Nutrition
Eating chocolate during pregnancy may benefit fetal growth, development

Eating chocolate during pregnancy may benefit fetal growth, development

Good news for all you expectant mothers out there: eating 30 g of chocolate every day during pregnancy may benefit fetal growth and development. This is the conclusion…

Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’

A week’s vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection–extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation. A faculty member in the University…

Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children’s vitamin D levels

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Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’

A week’s vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection–extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation. A faculty member in the University…

Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children’s vitamin D levels

Contact our news editors For any corrections of factual information, or to contact our editorial team, please see our contact page. Please note: Any medical information published on…

Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’

A week’s vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection–extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation. A faculty member in the University…

Health

Doctors’ union irresponsible – Hunt

Doctors’ union irresponsible – Hunt

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Junior doctors and their supporters staged a “masked march”…

New drive for ‘paperless’ NHS

Media captionHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt: “Investment in IT can save time for doctors and nurses”…

12-hour A&E waits on rise in England

12-hour A&E waits on rise in England

Image copyright Science Photo Library More than 100,000 patients spent at least 12 hours in…

Zika ‘linked to nerve disorder deaths’

Zika ‘linked to nerve disorder deaths’

Image copyright AP Image caption Colombia has launched a programme to kill the mosquitoes that…

Doctors’ union irresponsible – Hunt

Doctors’ union irresponsible – Hunt

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Junior doctors and their supporters staged a “masked march”…

New drive for ‘paperless’ NHS

Media captionHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt: “Investment in IT can save time for doctors and nurses”…

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Carnival roars ahead in Brazil despite Zika health scare

RIO DE JANEIRO The worst health scare in recent history is not keeping Brazilians from their annual Carnival revelry, with millions of partiers swarming streets and some making…

Doctors puzzle over severity of defects in some Brazilian babies

NEW YORK/BRASILIA Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small…

France restricts blood transfusions over Zika virus

PARIS Travelers coming back from any outbreak zones of the Zika virus will need to wait at least 28 days before giving blood to avoid any risk of…

Exclusive: Zika virus discourages many Americans from Latin America travel

The rapidly spreading Zika virus is discouraging many Americans from traveling to Latin America and the Caribbean, with 41 percent of those aware of the disease saying they…

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus: government

BOGOTA More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread…

Australia to step up Zika testing as two new cases reported

PERTH – Australia will intensify testing for the Zika virus in Queensland state where Aedes mosquitoes are found, authorities said on Saturday, adding that two new cases among…