Nutrition

No time for healthy diet? Some Californians say they’re too busy to eat healthy foods

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No time for healthy diet? Some Californians say they’re too busy to eat healthy foods

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Daily dose of beetroot juice improved endurance and blood pressure

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Vitamin D-rich foods during pregnancy may reduce allergy risk in children

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Gene study confirms ‘we are what we eat’

Gene study confirms ‘we are what we eat’

A new study shows that the relationship between our genetic make-up and our metabolism – the chemistry of life that goes on inside our cells – is a…

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

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Zika brain defect link confirmed "soon"

Zika brain defect link confirmed "soon"

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The link between Zika virus and microcephaly in babies…

Over-65s ‘living longer than ever’

Over-65s ‘living longer than ever’

Image copyright Thinkstock Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report…

Over-65s ‘living longer than ever’

Over-65s ‘living longer than ever’

Image copyright Thinkstock Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report…

Life expectancy high at older ages

Life expectancy high at older ages

Image copyright Thinkstock Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report…

NHS bosses speak out on doctors letter

NHS bosses speak out on doctors letter

Image copyright PA Image caption Protests continued outside the Department of Health’s offices in London…

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…

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Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks: WHO

GENEVA/LONDON The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation…

Exercise programs may lower the risk of serious falls for older men

(Reuters Health) – Older men who do moderate exercise several times per week may experience fewer injuries and hospitalizations from falls, a new study suggests. For men and…

Michigan officials knew of Legionnaires’ outbreak long before warning

DETROIT State government officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and its suspected link to contaminated water in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a…

Brazil reports more microcephaly cases under investigation

SAO PAULO Brazil’s health ministry on Friday reported 4,314 suspected and confirmed cases of microcephaly, a birth defect causing an abnormally small head in newborns, up from 4,074…

Athletes concerned about Zika before Rio Olympic test event

RIO DE JANEIRO International athletes set to compete in an Olympic diving test event in Rio de Janeiro next week have asked about risks linked to the Zika…

Legionnaires’ outbreak near Flint discussed ahead of public notice: report

DETROIT At least six Environmental Protection Agency officials discussed late last March the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Genesee County and a suspected link to Flint, Michigan’s change in…