Plan your meals, eat on time to prevent heart disease

Healthy breakfast
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...

How vitamin D can improve muscle strength

An illustration picture shows a woman holding a birth control pill at her home in Nice January 3, 2013.
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...

Deadly cancers may be easily avoided simply by eating right

Eating dinner early gives the body a mini fast overnight. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 6, 2016
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...

Kids who live with e-cigarette users may think smoking is okay

E-cigarettes are displayed at 'smoke-not-smoke' at Camden in London June 9, 2013.
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...

Israel takes step toward allowing export of medical marijuana

A home-grown marijuana plant is seen at an undisclosed location in Israel January 28, 2014 (Baz Ratner / File Photo / Reuters).

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. In the...

'Third-hand' smoke may harm infants: study

children's toys can affect language learning according to new study
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 "...

Cancer, hepatitis treatments set for boost, as China overhauls sate drugs list

Cancer, hepatitis treatments are set for boost as China overhauls drugs list.Photo shows customers picking up medicines at a pharmacy in Beijing, China July 10, 2007. Claro Cortes IV / File Photo, Reuters.
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...

When you're more likely to catch flu

cold - flu
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...

Preterm birth linked to health problems in adolescence

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...

Brain cancer survivor to attempt 7 marathons in 7 days -- on 7 continents

Brain cancer survivor to attempt 7 marathons in 7 days
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. "...