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US sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

US government regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.

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Vitamin D may not prevent return of vaginosis after all

(HealthDay)A new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D may not help prevent the return of bacterial vaginosis (BV). The research was published in the November issue of the American Journal ...

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Scientists Retract Research On Dr. Oz-Endorsed Weight Loss Pill

If you live in the US, then you almost certainly know who Doctor Oz is – or at least you’ve heard of him. Even if you’re not, there’s a pretty good chance you might know ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from ZME Science

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Wake up and smell the coffee ... it's why your cuppa tastes so good

Most of what we taste we actually smell. The only sensations that we pick up in our mouth are sweet, sour, bitter, umami and salty. Without its smell, coffee would have only a sour or bitter ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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One drop will do: Researchers develop simple new test for vitamin B12 deficiency

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency that is sensitive enough to work on anyone, including newborn babies and large ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Daylight savings time tied to more exercise in children

Kids in Europe and Australia are slightly more active in longer-lit evenings, a new study shows.

Tue 28 Oct 14 from ScienceNews

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Breakdown in gut barriers to bacteria may promote inflammation and craving in alcoholics

Bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract fulfill many vital functions and are critical for digestion. Yet, these same bacteria can induce strong inflammatory responses by the immune system if ...

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Sandy's mental health impact looms large

Two years after Superstorm Sandy, New York and New Jersey residents are still dealing with mental health issues from the storm.

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Smoking rates high among people with psychotic illness

The rate of smoking among people in Adelaide's northern suburbs who suffer from a psychotic illness is much greater than the national average and is contributing to other major health problems, ...

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Sugared soda consumption, cell aging associated in new study

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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