Monthly Archives: February 2021

An assessment of nutrition information on front of pack labels and healthiness of foods in the UK retail market


Consumers are generally becoming more aware of the implications of nutrition on their health, and one of the ways they monitor what they consume is by checking the front of pack and back of pack labeling during food shopping. What the nutrition labels contain and the levels of healthiness of foods in the UK retail market were explored in a new study published today in BMC Public Health.


Saving the Catheter

Bacterial blood infection, illustration

Last Week in BMC Nephrology, an article by Richtrova et al. discusses whether recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is helpful in preventing catheter-related blood stream infections, catheter non-function, and catheter malfunction. In our latest BMC Nephrology blog, Blog Editor Dr. Daphne Knicely looks at the use of dialysis catheters in end-stage renal disease.