Nutrition
Vitamin cocktails: An ethical dilemma of supply and demand

Vitamin cocktails: An ethical dilemma of supply and demand

There is a big difference between access and excess. Having access to something doesn’t necessarily mean you need it, especially when others need it more. Take, for…

Concussions and brain injury – can omega-3 intake aid in brain health recovery?

The treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical challenge. Clinical studies thus far have failed to identify an effective treatment strategy when a…

Could fish oil reverse negative effects of a fatty diet?

Could fish oil reverse negative effects of a fatty diet?

A recent study, published in The Journal of Physiology, shows that fish oil supplementation might have the power to prevent the detrimental metabolic effects of a high-fat diet,…

Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers

Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers

A new study strengthens the link between obesity and cancer, after identifying a further eight cancers that are more likely to develop with excess weight, including stomach, pancreas,…

Improving food quality by studying the microbial composition of raw milk

Findings from a new study, reported in the journal mBio, may help food companies improve the quality of dairy products. The researchers have discovered that bacteria in…

Nine hydrating drinks that are healthier than water

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NHS cuts ‘planned across England’

NHS cuts ‘planned across England’

Image copyright Thinkstock Plans are being drawn up that could see cuts to NHS services…

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy ‘magic dolls’

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy ‘magic dolls’

Image copyright Associated Press Image caption Some teenage pregnancy education programmes involve ‘magic dolls’ being…

NHS cuts ‘planned across England’

NHS cuts ‘planned across England’

Image copyright Thinkstock Plans are being drawn up that could see cuts to NHS services…

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy ‘magic dolls’

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy ‘magic dolls’

Image copyright Associated Press Image caption Some teenage pregnancy education programmes involve ‘magic dolls’ being…

Warnings despite upturn in NHS finances

Warnings despite upturn in NHS finances

Health bosses are warning the NHS in England is still in a precarious position despite…

‘Unsafe’ Stafford hospital A&E closed to children

‘Unsafe’ Stafford hospital A&E closed to children

Image caption Stafford County Hospital’s accident and emergency service for children closed at 10:00 BST…

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Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen amid wave of criticism

Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket costs of its emergency EpiPen allergy injection for some patients amid a wave of criticism from lawmakers and…

U.S. pharmacies sell cigarettes for less than other stores

(Reuters Health) – Cigarettes are often cheaper at the very place that people shop for health supplies and fill medicine prescriptions, according to a new study in California.…

Cash may convince some smokers to quit

(Reuters Health) – Paying smokers to quit and giving them more money the longer they avoid cigarettes might help get more people to kick the habit than cessation…

Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen after Clinton criticism

Mylan NV (MYL.O) said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket cost of its severe allergy treatment EpiPen through a discount program, a day after Democratic Presidential candidate…

Novartis announces positive phase III results for MS drug siponimod

ZURICH Novartis AG said a late-stage study showed its oral, once-daily BAF312, or siponimod, reduced the risk of disability progression in a severe form of multiple sclerosis. The…

Florida governor complains U.S. not doing enough to fight Zika

CHICAGO Florida Governor Rick Scott on Wednesday said the federal government has so far not delivered all of the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he has requested…

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