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Swimmer Dies from Flesh‐Eating Bacteria

After swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, a 31-year-old man has died from an infection with a flesh-eating bug, according to the British Medical...

Explainer: why is it so hard to lose weight?

We are designed to seek food – our drive to do so is essential to our survival and we have a complex system to control this.

Science behind the Sirtfood diet

Is there really any science behind the Sirtfood diet?

Few things are so deeply infected by fads, frauds and quackery as nutrition. As such, it is through a lens of healthy scepticism that we should view any new diet.

Why now is the best time to go on a diet, or the science...

If you – or someone you care about – are embarking on post-holiday weight loss, understanding the body’s physiological responses to excess kilojoule intake could give you the edge for a successful New Year’s resolution.

We can avoid weight creep – here’s how

Many of us enter a new year reflecting on where we have been and our plans for the future. For some, this will mean acknowledging that a couple more kilos have crept on over the past year.

Multi-State Recall of Broccoli Due to Bacterial Infections

There have been three separate recalls of broccoli due to the threat of bacterial infections to consumers. Giant Food Martin Food Stores Stop and Shop Markets  Consumption of...
Could your Fitbit data be used to deny you health insurance

Could your Fitbit data be used to deny you health insurance?

Andrew Boyd, University of Illinois at Chicago Wearing a fitness tracking device could earn you cash from your health insurance company. At first, this sounds...

Fitness versus fatness: which matters more?

There is a longstanding debate in the research community about the importance of fitness versus fatness in health. Are exercise and improving fitness more important than eating well and maintaining a healthy weight?