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Vitamin E, selenium supplements unlikely to effect age-related cataracts in men
Taking daily supplements of selenium and/or vitamin E appears to have no significant effect on the development of age-related cataracts in men. (Medical News Today)

A heart-felt need for dairy food
A daily small serve of dairy food may reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke, even in communities where such foods have not traditionally formed part of the diet. (Medical News Today)

Wild berry extract may strengthen effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drug
A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals experimental research published online in the Journal of... (Medical News Today)

Risks of dehydration not just for NHS patients
Acute or chronic dehydration can cause serious short and long term health issues, and health experts say the condition is much more common than we think. (Medical News Today)

Rooting out horse-meat fraud in the wake of a recent food scandal
As the United Kingdom forms a new crime unit designed to fight food fraud - in response to an uproar last year over horse meat being passed off as beef - scientists from Germany are reporting a... (Medical News Today)

The relationship between milk and dairy consumption and disease risk
Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims 17 million lives each year, while complications from high blood pressure take an additional 9.4 million. (Medical News Today)

Could artificial sweeteners promote diabetes and obesity?
Artificial sweeteners are often recommended to aid weight loss and help manage type 2 diabetes. But a new study suggests they could actually have the opposite effect. (Medical News Today)

The importance of vitamin E intake during 'the first 1,000 days'
Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for... (Medical News Today)

Post-traumatic stress disorder in women linked to food addiction
Numerous studies have linked PTSD with increased obesity risk, now a new study may explain why. Researchers found that women with PTSD have a higher prevalence of food addiction. (Medical News Today)

Freshman girls know how to eat healthy but need to develop strategies to use in difficult situations
Female college freshmen understand the benefits of eating healthy foods and know which foods they should include in their diets. (Medical News Today)

American waistlines continue to grow
A recent study has found that both the average waist circumference and the prevalence of abdominal obesity have increased in American adults from 1999-2012. (Medical News Today)

Humanitarian crises: advancing the science for health programming
Humanitarian crises are becoming increasingly complex and a growing threat to the health and safety of populations. (Medical News Today)

About one-third of mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease patients are at risk from malnutrition
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) can experience difficulties with food preparation and ingestion, which could contribute to poor nutrition and place them at risk for malnourishment. (Medical News Today)

WHO's recommended sugar intake 'should be halved to combat dental cavities'
A study claims the WHO recommendation of a maximum of 10% total daily calories from free sugar should be halved to 5%, with 3% as a target, to tackle rising rates of tooth decay. (Medical News Today)

Researchers use breast milk to show a correlation between dietary fats and academic success
You are what you eat, the saying goes, and now a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that the oft-repeated adage applies not just to... (Medical News Today)

New superfoods could help key protein keep bodies healthy
A new generation of new superfoods that tackle heart disease and diabetes could be developed following research into a protein that helps keep cells in our bodies healthy. (Medical News Today)

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. (Medical News Today)

Dietary self-monitoring aided by smartphone apps
Smartphones have seen wide adoption among Americans in recent years because of their ease of use and adaptability. (Medical News Today)

Appetite is a reliable predictor of mortality in old age
A simple question about appetite can provide insights into old people's general health that may help reduce their risk of dying. (Medical News Today)

Encouraging healthier food choices via weekly text messages
Many people are unaware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's mandated nutrition labels are based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, but a simple weekly text message reminder can greatly improve... (Medical News Today)

What's not on the bottle? Public health organisations call on the European Commission to label alcoholic drinks
On the 10th September in the European Parliament (Brussels) public health experts will be calling the European Commission to make changes to alcohol labelling legislation and allow consumers to... (Medical News Today)

Preterm infants at reduced risk of necrotizing enterocolitis when fed breast milk
Premature infants are at increased risk for a potentially lethal gastrointestinal disease called necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC. (Medical News Today)

Mangos may lower blood sugar in obese adults
Research published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolic Insight found that regular consumption of mango by obese adults may lower blood sugar levels and does not negatively impact body weight. (Medical News Today)

Factors related to increased blood pressure
Hypertension is the most prevalent chronic disease worldwide. Lifestyle behaviors for its prevention and control are recommended within worldwide guidelines. (Medical News Today)

Small weight gains of 5 pounds can raise blood pressure
New research highlights that even gaining a few pounds - easily done by some while on vacation - can lead to an increase in blood pressure in otherwise healthy adults. (Medical News Today)

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