Nutrition

UTHealth experts provide insight on causes of child obesity, tactics to end it

Encouraging more social interaction for children rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are two of the ways to decrease child obesity…

High-fat maternal diet changes newborn heart ‘tastebuds’

Baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors for bitter flavours, according to new UNSW research. The…

Omega-3 fatty acids may help improve treatment and quality of life in cancer patients

Adding omega-3 fatty acids to anti-tumor medications may improve treatment response and quality of life for cancer patients according to a new study by researchers at the University…

New treatment may help neonatal liver disease associated with parenteral nutrition

A new study finds that exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD). The study, published in the OnlineFirst version…

Nutrition and pregnancy: Scientists challenge ‘eat for two’ myth

A new study, published in eLife, has shown that women may not need to ‘eat for two’ during pregnancy because the body could adapt to absorb more…

CDC warn of edible marijuana dangers following death of 19-year-old student

The case of a 19-year-old man who fell to his death from a balcony following the consumption of a marijuana cookie has been described by the Centers for…

Health

Recruiting foreign nurses ‘expensive’

Recruiting foreign nurses ‘expensive’

Javier Perera Martin and Martina Semeraro are among the new staff at Addenbrooke’s It is…

Blowing balloons ‘treats glue ear’

Blowing balloons ‘treats glue ear’

Using the nose to inflate a balloon helps heal glue ear, University of Southampton research…

South Korea declares ‘end’ to Mers

South Korea declares ‘end’ to Mers

The prime minister apologised South Korea’s Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has declared a “de facto…

Living Wage ‘could harm home care’

Living Wage ‘could harm home care’

The National Living Wage could result in a “catastrophic failure” in the home care market,…

Suspected Mers virus shuts A&E unit

Suspected Mers virus shuts A&E unit

The accident and emergency department has been closed as a temporary measure A suspected outbreak…

Malaria vaccine one step closer

Malaria vaccine one step closer

A girl in Tanzania receiving the malaria vaccine during the clinical trial The world’s first…

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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…