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Are Beets Good for Diabetes?

Are Beets Good for Diabetes?

Use of the word “superfood” has grown in recent years. Many a vegetable has been given this title, often despite little evidence for the health benefits claimed…

Butter not significantly linked to ill health, says study

Butter not significantly linked to ill health, says study

Eating butter has only a small negative impact on total mortality, it does not worsen cardiovascular health, and it may help to protect against diabetes, according to research…

How a low-calorie diet could extend lifespan

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Cannibalism: A health warning

Cannibalism: A health warning

There are few topics that cause more intense feelings of revulsion than cannibalism. The consumption of another human’s flesh is abhorrent, vile, and – to Western sensibilities –…

Could ancient wheat be the future of food?

Researchers believe untapped consumer markets exist for ancient foods such as einkorn, emmer, and spelt, which fed large swaths of the world’s population for thousands of years…

Food’s transit time is a key factor in digestive health

The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced…

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‘Civil war’ in immune system can fight disease

‘Civil war’ in immune system can fight disease

Image copyright SPL Image caption A T-cell (orange) on the attack The immune system can…

Woman wins appeal to use dead daughter’s eggs

Woman wins appeal to use dead daughter’s eggs

A woman who wants to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to…

Parents ‘let down’ by Bristol Children’s Hospital cardiac ward

Media captionSean Turner suffered a cardiac arrest in his father’s arms at Bristol Royal Children’s…

Suicide warnings in Scottish hospitals ‘ignored’

Suicide warnings in Scottish hospitals ‘ignored’

Image caption Papers seen by the BBC show the hospital did not implement some recommendations…

‘Civil war’ in immune system can fight disease

‘Civil war’ in immune system can fight disease

Image copyright SPL Image caption A T-cell (orange) on the attack The immune system can…

Woman wins appeal to use dead daughter’s eggs

Woman wins appeal to use dead daughter’s eggs

A woman who wants to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to…

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Health officials race to prevent Congo yellow fever disaster

DAKAR It is the stuff of a disaster movie: an outbreak of yellow fever in Congo’s capital city, full of unvaccinated people mostly huddled together in slums with…

Obama says Congress must end deadlock on Zika funding

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said Congress must end its deadlock on funding to combat the Zika virus before lawmakers head out to recess later this…

More U.S. babies with Zika-related birth defects reported by health agency

Three more babies have been born in the United States with birth defects likely linked to Zika virus infections, while another lost pregnancy was linked to the virus,…

Nobel laureates urge Greenpeace to stop opposing GMOs

WASHINGTON More than 100 Nobel laureates called on the international environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday to end its opposition to genetically modified crops, saying there is a scientific…

Zika sex research begins despite U.S. Congress funding impasse

It could take years to learn how long men infected with Zika are capable of sexually transmitting the virus, which can cause crippling birth defects and other serious…

Shire says ADHD drug meets main goal of study

Irish drugmaker Shire Plc said a study testing an experimental drug to treat attention-deficit disorder met the main goal, bringing the drug one step closer to approval in…

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