Blood type determines severity of E.coli diarrhoea

A new study shows that a kind of E. coli most associated with "travellers' diarrhoea" as well as children in underdeveloped areas of the world, causes...

Intermittent fasting diets appear to increase diabetes risk

Fasting every other day to lose weight impairs the action of sugar-regulating hormone, insulin, which may increase diabetes risk, according to data presented in Barcelona at...

Overall, drinking wine does not impact prostate cancer risk

Mihai Dorin Vartolomei, PhD, MD, from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu Mures in Romania, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review...

Malnourished HF patients face significant mortality risk

It may be important to consider the potential prognostic value of malnutrition in heart failure, researchers have suggested. Heart failure patients at a community heart...

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HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

Medical graduates fail competency test

Registrar of the Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA), Cornelius Weyulu, this week confirmed that of the 99 graduates who underwent the evaluation in...

Liver cirrhosis patients benefit from Mediterranean diet

A diet that is Mediterranean style, and rich in vegetables and fermented milk products such as yoghurt, along with coffee, tea and chocolate, is...

Docs lack knowledge of evidence-based obesity treatment

Healthcare providers have a limited understanding of evidence-based recommendations to address obesity, according to findings published in in the journal, Obesity. “Adults with obesity incur 42% higher medical...

Vegetables may protect women from subclinical atherosclerosis

Elderly women who ate more vegetables showed less carotid artery wall thickness, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the...

Hypoglycaemia poses unaddressed threat to people with type 2 diabetes

New research from the Endocrine Society has found that clinicians lack the resources to identify, assess and manage patients who are at a high risk of...

Healthy diet may not offset high salt intake

A healthy diet may not offset the effects of a high salt intake on blood pressure, suggests a new study. The research, from scientists at a...

Gastric bypass better than lifestyle modification for diabetes and obesity control

People with worrisome levels of obesity and poor control of their type 2 diabetes face two dramatically different options to substantially improve their health: bariatric (weight...

Diet, gut bacteria and beating high blood pressure

It is known that changing diet can be effective in reducing high blood pressure but now new research, led by a scientist at the University of...

Diet shown to reduce stroke may also reduce depression risk

People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study released this month that will...

Low-fat and low-carb diets equally effective, major study finds

After years of debate, a new study at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that neither a low-fat nor a low-carb diet is superior:...