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Dietary needs change throughout life, from eating well during pregnancy to getting the correct nutrients as you get older. Eating a well-balanced diet can reduce your risk of various diseases and help you maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can le

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Hunger may motivate us more than thirst, fear, or anxiety

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A mouse study reveals that hunger may be a stronger motivating force than a number of other driving states, including fear, anxiety, and social needs.

Brain's biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

The brain's biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nature by McGill University researchers.

Mediterranean diet linked to reduced risk of CVD

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet could lower the risk of new-onset cardiovascular disease, as well as the risk of death from the condition.

UNAM develops successful nano edible coating which increases life food

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In order to extend the life of fruits and vegetables and preserve them for longer refrigeration, UNAM researchers developed an edible coating with added functional ingredients applied to freshly...

What Does It Feel Like to Have High Blood Sugar Levels?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Learn about what it feels like to have high blood sugar levels and the symptoms that they cause. This article also looks at treatment and prevention.

High-zinc diet may raise risk of C. difficile infection

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Too much zinc in the diet may alter gut microbiota, increasing susceptibility to Clostridium difficile infection, especially for those using antibiotics.

Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Although morning sickness can significantly impact a pregnant woman's life, new research shows that it could signify a healthy pregnancy.

Speedy bacteria detector could help prevent foodborne illnesses

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

It seems like almost every week another food product is being recalled because of contamination. One of the more common culprits is a pathogenic strain of E. coli.

Vitamin D levels in pregnant women could be linked to some learning disabilities in children

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Learning disabilities are more common in children who were conceived between January and March - the time of year when there is insufficient sunlight to produce vitamin D - according to a new study...

7 Natural Diuretics to Eat and Drink

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Diuretics are a useful treatment for high blood pressure and other conditions. Learn about seven natural diuretics and their considerations here.

Purdue scientists have bright idea for detecting harmful bacteria in food products

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists looking for traces of E. coli O157:H7 contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark.

Sugar and heart disease: The sour side of industry-funded research

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

We investigate the discovery of an influential 1960s study that was funded by the sugar industry to play down the link between sugar and heart disease.

Brain benefits of aerobic exercise lost to mercury exposure

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Cognitive function improves with aerobic exercise, but not for people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health...

Stress erases benefits of eating 'good' fats, study says

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Choosing to eat healthier fats is important for cholesterol levels and other health measures, but a new study shows how stress can impact on these effects.

High-calcium, low-lactose diet may reduce risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and and other U.S. health and academic institutions shows a diet high in calcium and low in lactose may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in...

Diet and exercise may improve physical function and quality of life in older obese adults

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults...

Allergic passengers beware: Nuts on a plane

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Preparing for air travel can be highly challenging for nut-allergic passengers, a Short Reportpublished in the Medical Journal of Australia has found.

Can omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids improve reading skills?

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Taking a fatty acid supplement improved reading skills of schoolchildren in Sweden. Results were particularly relevant for kids with attention problems.

How Does Alcohol Affect My Blood Sugar Levels?

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

It's common to have alcohol with a meal or with friends, but how can it affect blood sugar levels? This article gives information for people with diabetes.

Gluten Intolerance: Signs and Symptoms

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

With gluten intolerance, the reaction to eating gluten is not the same as with celiac disease, but symptoms are similar. Learn more about the signs here.

Eating more fruits and vegetables cut kidney patients' medicine expense in half

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 PDT

People with kidney disease who added more fruits and vegetables to their diet had improved blood pressure and cut their medicine expenses nearly in half compared to those who were treated with a...

Some fatty acids may raise women's risk of type 2 diabetes

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A study of more than 70,000 women has identified a link between high intake of certain fatty acids and increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Broccoli v. French fries: Appealing to teens' impulse to rebel can curb unhealthy eating

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

It's no secret that the adolescent years can be challenging: young teens have a heightened sensitivity to perceived injustice and react against authority.

Healthy diet boosts children's reading skills

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A heathy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent study from Finland.

Placenta plays pivotal "umpire" role to influence pregnancy outcomes

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

New research provides the first clear evidence that the amount of nutrients transported to the foetus by the placenta adjusts according to both the foetal drive for growth, and the mother's...