Nutrition

Speedy bacteria detector could help prevent foodborne illnesses

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Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children

Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March – the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin…

7 Natural Diuretics to Eat and Drink

These tabs require JavaScript to be enabled. Dehkordi, F. R., & Kamkhah, A. F. (2008), Antihypertensive effect of Nigella sativa seed extract in patients with mild hypertension…

Purdue scientists have bright idea for detecting harmful bacteria in food products

Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands – turning off the lights to…

Sugar and heart disease: The sour side of industry-funded research

Sugar and heart disease: The sour side of industry-funded research

While there is a general agreement that sugar intake is bad for heart health, this was not always the case. In the 1960s, when deaths from heart disease…

Brain benefits of aerobic exercise lost to mercury exposure

Cognitive function improves with aerobic exercise, but not for people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth, according to research funded by the National Institute of…

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Junior doctors call off five-day strikes over contracts

Junior doctors call off five-day strikes over contracts

Image copyright PA Junior doctors in England have suspended a series of five-day strikes over…

Four in 10 children not going to dentist, NHS figures show

Four in 10 children not going to dentist, NHS figures show

Image copyright Science Photo Library More than 40% of children in England did not see…

Period pain affects ‘most women workers’

Media captionA group of women talk about suffering from period pain in the workplace. Most…

‘Thousands’ hit by late-cancelled operations

‘Thousands’ hit by late-cancelled operations

Tens of thousands of operations were cancelled by English hospitals last year but not officially…

Childhood vaccinations ‘down again’

Childhood vaccinations ‘down again’

Image copyright Science Photo Library The percentage of under-twos in England receiving most routine vaccinations…

Period pain affects ‘most women workers’

Media captionA group of women talk about suffering from period pain in the workplace. Most…

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Thousands march in Dublin, abroad for Irish abortion rights

DUBLIN Thousands of protestors marched in Dublin, and Irish expatriates joined in demonstrations around the world on Saturday, to put pressure on the Irish government to hold a…

Parent bloggers question role in Mylan’s EpiPen schools push

CHICAGO When Mylan NV recruited food allergy bloggers to learn about its campaign to get allergic shock antidotes into schools, many were eager to join the maker of…

E-cigarette users view smoke-free areas as okay for vaping

(Reuters Health) – The majority of e-cigarette users have “vaped” in a smoke-free environment and most don’t view use of the devices as harmful to themselves or others,…

Breast cancer’s spread may be influenced by circadian gene

(Reuters Health) – Variations in a gene involved in so-called circadian rhythms that control everything from cell division to sleep may also promote the spread of breast cancer…

U.S. states sue opioid-maker Indivior, alleging anticompetitive practices

WASHINGTON Thirty-five U.S. states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Thursday against opioid drug maker Indivior alleging it tried to keep generic versions of a…

Childless women don’t know much about egg freezing options

(Reuters Health) – Although egg-freezing has been an option for some time, most childless women still lack knowledge about the costs and viability of freezing their eggs to…

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