Nutrition
Tahini: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Tahini: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Tahini is a seed butter made from sesame seeds that are hulled, ground, and toasted. It is commonly used in North African, Greek, Iranian, Turkish, and Middle…

Oysters harbor, transmit human norovirus: Avoid raw ones

Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a…

Lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes mortality among fetuses

A new international study shows that 5,000 foetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy per cent…

Coffee may harm cardiovascular health for young adults with mild hypertension

Coffee may harm cardiovascular health for young adults with mild hypertension

Young adults with mild cases of high blood pressure may want to steer clear of coffee, as new research suggests drinking the beverage could increase the risk…

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units showed no benefit in preventing the colonization of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal…

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units showed no benefit in preventing the colonization of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal…

Health

Ebola nurse works at hospital that saved him

Ebola nurse works at hospital that saved him

The first British healthcare worker who caught and survived Ebola is working as an NHS…

‘More male carers needed’ for elderly

‘More male carers needed’ for elderly

Image caption Statistics for England show that 84% of carers across the sector are women,…

‘Pre-suicide behaviour’ identified

‘Pre-suicide behaviour’ identified

Depressed people who display “risky behaviour”, agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely…

‘Pre-suicide behaviour’ identified

‘Pre-suicide behaviour’ identified

Depressed people who display “risky behaviour”, agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely…

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

British neurologist Oliver Sacks has died at the age of 82, it has been confirmed.…

‘Pre-suicide behaviour’ identified

‘Pre-suicide behaviour’ identified

Depressed people who display “risky behaviour”, agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely…

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Medtronic says trials find gene linked to sudden cardiac death

Two studies have identified a gene associated with potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms, device maker Medtronic Plc said on Monday. The studies evaluated genetic information to identify gene…

Asterias’s stem cell therapy shows promise in study

Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc said initial data from a small study showed that its lead stem cell therapy could improve mobility in patients paralyzed by a spinal cord injury.…

Bayer heart failure drug cuts deaths in mid-stage trial

Bayer will move a heart failure drug into final-stage testing this year, boosting its ambitions in cardiovascular treatments after the experimental medicine showed a “striking” reduction in deaths…

Texas teen dies of rare brain-eating amoeba infection

A Texas teenager who contracted a rare brain-eating disease after swimming in a lake about 70 miles (110 km) north of Houston has died, according to his family…

Five more California inmates diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease

Five more California inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease at San Quentin State Prison, as officials work to determine the source of the outbreak and minimize its…

Dead woman tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN The body of a woman who died in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, less than a week after the last person confirmed to…