Nutrition

Study shows that food may be addictive: research indicates food craving is’hard-wired’ in the brain

A international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. This indicates that the tendency to want…

Sugar consumption having a ‘devastating’ effect on all of our dental health, claims charity

Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the UK’s deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption, an oral health charity says. …

Sugar consumption having a ‘devastating’ effect on all of our dental health, claims charity

Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the UK’s deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption, an oral health charity says. …

Study shows that food may be addictive: research indicates food craving is’hard-wired’ in the brain

A international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. This indicates that the tendency to want…

"Happy Meals" Bill could improve healthfulness of fast food meals for kids in New York City

A bill to improve the nutritional value of fast food restaurant meals marketed to children – like McDonald’s Happy Meals – could have a wide enough impact…

The 5-colour nutritional labelling system is the most effective for consumers

While the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP) made public on Monday, 24 August 2015, a positive opinion regarding the relevance of the 5-colour code for…

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NHS staff offered Zumba to keep well

NHS staff offered Zumba to keep well

NHS staff will be offered exercise classes in a bid to keep them fit and…

Learning difficulties ‘over-medicated’

Learning difficulties ‘over-medicated’

People with learning difficulties in the UK are being inappropriately over-medicated, patient records suggest. A…

Wasp venom ‘a weapon against cancer’

Wasp venom ‘a weapon against cancer’

The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used as a weapon to…

Meningitis B jabs start for UK babies

Meningitis B jabs start for UK babies

A new programme to vaccinate all newborn babies against meningitis B has started in the…

NHS funds spent on ‘patient treats’

NHS funds spent on ‘patient treats’

Image caption Massage was one of the uses for the personal budget… Thousands of pounds…

UK sperm bank has just nine donors

UK sperm bank has just nine donors

Image caption Donors must have strong sperm that can survive the process of freezing Just…

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Number of California inmates observed for Legionnaires’ disease jumps

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The number of inmates being observed for possible infection with Legionnaires’ disease at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco has jumped from 71 to 85,…

California assisted suicide bill advances in special session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the legislature earlier…

Medical specialists urge more debate on gene-editing technology

LONDON Medical researchers called on Wednesday for detailed, thoughtful debate on future use of new genetic technology that has the potential to create “designer babies”. The technology, called…

Amgen’s bone drug succeeds in late-stage study

Amgen Inc said its experimental bone drug was found to be more effective than an already marketed drug in a late-stage study. Amgen’s drug, romosozumab, met the main…

Seven dead in Legionnaires’ outbreak at Illinois veterans home

Seven people have died and 32 sickened in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a veterans home in Quincy, Illinois, state veterans and health officials said in a statement…

Most adults’ ‘heart age’ exceeds their actual age: U.S. CDC

CHICAGO Three out of four U.S. adults have a predicted “heart age” that is older than they are, putting them at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes,…