Nutrition

Consumers understand supplements help fill nutrient gaps, new survey shows

The vast majority of consumers recognize that multivitamins, calcium and/or vitamin D supplements can help fill nutrient gaps but should not be viewed as replacements for a healthy…

Benefits of vitamin B12 supplements for older people questioned

Vitamin B12 supplements offer no benefits for neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a new study published in the…

Study: Restaurant meals can be as bad for your waistline as fast food is

Study: Restaurant meals can be as bad for your waistline as fast food is

When Americans go out to eat, either at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they consume, on average, about 200 more calories a day than when they…

Mandatory targets to cut salt would reduce excess heart disease deaths in deprived areas of England

Mandatory targets to reduce salt in processed food would help tackle inequalities in coronary heart disease that lead to excess deaths in deprived areas of England, according to…

Fish poisoning rates in Florida underestimated, study suggests

Fish poisoning rates in Florida underestimated, study suggests

Researchers have discovered that the number of people poisoned in Florida every year by a dangerous food-borne toxin carried by reef fish may be significantly underreported in…

Summer vacation: the health risks for travelers

Summer vacation: the health risks for travelers

Summer is officially here, which means many of us are likely to be looking forward to a well-deserved vacation. For almost half of those who are jetting off…

Health

NHS ‘lags behind other nations’

The NHS lags behind other countries on preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates,…

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy boost

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy boost

CF patients have to take a battery of treatments to keep the symptoms at bay.…

Sniffing could provide autism test

Sniffing could provide autism test

The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism,…

Hormones make traders take more risks

Hormones make traders take more risks

Competitive trading environments can affect traders’ hormone levels and increase risk-taking Raised levels of the…

IT system for GP records criticised

IT system for GP records criticised

A new GP IT system designed to improve quality and planning in the NHS in…

Cancer immunotherapy approved in UK

Cancer immunotherapy approved in UK

Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, kills more than 2,000 people a year…

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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…