Asthma and food allergies during childhood associated with increased risk of IBS

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IMAGE: Those with IBS at 16 were almost twice as likely to have had asthma at the age of 12 (11.2% vs 6.7%). Almost half of children with IBS at 16…
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(Vienna, October 12, 2020) Asthma and food hypersensitivity at age 12 is associated with an increased risk of having irritable bowel syndrome at 16, a new study presented today at UEG Week Virtual 2020 has found.

The research, conducted at the University of Gothenburg and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, analysed the health of 2,770 children from birth to the age of 16. Those with IBS at 16 were almost twice as likely to have had asthma at the age of 12 (11.2% vs 6.7%). Almost half of children with IBS at 16 (40.7%) reported food hypersensitivity at 12 years (compared to 29.2% of children without IBS at 16).

The research also showed that

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Health and Wellness Food Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19 | Increased Emphasis on Health and Wellness to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global health and wellness food market size is poised to grow by USD 1,299.84 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 6% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

Improvements in the economic conditions of countries worldwide has increased the emphasis on effective health and wellness products. Also, rising disposable incomes have led to an increase in expenditure on health and well-being by consumers belonging to the lower and middle-class population. This has encouraged vendors to launch free health coaching, giveaway campaigns, community gatherings centered around self-care, nutrition, and other services to

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Health and Wellness Food Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19 | Increased Emphasis on Health and Wellness to Boost Market Growth | Technavio | Business

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 2, 2020–

The global health and wellness food market size is poised to grow by USD 1,299.84 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 6% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Health and Wellness Food Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Improvements in the economic conditions of countries worldwide has increased the emphasis on effective health and wellness products. Also, rising disposable incomes have led to an increase in expenditure on health and well-being by consumers belonging to the lower and middle-class population. This

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Health and Wellness Food Market – Actionable Research on COVID-19 | Increased Emphasis on Health and Wellness to Boost Market Growth

The global health and wellness food market size is poised to grow by USD 1,299.84 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 6% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Health and Wellness Food Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Improvements in the economic conditions of countries worldwide has increased the emphasis on effective health and wellness products. Also, rising disposable incomes have led to an increase in expenditure on health and well-being by consumers belonging

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Number of Californians with mental health distress sharply increased from 2014 to 2018

Number of Californians with mental health distress sharply increased from 2014 to 2018
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From 2014 to 2018, the number of California adults who reported that they had experienced serious psychological distress in any given year increased by 42%, according to a UCLA Center for Health Policy Research policy brief published today.

The finding is based on research in the California Health Interview Survey, which each year gathers data from more than 20,000 respondents. Based on the surveys, UCLA researchers project that nearly 2.2 million Californians experienced serious psychological distress in 2014, and that the figure steadily increased through 2018, when, according to their projections, 3.2 million experienced such issues.

The report defined serious psychological distress as symptoms that interfere with social, educational and occupational functioning and that require mental health treatment.

The number of young adults (ages 18 to 24) reporting serious distress increased 103.5% from 2014 to 2018, the largest increase among any age group in the study. The report

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Increased Risk of Severe COVID With Anti-B-Cell MS Drugs?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

Concerns are being raised over an increased risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients on anti-CD20 B-cell depleting drugs such as ocrelizumab and rituximab following presentation of new data.

A Global Data Sharing Initiative study, including information on more than 1500 MS patients, most of whom had suspected or confirmed COVID-19, has shown increased risks of hospital admission, treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU), and ventilation for patients on ocrelizumab and rituximab compared with other MS drugs.

The study was presented at a special session on multiple sclerosis and COVID-19 at a final “Encore” event on September 26 as part of the 8th Joint European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis-Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS-ACTRIMS) 2020, this year known as MSVirtual2020.

This adds to an

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Black Car Fund looks to expand benefits for NYC for-hire drivers as increased surcharge takes effect

For-hire drivers in New York City can benefit further from a membership with the Black Car Fund which will be expanding the benefits of their program through a surcharge increase of half a percentage point, expected to offer more help in the ongoing pandemic.

The state legislature voted last year to approve the BCF surcharge on customers of Uber, Lyft and other services from 2.5 to 3% which help them provide a new, yet-to-be determined benefit on top of the telemedicine care for drivers, workers’ compensation, safety courses and wellness classes that come free to drivers.

“In these difficult times, we must ensure that for-hire drivers in New York have access to benefits that help them cope with COVID-19 and allow them to maintain both their physical and financial health,” said Ira

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21 states are reporting increased Covid-19 cases as experts warn of fall surge

Almost half the US is reporting increased numbers of new Covid-19 cases as health experts warn of a potential coronavirus surge in the fall and winter.



a man driving a car: Faculty members from Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane administer COVID-19 tests to students during the coronavirus pandemic at a mobile testing site on campus, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Pullman, Wash. Pullman has seen a large increase in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks. (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)


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Faculty members from Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane administer COVID-19 tests to students during the coronavirus pandemic at a mobile testing site on campus, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Pullman, Wash. Pullman has seen a large increase in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks. (Geoff Crimmins/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

As of Sunday, the number of new coronavirus cases has increased by at least 10% or more compared to the week before in 21 states, most of them in the West, according to a CNN analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

Cases are rising in Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South

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Dumbbells Market – Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19 | Increased Demand For Home Fitness Equipment to boost the Market Growth

Technavio has been monitoring the dumbbells market and it is poised to grow by USD 272.46 mn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Dumbbells Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

Frequently

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Lack of considerations in cumulative effect of food chemicals could have contributed to increased chronic diseases

Today, a group of health, environmental, and consumer organizations challenged the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) practice of not accounting for the cumulative health effect of chemicals in the diet when allowing new chemicals in food.

Over 60 years ago, Congress passed a law requiring that FDA and industry do just that. Unfortunately, an Environmental Defense Fund investigation of nearly 900 safety determinations found that only one considered the requirement in a meaningful way.

In reviewing the correspondence between FDA and manufacturers, EDF found no evidence the agency raises concerns with this major shortcoming. The analysis also demonstrates that, when evaluating the safety of new additives, FDA and food manufacturers all too often consider one chemical at a time rather than as a class of related substances.

“The collective failure by FDA and the food industry to follow the law may well

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