Mediterranean Lifestyle Can Help Lower Your Risk of Cancer, Early Death
“New research shows that individuals adhering to a “Mediterranean lifestyle” have 29% lower risk of all-cause mortality and 28% lower risk of cancer mortality compared to those who do not. The Mediterranean lifestyle includes a variety of factors including diet, eating habits, and rest. The study suggests that the health benefits can be replicated outside of the Mediterranean.”

Fast Diet Fads: Doctors caution against weight loss medications as ‘quick fix’
“MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to lose weight, you’re not alone. Weight loss medications are gaining in popularity, but doctors say they’re designed for the long-term, not a quick weight loss solution.”

Great Step for Baby: Walkable Neighborhoods Linked to Safer Pregnancies
“MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Walkable neighborhoods — with sidewalks, parks and paths — encourage pregnant women to get more exercise, which leads to good outcomes for both mom and baby. New research looks at the influence of these walkable communities on this activity, which is considered safe for pregnant women.”

Do fitness apps also boost your mental health?
“VANCOUVER, British Columbia — We are inundated with all kinds of apps to help improve our health, but do they really work? Researchers at the University of British Columbia set out to find the answer by assessing the impact of exercise apps on the mental health of healthcare workers. What did they discover? Simple home workouts using exercise apps also help reduce symptoms of depression.”

Statement – Shaking up the status quo that separates different approaches to medicine and health
“Statement by Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, at the conclusion of the WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit in Gandhinagar, India, 18 August 2023
“Our gracious hosts, the Ayush and health ministers of India and the Government of Gujarat State; WHO colleagues from headquarters and our regions; Delegates from all corners of the world. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi – the father of modern India – a man whose words continue to inspire: “Namra tareeke se aap duniya ko hila sakte hai” – “In a gentle way, you can shake the world”. After just 2 days here in Gandhinagar – the city named after the Mahatma – I think it’s no exaggeration to say that all of us, together, have gently shaken up the status quo that has, for far too long, separated different approaches to medicine and health. By taking aim at silos, we are saying we will collaborate all the more to find optimal ways to bring traditional, complementary and integrative [TCI] medicine well under the umbrella of primary health care and universal health coverage. Collaborations underpinned by science and evidence and safety; collaborations that acknowledge the very real role TCI medicine plays in the lives, health and well-being of people globally. Health and well-being achieved through the principles of equity, affordability and quality.””


Study shows cancer cases on the rise among young women