Nutrition

Following tricky triclosan

Antibacterial product flows through streams, crops. Most U.S. homes are full of familiar household products with an ingredient that fights bacteria: triclosan. Triclosan seems to be…

Urine tests not reliable for dehydration in older adults

Urine tests should not be used to measure dehydration among the elderly – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Water-loss…

Babies fed directly from breast may be at less risk for ear infections

Breast milk may also thwart diarrhea in first 12 months of life. Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle…

Clinical trial demonstrates success of low FODMAP diet

A change in diet can improve the lives of those diagnosed with a common, but hard-to-treat gut disorder. That’s the result of research by the…

Sugar substitutes may cut calories, but don’t offer health benefits for individuals with obesity: Study

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Sugar substitutes may cut calories, but don’t offer health benefits for individuals with obesity: Study

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Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

Image copyright SPL A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered…

NHS urged to control discharge delays

NHS urged to control discharge delays

Image copyright Thinkstock The NHS in England must get a grip on the delays patients…

Rise in NHS spend on private ambulances

Rise in NHS spend on private ambulances

Image copyright Press Association Image caption NHS spending on private ambulances for 999 calls rose…

Exam stress ‘among teen suicide causes’

Exam stress ‘among teen suicide causes’

Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides…

‘Second chance’ for heart transplant boy

‘Second chance’ for heart transplant boy

Image caption Elliot Livingstone was kept alive by a mechanical heart in Great Ormand Street…

‘Big cut’ in antibiotic prescriptions

‘Big cut’ in antibiotic prescriptions

Image copyright SCIMAT/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GPs in England have “dramatically” reduced the number of antibiotics…

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Ohio legislature votes to allow limited medical marijuana use

CLEVELAND Lawmakers in Ohio on Wednesday approved legislation that would legalize marijuana use for medical purposes under certain circumstances, less than a year after recreational marijuana use was…

Concussions tied to more school problems than other injuries

(Reuters Health) – High school and college students who get concussions may struggle more with academics than their peers who get other types of sports injuries, a small…

South Carolina governor to sign ban on abortion past 19 weeks

CHARLESTON, Texas Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Wednesday signed into law a bill banning most abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life is…

U.S. panel backs approval of Sanofi combination diabetes drug

One day after recommending approval of a new diabetes drug made by Novo Nordisk A/S, a U.S. advisory panel on Wednesday recommended approval of a similar product made…

Exclusive: Sanofi to unveil challenge to Medivation’s board – sources

France’s Sanofi SA (SASY.PA) is preparing to name candidates it will put forward to replace the entire board of U.S. cancer drug company Medivation Inc (MDVN.O) as early…

Exclusive: Sanofi to unveil challenge to Medivation’s board – sources

France’s Sanofi SA (SASY.PA) is preparing to name candidates it will put forward to replace the entire board of U.S. cancer drug company Medivation Inc (MDVN.O) as early…

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