Media briefing: Farming can be a climate change solution, so why is it missing in action at COP26?
Agriculture is currently responsible for up to one quarter of all emissions globally. Current industrial farming practices are major contributors to escalating climate change and nature loss – this must urgently be addressed.
WHO, UN Partners Compile 500 Actions to Reduce Health and Environment Risks
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN partners have published a compendium of 500 actions to reduce death and diseases driven by environmental risk factors. The publication states that almost 25% of deaths worldwide could be prevented by fully implementing these actions.
It’s time to ‘green’ the people…Let’s get human health placed as high on the environmental agenda as the threat to the animals, plants and planet
It’s time to ‘green’ the people…..Let’s get human health placed as high on the environmental agenda as the threat to the animals, plants and planet.
Environmental factors significant contributor to heart disease
In a new review, researchers make clear the effects of the environment on people’s risk of developing CVDs. The research, which now appears in the journal Cardiovascular Research, also suggests mitigation strategies that could help reduce the global burden of CVDs.
How the new human right to a healthy environment could accelerate New Zealand’s action on climate change
Last week’s formal recognition by the United Nations Human Rights Council that the right to a healthy environment is an essential human right has been heralded as a historic victory for environmental protection and an important step forward for the world’s most vulnerable people.
World Menopause Day – food, mood & those menopause blues
World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th October. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.
WHO launches the third edition Health for All Film Festival call for short films
The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching the third edition of the Health for All Film Festival call for short films. The first two editions demonstrated its relevance for health promotion and health education and yielded great candidates and winners (Please, see the related links).
Herbal Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome
Exploring the condition of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) opens the door into the most critical problems women face in the medical model including normalization of symptoms and lack of treatment options.
Aetiology and pathophysiology of Allergic Rhinitis from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine
In supervision with Dr Andrew Flower at the White Crane Academy, we discussed the principle of treating the Ben (root) and the Biao (manifestation) of the condition, and how treating one year seemed to have benefit in the moment, and also to show fewer symptoms the next year round.
Diets Higher in Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Headache Frequency and Severity in People With Frequent Migraines
Sixteen weeks of treatment with diets higher in omega-3 fatty acids from fatty fish reduced the frequency and severity of headaches in people with frequent migraines, according to a study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, part of the National Institutes of Health, and conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A Probiotic/Prebiotic Combination Reduces Behavioral Symptoms Associated With Stress
A synbiotic (a probiotic plus a prebiotic) can reduce behavioral symptoms associated with stress by normalizing the populations of microorganisms in the gut and changing immune cell activity, according to a new study in animals from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York.
Know the Science of Complementary Health Approaches: What the Science Says
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health's (NCCIH's) “Know the Science” initiative is a resource to help consumers better understand complex scientific topics related to health research.