Nutrition
Breast cancer risk may be influenced by type of fat dad eats

Breast cancer risk may be influenced by type of fat dad eats

New research provides further evidence that a father’s lifestyle may impact the health of future generations, after finding that the female offspring of male rats that ate a…

Food supplements in the fight against heart disease?

Heart attacks and strokes kill approximately one in three people worldwide and the situation is expected to worsen in the future due to an increased global prevalence…

Iron deficiency puts a third of pregnant women at risk of complications

Around 35 percent of expectant mothers may be at risk of pregnancy complications – such as miscarriage or preterm birth – as a result of iron deficiency. This…

Why Americans Waste So Much Food

Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half are aware that food waste is a problem. Even more,…

Lower risk of bowel cancer death linked to high omega 3 intake after diagnosis

People with the disease may benefit from boosting dietary oily fish content, say researchers. A high dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids, derived from…

Store-bought baby food may be healthier per meal than homemade

If you are currently weaning your baby and are not quite the domestic god or goddess in the kitchen, fear not. New research finds that home-cooked baby and…

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NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime

NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime

Image copyright XiXinXing Growing pressures are leading UK hospitals to increasingly rely on premium overtime…

Scans reveal how teenage brain develops

Scans reveal how teenage brain develops

Image copyright University of Cambridge Image caption Areas with many attachments to other parts of…

Dutch men confirmed as world’s tallest

Dutch men confirmed as world’s tallest

Image copyright Thinkstock When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over…

Raw eggs ‘safe for pregnant women’

Raw eggs ‘safe for pregnant women’

Image copyright Thinkstock Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or…

Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A baby boy with microcephaly in Brazil. The condition is…

Double hand transplant: UK’s first operation ‘tremendous’ success

Media caption‘I couldn’t wish for anything better.’ Pictures from PA The UK’s first double hand…

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U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for…

Honduras detects 8 cases of babies with Zika-related defect

TEGUCIGALPA Health officials in the Central American nation of Honduras on Tuesday reported eight cases of newborns with microcephaly born to women who were infected with the Zika…

FDA enhances warnings on group of strong antibiotics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has enhanced warnings of side effects of a group of strong antibiotics used to treat a variety of respiratory and urinary tract…

U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and testing guidance

U.S. health officials issued updated recommendations for preventing and testing for Zika infection on Monday, warning that the virus can be transmitted through unprotected sex with an infected…

Up to 1.65 million women of childbearing age at risk for Zika

CHICAGO As many as 1.65 million women of childbearing age in Central and Latin America are at risk of being infected with Zika, resulting in tens of thousands…

When pot became legal in Colorado, kids’ exposures went up

(Reuters Health) – After recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, there was an increase in hospitalizations and poison control center visits for kids who’d been accidentally exposed to…

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