Nutrition
Tahini: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Tahini: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Tahini is a seed butter made from sesame seeds that are hulled, ground, and toasted. It is commonly used in North African, Greek, Iranian, Turkish, and Middle…

Oysters harbor, transmit human norovirus: Avoid raw ones

Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a…

Lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes mortality among fetuses

A new international study shows that 5,000 foetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy per cent…

Coffee may harm cardiovascular health for young adults with mild hypertension

Coffee may harm cardiovascular health for young adults with mild hypertension

Young adults with mild cases of high blood pressure may want to steer clear of coffee, as new research suggests drinking the beverage could increase the risk…

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units showed no benefit in preventing the colonization of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal…

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units showed no benefit in preventing the colonization of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal…

Health

Meningitis jabs start for UK babies

Meningitis jabs start for UK babies

A new programme to vaccinate all newborn babies against meningitis B has started in the…

NHS funds spent on ‘patient treats’

NHS funds spent on ‘patient treats’

Image caption Massage was one of the uses for the personal budget… Thousands of pounds…

New insecticide method ‘100% effective’

New insecticide method ‘100% effective’

Image caption The researchers say the new coating kills some of the most insecticide-resistant mosquitoes…

Ebola nurse works at hospital that saved him

Ebola nurse works at hospital that saved him

The first British healthcare worker who caught and survived Ebola is working as an NHS…

‘More male carers needed’ for elderly

‘More male carers needed’ for elderly

Image caption Statistics for England show that 84% of carers across the sector are women,…

‘Pre-suicide behaviour’ identified

‘Pre-suicide behaviour’ identified

Depressed people who display “risky behaviour”, agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely…

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Valeant gets right to develop AstraZeneca’s psoriasis drug

Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it has been granted an exclusive license by AstraZeneca Plc to develop and commercialize its late-stage experimental psoriasis drug brodalumab. The arrangement…

Coerced sterilization of Canadian indigenous women in 70s widespread: researcher

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The coercive sterilization of indigenous women in Canadian health centers during the 1970s was more widespread than previously believed, with impoverished communities in…

Legionnaires’ outbreak leaves 4 dead at Illinois veterans home: newspaper

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has left four people dead among 29 sickened at Illinois Veterans’ Home at Quincy, the Quincy Herald-Whig newspaper reported on Monday. The outbreak…

Daily pot smoking on U.S. college campuses at 35-year high: study

The number of U.S. college students smoking marijuana every day or nearly every day is greater than it has been in 35 years, according to a study released…

Regulations may make kids’ fast food meals healthier

(Reuters Health) – Regulating fast food kids’ meals that include toys may end up making the meals healthier, according to a new study. If a proposed new policy…

Religion rarely part of ICU conversation

(Reuters Health) – In less than 20 percent of family meetings in the intensive care unit do doctors and other health care providers discuss religion or spirituality a…