Diet

Mealtimes can be tough when your child is autistic or has ADHD. Here are 5 tips to try

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

But this can also make eating and mealtimes tricky to manage when someone in the family is neurodivergent.

Key Points: 
  • But this can also make eating and mealtimes tricky to manage when someone in the family is neurodivergent.
  • Many autistic children and children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) display what has been called “abnormal feeding behaviours”.
  • So, what can you do to help your child get what they need at mealtimes?

Common behaviours

  • Common abnormal feeding behaviours in autistic children and children with ADHD include: - food selectivity, where a child has a small range of preferred foods and limited variety.
  • For example, children choosing only grain-based or dairy foods, such as noodles and yoghurt, or toast and cheese.

Getting enough fuel

  • Sometimes these difficulties can impact their growth, lead to vitamin or mineral deficiencies, cause stomach or gut issues, and even increase the risk of developing chronic diseases later in life.
  • Parents struggle to know how best to approach mealtimes and worry about the potential health impacts of their child’s diet.

5 ways to support children with different mealtime needs

  • There are ways you can make mealtimes more manageable and nutritious, while acknowledging challenges and preferences.
  • Offering these foods may help increase your child’s intake of key nutrients from each food group in a way that suits their sensory preferences.
  • Keep offering a mix of foods – children may go through phases of wanting only one type of food.
  • Manage sensory input – some children find mealtimes overwhelming due to the sensory input from smells, tastes, textures, sounds and even the sight of food and eating.

Worth the effort

Ultra-processed foods: here’s how they may affect the way the immune system functions

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

But diets high in ultra-processed foods are increasingly being linked to numerous health issues – including obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases.

Key Points: 
  • But diets high in ultra-processed foods are increasingly being linked to numerous health issues – including obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases.
  • There’s also growing evidence that ultra-processed foods may affect how our immune system works.
  • These many microbiome changes can in turn affect the way the immune system functions.

The microbiome and the immune system

  • This can make it easier for microbes (including harmful ones) to cross in and out of the gut.
  • These are signs the body’s immune system is activated.
  • These molecules help maintain the integrity of the intestinal barrier and regulate immune responses by dampening inflammation and helping produce T cells – a type of immune cell that attacks pathogens.

Real-world evidence

Oregon Health Authority Selects Acentra Health to Implement Division of the State’s Health-Related Social Needs Benefits for 1115 Medicaid Waiver Demonstration

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Under the terms of the contract, Acentra Health oversees the care coordination of qualifying HRSN-related interventions for up to 120,000 Medicaid FFS members annually.

Key Points: 
  • Under the terms of the contract, Acentra Health oversees the care coordination of qualifying HRSN-related interventions for up to 120,000 Medicaid FFS members annually.
  • “Their groundbreaking HRSN waiver demonstration aims to go beyond traditional social determinants of health (SDOH) factors to address individualized health needs.
  • “Health-related social needs services provide Oregon Health Plan members foundational support during a time of transition,” said Holly Heiberg, Medicaid Policy Director at OHA.
  • “Acentra Health will be integral in helping Oregon build these new benefits for our fee-for-service members.”
    Acentra Health and OHA will implement two additional phases of the HRSN Medicaid waiver.

“How Many Planets Are You Consuming?” Launch of MyGlimpact App for Consumers Reveals Their True Environmental Footprint

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Since its founding in 2017, Glimpact has become the leading digital platform for assessing the systemic environmental impact of products and organizations.

Key Points: 
  • Since its founding in 2017, Glimpact has become the leading digital platform for assessing the systemic environmental impact of products and organizations.
  • The app launch follows the entry of Glimpact into North America to extend its sustainability support for European entities to the U.S. and Canada.
  • For conscious consumers looking to make responsible purchases, while reducing their planetary footprint through other lifestyle choices, the new MyGlimpact app makes it easier than ever.
  • MyGlimpact uncovers specific areas within varying lifestyles that are playing significant roles in your environmental footprint and provides suggestions on how to shape a more, truly sustainable lifestyle.

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Announces New Data from the Phase 3 MAESTRO-NASH Study of Rezdiffra™ (resmetirom) Presented at the EASL Congress

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Rezdiffra is a once-daily, oral, liver-directed thyroid hormone receptor (THR)-β agonist designed to target key underlying causes of NASH.

Key Points: 
  • Rezdiffra is a once-daily, oral, liver-directed thyroid hormone receptor (THR)-β agonist designed to target key underlying causes of NASH.
  • Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in ongoing confirmatory trials.
  • Bill Sibold, Chief Executive Officer of Madrigal, stated, “The ten abstracts Madrigal will be presenting at the EASL Congress further advance our leadership position in NASH.
  • CAP and MRI-PDFF improvements in patients treated with Rezdiffra predicted achieving both fibrosis improvement and NASH resolution responses on histology.

