Top Health Food Trends to Try in 202324 January 2023 Posted in General HealthIf you’ve ever mindlessly scrolled through Facebook, TikTok or Instagram and stumbled upon a food video that looked interesting, there’s a good chance it’s there for a reason – as one of the latest food trends. Check out our list of 13 health food trends in 2023 to keep an eye out for. Butter boards: The advent of social media made charcuterie boards a hit for parties, games and family gatherings. Savory butter boards can include nuts, seeds, garlic spreads or vegetables, while sweet butter boards may include honey, chocolate, jellies or jams. The year of the pickle: The briny crunch of a pickle is one of the more unique food trends to watch in 2023.
Five billion people around the world have no protection against industrially produced trans fats (ITFAs), putting them at risk of heart disease and death, the World Health Organization said. Best-practice policies have gained significant traction since, protecting 2.8 billion people globally – a six-fold increase – but the WHO target for the total elimination of trans fats by 2023 is “unattainable,” the report said. As more economies become off-limits to industrial producers of trans fats, countries unprotected by legislation policing ITFAs face the prospect of companies dumping products into their food supplies. “Think of artificial trans fats as the tobacco of nutrition. “There’s really no alternative to governmental action,” Frieden said, adding that proper enforcement mechanisms are critical to ensuring industry takes action to eliminate trans fats.5 days ago Health Policy Watch
Sebin Cho plays the cello while her mom and classical music teacher Youngim Song performs on the piano. Through Volunteer Resources, they’re among a growing cohort of musicians taking part in the Music in the Atrium program, overseen by volunteer co-ordinator Filomena Laporte-Packer. They play every Friday during the lunch hour and are starting to attract a bit of a following. “I love playing music a lot, and it has a real soothing and calming effect on me. They’re starting to come and listen.”1 month ago Alberta Health Services
World Health Organization (WHO) announces that the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Republic of Korea, has achieved maturity level four (ML4), the highest level in WHO’s classification of regulatory authorities for medical products. WHO has formally assessed the medical product regulatory authorities of 33 countries, of which only the Republic of Korea is listed as attaining this level in regulation for both locally produced as well as imported medicines and vaccines. “We highly appreciate the support already provided by the Republic of Korea to several other countries in strengthening their oversight of vaccines and medicines. In addition to the Republic of Korea, Singapore has attained ML4 in medicines regulation and 11 countries have attained ML3. The WLA is a new scheme for designating regulatory authorities that may be considered as a reference point by other regulatory authorities for reaching own decisions in approving medical products.2 months ago World Health Organization (WHO)
Outbreak at a glanceFrom 29 December 2021 to 31 October 2022, four laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) were reported to WHO by the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The majority of MERS-CoV cases (n=2193; 84%) resulting in 854 deaths, have been reported from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Figure 2). Geographical distribution of MERS-CoV cases between 29 December 2021 – 31 October 2022 by city and region, Saudi Arabia (n=4). MERS-CoV cases reported between 29 December 2021 – 31 October 2022Figure 2: Distribution of cases and deaths from MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia from 2013 to 20221Epidemiology of MERS-CoVMiddle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory infection caused by a coronavirus called Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). MERS-CoV infections range from showing no symptoms (asymptomatic) or mild respiratory symptoms to severe acute respiratory disease and death.2 months ago World Health Organization (WHO)