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Childhood obesity at 'staggering' levels

Childhood obesity rates have reached staggering levels and obesity has nearly surpassed smoking as the leading cause of preventable death among Americans, according to a...

Chinese medicine, hope for hepatitis B treatment

Using Chinese herbal medicine alongside standard therapy may be a more effective treatment of chronic hepatitis B than the therapy alone, researchers from University of...

Further evidence for booming AHCC supplement

A nine-year study on AHCC, the popular nutraceutical developed from different species of mushrooms cultivated in Japan, has found that it has a positive influence...

Antioxidant reduces brain damage in stroke model

New research shows that a synthetic antioxidant can reduce brain damage by more than 40 per cent in lab animals when given seven and a...

Vitamin D holds key to osteoporosis treatment

A novel form of vitamin D has been shown to grow bone in the lab and in experimental animals, a result that holds promise for...

Boosting nutrition increases flu vaccine efficiency

Two recent studies suggest that the flu vaccine, currently around 50 to 60 per cent effective in preventing illness in older people, might be even...

Calcium-fortified foods - the risks

Studies presented at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, suggest that calcium-fortified foods may hinder...

Evidence backs new soy protein

US soy processor Central Soya reported that a study carried out by researchers at the University of Massachusetts shows that consumption of Alpha protein, a...

Byrne backs World Heart Day

European Commissioner David Byrne, responsible for Health and Consumer Protection, spoke out in support of the World Heart Day on Sunday 29 September. He said...

North Carolina experts take on US medicinal products market

A conference to discuss how North Carolina's agricultural communities can tap into the $40 -50 billion US natural medicinal products market is taking place at...

New flavours boost milk drinking

A recent study in US schools shows that students' milk consumption and nutrition status can be significantly improved by increasing the range and quality of...

Let's talk about nutrition

A new study finds that just one in four American women initiate conversations with their doctors about nutrition, despite growing evidence of its role in...

Discovery of celiac cause, and possible treatment by supplements

A team of investigators led by Stanford University researchers have discovered the cause and a potential treatment for celiac sprue, an autoimmune disease that leads...

China adds value to soy sauce

Chinese nutritionists have fortified soy sauce with iron in order to combat anaemia caused by deficiency of the mineral, reported China's Xinhua news agency. Daily...

Soy and HRT - links to heart disease inconclusive

Both soy supplements and hormone replacement therapy appear to improve risk factors for heart disease in women with diabetes, according to a report by USA...

Healthy berries - new evidence

More evidence to suggest the health benefits of cranberry juice were revealed this week by researchers in Germany. Setting out to evaluate the influence of...

World Heart Day highlights extent of global health crisis

Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, is on the rise and has become a true pandemic that "respects no borders," according to an...

Vitamin C may reduce severity of common cold

A survey published in the latest issue of Advances in Therapy indicates that Ester-C vitamin supplements may reduce the severity of symptoms and shorten the...

Seafood benefits hurt by mercury contamination

Eating too much seafood, which can contain high levels of the toxic substance mercury, could be linked to an increased risk of infertility in men...

AMD awareness remains low

Survey results released this week by the AMD Alliance, an international coalition of eye care charities and organisations, revealed that GPs feel 'left in the...

Better nutrition advice urgently needed

Nutrition counselling can make a difference in the health of high-risk patients, yet it takes place in a minority of primary care visits, according to...

Daisy could hold secret remedy for psoriasis

A tropical daisy could be the answer for patients with skin disorders, according to research presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference in Manchester, England this...

Ginger honey remedy counters morning sickness

A new study suggests that Ginger Honey Tonic, a potency-assured formulation manufactured by New Chapter, is a safe and effective way to treat nausea and...

High cholesterol link to altered metabolisms and child obesity

Overweight children could be eating their way into problems - no news there. But an increasing body of scientific literature suggests that obesity precedes the...

Selenium action on cancer explained

A new study could help explain how selenium reduces the risk of certain cancers. Researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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