Nutrition

Antihypertensive effect of fermented milk products under the microscope

Potential health benefits of functional foods based on new lactic acid bacteria offer opportunities for food developers, report investigators in the Journal of Dairy Science. …

Higher salt intake may increase risk of CVD among patients with chronic kidney disease

In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New…

Middle school intervention program leads to long-term BMI reduction for obese students

A five-week obesity prevention program for seventh grade students in Southern California helped obese students lose weight over a long-term period, according to a new study from…

Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu

Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu

Viral gastroenteritis is an intestinal infection that is commonly known as stomach flu. Symptoms of stomach flu include watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. …

FDA modernizes Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods

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Low salt intake may raise risk of heart attack, stroke, and death

Low salt intake may raise risk of heart attack, stroke, and death

A high salt intake has been linked to increased blood pressure and greater risk for heart problems. But according to new research, low salt intake may be just…

Health

‘Big cut’ in antibiotic prescriptions

‘Big cut’ in antibiotic prescriptions

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

Bursary cut ‘may worsen NHS staff gaps’

Bursary cut ‘may worsen NHS staff gaps’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Plans to scrap student bursaries and charge nurses and other…

Care ‘has improved for 12,000 in homes’

Care ‘has improved for 12,000 in homes’

More than 12,000 people in England are now safer and being looked after better in…

Diabetes surgery ‘missed by thousands’

Diabetes surgery ‘missed by thousands’

Image copyright PA Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out…

Diabetes surgery ‘missed by thousands’

Diabetes surgery ‘missed by thousands’

Image copyright PA Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out…

Malaria drug ‘should stop for troops’

Malaria drug ‘should stop for troops’

Image copyright PA Anti-malarial drug Lariam should be the “drug of last resort” for UK…

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E-cigarette use rose rapidly in UK, France: European study

LONDON The number of people in France and Britain who have tried an electronic or e-cigarette has risen sharply in just two years, according to a Europe-wide study…

Early exposure to traffic pollution may affect lungs later

(Reuters Health) – Infants exposed to higher levels of vehicular air pollution more often have problems later on in the small airways near the edges of their lungs,…

Parents who lose a baby to SIDS want more information

(Reuters Health) – When parents have lost a baby to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), doctors may fear that discussing the risk factors will distress them or cause…

California sues Johnson & Johnson over marketing for pelvic mesh

NEW YORK California has accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn doctors and patients about the severity and frequency of complications associated with its pelvic mesh devices.…

U.S. FDA panel recommends approval of Novo Nordisk diabetes drug

A U.S. advisory panel on Tuesday recommended approval of a new diabetes drug made by Novo Nordisk A/S that combines two of its existing treatments in a fixed-dose…

U.S. e-cigarette use stalls as health concerns grow: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK Use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has stalled in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos…

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