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Carbs help the body recover after intense workout

Carbs help the body recover after intense workout

Prolonged, intense physical exercise is challenging for our immune system. In fact, evidence suggests that for a brief amount of time immediately after a workout, our body is…

Vitamin B-3 successfully prevents glaucoma in mice

Vitamin B-3 successfully prevents glaucoma in mice

There is currently no cure for the group of eye diseases that make up glaucoma. However, new research points to a way of preventing the disease, as vitamin…

Unsaturated fatty acid may reverse aging effect of obesity

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B vitamins may improve schizophrenia symptoms

B vitamins may improve schizophrenia symptoms

As schizophrenia does not yet have a cure, the standard treatment options available focus on eliminating the symptoms. A new, large-scale review of existing research suggests that B…

New evidence that vitamin D prevents respiratory infections

New evidence that vitamin D prevents respiratory infections

A large-scale meta-analysis using more than 10,000 participants concludes that vitamin D supplementation may help to prevent a major cause of global death – acute respiratory tract infections.…

Can honey and cinnamon help treat acne?

Can honey and cinnamon help treat acne?

Acne is more than just a skincare concern. It can also be painful, persistent, and uncomfortable to the person who develops it. …

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Bill Gates ‘hopeful’ for global pandemic response plan

Bill Gates says he is hopeful that President Trump’s administration will take the necessary steps…

Drug manufacture ‘major development’

Drug manufacture ‘major development’

Image caption The new method sees sesquiterpenes extracted using tubes instead of flasks Researchers in…

Vitamin D pills ‘could stop colds or flu’

Vitamin D pills ‘could stop colds or flu’

Image copyright Thinkstock Vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds…

Frail, elderly people ‘left to struggle alone’

Frail, elderly people ‘left to struggle alone’

Image copyright Keith Brofsky Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable older people struggle to get by…

Bill Gates ‘hopeful’ for global pandemic response plan

Bill Gates says he is hopeful that President Trump’s administration will take the necessary steps…

Drug manufacture ‘major development’

Drug manufacture ‘major development’

Image caption The new method sees sesquiterpenes extracted using tubes instead of flasks Researchers in…

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U.S. shuts high-security labs over concerns about air hose safety

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has closed down its highest security laboratories after discovering that hoses that supply air to scientists wearing special protective suits…

In China, consumers seem to shrug off deadly bird flu outbreak

SHANGHAI Four years ago, a bird flu outbreak in China killed at least three dozen people, triggered mass poultry culling, put masks on millions of Chinese faces and…

Hard to detect, China bird flu virus may be more widespread

BEIJING Bird flu infection rates on Chinese poultry farms may be far higher than previously thought, because the strain of the deadly virus that has killed more than…

Mistakes at U.S. lab force hundreds of Zika tests to be repeated

CHICAGO Officials in Washington, D.C.’s public health laboratory had to repeat Zika tests for nearly 300 pregnant women, including two women who were mistakenly told they tested negative…

UnitedHealth sued by U.S. government over Medicare charges

The U.S. Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group Inc that claims the country’s largest health insurer and its units and affiliates overcharged Medicare hundreds…

Trump’s pick to lead health agency calls EpiPen issue ‘disturbing’

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice to lead an important health agency said on Thursday that the way pharmaceutical companies classify products as generic or branded needs to…

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