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July 14, 2021

Science & Research
Meta-analysis finds that omega-3 fatty acids improved cardiovascular outcomes. Science Daily. July 8, 2021.
Why wild African fruits can supplement low protein staple foods. EurekAlert! July 7, 2021.
Curcumin may be valuable adjuvant therapy to COVID-19 treatment, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 30, 2021.
Starting the day off with chocolate could have unexpected benefits. Science Daily. June 27, 2021.
New study: Eating prunes daily improves risk factors for heart disease and inflammation. EurekAlert! June 22, 2021.
2.5 grammes of pure cocoa found to improve visual acuity in daylight. EurekAlert! June 23, 2021.
Drinking any type of coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease. EurekAlert! June 21, 2021.
Ginger extract was shown to ease dyspepsia symptoms in recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 18, 2021.
Compounds derived from hops show promise as treatment for common liver disease. Science Daily. June 16, 2021.
Saffron extract may help reduce symptoms of perimenopause, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 15, 2021.
Novel bilberry extract reduces eye fatigue associated with chronic screen usage, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 15, 2021.
New health benefits of red seaweeds unveiled. Science Daily. June 14, 2021.
Tongkat ali supports testosterone levels in healthy, young males, says recent study. Nutritional Outlook. June 14, 2021.

Legal & Regulatory
Forget dietary supplement product listing—FDA should enforce current laws. Natural Products Insider. July 12, 2021.

Community & Industry
Interview With NCCIH Scientific Review Officer Patrick Still, PhD. NCCIH Research Blog. July 8, 2021.

Cannabis Update
Real-World CBD Evidence, CBD and Ketamine, and More. Project CBD. July 7, 2021.
People with fibromyalgia are substituting CBD for opioids to manage pain. Science Daily. June 24, 2021.
Understanding the impact of medical cannabis on kids, a meta-analysis. EurekAlert! June 21, 2021.

Consumer & Popular
Natural ways to help regulate blood glucose. Natural Products Insider. June 29, 2021.
10 nutrients to help with brain health. Natural Products Insider. June 28, 2021.
Nutrition, Immunity and a Global Pandemic. Scientific American. June 24, 2021.

Quality Control & Adulteration
How COVID-19 shaped botanical adulteration. Nutritional Outlook. June 28, 2021.

Trends & Technology
The changing face of skincare: As consumers rethink their beauty priorities, healthy, holistic ingredients are set to win the day. Nutritional Outlook. July 9, 2021.
How has COVID-19 changed consumer food and drink preferences? Nutritional Outlook. July 7, 2021.
Five supplement ingredient trends set to dominate 2021. Natural Products Insider. June 23, 2021.
Bacopa, green oat extract, GABA for brain health. Natural Products Insider. June 18, 2021.
Weight Expectations: The COVID-19 pandemic slowed weight-management supplement sales. Nutritional Outlook. June 8, 2021.

Environment & Conservation
Biodiversity must be at the heart of recovery strategies. TRAFFIC. July 6, 2021.

Community & Industry Releases
AHPA encourages FDA to study “healthy” claim symbol in herbs, spices and teas. American Herbal Products Association. July 13, 2021.
Guidance on allergens in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). American Herbal Products Association. July 12, 2021.
AHPA Board of Trustees approves two new guidance resources for the hemp industry. American Herbal Products Association. July 9, 2021.
Pullulan added to NOSB National List. Maryland University of Integrative Health. June 1, 2021American Herbal Products Association. July 1, 2021.
AHPA Guidance: Federal Labeling Requirements for Herbal Dietary Supplements. American Herbal Products Association. June 14, 2021.
CRN and ASNF Announce New Joint Initiative to Advance Nutrition Education. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 24, 2021.
CRN Applauds New York State Legislators for Ensuring Access to Sports Nutrition and Weight Management Products. Council for Responsible Nutrition. June 11, 2021.
House Appropriations Report Ignores Strong Safety Record of Nutritional Supplements. Natural Products Association. July 8, 2021.
NPA Grassroots and Lobbying Efforts Block NY Bill to Restrict Access to Supplements. Natural Products Association. June 11, 2021.
Feds: Marijuana Trafficking Convictions Have Fallen Dramatically Following Statewide Legalization. NORML. July 8, 2021.
Study: Legal Marijuana Farms Are Not a Drain on Water Resources. NORML. July 8, 2021.
Mexico: Court Moves to Abolish Laws Prohibiting Personal Use of Marijuana. NORML. July 1, 2021.
Supreme Court Justice Questions Whether Federal Marijuana Ban Should Remain in Place. NORML. July 1, 2021.
Study: CBD-Rich Cannabis Products Associated with Improvements in Pain, Anxiety, and Depression in Patients with More Severe Symptoms. NORML. July 1, 2021.
Consultation: Proposed regulations amending the Natural Health Products Regulations - Improving labelling for natural health products. Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate. June 25, 2021.
Diversity Task Force works to ensure more diversity within NUHS curriculum. National University of Health Sciences. July 6, 2021.
Dr. Melanie Henriksen Appointed President of National University of Natural Medicine. National University of Natural Medicine. July 1, 2021.
American College of Healthcare Sciences Appoints Tracey Abell as College President. American College of Healthcare Sciences. July 1, 2021.
Dr. Devin Byrd Appointed Sixth President of Bastyr University. Bastyr University. June 22, 2021.
The New York Botanical Garden Names Jennifer Bernstein as CEO and The William C. Steere Sr. President. New York Botanical Garden. June 16, 2021.
The Saving A Sacred Fertility Herb… False Unicorn Root. United Plant Savers. July 13, 2021.
How We Protect Trillium. United Plant Savers. July 13, 2021.
Medicinal Plant Conservation Award 2021. United Plant Savers. June 29, 2021.
New research highlights how unique group of South African species relies on wildfires for seed dispersal and germination. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. June 23, 2021.
Texas Legislature Designates State Mushroom. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. June 21, 2021.

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