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Okra: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Okra: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Okra is a warm-season vegetable popular in the southern United States, parts of Africa and the Middle East, the Caribbean, and South America. The…

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…

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Zika virus: Florida cases ‘highly likely’ to be first US-based infections

Zika virus: Florida cases ‘highly likely’ to be first US-based infections

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Zika virus is spread by the aedes aegypti mosquito…

Southern Health NHS Trust ‘paid millions’ to Katrina Percy’s associates

Southern Health NHS Trust ‘paid millions’ to Katrina Percy’s associates

Image caption Chief executive Katrina Percy has come under pressure to resign A troubled NHS…

Sweden to investigate sex lives

Sweden to investigate sex lives

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sweden says romance should be part of the debate about…

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Snot wars’ study yields new class of drugs

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Snot wars’ study yields new class of drugs

Image copyright Thinkstock A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial…

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Snot wars’ study yields new class of drugs

Antibiotic resistance: ‘Snot wars’ study yields new class of drugs

Image copyright Thinkstock A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial…

Hour’s activity ‘offsets sedentary day’

Hour’s activity ‘offsets sedentary day’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Office workers are advised to take regular breaks from their…

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Florida reports evidence of local Zika transmission

ORLANDO, Fla. Four people in Miami likely contracted Zika locally through mosquito bites, Florida’s governor said on Friday, the first evidence that the virus tied to a rare…

WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

BEIJING The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Friday, a week…

Lasting brain changes seen in college athletes after concussion

(Reuters Health) – The brain may show signs of concussion for months or years after the injury occurred, according to a Canadian study of college athletes. Using advanced…

U.N. supports ‘brelfies’ to encourage breastfeeding

GENEVA If you’re hesitating about sending a brelfie, the United Nations says go for it. A social media trend of mothers sharing “brelfies” – pictures of themselves breastfeeding…

FDA takes steps to protect blood supply in Florida amid Zika probe

CHICAGO The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered all blood collection centers in Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward counties to stop collecting blood as state health department officials…

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…

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