Nutrition

UNAM develops successful nano edible coating which increases life food

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What Does It Feel Like to Have High Blood Sugar Levels?

What Does It Feel Like to Have High Blood Sugar Levels?

The human body naturally has sugar, or glucose, in the blood. The right amount of blood sugar gives the body’s cells and organs energy. The liver and…

High-zinc diet may raise risk of C. difficile infection

High-zinc diet may raise risk of C. difficile infection

A diet containing high levels of zinc may increase the likelihood of developing potentially life-threatening Clostridium difficile infection, particularly among individuals taking antibiotics, a new study finds. Researchers…

Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss

Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss

In the largest and most in-depth study of its type, morning sickness is found to have a protective effect on the unborn child. Despite its unpleasant nature, morning…

Speedy bacteria detector could help prevent foodborne illnesses

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Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children

Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March – the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin…

Health

Common painkillers ‘increase heart failure risk’

Common painkillers ‘increase heart failure risk’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an…

NHS negligence claims hit £1.4bn

NHS negligence claims hit £1.4bn

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), which handles claims on behalf…

One in 10 children has ‘Aids defence’

One in 10 children has ‘Aids defence’

Image copyright SPL A 10th of children have a “monkey-like” immune system that stops them…

Junior doctors lose High Court case

Junior doctors lose High Court case

Image copyright PA Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has won a High Court fight with junior…

One in five bowel cancer ‘red flag’ symptoms missed

One in five bowel cancer ‘red flag’ symptoms missed

Image copyright Science Photo Library One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency…

First ‘three person baby’ born using new method

First ‘three person baby’ born using new method

Image copyright New Hope Fertility Centre Image caption Dr John Zhang holding the baby boy…

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FDA approves Medtronic’s ‘artificial pancreas’ for diabetes

Medtronic Plc won U.S. approval on Wednesday for an “artificial pancreas” that is the first device to automatically deliver the right dose of insulin to patients with type…

The cost of cheap drugs? Toxic Indian lake is ‘superbug hotspot’

HYDERABAD, India Centuries ago, Indian princes would bathe in the cool Kazhipally lake in Medak. Now, even the poorest villagers here in India’s baking south point to the…

U.S. agency told Mylan that EpiPen was misclassified

WASHINGTON A U.S. federal health agency said on Wednesday it had “expressly advised” Mylan NV (MYL.O) that the drugmaker had improperly classified its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment in…

Twitter may open door to people’s thoughts on heart health

(Reuters Health) – Twitter may be a rich vein researchers can mine for data on what people think and say about cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.…

NBTY to genetically test herbal supplements under NY accord

NEW YORK NBTY Inc, one of the largest U.S. herbal supplement producers, has agreed to conduct an advanced form of genetic testing to ensure that its herbal products…

Old heart device wires tied to complications, death risk

(Reuters Health) – Patients with pacemakers and defibrillators are about twice as likely to have minor and life-threatening complications when having them removed if old wiring was left…

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