Nutrition

Toward a safe antiobesity drug that could block fat absorption

To help address the global obesity epidemic, scientists are developing a new class of compounds called “micelle sequestrant polymers,” or MSPs, that could prevent fat particles from getting…

Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer, but less is more

Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses, according to new research* published in…

Gradual increase in salt intake linked to high blood pressure

Gradual increase in salt intake linked to high blood pressure

Even a small difference in dietary salt consumption among people who do not have hypertension “may result in critical differences in individual blood pressure after several years,”…

Could a sugar tax help combat obesity?

Following the BMA’s call for a 20% sugar tax to subsidise the cost of fruit and vegetables, experts in The BMJ this week debate whether a sugar…

Coffee drinking habits may influence risk of mild cognitive impairment

Coffee drinking habits may influence risk of mild cognitive impairment

Previous studies have suggested coffee consumption may lower the risk of mild cognitive impairment. But new research suggests this protective effect may depend on how coffee consumption habits…

Diabetics who skip breakfast provoke hazardous blood sugar spikes

Type-2 diabetics who ‘fast’ until noon risk day-long consequences, says Tel Aviv University researcher More and more Americans on-the-go are skipping the “most important meal of the…

Health

Prostate cancer: Five types ‘found’

Prostate cancer: Five types ‘found’

Scientists have identified five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature. And…

Prostate cancer: Five types ‘found’

Prostate cancer: Five types ‘found’

Scientists have identified five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature. And…

New dying care guidelines proposed

New dying care guidelines proposed

England’s health watchdog has put forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults…

Dying care: New guidelines proposed

Dying care: New guidelines proposed

England’s health watchdog has put forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults…

GP workloads ‘put patients at risk’

GP workloads ‘put patients at risk’

Patient safety is at risk because of increasing GP workloads in the UK, doctors’ leaders…

Skin cancer guidelines updated

Skin cancer guidelines updated

Melanoma caused 2,000 deaths in the UK in 2012 New guidelines for diagnosing and treating…

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Fitness

Recipe: Healthy & Speedy Minestrone Soup

There are as many varieties of Minestrone (literally “BIG SOUP”) as there are people who cook it. My version is is created with speedy preparation…

Recipe: Shepard’s Pie with Mashed Potatoes/Squash

Shepard’s Pie consists of seasoned beef and vegetables that are topped with cheesy mashed potatoes and squash. Ingredients Meat and Vegetables 1 1/2 pounds…

Recipe: Honey Roasted Turkey

This is a simple holiday turkey recipe. Ingredients For the Brine: 2 cups of kosher salt 2 cups of honey 2 gallons…

Recipe: Garden Summer Pasta Salad

This easy to make summer salad is great to take to a patio party, or to make as a cool side dish for the family! Ingredients…