Nutrition

Hibiscus tea: Health benefits and risks

These tabs require JavaScript to be enabled. American Botanical Council. (2015, March 24). US sales of brew and ready-to-drink teas Increased in 2014 [Press release]. Retrieved from http://cms.herbalgram.org/press/2015/TeaMarketReport2014.html…

Imprecise iron supplementation can spur increase in Salmonella

One would think that too much iron is too much iron – whether it is ingested from particular foods or stored in the body genetically – and that…

Food poisoning duration: How long do symptoms last?

Food poisoning duration: How long do symptoms last?

Food poisoning, sometimes called foodborne illness, is a common but preventable condition caused by eating foods contaminated with harmful pathogens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and…

Early menopause: Eating vegetable protein tied to lower risk

Early menopause: Eating vegetable protein tied to lower risk

Researchers have concluded that for women who eat between three and four servings of vegetable protein each day, their risk of experiencing early menopause is significantly reduced. Eating…

Iron deficiency anemia: Causes, symptoms, and management

Iron deficiency anemia: Causes, symptoms, and management

Iron deficiency anemia is a condition where there are too few red blood cells in the body due to a shortage of iron. The body uses iron to…

Seafood poisoning bug thwarts a key host defense by attacking the cell’s cytoskeleton

The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell’s skeleton, or cytoskeleton.…

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Northern Ireland women to get abortion funding

Northern Ireland women to get abortion funding

Image copyright AFP/Getty The chancellor has said the government intends to fund abortions in England…

Should the long-term ill have free prescriptions?

Should the long-term ill have free prescriptions?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some people end up in hospital because they can’t…

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

Image copyright 22kay22 Nearly 23 million people in England – more than 40% of the…

Call for free prescriptions for long-term ill

Call for free prescriptions for long-term ill

Image copyright Getty Images Prescriptions in England should be free to everyone with a long-term…

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

Image copyright 22kay22 Nearly 23 million people in England – more than 40% of the…

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says

Image copyright 22kay22 Nearly 23 million people in England – more than 40% of the…

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South African culls 260,000 birds so far to contain bird flu outbreak-minister

PRETORIA South Africa has culled 260,000 birds so far to contain an H5N8 bird flu outbreak, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana told a news briefing on Thursday. South Africa…

AstraZeneca, Chi-Med take kidney cancer drug into final testing

LONDON AstraZeneca and Hutchison China MediTech said on Thursday they had initiated a global late-stage clinical trial of the experimental drug savolitinib in a relatively rare type of…

Senate Republicans struggle to salvage healthcare effort

WASHINGTON The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as…

With U.S. healthcare bill in disarray, Republicans demand revamp

WASHINGTON Senate Republican leaders faced calls from critics within the party on Wednesday for substantial changes, rather than mere tinkering, to a major healthcare bill if they are…

Vectura signs deal with Novartis for generic U.S. lung therapy

Vectura Group Plc said on Wednesday it has signed an exclusive deal with Sandoz AG, a unit of Swiss drugmaker Novartis, to develop a generic copy of an…

France to legislate on assisted reproduction: spokesman

PARIS The French government wants to give lesbian couples and single women access to assisted reproduction, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, setting the scene for a major…

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