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Coffee intake depends on gene variation, study suggests

Coffee intake depends on gene variation, study suggests

How many cups of coffee do you drink a day? According to a new study, the answer might depend on your DNA. Researchers suggest people with a DNA…

Soluble corn fiber may improve women’s bone health

Soluble corn fiber may improve women’s bone health

According to new research from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, daily soluble corn fiber supplementation significantly helps build and retain calcium in bone for women in…

Vitamin cocktails: An ethical dilemma of supply and demand

Vitamin cocktails: An ethical dilemma of supply and demand

There is a big difference between access and excess. Having access to something doesn’t necessarily mean you need it, especially when others need it more. Take, for…

Concussions and brain injury – can omega-3 intake aid in brain health recovery?

The treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical challenge. Clinical studies thus far have failed to identify an effective treatment strategy when a…

Could fish oil reverse negative effects of a fatty diet?

Could fish oil reverse negative effects of a fatty diet?

A recent study, published in The Journal of Physiology, shows that fish oil supplementation might have the power to prevent the detrimental metabolic effects of a high-fat diet,…

Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers

Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers

A new study strengthens the link between obesity and cancer, after identifying a further eight cancers that are more likely to develop with excess weight, including stomach, pancreas,…

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‘Patients at risk’ from length of GP consultations

‘Patients at risk’ from length of GP consultations

Image copyright Science Photo Library Patients are being put at risk by GPs being forced…

Parkinson’s protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

Parkinson’s protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The accumulation of the protein alpha-synuclein (shown in…

‘Patients at risk’ from length of GP consultations

‘Patients at risk’ from length of GP consultations

Image copyright PA Image caption GPs want consultations to last at least 45 minutes The…

Parkinson’s protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

Parkinson’s protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The accumulation of the protein alpha-synuclein (shown in…

New tax needed to fund NHS and care, says ex-minister

New tax needed to fund NHS and care, says ex-minister

Image copyright PA A new tax is needed to ensure the UK has a properly…

NHS cuts ‘planned across England’

NHS cuts ‘planned across England’

Image copyright Thinkstock Plans are being drawn up that could see cuts to NHS services…

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Singapore steps up Zika prevention effort as confirmed cases rise to 56

SINGAPORE Singapore confirmed 15 new cases of locally-transmitted Zika infections on Monday, taking the tally to 56 as authorities step up efforts to contain the outbreak. All the…

Mylan to launch generic EpiPen at half the price of original

Mylan NV (MYL.O) said it would launch the first generic version of its allergy auto-injector EpiPen for $300, half the price of the branded product, the drugmaker’s second…

Transplant recipients who resume smoking have shorter survival

(Reuters Health) – For recipients of an organ transplant, smoking is even more dangerous than for the rest of the population, a recent analysis shows. The review of…

Docs facing more parents who refuse to vaccinate kids

(Reuters Health) – Pediatricians are increasingly encountering parents who don’t want their children immunized against infectious diseases, and a leading medical organization wants to help them address parents’…

Mylan to launch first generic to EpiPen allergy injection

Mylan NV (MYL.O) said on Monday it would launch the first generic to its allergy auto-injector EpiPen at a discount of more than 50 percent to the branded…

U.S. FDA issues emergency use authorization for Zika test: Roche

ZURICH The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued emergency authorization for a Zika diagnostics test from Swiss drugmaker Roche, skirting normal approval channels as the regulator…

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