Nutrition

VTT is developing customised snacks through 3D food printing

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Study links some positive effects to calorie restriction in nonobese adults

A 25 percent calorie restriction over two years by adults who were not obese was linked to better health-related quality of life, according to the results of a…

Elevated bladder cancer risk in New England and arsenic in drinking water from private wells

A new study has found that drinking water from private wells, particularly dug wells established during the first half of the 20th century, may have contributed to…

Genetic switch could be key to increased health and lifespan

Stressing mitochondria in the worm C. elegans triggers epigenetic changes that last a lifetime. Newly discovered genetic switches that increase lifespan and boost fitness in worms…

Herbs that can boost your mood and memory

The herbs peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people, according to new…

A spoonful of sugar? Swapping sugary drinks for water and dairy seems the best medicine

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Health

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lifespan inequalities between rich and poor have worsened since the…

Fat Labradors give clues to obesity

Fat Labradors give clues to obesity

Image copyright Cell Metabolism Image caption The Labrador is the most common breed of dog…

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lifespan inequalities between rich and poor have worsened since the…

Woman awarded $55m in talc cancer case

Woman awarded $55m in talc cancer case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Johnson & Johnson said the safety of talc was…

Google given access to patient records

Google given access to patient records

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The records go back over the past five years…

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Rich and poor lifespan gap ‘widening’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lifespan inequalities between rich and poor have worsened since the…

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EU’s highest court upholds restrictive new law on cigarettes

LUXEMBOURG/LONDON Europe’s highest court on Wednesday upheld a tough EU law on standardizing cigarette packaging and banning advertising of e-cigarettes, paving the way for its adoption this month.…

Zika concerns could see MLB cancel Puerto Rico series

A pair of Major League Baseball games scheduled to be played in Puerto Rico later this month could be relocated due to growing concerns over the Zika virus…

U.S. kills 39,000 turkeys in outbreak of mild bird flu – OIE

CHICAGO U.S. authorities destroyed 39,000 turkeys in Missouri due to an outbreak of a mild form of avian flu, the World Organization for Animal Health said on Tuesday,…

Jury still out on celiac disease screening, U.S. doctors say

(Reuters Health) – There isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether widespread screening for celiac disease makes sense, according to draft guidelines proposed by U.S. physicians. The draft…

Polluted air may up risk of many cancers

(Reuters Health) – For elderly people in Hong Kong, long term exposure to fine-particle air pollution is tied to an increased risk of dying from many cancers, including…

U.S. prosecutors consider more charges against ex-CEO Shkreli

Former drug executive Martin Shkreli, who last year became a lightning rod for outrage over soaring prescription drug prices, may face additional U.S. charges of securities fraud, a…