Nutrition
Carbonated drinks linked with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac origin

Carbonated drinks linked with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac origin

Carbonated beverages are associated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests of cardiac origin, according to results from the All-Japan Utstein Registry presented for the first time today at ESC Congress.…

Tahini: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Tahini: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Tahini is a seed butter made from sesame seeds that are hulled, ground, and toasted. It is commonly used in North African, Greek, Iranian, Turkish, and Middle…

Oysters harbor, transmit human norovirus: Avoid raw ones

Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a…

Lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes mortality among fetuses

A new international study shows that 5,000 foetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy per cent…

Coffee may harm cardiovascular health for young adults with mild hypertension

Coffee may harm cardiovascular health for young adults with mild hypertension

Young adults with mild cases of high blood pressure may want to steer clear of coffee, as new research suggests drinking the beverage could increase the risk…

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

In very ill, probiotics don’t prevent ‘superbugs’ from colonizing intestinal tract

Compared with routine medical care, probiotics administered to critically ill patients in intensive care units showed no benefit in preventing the colonization of drug-resistant microbes in the intestinal…

Health

Meningitis B jabs start for UK babies

Meningitis B jabs start for UK babies

A new programme to vaccinate all newborn babies against meningitis B has started in the…

NHS funds spent on ‘patient treats’

NHS funds spent on ‘patient treats’

Image caption Massage was one of the uses for the personal budget… Thousands of pounds…

UK sperm bank has just nine donors

UK sperm bank has just nine donors

Image caption Donors must have strong sperm that can survive the process of freezing Just…

Poor sleep may make you prone to colds

Poor sleep may make you prone to colds

People who sleep six hours a night or less are more likely to catch a…

Meningitis jabs start for UK babies

Meningitis jabs start for UK babies

A new programme to vaccinate all newborn babies against meningitis B has started in the…

NHS funds spent on ‘patient treats’

NHS funds spent on ‘patient treats’

Image caption Massage was one of the uses for the personal budget… Thousands of pounds…

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China adopts tougher rules to curb tobacco advertisements

BEIJING China enforced sweeping new rules on Tuesday to restrict tobacco advertisements, in its latest step to rein in a widespread habit that has caused a massive health…

California assisted suicide bill to be heard in special session

SACRAMENTO, Calif. A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California comes up for a new round of hearings on Tuesday, after failing in…

Valeant picks up AstraZeneca psoriasis drug after Amgen exit

Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) (VRX.N) is buying rights to AstraZeneca Plc’s (AZN.L) late-stage experimental psoriasis drug brodalumab after it was dropped by Amgen Inc (AMGN.O) in…

Valeant gets right to develop AstraZeneca’s psoriasis drug

Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it has been granted an exclusive license by AstraZeneca Plc to develop and commercialize its late-stage experimental psoriasis drug brodalumab. The arrangement…

Coerced sterilization of Canadian indigenous women in 70s widespread: researcher

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The coercive sterilization of indigenous women in Canadian health centers during the 1970s was more widespread than previously believed, with impoverished communities in…

Legionnaires’ outbreak leaves 4 dead at Illinois veterans home: newspaper

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has left four people dead among 29 sickened at Illinois Veterans’ Home at Quincy, the Quincy Herald-Whig newspaper reported on Monday. The outbreak…