18 Feb 2017
Our eating patterns have changed over the past 40 years and the rule of three meals a day has been abandoned by many. However, planning meals and snack times, and not skipping breakfast are healthy steps we can take to reduce the risk of...
18 Feb 2017
In a study, published in Plos One, researchers at the UK’s University of Birmingham have found that increased levels of active vitamin D can help optimise muscle strength.
Previous studies have highlighted the importance...
11 Feb 2017
Excluding genetic and behavioural factors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption, what can be done to help prevent cancer?
On the occasion of World Cancer Day, February 4, here’s some of the latest understanding of...
11 Feb 2017
Kids who don’t smoke but are around adults who use electronic cigarettes may start to think regular smoking is okay, a recent study suggests.
Tobacco smoking among U.S. youth has fallen since 1998, but some experts worry that...
06 Feb 2017
An Israeli government committee gave an initial go-ahead on Sunday for the export of medical marijuana. A government statement announcing the vote said it could take months for the legislation to make its way through parliament.
04 Feb 2017
The first solid evidence that smoking causes cancer came in the 1950s, followed decades later by revelations that "second-hand" smoke also harms health.
On Friday, scientists issued a warning about what they call "...
26 Jan 2017
China is set to add more than 300 new and traditional drugs to its list of medicines that the state will help patients pay for, the first change in more than seven years that will boost treatments for cancer, kidney disease, hepatitis and...
25 Jan 2017
Cases of flu are on the rise, according to a recent statement from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and experts are warning that this year's flu season will be worse than the last.
Now, a new study...
21 Jan 2017
Adolescents who were born extremely premature are much more likely to have chronic health problems than their peers who were delivered at full term, a Swedish study suggests.
Pregnancy normally lasts about 40 weeks, and babies born...
20 Jan 2017
For the past three years, BethAnn Telford has trained for a grueling athletic achievement, the World Marathon Challenge. It's seven marathons on seven continents over seven days. An ambitious goal, but not her biggest challenge.