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How fat absorption is directed by specific bacteria in the small intestine

An exciting new study has examined how bacteria in the small intestine help digest and absorb high-fat foods. The novel research suggests that in the …

Wellness

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

Biomedicine

Eating out increases levels of phthalates in the body, study finds

US research discovers 35% increase in levels of chemical linked to disease in those who dined at restaurants the previous day<p>Eating at restaurants and fast food chains may increase exposure to potentially harmful hormone-disrupting chemicals used to increase the flexibility and durability of …

Breast Cancer

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

These Natural Alternatives to Xanax Are Proven to Be Effective By Scientific Community

Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over 40 million people affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 …

Mental Health

New study suggests antibiotics can weaken the immune system

As more strains of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, scientists are warning that we could soon return to the "dark ages of medicine," where …

New technique stops bacteria teaching each other how to become antibiotic resistant

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are poised to become one of the most urgent global health issues in the next few decades, if we don't do anything about …

Apple is really bad at design

Let me just rip this band-aid off...<p>The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and …

iPhone 5

Vitamin B6 and B12 Supplements Appear to Cause Cancer in Men

A newly discovered risk associated with common energy and metabolism pills<p>Energy. If you’re not taking vitamin B12, forget about having energy. As <i>The Dr. Oz Show</i> has recommended, “End your energy crisis with Vitamin B12.” The nice thing about sublingual pills is “you don’t need a doctor, you don’t …

Selling

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

Microbiology

Two insecticides may stunt babies’ motor skills - Futurity

New research links two insecticides—one used to combat Zika, the other to grow crops—to reduced motor function in babies.

Zika

Microfibres: Scientists warn of growing cost of inaction on tiny particles polluting oceans

When it comes to plastic pollution on beaches, scientists say few of us realise the biggest threat — microfibres.<p>They are invisible to the naked eye …

Pollution

tall, fluffy buttermilk pancakes

Heat oven to 225 degrees F and place a large baking sheet inside.<p>Melt butter halfway in the bottom of a large bowl then whisk in sugar. This should …

Flame retardant chemicals may affect social behavior in young children

Some chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have unintended developmental consequences for young …

Air pollution exposure may increase risk of dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disease that eventually strips sufferers of their ability to remember, communicate and live independently. …

Lab notes: Antibiotic use in newborns can harm the lung’s defences permanently

A look at the latest medical research.<p>Scientists have found one more reason to keep children, especially new borns, off antibiotics. While its well …

How we are all cooking rice incorrectly - and could be endangering our health

Millions of cooks are endangering their health by cooking their rice incorrectly, scientists believe.<p>Putting more water in the pan or even steeping it overnight is the best way to flush out traces of the poison arsenic, they found.<p>The chemical contaminates rice as a result of industrial toxins and …

Wastewater plant upgrade fixes fish feminisation problem

Upgrading a wastewater treatment plant along the Grand River in Ontario, Canada, has led to the full recovery of its male fish population due to …

Pollution

Report finds chemicals in one-third of fast food packaging

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most of the time, when you order fast food, you know exactly what you're getting: an inexpensive meal that tastes great but is probably loaded with fat, cholesterol and sodium.<p>But it turns out that the packaging your food comes in could also have a negative impact on your health, according …

Food Packaging

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Cider

‘He would refuse to do anything unless I would let him play his game’

In it, he argued that young children exposed to too much screen time are at risk of developing an addiction “harder to kick than drugs.” The response …

Our Children's Eating Habits Might Not Seem Troublesome On The Surface, But They're A Ticking Timebomb

Hands up: who often takes the kids out for a burger and fries when you're out for the day shopping? After all, it's cheap, filling and they've been …

Fasting may improve cancer treatment, but needs further exploration

The gold standard treatment for cancer in the last few decades has been a combination of surgery – to remove tumours – and chemotherapy and …

Drugs, additives and ingredients used to make your food that you don't know about

<b>Salmon</b><p>Australia's biggest producer of farmed salmon, Tassal, says its fish feed consists of fish meal, fish oil, land animal ingredients such as …

Agriculture

Mom’s weight during pregnancy shapes baby’s health

When Elinor Sullivan was a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, she set out to explore the influence of food and …

Pregnancy

Has Your Makeup Gone Bad? When to Toss Your Products

Just like food goes bad, so does your makeup. This unfortunately is not widely known. As a makeup artist and the founder of a global beauty brand, I believe it is important for me to share with my customers and clients when is the right time to throw out that foundation or mascara they've had lying …

Makeup