“The CDC is looking for vendors to provide subscription-based licenses to access digital health mobile applications for the agency’s employees, according to a request for information published on Friday. According to the notice, the CDC wants an application that provides features for mindfulness and meditation fitting specific government employee needs. It should also provide links to “physical activities, stress-reduction interventions, mindfulness-based self-help interventions and guided meditation” in order to improve workers’ health and well-being. The RFI states these tools should help build qualities for “a stronger resistance to stress among CDC employees.””
FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Launches the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities, Announces New Public & Private Sector Actions to Continue Momentum from Historic Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Conference
“Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities. The Challenge is a nationwide call-to-action to stakeholders across all of society to make bold commitments to advance President Biden’s goal to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases by 2030—all while reducing disparities.”
FDA Takes Additional Steps to Improve Nutrition, Reduce Disease with Expanded Use of Salt Substitutes to Help Lower Sodium Intake
“Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed changes to the standards of identity (SOIs) for foods that include salt to permit the use of safe and suitable salt substitutes. The proposed rule would help support a healthier food supply by providing flexibility to facilitate industry innovation in the production of standardized foods to reduce sodium content, in the same manner that is already possible for non-standardized foods. This has the potential to contribute to better health outcomes by helping consumers to gradually reduce their sodium intake.”
Compound limits magnesium transport in cellular power plants called mitochondria.
“SAN ANTONIO (March 21, 2023) — Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) have developed a small-molecule drug that prevents weight gain and adverse liver changes in mice fed a high-sugar, high-fat Western diet throughout life.”
New CDC Opioid Guidelines: Too Little, Too Late for Chronic Pain Patients?
“Jessica Layman estimates she has called more than 150 doctors in the past few years in her search for someone to prescribe opioids for her chronic pain. “A lot of them are straight-up insulting,” said the 40-year-old, who lives in Dallas. “They say things like ‘We don’t treat drug addicts.’””
The Secret to Exercising More Day to Day: 7 Tips That Actually Work
“Exercise is essential for our overall health. It can boost our mood, relieve stress, increase energy, improve sleep quality and lower our risk of health conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. But if exercise is so important, then why is it so dang hard to add it to your daily routine?”
Hybrid workers are exercising and sleeping more, reporting better mental health than before the pandemic
“As the remote vs. hybrid vs. in-person work debate continues, a new survey suggests health outcomes may have a role to play in swaying employers and job seekers alike. While remote work can have harmful effects on the brain and body and in-person work can reduce leisure time and make caregiving trickier, somewhere in the middle may be the sweet spot—at least when assessing health metrics.”