Biofortification – enhancing the micronutrient concentration of staple crops – offers a sustainable solution to hidden hunger.
Waking up to this every morning would surely give you more will to live.
Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof.
Despite the marketing hype, antioxidants can be harmful when consumed in excess.
Antioxidants are meant to be good for us, but not all antioxidants are equal.
The Northern Irish party were horrified at the suggestion that Brexit might mean different customs rules. But when it comes to women's rights, it's a different story.
Our obsession with gut health, diet and well-being is far from new: the Victorians had very similar concerns.
The prime minister claimed the number of available beds has gone up.
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Theresa May claims there are more beds available across the NHS than there used to be.
The use of big data at work could promote well-being – but only in very specific conditions.
Do not be derailed by news reports that exercise is bad for the heart. Taking more exercise is a New Year’s resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
It might be cold and dark, but that's good news for your pooch and for you if you want to improve your fitness and exercise more.
Cold water drowning kills many people every year. But can it also provide curative benefits? We asked an expert.
Tasty, nutritious, traditional – it's a seasonal superfood. Here's the evidence.
Many Australians celebrate Christmas, even those who don’t identify as being Christian.
If you're a non-believer, then staying away from Church may be the best thing for your psychological health this Christmas.
A first-grader eats a candy cane while watching the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009.
A researcher warns that the sugary treats of the holiday season can set the stage for children's long-term health and academic success if left unchecked.
A baby cries during diphtheria immunisation at a clinic in Cibinong, Bogor, West Java, south of Jakarta, Indonesia, December 5, 2017.
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An outbreak of diphtheria in Indonesia is not caused by a singular factor. The country needs better vaccination coverage and distribution as well as better antibiotics.
A scientist works with DNA samples in a New Orleans laboratory in 2011.
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The rapid growth of genetic testing and data-gathering could revolutionize health and medicine if governments work to protect people against privacy and societal risks.
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More than half of the global population do not have safe sanitation. What is the best way to go about changing this?
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We need to ensure cancer research addresses what matters most.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell celebrates the passage of the tax bill.
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The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
A base station or GSM relay antenna on a roof in Paris.
Is it necessary to control exposure to electromagnetic waves by limiting the number of relay antennas? Yes, but that's not the only thing.
A patient suffering from dengue fever lies in a hospital bed in Peshawar, Pakistan, in October. Cases of dengue fever – a painful mosquito-borne spread disease – have doubled every decade since 1990. Environmental health experts are pointing the finger at climate change.
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What if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? There are lessons to be learned from the successful public health campaigns against smoking.