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Slowing Things Down with Mediterranean-Style Diets
Research
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 17:07
Everywhere, USA, January 2017—Modifiable factors related to healthy aging have been a critical area of research for years, primarily because seniors today comprise the fastest growing age demographic in the United States.

In particular, a new study published by the American Academy of Neurology joins other studies reporting potential beneficial changes in brain activity related to consuming a Mediterranean-style diet. The Med diet, so-called because of where it came from (countries more or less bordering the Mediterranean Sea) , is high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and plant-based oils, moderate in amounts of fish, low to moderate amounts of wine and dairy, and low in amounts of poultry and meat. 
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Chatting it Up With Your Toothbrush
Health
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:54
Everywhere USA, January 2017—Kolibree, a tech company focused on connected solutions in oral health, has launched Ara, a 2017 Innovation Award Honoree and the first toothbrush with embedded AI (artificial intelligence).
“Deep-learning algorithms are embedded directly inside the toothbrush on a low-power processor. Raw data from the sensors runs through the processor, enabling the system to learn your habits and refine accuracy the more it’s used,” said Kolibree founder and CEO Thomas Serval. “Ara is Kolibree’s newest innovation for personalized healthcare, coming forward with an eye on disease prevention and wellness,” added Serval. 
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Fitbit, United Healthcare, Create Bond
Health
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:35
SAN FRANCISCO—Fitbit, a global leader in the connected health and fitness market, earlier this month announced the addition of Fitbit Charge 2™, the top selling fitness tracker in the U.S., into the recently expanded UnitedHealthcare Motion™ wellness program, powered by Qualcomm Life, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Offered to employers by UnitedHealthcare, the Motion program is an employer-sponsored wearable device wellness endeavor that will soon enable people using Fitbit Charge 2 to track against the program’s activity metrics easily and conveniently – right on-the-wrist. 
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Top 10 Food Trends for 2017
Health
Monday, 26 December 2016 16:43
Austin, Texas, December 2016—Recently Whole Foods Market’s global buyers announced the food trends to watch in 2017. Wellness tonics, products from byproducts and purple foods are just a few top predictions according to the trendspotters, who share more than 100 years of combined experience in sourcing products and tracking consumer preferences. 
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There’s an App for That
Bio-Based
Monday, 26 December 2016 16:17
London, England, United Kingdom, December 2016—BioBeats, a leader in digital health and artificial intelligence, has announced it has created a new proprietary algorithm that effectively estimates user stress level from physiological signals. BioBeats Hear and Now platform uses machine learning and AI to provide highly personalized stress monitoring and management tools for individuals as well as corporate wellness programs. 
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Arivale in Style
Health
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 16:47
Seattle, Washington--Arivale, a company dedicated to providing individuals a scientific path to wellness, has launched a unique and specialized weight loss program, which is grounded in the principles of Scientific Wellness. The Arivale Weight Loss program is distinct because it creates a unique dense, dynamic data set for each participant as the foundation for developing a personalized healthy and sustainable weight loss managed by a dedicated coach.

Scientific wellness is based on a systems approach, taking an integrated, more in-depth look at a person’s wellness, including genetics, clinical test results from independent labs and detailed environmental factors including stress, sleep, activity level and family history. Based on this rich set of data, Arivale develops individually tailored coaching including ongoing diet, exercise and lifestyle recommendations, critical for long-term success.
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The Power of Words
Business
Monday, 26 December 2016 16:55
Something to ponder as we move into a New Year: The phrase that began with the words “Ask not what your country can do for you…” were spoken by the newly-elected President John F. Kennedy almost exactly 55 years ago, during his January 1961 inaugural and coming near the end of his speech.

They still resonate.

These words made a significant impact on the world that day. Our new president was asking us to join in fighting “the common enemies of man”: Tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself. 
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A New Spin on Food Discounts
Health
Monday, 26 December 2016 16:33
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 2016—Parents can control what their children eat when their children are young, but what happens when they are old enough to spend their own money and make their own choices?

“There is a lot of interest in child nutrition and what kids do with their money,” said Sean Cash of the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science. “A lot of what they buy is junk food and some studies show they do it every day.”
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The War on Butter is Over
Health
Monday, 26 December 2016 16:03
La Farge, Wisconsin, December 2016—Organic Valley has declared an end to 60-year “War on Butter.”

Organic Valley, a farmer-owned cooperative of more than 1,800 organic family farms, is launching a holiday campaign that defends one of America’s favorite foes of the post-WWII era: delicious, creamy butter. The co-op has an advertising arsenal that includes a video featuring its own farmer-owners, and a live-streaming website where they will be sculpting the faces of our nation’s “War on Butter Heroes” in real time out of Organic Valley’s organic, pasture-raised butter.


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