Nutrition

UEA research shows high protein foods boost cardiovascular health

Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise – according to new research from the University…

Stop calorie counting and start promoting nutritional value of foods for heart health, say experts

Experts are suggesting that the time has come to shift focus from calorie counting to promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to substantially cut…

Shift focus from calorie counting to nutritional value of foods for heart health, say experts

Experts are suggesting that the time has come to shift focus from calorie counting to promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to substantially cut…

The fear of trying new foods may have negative dietary implications

A study conducted at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has concluded that neophobic children have a lower quality index in terms of the Mediterranean diet …

Trash or treasure? Repurposing would-be wasted food to feed the hungry and create jobs

Trash or treasure? Repurposing would-be wasted food to feed the hungry and create jobs

“If I offered you a bruised banana, you probably wouldn’t be interested,” said Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, director of Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. “But what…

What is a gastric band? How does gastric banding help weight loss?

What is a gastric band? How does gastric banding help weight loss?

Over the course of the last decade and more, the surgical treatment of obese people with bariatric procedures such as gastric banding has gained acceptance and…

Health

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

A blood test may be able to save lives by finding cancers that have started…

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

A blood test may be able to save lives by finding cancers that have started…

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

A blood test may be able to save lives by finding cancers that have started…

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

Blood test ‘detects cancer relapse’

A blood test may be able to save lives by finding cancers that have started…

Laser detects brain tumour during surgery

Surgeons in London have used lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove…

Five million ‘at risk of diabetes’

Five million ‘at risk of diabetes’

Image caption Public Health England analysed blood-sugar levels to estimate the number of people at…

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

CHICAGO The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to…

Elderly Utah resident dies from plague: health officials

An elderly Utah resident died from the plague earlier this month, state health officials said on Thursday, the first person in Utah to have been diagnosed with the…

Planned Parenthood report says fetal tissue videos were distorted

WASHINGTON Planned Parenthood told U.S. congressional leaders on Thursday that manipulations and deletions used in the editing process of secretly recorded videos slamming the organization rendered the tapes…

FDA warns companies over ‘natural’ label on cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned the makers of Winston, Natural American Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes that they cannot claim their products are “natural” or…

Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

LONDON People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in…

FDA wants food companies to hand over their pathogens

CHICAGO Investigations into foodborne illness are being radically transformed by whole genome sequencing, which federal officials say is enabling them to identify the source of an outbreak far…