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Tiny pieces of gold 'boost brain cancer therapy' in lab
When the tiny particles were infused into the centre of tumour cells, the cancer stopped replicating and many diseased cells died.

Fruit and vegetable intake still too low; human nutritionist says to focus on lunch
Changes to a supplemental nutrition program are improving the number of fruits eaten daily by children, but kids and adults still aren't reaching the recommended daily intake amounts.

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury
New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant.

Antibiotics in early life may alter immunity long-term
New University of British Columbia research found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on.

Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat
If you heard crickets chirping in your backyard, would it occur to you to grind them into a powder to mix into a protein shake?

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC
A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states.

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?
It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.

Acidic Drinks Can Damage Kids' Teeth Permanently, Expert Warns
High acidity levels in soft drinks, fruit juice and sports beverages pose a threat to youngsters' teeth, a new study reports.

Salt consumption has a sweet spot: Too little and too much are both harmful, researchers find
Results from the largest study of its kind ever conducted — involving 18 countries and more than100,000 people — indicate that the current recommended maximum sodium intake for the population is actually too low and may even be unsafe.

Shooting down acid reflux with changes to your diet
It can wake a person up in the middle of the night and make the day a misery, with frequent episodes of belch-ridden indigestion, a burning sensation in the esophagus and throat and, for some people, radiating chest pain so severe they wonder if they’re having a heart attack.

Medicinal oil reduces debilitating epileptic seizures associated with Glut 1 deficiency, trial shows
Two years ago, the parents of Chloe Olivarez watched painfully as their daughter experienced epileptic seizures hundreds of times a day.

Making cashews safer for those with allergies
For the millions of adults and children in the U.S. who have to shun nuts to avoid an allergic reaction, help could be on the way

Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds
Analyzing the composition of people's collection of gut bacteria -- also called the gut microbiome -- can help improve identification of those who are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer, according to a new study

Daily aspirin cuts bowel and stomach cancer deaths
Taking aspirin every day can reduce the chance of developing or dying from bowel and stomach cancers, a review of all available evidence suggests.

Caffeine Intake Linked to Lower Incidence of Tinnitus
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital found a link between higher caffeine intake and lower rates of tinnitus, a condition characterized by a ringing or bussing sound in the ear, in women.

Should You Add Enzyme Supplements to Your Shopping List? Mayo Expert Explains Pros & Cons
Enzyme supplements available without a prescription are becoming increasingly popular, but should everyone add them to their shopping list?

Study: Pistachios help manage stress in diabetes patients
In adults with diabetes, two servings of pistachios per day lowered vascular constriction during stress and improved neural control of the heart

Accountability Begins For Food Manufacturers Using Gluten-Free Label
The American Celiac Disease Alliance celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act and welcomed the effective date for its final provision establishing standards for gluten-free labeling.

Eating resistant starch may help reduce red meat-related colorectal cancer risk
Consumption of a type of starch that acts like fiber may help reduce colorectal cancer risk associated with a high red meat diet, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research

Running 7 minutes a day halves heart death risk
Ultimately, you can't outrun the Grim Reaper. But this news accurately reflects the results of a large long-term US study on health outcome

Normal Bacteria Vital for Keeping Intestinal Lining Intact
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that bacteria that aid in digestion help keep the intestinal lining intact


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