Nutrition

British Dietetic Association gluten free foods on prescription policy statement

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) have released a new version of their policy regarding gluten-free foods on prescription to coincide with new coeliac disease guidelines produced by…

Sugar consumption having a ‘devastating’ effect on all of our dental health, claims charity

Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the UK’s deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption, an oral health charity says. …

Study shows that food may be addictive: research indicates food craving is’hard-wired’ in the brain

A international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. This indicates that the tendency to want…

Sugar consumption having a ‘devastating’ effect on all of our dental health, claims charity

Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the UK’s deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption, an oral health charity says. …

Study shows that food may be addictive: research indicates food craving is’hard-wired’ in the brain

A international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. This indicates that the tendency to want…

Sugar consumption having a ‘devastating’ effect on all of our dental health, claims charity

Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the UK’s deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption, an oral health charity says. …

Health

Clinic leaks patients’ HIV status

A sexual health clinic mistakenly leaked the HIV status of nearly 800 patients, bosses admitted.…

Children paralysed in polio outbreak

Children paralysed in polio outbreak

Image copyright SPL Two children have been paralysed in the first polio outbreak in Europe…

Clinic leaks patients’ HIV status

Clinic leaks patients’ HIV status

Image copyright Google Image caption The director of the clinic at Dean Street reportedly sent…

NHS staff offered Zumba to stay healthy

NHS staff offered Zumba to stay healthy

Image copyright Thinkstock NHS staff will be offered exercise classes in a bid to keep…

Learning difficulties ‘over-medicated’

Learning difficulties ‘over-medicated’

Image copyright SCIENCE SOURCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY People with learning difficulties in the UK are being…

Wasp venom ‘a weapon against cancer’

Wasp venom ‘a weapon against cancer’

Image copyright Prof Mario Palma/Sao Paulo State University The venom of a wasp native to…

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Regeneron scientists discover key to excess bone growth in rare disease

CHICAGO Scientists at U.S. biotechnology company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals researching a rare genetic disease that traps sufferers in a second skeleton have discovered a treatment that shuts down excessive…

Clinton proposes $7.5 billion U.S. fund to fight addiction

WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would launch a $10 billion initiative to tackle drug and alcohol addiction, a problem she speaks of often on the campaign trail…

Study supports watch-and-wait approach for many prostate cancers

(Reuters Health) – In a long-term study of older men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer and followed with active surveillance, less than a third of cases eventually needed…

Biogen patent survives challenge by hedge fund manager Bass

NEW YORK In another setback for prominent hedge fund manager Kyle Bass and his campaign to eliminate some drug patents, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday…

FDA approves Tesaro’s treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tesaro Inc’s treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in adults, the company said on Wednesday. The drug, Rolapitant, was approved to…

Switzerland imposes alcohol limit on cable car operators

ZURICH Switzerland on Wednesday closed a legal loophole that allowed cable car drivers to escape criminal prosecution if caught drunk on the job as the law did not…