Nutrition

Holistic approach to mealtimes could help dementia sufferers

Eating together, providing social support and interaction during meals could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition – according to new NIHR-funded research from the University…

Scientists create tasty ginger beverages with healthy qualities

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A Mediterranean style diet might slow down ageing and reduce bone loss

Sticking to a Mediterranean style diet might slow down ageing finds the EU funded project NU-AGE. At a recent conference in Brussels, researchers presented that a NU-AGE…

Assessment of total choline intakes in the United States

Choline is an essential nutrient and plays a critical role in brain development, cell signaling, nerve impulse transmission, liver function, and maintenance of a healthy metabolism. The article…

Kids’ eating habits highlight need for healthier lunchboxes

New research from the University of Adelaide in Australia shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from “discretionary” or junk…

VTT is developing customised snacks through 3D food printing

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Health

Embryo study shows ‘life’s first steps’

Embryo study shows ‘life’s first steps’

Image copyright SPL Scientists say a breakthrough in growing embryos will improve fertility treatments and…

‘Unmanned sewing machine’ does surgery

‘Unmanned sewing machine’ does surgery

Image copyright SPL An unmanned robot has been used to stitch together a pig’s bowel,…

‘Bugged mosquitoes’ stop Zika spread

‘Bugged mosquitoes’ stop Zika spread

Image copyright EYE OF SCIENCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Infecting mosquitoes with bacteria could help stop them…

Quarter of UK care homes ‘risk closure’

Quarter of UK care homes ‘risk closure’

Image caption On average care homes make £17,647 in profit before tax, the research found…

‘Bugged mosquitoes’ stop Zika spread

‘Bugged mosquitoes’ stop Zika spread

Image copyright EYE OF SCIENCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Infecting mosquitoes with bacteria could help stop them…

Quarter of UK care homes ‘risk closure’

Quarter of UK care homes ‘risk closure’

Image caption On average care homes make £17,647 in profit before tax, the research found…

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Bayer says its drug extends lives of liver cancer patients

FRANKFURT Bayer AG said on Thursday its Regorafenib cancer treatment drug helped extend the lives of liver cancer sufferers according to the results of a Phase III clinical…

Breaking down brain barriers to fight cancer

ST. LOUIS Neurosurgeons using lasers to treat brain cancer have discovered the technique breaks down the blood-brain barrier, a finding that could potentially lead to new treatment options…

Obama: Filtered water in Flint is safe for kids over 6 years old

FLINT, Mich. President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged parents in Flint, Michigan, to ensure their children were tested for lead in their blood even as he sought to…

Arsenic in New England well water tied to bladder cancer risk

(Reuters Health) – Low to moderate levels of arsenic in New England well water may be responsible for an increased risk of bladder cancer in that region, suggests…

EU’s highest court upholds restrictive new law on cigarettes

LUXEMBOURG/LONDON The European Union’s highest court on Wednesday upheld a tough EU law that will standardize cigarette packs, ban menthol flavoring and restrict e-cigarette advertising, paving the way…

EU’s highest court upholds restrictive new law on cigarettes

LUXEMBOURG/LONDON Europe’s highest court on Wednesday upheld a tough EU law on standardizing cigarette packaging and banning advertising of e-cigarettes, paving the way for its adoption this month.…