Nutrition
Portion-controlled ready meals may encourage greater weight loss

Portion-controlled ready meals may encourage greater weight loss

Ready meals are not normally considered as part of a healthy diet. However, a new study suggests that the portion-control aspect of these meals might make them a…

Fasting-mimicking diet shows promise against MS

Fasting-mimicking diet shows promise against MS

New research concludes that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting should be further investigated as a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases. It…

Few Americans engage in health behaviors that prevent chronic disease

Few Americans engage in health behaviors that prevent chronic disease

There are five key health behaviors that can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, according to researchers, but little more than 6 percent of Americans adhere to them.…

Why malnutrition is an immune disorder

Malnourished children are most likely to die from common infections, not starvation alone, and immune disorder may be part of the cause, according to a review led…

Prenatal fruit consumption boosts babies’ cognitive development

Study discovers previously unknown benefits of fruit consumption in expectant mothers. Most people have heard the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”…

Prenatal fruit consumption boosts babies’ cognitive development

Study discovers previously unknown benefits of fruit consumption in expectant mothers. Most people have heard the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”…

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Sugar tax will ‘hit poorest hardest’

Sugar tax will ‘hit poorest hardest’

Image copyright Thinkstock The planned sugar tax will “hit poorest families hardest” and has nothing…

Sugar tax will ‘hit poorest hardest’

Sugar tax will ‘hit poorest hardest’

Sugar tax will ‘hit poorest hardest’

Image copyright Thinkstock The planned sugar tax will “hit poorest families hardest” and has nothing…

Sugar tax will ‘hit poorest hardest’

Sugar tax will ‘hit poorest hardest’

Image copyright Thinkstock The planned sugar tax will “hit poorest families hardest” and has nothing…

Medic urges mediation over care rows

Medic urges mediation over care rows

Image copyright PA The NHS could save millions of pounds if families and doctors were…

Children ‘denied mental health support’

Media captionMichael Buchanan reports on the variation in mental health support in England More than…

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Roche and Novartis face off in biosimilar drug battle

ZURICH Switzerland’s biggest drugmakers are clashing over cheaper copies of pricey biotech drugs – one reason why Novartis is considering selling its $14 billion stake in cross-town rival…

How Wellcome and Gates charities profit from helping biotech

LONDON The Wellcome Trust medical charity is to profit from U.S. approval of a new diagnostic cancer test, the first commercial product funded by the organization since the…

Samsung Bioepis receives final European approval for its Remicade copy

SEOUL South Korea’s Samsung Bioepis said on Monday its biosimilar of Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade has received final approval from European regulators, paving…

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

LONDON May 28 – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat…

Portland schools failed protocols over high lead levels in water

Portland Public Schools failed to follow federal protocols and did not notify parents after high levels of lead were detected at two of its schools two months ago,…

New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs

NEW YORK Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen…

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