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Mediterranean diet linked to a healthier heart

Mediterranean diet linked to a healthier heart

Choosing to eat a Mediterranean diet is better for people with heart disease than avoiding the unhealthy contents of a so-called Western diet, says research published in the European Heart…

Beer, chocolate intake among factors that influence the gut microbiome

Beer, chocolate intake among factors that influence the gut microbiome

By analyzing more than 1,000 human stool samples, researchers from Belgium have uncovered a number of diet and lifestyle factors that influence the composition of gut microbiota, with intake of…

Worsening depression ‘link to dementia’

Worsening depression ‘link to dementia’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption A link between depression and dementia has been known for some time Symptoms of depression that steadily increase over time in older age…

Puerto Rico Zika cases now include 65 pregnant women, one death: CDC

CHICAGO Puerto Rico has 683 confirmed cases of the Zika virus, including 65 pregnant women with symptoms of the virus and one death, U.S. health officials said on Friday. Officials…

Study of Liberia Ebola flare-up shows need for longer vigilance

LONDON, April 29 A study of a cluster of Ebola cases that appeared in Liberia last year, months after the country was declared Ebola-free, has found that the virus re-emerged…

Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

Daily chocolate intake linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease

Could a doctor’s visit one day result in a prescription for chocolate? According to a new study, it is possible. Researchers suggest that consuming a small amount of chocolate every…

Store hours an obstacle to fresh foods in low-income areas

Getting more nutritious meals on the tables of low-income Americans could depend on the hours the stores in their neighborhoods keep. Stores likely to sell fresh produce aren’t…

Newborn babies tested for alcohol

Newborn babies tested for alcohol

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The study suggests 15% of women drink more than one or two small glasses of wine a week during pregnancy Newborn babies are being tested…

Biden gets papal blessing for his global war on cancer

VATICAN CITY U.S. Vice President Joe Biden took his crusade against cancer to the Vatican on Friday and heard Pope Francis call for an “economic paradigm shift” where medical research…

Biogen, AbbVie multiple sclerosis drug wins EU green light

LONDON A once-monthly injection for multiple sclerosis from Biogen and AbbVie has been recommended for approval by European regulators, paving the way for its launch in the coming months. The…

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