Nutrition

Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’

A week’s vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection–extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation. A faculty member in the University…

Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children’s vitamin D levels

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Study: Vacations can lead to weight gain, contribute to ‘creeping obesity’

A week’s vacation may leave many adults with a heavier midsection–extra weight that can hang around even six weeks post-vacation. A faculty member in the University…

Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children’s vitamin D levels

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Graphical display of nutrition information helps keep health-conscious eaters on target

Diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease can often be prevented or treated by managing the intake of certain nutrients. However, in a time-constrained situation, such…

Obesity associated with ADHD in females

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Health

Zika ‘linked to nerve disorder deaths’

Zika ‘linked to nerve disorder deaths’

Image copyright AP Image caption Colombia has launched a programme to kill the mosquitoes that…

Bed-blocking ‘costing NHS £900m a year’

Bed-blocking ‘costing NHS £900m a year’

Image copyright PA Delays in discharging patients out of hospital after treatment could be costing…

Bed-blocking ‘costing NHS £900m a year’

Bed-blocking ‘costing NHS £900m a year’

Image copyright PA Delays in discharging patients out of hospital after treatment could be costing…

Bed-blocking ‘costing NHS £900m a year’

Bed-blocking ‘costing NHS £900m a year’

Image copyright PA Delays in discharging patients out of hospital after treatment could be costing…

MPs question value of Cancer Drugs Fund

MPs question value of Cancer Drugs Fund

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The Cancer Drugs Fund has funded drugs for 80,000 people…

Department of Health to cut 650 jobs

Department of Health to cut 650 jobs

Image copyright Getty Images The Department of Health is to cut about 650 jobs to…

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Supernus beats Allergan over epilepsy drug patents

A federal judge on Friday said Allergan Plc’s plan to sell a generic version of a drug meant to treat epilepsy infringed patents belonging to Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc.…

Eating soy may protect against reproductive effects of BPA

(Reuters Health) – Eating soy foods may help protect against reproductive effects of bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical in many plastic consumer products and lining the inside of…

FDA staff backs biosimilar to Remicade; J&J and AbbVie fall

U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff members on Friday said Celltrion Inc’s biosimilar form of Johnson & Johnson’s Remicade arthritis drug appeared “highly similar” to the widely used…

U.S. doctors upgrade Zika precautions; virus found in saliva, urine

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian scientists announced on Friday they had found Zika in the saliva and urine of two patients, as U.S. health officials advised more stringent measures…

FDA rejects expanded use of Vertex cystic fibrosis drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has denied the expanded use of Vertex Pharmaceutical Inc’s bestseller, Kalydeco, in certain cystic fibrosis patients, the company said on Friday. The…

FDA reviewers support Celltrion’s biosimilar Remicade

U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff members on Friday said clinical data from Celltrion Inc’s biosimilar form of blockbuster arthritis drug Remicade indicated it is “highly similar” to…