Global Brain Health Ingredients Market Report 2024-2030: Burgeoning Opportunities in Cognitive Health, Functional Beverages, and Products for eSports Players - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Friday, June 14, 2024

The analysis focuses on the brain health ingredients market, examining market growth drivers, consumer concerns, and the role of diet in preventing brain disorders.

Key Points: 
  • The analysis focuses on the brain health ingredients market, examining market growth drivers, consumer concerns, and the role of diet in preventing brain disorders.
  • Product category definitions clarify supplements as oral products to enhance brain health, functional foods and beverages as fortified edible products, and pharmaceuticals as medicinal products for brain disorders.
  • North America dominated the global brain health ingredients market in 2023 due to high consumer awareness about brain health.
  • Asia-Pacific accounted for the second largest market share of the total brain health ingredients market.

Porsche Mobil 1™ Female Driver Program North America Unveiled to Advance Gender Equality in Motorsports

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Porsche Motorsport North America and the Mobil 1 brand proudly unveiled their latest initiative, the Porsche Mobil 1 Female Driver Program North America, to foster the participation and growth of female racecar drivers throughout the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid North America.

Key Points: 
  • Porsche Motorsport North America and the Mobil 1 brand proudly unveiled their latest initiative, the Porsche Mobil 1 Female Driver Program North America, to foster the participation and growth of female racecar drivers throughout the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid North America.
  • The Porsche Mobil 1 Female Driver Program North America embodies both Mobil 1 and Porsche’s unwavering commitment to promoting gender diversity in motorsports and paving the way for a more equitable future for all racing enthusiasts.
  • Through this program, we’ll take steps towards providing resources and developing a more equal road ahead for female racers.”
    The Porsche Mobil 1 Female Driver Program North America gives aspiring female drivers the opportunity to hone their skills and pursue their dreams of becoming professionals through a unique platform.
  • “After launching the Porsche North America Female Driver Program last year, we have been thrilled with the rapid growth in the number of female drivers who are not only competing in championships, which are part of our young driver development pyramid, but also winning,” adds Volker Holzmeyer, President and CEO, Porsche Motorsport North America.

Airri Supplements Announces the Launch of New Online Store Featuring an Organic Kids Probiotic Powder

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Friday, June 14, 2024

DALLAS, June 14, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Revolutionizing Children's Health

Key Points: 
  • Airri Supplements, a pioneering health and wellness brand, is thrilled to announce the launch of its new online store, bringing its flagship product, Organic Kids Probiotic Powder, directly to consumers.
  • Understanding the importance of gut health in overall wellness, Airri Supplements has developed the Organic Kids Probiotic Powder with meticulous care.
  • "Our Organic Kids Probiotic Powder is a testament to our commitment to providing parents with safe, effective, and natural health solutions for their children."
  • 100% Organic Ingredients: Our probiotic powder is made from pure, organic ingredients, ensuring it is free from harmful additives and preservatives.

Queensland government splashes the cash around – but it’s unlikely to save it in the October election

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Friday, June 14, 2024

That’s why he allocated an extra $1.28 billion for more police and to support victims of crime.

Key Points: 
  • That’s why he allocated an extra $1.28 billion for more police and to support victims of crime.
  • It’s also why health had an almost unprecedented 10.6% funding increase – hospital ramping is a particularly sore point.
  • But it’s the government’s cost-of-living relief package that has attracted the most attention and, arguably, the most scorn.
  • Finally, the government has arguably overreached in its generosity and undermined its credibility as a responsible economic manager.
  • Labor holds just five of Queensland’s 30 federal seats and is unlikely to win more anytime soon.
  • They will happily (but not gratefully) grab Labor’s cash, then stroll to the polls and vote LNP in a very decisive swing.

LifeSense® Products Launches Novel GlucoLogic™ Functional Tea, Clinically-Proven To Reduce Blood Sugar Post-Meal Spikes and Sugar Crashes

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

WAYZATA, Minn., June 13, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "LifeSense Products is spearheading the important effort to provide novel ingredients to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, to reduce- insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, and low energy swings. "We developed GlucoLogic tea to decrease the glycemic index (GI) of dietary carbohydrates, thus combatting energy swings (providing sustained energy), food cravings, and weight gain that our customers were experiencing," stated Co-Founder, Prof/Dr. Alvin Berger.

Key Points: 
  • Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels (more time in the optimal range of 70-140 mg/dL) reduces- insulin resistance, pre-diabetes/type 2 diabetes, weight gain/food cravings, and low energy swings.
  • WAYZATA, Minn., June 13, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "LifeSense Products is spearheading the important effort to provide novel ingredients to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, to reduce- insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, and low energy swings.
  • Post-meal blood sugar spikes decreased 46% for White Rice; 39% for Gluten-free Matza with potato- and tapioca starch; 28% for McDonald's Large French Fries; and 24% for Cheerios.
  • The tea compliments the company's medium chain triglyceride (MCT) products, used mainly by customers adopting a lower carbohydrate ("Keto") lifestyle.