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The health scare surrounding nanoparticles might lead to people abandoning formula unnecessarily, with serious impacts on babies’ health. from www.shutterstock.com

No, nanoparticles in baby formula will not harm your baby

A widely publicised study that cast doubt on the safety of milk formula was misleading, based on dubiously reported studies and may have serious consequences.
Dietary calcium is necessary to ensure our bones hold on to all the calcium they need to stay strong. Incase/Flickr

Explainer: how do our bones get calcium and why do they need it?

If dietary calcium is in short supply, calcium is released from bone to maintain the critical level in the bloodstream needed for nerve and muscle function.
We need protein and calcium, but shouldn’t have too much fat and salt. So what’s the verdict on cheese? from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: is cheese good for you?

It’s no wonder people are confused about whether it’s good to eat cheese, when even food experts are divided.
There’s conflicting evidence about both the efficacy and the safety of taking calcium supplements. it thatswitch/Flickr

Calcium confusion: scientists divided over supplements

A clash between supporters and detractors of calcium supplements for better bone health is leading to conflicting headlines, leaving the public unsure about whom to believe. Osteoporosis is estimated to…
There’s no evidence suggesting that a calcium-rich diet causes heart problems. Rachel James

Can calcium supplements cause heart disease?

People taking calcium supplements to mitigate their risk of developing bone disease (osteoporosis) may be doing more harm to their health than good. That’s because a growing body of research shows the…

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