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January 13, 2021

Science & Research
New research finds ginger counters certain autoimmune diseases in mice. ScienceDaily. January 6, 2021.
Beating the bulge with a nice cup of tea. EurekAlert! January 6, 2021.
Higher levels of omega-3s associated with better heart rate recovery, says new study. Nutritional Outlook. December 15, 2020.
An avocado a day keeps your gut microbes happy. EurekAlert! December 15, 2020.
Tomatoes offer affordable source of Parkinson's disease drug. ScienceDaily. December 9, 2020.

Legal & Regulatory
2021 Regulatory outlook for dietary supplements, functional foods, and natural productsNutritional Outlook. January 12, 2021.

Cannabis Update
USDA nears completion of final rule for U.S. hemp productionNatural Products Insider. January 13, 2021.
More than half of people using cannabis for pain experience multiple withdrawal symptoms. EurekAlert! January 8, 2021.

Quality Control & Adulteration
Spilling the beans on coffee's true identity. EurekAlert! January 13, 2020.

Trends & Technology
Probiotic coffee and tea drinks. ScienceDaily. January 11, 2021.
2021 Flavor trends for food and beverage. Nutritional Outlook. January 6, 2021.
Apple cider vinegar: The science and the trendsNutritional Outlook. December 29, 2020.
Centuries-old supplement ingredient solutions to newer problemsNatural Products Insider. December 29, 2020.

Traditional & Medicine
Traditional Ghanaian medicines show promise against tropical diseases. ScienceDaily. December 31, 2020.
Healthy muscles are a carrot on a string for healthy lungs. EurekAlert! December 2, 2020.

Community & Industry Releases
New FDA Announcement on CBD Signals Continued Agency Inaction. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 8, 2021.
CRN Applauds Support of Dietary Supplement Use in ‘2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans’. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 2020.
CRN Launches ‘4 Things to Know’ Video Series. Council for Responsible Nutrition. January 2020.
AHPA expands COVID Web Center with vaccine distribution resources. American Herbal Products Association. January 6, 2021.
NY Assembly Returns to Target Brick and Mortar Health Food Stores, Limit Access to Essential Products. Natural Products Association. January 5, 2021.
NPA Welcomes New Members of Congress, Expresses Concern Over CBD Regulations and Import Alerts. Natural Products Association. January 4, 2021.
Standing up for Science: CSPI’s Top 10 Wins from 2020. Center for Science in the Public Interest. December 31, 2020.
Study: Medical Cannabis Associated with Prolonged Reductions in Opioid Use. NORML. January 7, 2021.
2020 Year in Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events in Marijuana Policy. NORML. December 28, 2020.
Can Cannabis help ease the mind in the age of COVID-19? The University of New Mexico. December 21, 2020.
FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling CBD Products. US Food & Drug Administration. December 22, 2020.
Healthcare Groups Release Proceedings of Summit Exploring Drug Safety, Supply Chain Security. US Pharmacopeia. December 22, 2020.
Indigenous Women Achieve “Mamakunapa” Civil Society Nature Reserve. Amazon Conservation Team. December 22, 2020.
Call for Member Contributions to the Journal of Medicinal Plant Conservation. United Plant Savers. December 17, 2020.
The ugliest orchid in the world tops Kew’s 2020 new species list. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. December 17, 2020.
Virginia’s Naturopathic Doctors are Continuing a 15-year Fight for Licensure. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. January 5, 2021.
Year in Review: NUHS’ Top 5 news stories. National University of Health Sciences. December 31, 2020.
Dr. Glen Nagel Is ACHS' New Herbal Medicine Program Chair. American College of Healthcare Sciences. December 29, 2020.
Maryland University of Integrative Health announces educational partnership with Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Maryland University of Integrative Health. December 17, 2020.

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