Nutrition
Fish oil-diet benefits may be mediated by gut microbes

Fish oil-diet benefits may be mediated by gut microbes

Diets rich in fish oil versus diets rich in lard (e.g., bacon) produce very different bacteria in the guts of mice, reports a study published August 27 in…

Colorful potatoes may pack powerful cancer prevention punch

Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers. Baked purple-fleshed…

UEA research shows high protein foods boost cardiovascular health

Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise – according to new research from the University…

Stop calorie counting and start promoting nutritional value of foods for heart health, say experts

Experts are suggesting that the time has come to shift focus from calorie counting to promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to substantially cut…

Shift focus from calorie counting to nutritional value of foods for heart health, say experts

Experts are suggesting that the time has come to shift focus from calorie counting to promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to substantially cut…

The fear of trying new foods may have negative dietary implications

A study conducted at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has concluded that neophobic children have a lower quality index in terms of the Mediterranean diet …

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Brain cells ‘burn out’ in Parkinson’s

Brain cells ‘burn out’ in Parkinson’s

Brain cells in Parkinson’s disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an “overheating…

Man sheds polio for 30 years after jab

Man sheds polio for 30 years after jab

A British man who was vaccinated against polio has been producing the virus for nearly…

Young goths ‘at risk of depression’

Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm,…

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

A blood test may be able to save lives by finding cancers that have started…

Brain cells ‘burn out’ in Parkinson’s

Brain cells ‘burn out’ in Parkinson’s

Brain cells in Parkinson’s disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an “overheating…

Young goths ‘at risk of depression’

Young goths ‘at risk of depression’

Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm,…

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Japan partly lifts U.S., Canada poultry ban after bird flu

TOKYO Japan’s Farm Ministry on Friday partiality lifted a ban on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States and Canada following an outbreak of…

Cancer, transplant patients protest over Venezuela’s medicine shortages

CARACAS Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country…

Bill to regulate e-cigarettes clears California legislative hurdle

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The California State Senate on Thursday passed a bill to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, sending the measure to the Assembly where a similar bill…

FDA approves Amgen’s cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha

WASHINGTON The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Amgen Inc’s Repatha drug for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those with cardiovascular disease. Last…

High blood pressure in pregnancy tied to family risk

(Reuters Health) – For women with pregnancy-related high blood pressure, the higher risk of hypertension that follows them through life may be due not just to the episode…

U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

CHICAGO The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to…