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20 cent school intervention stops unhealthy weight gain in children

A school intervention costing less than 20 cents per child has stopped unhealthy weight gain. The randomised study is presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Ms Daniela Schneid…

Australia, Taiwan, South Korea issue travel warnings for Singapore

SINGAPORE Australia, Taiwan and South Korea advised pregnant women and those attempting to get pregnant to avoid travel to Singapore after an outbreak of the Zika virus infected more than…

Food labels we look for and what they really mean

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Folic acid may protect against congenital heart defects

Folic acid may protect against congenital heart defects

Foods fortified with folic acid decrease rates of some types of congenital heart defects in Canada, finds new research published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. The risk…

The Paleo diet: Could it reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

The Paleo diet: Could it reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

The Paleo diet – often dubbed “the caveman diet” – has attracted its fair share of criticism. But the early results of a new study demonstrate its potential health benefits,…

Third ‘given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis’

Third ‘given wrong initial heart attack diagnosis’

Image copyright Thinkstock Almost a third of patients in England and Wales are being given the wrong initial diagnosis after a heart attack – with women having a far higher…

Adult mosquitoes can pass Zika to their offspring: U.S. study

CHICAGO Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill…

Singapore steps up Zika prevention effort as confirmed cases rise to 56

SINGAPORE Singapore confirmed 15 new cases of locally-transmitted Zika infections on Monday, taking the tally to 56 as authorities step up efforts to contain the outbreak. All the cases were…

Mylan to launch generic EpiPen at half the price of original

Mylan NV (MYL.O) said it would launch the first generic version of its allergy auto-injector EpiPen for $300, half the price of the branded product, the drugmaker’s second step in…

Transplant recipients who resume smoking have shorter survival

(Reuters Health) – For recipients of an organ transplant, smoking is even more dangerous than for the rest of the population, a recent analysis shows. The review of studies on…