Nutrition

Elevated bladder cancer risk in New England and arsenic in drinking water from private wells

A new study has found that drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to…

Genetic switch could be key to increased health and lifespan

Stressing mitochondria in the worm C. elegans triggers epigenetic changes that last a lifetime. Newly discovered genetic switches that increase lifespan and boost fitness in worms…

Herbs that can boost your mood and memory

The herbs peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people, according to new…

A spoonful of sugar? Swapping sugary drinks for water and dairy seems the best medicine

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Concerns raised with products marketed as ‘first finger foods’

New study at Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting raises questions about choking hazards in foods marketed as first finger foods for babies. A research abstract to…

Mediterranean diet linked to a healthier heart

Mediterranean diet linked to a healthier heart

Choosing to eat a Mediterranean diet is better for people with heart disease than avoiding the unhealthy contents of a so-called Western diet, says research published in the…

Health

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lifespan inequalities between rich and poor have worsened since the…

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lifespan inequalities between rich and poor have worsened since the…

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lifespan inequalities between rich and poor have worsened since the…

Breast cancer genetic discovery hailed

Breast cancer genetic discovery hailed

Image copyright SPL Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events…

New prostate cancer drugs ‘promising’

New prostate cancer drugs ‘promising’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Drug-resistant prostate cancer is difficult to treat and…

Families ‘not told’ of resuscitation orders

Families ‘not told’ of resuscitation orders

Image copyright Science Photo Library Medical staff have placed “do not resuscitate” orders on thousands…

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U.S. prosecutors consider more charges against ex-CEO Shkreli

Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, who last year became a lightning rod for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices, may face additional U.S. charges of securities fraud, a…

New drugs fuel strong Pfizer results; company raises 2016 forecasts

Pfizer Inc, which last month abandoned its $160 billion quest for Allergan Inc, reported quarterly results that blew past analyst estimates on sales of its new cancer and…

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $55 million in talc-powder trial

NEW YORK Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) was ordered by a U.S. jury on Monday to pay $55 million to a woman who said that using the company‚Äôs talc-powder…

France gets G7 to discuss global regulation of medicine prices

PARIS France will press its G7 partners this month to launch an “irreversible” process to control the prices of new medicines, part of a global drive to make…

U.S. top court rejects POM Wonderful appeal over advertising

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected POM Wonderful’s challenge to a 2010 Federal Trade Commission finding that the pomegranate juice maker’s advertising was misleading in claiming…

Puerto Rico Zika cases now include 65 pregnant women, one death: CDC

CHICAGO Puerto Rico has 683 confirmed cases of the Zika virus, including 65 pregnant women with symptoms of the virus and one death, U.S. health officials said on…