Nutrition

High-cholesterol diet, eating eggs do not increase risk of heart attack, not even in persons genetically predisposed

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Solid foods take over shaping of gut microbiota by 9 months

Solid foods take over shaping of gut microbiota by 9 months

By the time an infant is 9 months old, solid foods have the greatest impact on the gut microbiota, having taken over from the mother as the main…

The new health ‘desert’? Reliable weight loss programs hard to find

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers concludes that people with medically serious weight problems can rarely find or have access to proven, reliable programs to…

Barley ‘reduces appetite and improves metabolism’

Barley ‘reduces appetite and improves metabolism’

Those who are on a constant quest to stay healthy may want to include barley in their regular diet; a study published in the British Journal of…

Aging may worsen the effects of a high-salt diet

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FDA seeks $5.1 billion total for FY 2017, including funds to implement food safety law, improve medical product safety and quality

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We will fight contract imposition – BMA

We will fight contract imposition – BMA

Image copyright Getty Images Junior doctor leaders have promised to fight on after the government…

Routine operations target is missed

Routine operations target is missed

Image copyright Science Photo Library The target for routine operations in England, such as hip…

Unfit at 40 ‘accelerates brain ageing’

Unfit at 40 ‘accelerates brain ageing’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Fitness levels are linked to brain health, the study suggests…

Doctors’ contract set to be imposed

Doctors’ contract set to be imposed

Image copyright AFP Ministers are expected to impose a contract on junior doctors in England…

GPs ‘ignore child cancer concerns’

GPs ‘ignore child cancer concerns’

Image copyright Simon Cross Image caption Simon Cross’s daughter Gemma went to the doctor five…

Doctors reject ‘final’ contract offer

Doctors reject ‘final’ contract offer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Junior doctors are taking part in their second strike in…

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Weight-loss surgery after age 35 linked to survival benefit

(Reuters Health) – Obese people who undergo a certain kind of weight-loss operation after age 35 may live longer than obese people of the same age who don’t…

Brazil probes three deaths with Zika links, aims for vaccine in a year

BRASILIA Recent laboratory analyses identified Zika virus infections in three people who died in Brazil last year, the health ministry said on Thursday, although authorities could not confirm…

Textile workers at higher risk for rheumatoid arthritis

(Reuters Health) – Breathing textile dust on the job is linked to an almost tripled risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, an immune system disorder that causes debilitating swelling…

Elderly patients rarely included in decision to use intensive care

(Reuters Health) – According to a study of 15 emergency departments, patients over age 80 who are admitted to intensive care are often not asked their opinion about…

Angola says 37 dead in yellow fever outbreak

LUANDA A yellow fever outbreak in Angola has killed 37 people since December with eight new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the country’s national director of…

EU agency accepts Sandoz application for pegfilgrastim biosimilar

ZURICH The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted an application to review Sandoz’s biosimilar to Amgen’s EU-licensed Neulasta (pegfilgrastim), a recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, Sandoz parent Novartis…