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Ketone drink may help athletes unlock greater human metabolic potential

Ketone drink may help athletes unlock greater human metabolic potential

A study in Cell Metabolism reports that nutritional ketone – in the form of a drink – enables athletes to function with different metabolism that enhances their…

Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year global height study

Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. The research, led…

Plasma technology can be tapped to kill biofilms on perishable fruit, foods

Seeing fruit “turn bad and going to waste” inspired a team of researchers in China to explore using atmospheric pressure nonequilibrium plasma – already widely used for…

Breast cancer risk may be influenced by type of fat dad eats

Breast cancer risk may be influenced by type of fat dad eats

New research provides further evidence that a father’s lifestyle may impact the health of future generations, after finding that the female offspring of male rats that ate a…

Food supplements in the fight against heart disease?

Heart attacks and strokes kill approximately one in three people worldwide and the situation is expected to worsen in the future due to an increased global prevalence…

Iron deficiency puts a third of pregnant women at risk of complications

Around 35 percent of expectant mothers may be at risk of pregnancy complications – such as miscarriage or preterm birth – as a result of iron deficiency. This…

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NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime

NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime

Image copyright XiXinXing Growing pressures are leading UK hospitals to increasingly rely on premium overtime…

Scans reveal how teenage brain develops

Scans reveal how teenage brain develops

Image copyright University of Cambridge Image caption Areas with many attachments to other parts of…

Dutch men confirmed as world’s tallest

Dutch men confirmed as world’s tallest

Image copyright Thinkstock When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over…

Raw eggs ‘safe for pregnant women’

Raw eggs ‘safe for pregnant women’

Image copyright Thinkstock Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or…

Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A baby boy with microcephaly in Brazil. The condition is…

Double hand transplant: UK’s first operation ‘tremendous’ success

Media caption‘I couldn’t wish for anything better.’ Pictures from PA The UK’s first double hand…

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New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room

CHICAGO Even though many doctors see need for improvement, surgical robots are poised for big gains in operating rooms around the world. Within five years, one in three…

Critics of weight-loss device urge U.S. regulator to reverse approval

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. Lotta Bosnyak takes extra time to chew the blueberries in her yogurt. Otherwise, she said, the device she credits with saving her life will not…

AstraZeneca earnings hit by waning cholesterol drug sales

LONDON Generic competition to cholesterol buster Crestor in the U.S. market pushed second-quarter earnings down by nearly a third at drugmaker AstraZeneca, which is now banking on new…

Florida identifies two more Zika cases not related to travel

CHICAGO The Florida health department said on Wednesday it is investigating another two cases of Zika not related to travel to a place where the virus is being…

GSK chases next biotech asthma drug with $230 million J&J deal

LONDON GlaxoSmithKline has bought global rights to an experimental drug from Johnson & Johnson for up to 175 million pounds ($230 million), raising its bet on a new…

IBM steps up efforts in fight against Zika

International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it would provide its technology and resources to help track the spread of the Zika virus. Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a…

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