespread than thought, study finds – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced last year that the Food and Drug Administration was considering adding sesame to its list of eight major food allergens — milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and — that must be disclosed on food packaging. Gottlieb filed a “request for information,” inviting “data and other information on the prevalence and severity… Read More »

Using smart watches to monitor your heart could do more harm than good

Fitness trackers like the Apple Watch now allow you to detect heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. That’s not always a good thing, says doctor Margaret McCartney Technology | Comment 17 July 2019 Josie Ford By Margaret McCartney SELF-EMPOWERED, self-motivated, self-aware: we have got used to the idea that more knowledge about our health is… Read More »

Setting Goals to be More Active Slows Memory Decline in Older African Americans

Older African Americans with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who got help setting goals to be more socially, physically, or cognitively active had slower memory decline than those who did not receive such help, concludes an NIA-funded study published Sept. 10 in JAMA Neurology. The results point to a possible way to reduce dementia risk in… Read More »