Tag Archives: Food

Blind to the limitations of a single case report of teen’s “blindness caused by junk food diet”

September 4, 2019 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is publisher & founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. The title of the article that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine was too tempting for many journalists – “Blindness Caused By A Junk Food Diet.”  It was an article about the experience of one teenage… Read More »

Building a bridge from farm to pharmacy – The New Food Economy

A program to prescribe fruits and vegetables to low-income New Yorkers gives independent pharmacists a boost. July 18th, 2019by Jessica Fu Access Health Home Feature Ideas Justice Policy New York City is expanding a unique prescription program that helps low-income residents with health risks afford more fresh produce. Called Pharmacy to Farm, it will now… Read More »

Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health

A team of researchers modeled the health and economic effects of healthy food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid. The study, published today in PLOS Medicine, finds that health insurance coverage to offset the cost of healthy food for Medicare and/or Medicaid participants would be highly cost effective after five years and improve health outcomes. “We… Read More »

Eight food businesses were issued with enforcement orders by the FSAI last month

Eight food businesses were issued with enforcement orders by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month. The monthly review was released by the FSAI on Friday evening. The eight businesses are dotted around the country. They are: Red Chilli (Take Away), Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare Apache Pizza & Curry House, Unit 2 Johnstown Road, Enfield,… Read More »