Nutrition
Eating chocolate during pregnancy may benefit fetal growth, development

Eating chocolate during pregnancy may benefit fetal growth, development

Good news for all you expectant mothers out there: eating 30 g of chocolate every day during pregnancy may benefit fetal growth and development. This is the conclusion…

Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’

A week’s vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection–extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation. A faculty member in the University…

Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children’s vitamin D levels

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Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’

A week’s vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection–extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation. A faculty member in the University…

Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children’s vitamin D levels

Contact our news editors For any corrections of factual information, or to contact our editorial team, please see our contact page. Please note: Any medical information published on…

Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’

A week’s vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection–extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation. A faculty member in the University…

Health

Zika ‘linked to nerve disorder deaths’

Zika ‘linked to nerve disorder deaths’

Image copyright AP Image caption Colombia has launched a programme to kill the mosquitoes that…

New drive for ‘paperless’ NHS

New drive for ‘paperless’ NHS

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will detail how a “paperless” NHS…

Zika ‘linked to nerve disorder deaths’

Zika ‘linked to nerve disorder deaths’

Image copyright AP Image caption Colombia has launched a programme to kill the mosquitoes that…

Zika ‘linked to nerve disorder deaths’

Zika ‘linked to nerve disorder deaths’

Image copyright AP Image caption Colombia has launched a programme to kill the mosquitoes that…

FGM victims to get mental health care

FGM victims to get mental health care

Image copyright Thinkstock Mental health services will be developed to provide specialised support for victims…

Bed-blocking ‘costing NHS £900m a year’

Bed-blocking ‘costing NHS £900m a year’

Image copyright PA Delays in discharging patients out of hospital after treatment could be costing…

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More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

BOGOTA More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread…

Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported

PERTH – Australia will intensify testing for the Zika virus in Queensland state where Aedes mosquitoes are found, authorities said on Saturday, adding that two new cases among…

Zika found in saliva, urine in Brazil; U.S. offers sex advice

RIO DE JANEIRO Authorities in Brazil said on Friday Zika has been detected in patients’ saliva and urine, adding to the concern over the spread of the virus,…

Brazil finds Zika in saliva, urine; expert warns against kissing

RIO DE JANEIRO Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its…

Kansas confirms one norovirus case related to Buffalo Wild Wings

One positive case of norovirus related to an investigation at restaurant chain operator Buffalo Wild Wings Inc has been confirmed, the Kansas health department’s Johnson County office said…

Injuries at work may increase risk of losing one’s job

(Reuters Health) – Although worker protections are supposed to prevent it, a new U.S. study of nursing home workers finds that within six months of an injury, workers…