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Dietary changes may help postpone dialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease

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Texas A&M research hints at a nutritional strategy for reducing autism risk

Folic acid has long been touted as an important supplement for women of childbearing age for its ability to prevent defects in the baby’s developing brain and spinal cord.…

Short home care visits ‘plague system’

Short home care visits ‘plague system’

Image copyright Thinkstock Unacceptably short 15-minute home care visits to elderly and disabled people are still plaguing the care system in England, a report suggests. Research by Unison found “distressing”…

NHS to carry out hand transplants

NHS to carry out hand transplants

Image caption Mark Cahill (R) was the first person in the UK to have the operation Hand transplants are to be carried out on the NHS in England, health officials…

Brazilians urged to unite against Zika

Brazilians urged to unite against Zika

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has said national mobilisation is needed to fight Zika President Dilma Rousseff has called on the whole of Brazilian society…

Doctors urge cut to drink-driving limit

Doctors urge cut to drink-driving limit

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A private member’s bill proposes lowering the drink drive limit to match Scotland’s lower limit A group of doctors and health experts is urging the…

WHO says Zika virus spreads explosively, 4 million cases forecast

GENEVA The Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is “spreading explosively” and could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas,…

Zika vaccine may be ready for emergency use this year: developer

WINNIPEG, Manitoba A vaccine for the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of infants, could be ready for emergency use before year-end, one of…

Deformed babies also suffering eye damage linked to Zika in Brazil

RECIFE, Brazil Children born with abnormally small heads and brain defects linked to the outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil are also suffering serious damage to their eyesight and possibly…

Maternal obesity, diabetes tied to increased autism risk in kids

(Reuters Health) – Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. study suggests. When…