Nutrition

Study shows that nutrient shortfalls are a serious and persistent health disparity

A study published Monday in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU) concludes that ethnicity is associated with nutrient shortfalls of important nutrients.…

Gum disease treatment using blueberry extract in development

Gum disease treatment using blueberry extract in development

Gum disease is a common condition that, in severe cases, calls for antibiotics. Now, researchers are developing a treatment based on wild blueberry extract that could…

Food insecurity linked to adolescent obesity, metabolic syndrome

New research indicates that household food insecurity dramatically increases the likelihood of metabolic diseases in children, with many showing chronic disease markers before they graduate from high…

Redefining pediatric malnutrition to improve treatment

In recent years, an effort has been underway to redefine malnutrition in pediatric patients to include both the acute clinical population and the more traditional ambulatory populations.…

British Dietetic Association gluten free foods on prescription policy statement

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) have released a new version of their policy regarding gluten-free foods on prescription to coincide with new coeliac disease guidelines produced by…

Sugar consumption having a ‘devastating’ effect on all of our dental health, claims charity

Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the UK’s deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption, an oral health charity says. …

Health

Pregnancy call for whooping cough jab

Pregnancy call for whooping cough jab

Image copyright Thinkstock Pregnant women should ensure they have the whooping cough jab to protect…

Council to ‘ban staff smoking breaks’

Council to ‘ban staff smoking breaks’

Image copyright PA Image caption Under the proposals, employees wearing uniform would be banned from…

Patient’s fears over HIV details leak

Patient’s fears over HIV details leak

Image copyright PA Image caption The sign outside the clinic says it offers a “confidential…

Alcohol price plans face further delay

Alcohol price plans face further delay

Image caption The case was referred to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg for…

Patient’s fears over HIV details leak

Patient’s fears over HIV details leak

Image copyright PA Image caption The sign outside the clinic says it offers a “confidential…

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

Image copyright SECCHI-LECAQUE/ROUSSEL-UCLAF/CNRI/SPL Image caption Chronic myeloid leukaemia is a rare blood cancer A drug…

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Liberia declared Ebola-free for second time

ABIDJAN Liberia was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus for a second time on Thursday and entered a 90-day period of heightened surveillance aimed at preventing a…

CVS says its ban on cigarette sales has reduced smoking

CHICAGO CVS Health Corp said on Thursday its decision to stop selling tobacco products last year led to a 1 percent decrease in cigarette sales in some states…

Novartis launches first U.S. ‘biosimilar’ drug at 15 percent discount

LONDON/ZURICH Novartis kicked off a new era in U.S. medicine on Thursday with the launch of the first “biosimilar” copy of a biotechnology drug approved in the United…

Death toll in Legionnaires’ outbreak in Illinois rises to eight

CHICAGO An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has killed an eighth person in Quincy, Illinois, and sickened 41, mostly at a veterans home, health and veterans affairs officials said…

Novartis launches Neupogen copycat Zarxio in U.S. market

ZURICH Novartis AG has launched the first biosimilar drug in the United States after a U.S. appeals court declined on Wednesday to stop the sale of the company’s…

Death toll in Legionnaires’ outbreak in Illinois rises to eight

CHICAGO An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has killed an eighth person in Quincy, Illinois, and sickened 41, mostly at a veterans home, health and veterans affairs officials said…