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Six chemicals we consume in our food and drink that should be banned

Last week BuzzFeed published a list of eight foods that folks in the USA are eating but are banned in other parts of the world. The chemical …

Campaigners vow to take clinical trial openness into their own hands

Campaigners for more openness in clinical trial data have doubled down on their opponents, with a promise to produce their own publications of trials …

Medicine

Red Meat May Cause Heart Disease by Disrupting Gut Bacteria

Our guts are awash in bacteria, and now a new study fingers them as culprits in heart disease. A complicated dance between the microbes and a …

Nutrition

Omega-3 fatty acid may slow tumors - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) — New research with mice uncovers a possible anti-cancer property of metabolized …

Tumors

Melanoma cases rise among kids, teens - Futurity

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) — The incidence of melanoma among children and teens …

Medicine

Higher Obesity Rates Linked to Lower Incomes in U.S., New Report Finds

By: Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor<p>Published: 04/11/2013 09:13 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily<p>The varying obesity rates seen across U.S. cities line up with average incomes — cities in which average incomes are lower, obesity rates tend to be higher, according to a new poll.<p>In the 10 …

The Case for Lung Cancer Screening -- Now

You would think that if there were a way to reduce cancer deaths by thousands of lives a year, it would be implemented immediately. But apparently not -- if it is lung cancer.<p>More than two years ago the largest (53,000 people), most expensive ($250,000,000) cancer screening trial in National Cancer …

Vitamin D Benefits: Weigh Less, Smile More!

Why getting your fill of vitamin D can help you lose weight and improve your mood<p>As the moment of truth with your bathing suit inches closer, you might be cursing your sweet tooth for the belly bulge you can't seem to shed. But it could be what you're not eating that's actually responsible.<p>A 2000 …

Alcohol Doesn’t Affect Ability to Survive Breast Cancer

Breast cancer patients who raised a glass or two a week may even enjoy slightly longer lives than those who didn’t drink.<p>While alcohol can benefit …

Fish Oil Could Boost Immune System, Study Suggests

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may have benefits beyond potentially boosting heart health -- they could also benefit the immune system, according to a new study in mice.<p>Researchers from Michigan State University and East Carolina University found that feeding fish oil high in the omega-3 fatty …

Using tree food recipes to fight off malnutrition

<b>"You can make a lovely smoothie with baobab powder, apple juice, some natural yoghurt and a handful of blueberries."</b><p>Chef Malcolm Riley, whose family come from Zambia, but is now based in the UK, is a real enthusiast in spreading the word about the nutritional properties of African tree foods.<p>But as …

Burkina Faso

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

The key to a sculpted midsection is using smart and effective stabilizing moves. But if your body fat is too high, it won't matter how wisely you work your abs—they won't show. That's why you need to add those moves to a full-body strength and cardio routine that will boost your metabolism, blast …

Despite high-profile accidents, cruise industry expects an impressive 2013

Cruising is the fastest growing segment inside the travel sector, industry specialists say. Consider: Some 17.6 million people are expected to cruise …

Cruise Ships

Health Benefits Of Eggs

<i>Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Have a question? Get in touch here and you could appear on Healthy Living!</i><p>"Ask Healthy Living" is for informational purposes only and is not a …

The In-Flight Entertainer

It is somebody's job to screen and select movies to be featured on flights, and I wonder why it is not this person's top priority -- nay, ONLY priority -- to veto movies whose plots include an airplane crash.<p>Maybe this is just me, but when I'm caught in a metal tube that's careening through the sky …

Cruise travel agency compiles list of pettiest passenger complaints

A cruise agent has revealed some of the most unusual complaints it has received in the past year.<p>Following the widely documented debacle with the …

The Paia Inn on Maui's North Shore

The north shore of Maui is the true Hawaii, the Hawaii of every surfer's dreams, of <i>National Geographic</i> photographs, the Hawaii of the imagination. The wind whips the palms and Norfolk pines, waves crash against the shore, rainbows are as ubiquitous and colorful as Haviana flip-flops. It's not the …

Scientists unravel genetic causes of prostate, breast and ovarian cancer

A national screening programme for prostate cancer could be introduced by the NHS following an international effort by more than 1,000 scientists to …

High-fibre diet can cut stroke risk, scientists claim

A diet rich in fibre can cut the risk of stroke, one of the leading causes of death and long-term disability in the developed world, scientists claim.<p>…

Medical Research

Caffeine-Addicted Bacteria Die If You Give Them Decaf

Engineered E. coli could be used to clean caffeine-polluted waterways.<p>Caffeine. Like so many other wonderful compounds that provide a lift, buzz, high or other pleasant side effect, caffeine under certain circumstances is toxic. It's most certainly poisonous to humans in high amounts, but even …