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Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts
Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates

9 Fats to Include in a Healthy Diet
Fats are often considered the enemy of good nutrition, but when included in a healthy diet they can boast several potential health benefits

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes
A new study reveals that certain gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes following exposure to artificial sweeteners

Study: Eating High-Fat Dairy Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Eating eight portions of full-fat dairy products a day could cut the risk of diabetes by 25 per cent, a study has suggested

Kids exposed in the womb to plasticizers more likely to have asthma
The study is the first to link childhood asthma, which has been increasing in recent decades, to prenatal exposure to phthalates.

Sugar intake must be slashed further, say scientists
Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay

UV light can turn gene into source of skin cancers, researchers find
A genetic mutation caused by ultraviolet light is likely the driving force behind millions of human skin cancers, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees

Fish and Fatty Acid Consumption Associated With Lower Risk of Hearing Loss in Women
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that consumption of two or more servings of fish per week was associated with a lower risk of hearing loss in women.

Not enough vitamin B1 can cause brain damage
A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy.

Magic mushrooms help long-time smokers kick habit: study
The volunteers took a pill containing psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms, as part of a cognitive behavior therapy program at Johns Hopkins University

Canadians urged to cut 'added sugar' intake by half
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has issued a new position statement recommending Canadian adults and children limit their consumption of added or free sugars

100 grams mango daily may cut blood sugar in obese
According to a research, regular consumption of the fruit by obese adults may lower blood sugar levels and does not negatively impact body weight.

Canada funds 22 inventive ideas for better health in developing nations
Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today announced $2.4 million in seed funds shared between 22 projects from Canada and nine developing nations, to pursue inventive new ideas for improving health in low-resource countries.

Potassium-rich Foods Cut Stroke, Death Risk among Older Women
Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes or to die from any cause than women who eat fewer potassium-rich foods, according to data from the Women's Health Initiative

You May Have to Watch What Your Fruits and Veggies Eat
People with food allergies always have to watch what they eat. Now, they may have to watch what their fruits and vegetables eat, as it seems it’s possible to have an allergic reaction to antibiotic residues in food

Exercise helps us avoid heart failure
By exercising at moderate intensity for one hour, or exercising vigorously for 30 minutes a day, it is possible to decrease the risk of heart failure by 46 per cent.

Researcher: Men who exercise are less likely to wake up to urinate
Men who are physically active are at lower risk of nocturia (waking up at night to urinate), according to a study led by a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researcher.

The breakfast debate: New study determines whether it helps with weight loss
Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day. Nutritionists regularly suggest it be eaten each morning for many health benefits, including weight loss and weight maintenance

Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40%
Daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40%, according to research presented at ESC Congress

Drinking tea reduces non-CV mortality by 24 percent
Drinking tea reduces non-cardiovascular mortality by 24%, reveals a study in 131 000 people presented at ESC Congress


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