Nutrition

Where infants sleep may affect how long they are breastfed

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Prunetin prolongs lifespan in male fruit flies and enhances overall health

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UK public back ban on children’s junk food advertising

Three quarters of the UK public back a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed, according to a new YouGov survey* published by Cancer…

UK public back ban on children’s junk food advertising

Three quarters of the UK public back a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed, according to a new YouGov survey* published by Cancer…

UK public back ban on children’s junk food advertising

Three quarters of the UK public back a ban on junk food advertising before the 9pm TV watershed, according to a new YouGov survey* published by Cancer…

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…

Health

Mental health beds search ‘a scandal’

Mental health beds search ‘a scandal’

Image copyright SPL The practice of sending mentally ill adults in England long distances for…

Record rise in ‘NHS dissatisfaction’

Record rise in ‘NHS dissatisfaction’

Image copyright Thinkstock The biggest ever rise in public dissatisfaction with the NHS was recorded…

Long trips for mental care ‘must end’

Long trips for mental care ‘must end’

Image copyright SPL Sending mentally ill adults in England long distances for care is unacceptable…

Record rise in ‘NHS dissatisfaction’

Record rise in ‘NHS dissatisfaction’

Image copyright Thinkstock The biggest ever rise in public dissatisfaction with the NHS was recorded…

Flashes of light may stop jet lag

Flashes of light may stop jet lag

Image copyright Thinkstock Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help sleeping travellers…

‘No safe way to suntan’, experts warn

‘No safe way to suntan’, experts warn

Image copyright Getty Images There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan…

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Kenya threatens to pull out of Rio Olympics over Zika threat

NAIROBI Kenya threatened on Tuesday to pull its elite runners and other athletes out of the Rio Olympics unless it got assurances they would not be exposed to…

Hawaii’s Big Island declares emergency over dengue fever infections

The mayor of Hawaii’s Big Island declared a state of emergency on Monday to deal with a growing outbreak of dengue fever, spread by infected mosquitoes, with 250…

Exclusive: U.S. athletes should consider skipping Rio if fear Zika – officials

NEW YORK The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to…

U.S. panel reaffirms depression screening for adolescents

(Reuters Health) – Adolescents between 12 and 18 years old in the U.S. should be screened for depression, according to guidelines reaffirmed by a government-backed panel of prevention…

Exclusive: U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics if fear Zika – officials

NEW YORK The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to…

U.S. health official: Widespread Zika vaccine not likely to be available for years

U.S. health officials said on Monday that a widespread vaccine to combat the Zika virus will likely not be available for years. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the…