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High-zinc diet may raise risk of C. difficile infection

High-zinc diet may raise risk of C. difficile infection

A diet containing high levels of zinc may increase the likelihood of developing potentially life-threatening Clostridium difficile infection, particularly among individuals taking antibiotics, a new study finds. Researchers…

Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss

Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss

In the largest and most in-depth study of its type, morning sickness is found to have a protective effect on the unborn child. Despite its unpleasant nature, morning…

Speedy bacteria detector could help prevent foodborne illnesses

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Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children

Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March – the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin…

7 Natural Diuretics to Eat and Drink

These tabs require JavaScript to be enabled. Dehkordi, F. R., & Kamkhah, A. F. (2008), Antihypertensive effect of Nigella sativa seed extract in patients with mild hypertension…

Purdue scientists have bright idea for detecting harmful bacteria in food products

Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands – turning off the lights to…

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Dilute honey ‘may fight urine infections’

Dilute honey ‘may fight urine infections’

Image copyright Thinkstock Honey and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in…

UK ‘has never been more addicted to smartphones’

UK ‘has never been more addicted to smartphones’

Image copyright grinvalds, thinkstock If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night…

‘Shortfalls’ in care of sick and premature babies

‘Shortfalls’ in care of sick and premature babies

Image copyright Thinkstock The Welsh NHS needs to tackle a number of “shortfalls” in the…

‘Painful erection’ spiders found in family’s fruit

‘Painful erection’ spiders found in family’s fruit

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Brazilian wandering spiders can cause a man to…

Dilute honey ‘may fight urine infections’

Dilute honey ‘may fight urine infections’

Image copyright Thinkstock Honey and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in…

Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn

Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn

Image copyright SPL Health problems related to poor diet, drinking and smoking are costing the…

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Thailand investigates four cases of suspected Zika-linked microcephaly

BANGKOK Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday, in what…

Amgen’s multiple myeloma drug falls short in late stage study

Amgen Inc said on Tuesday its cancer drug Kyprolis failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s Velcade for treating newly…

Mylan faces scrutiny over EpiPen profit data shown to Congress

Mylan NV (MYL.O) faced questions on Monday about the profit on its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, following a report that the company makes 60 percent more on the…

More U.S. babies born addicted to opiates like heroin

(Reuters Health) – The proportion of U.S. babies born suffering from withdrawal syndrome after exposure to heroin or prescription opiates in utero has more than doubled in less…

Cancer patients may be overly optimistic about early drug trial participation

(Reuters Health) – People with cancer may overestimate the possible benefits to them of participating in an early trial of a new medicine, even after talking with a…

Sanofi gets $43 mln U.S. funding to spur Zika vaccine development

Sanofi SA said on Monday the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved $43.18 million in funding to accelerate the development of a Zika vaccine, as…

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