Nutrition

High-cholesterol diet, eating eggs do not increase risk of heart attack, not even in persons genetically predisposed

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Solid foods take over shaping of gut microbiota by 9 months

Solid foods take over shaping of gut microbiota by 9 months

By the time an infant is 9 months old, solid foods have the greatest impact on the gut microbiota, having taken over from the mother as the main…

The new health ‘desert’? Reliable weight loss programs hard to find

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers concludes that people with medically serious weight problems can rarely find or have access to proven, reliable programs to…

Barley ‘reduces appetite and improves metabolism’

Barley ‘reduces appetite and improves metabolism’

Those who are on a constant quest to stay healthy may want to include barley in their regular diet; a study published in the British Journal of…

Barley ‘reduces appetite and improves metabolism’

Barley ‘reduces appetite and improves metabolism’

Those who are on a constant quest to stay healthy may want to include barley in their regular diet; a study published in the British Journal of…

Barley ‘reduces appetite and improves metabolism’

Barley ‘reduces appetite and improves metabolism’

Those who are on a constant quest to stay healthy may want to include barley in their regular diet; a study published in the British Journal of…

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We will fight contract imposition – BMA

We will fight contract imposition – BMA

Image copyright Getty Images Junior doctor leaders have promised to fight on after the government…

Routine operations target is missed

Routine operations target is missed

Image copyright Science Photo Library The target for routine operations in England, such as hip…

GPs ‘ignore child cancer concerns’

Media captionFather ‘completely floored’ by diagnosis of 11-year-old’s cancer Some 42% of parents of children…

Unfit at 40 ‘accelerates brain ageing’

Unfit at 40 ‘accelerates brain ageing’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Fitness levels are linked to brain health, the study suggests…

Doctors’ contract set to be imposed

Doctors’ contract set to be imposed

Image copyright AFP Ministers are expected to impose a contract on junior doctors in England…

GPs ‘ignore child cancer concerns’

GPs ‘ignore child cancer concerns’

Image copyright Simon Cross Image caption Simon Cross’s daughter Gemma went to the doctor five…

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Angola says 37 dead in yellow fever outbreak

LUANDA A yellow fever outbreak in Angola has killed 37 people since December with eight new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the country’s national director of…

EU agency accepts Sandoz application for pegfilgrastim biosimilar

ZURICH The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted an application to review Sandoz’s biosimilar to Amgen’s EU-licensed Neulasta (pegfilgrastim), a recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, Sandoz parent Novartis…

Burwell says no Zika virus cases passed by mosquitoes in continental U.S.

WASHINGTON U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Wednesday that no cases of the Zika virus had been passed by mosquitoes to people in the…

Walgreens threatens to pull out of Theranos partnership: WSJ

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O), the largest U.S. drugstore chain, threatened to terminate its relationship with Theranos Inc unless the blood-testing company quickly fixes the problems found by…

U.S. CDC sees potential widespread Zika virus in Puerto Rico

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday told a Congressional hearing that he expects Puerto Rico to be hard hit by the…

WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

GENEVA/LONDON The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas…