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British health committee recommends sugar tax to deal with childhood obesity

Nov 30, 2015 AM EST British lawmakers have asked the government to introduce a tax on sugary drinks and controls on price promotions for "unhealthy food and drink", in an effort to fight childhood obesity.

Immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes found safe in first trial

Nov 29, 2015 AM EST A team of doctors and scientists from the University of California, San Francisco has conducted a trial for immunotherapy for the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in the United States.

Smoking high potency cannabis may damage brain nerve fibres

Nov 28, 2015 AM EST A new study by researchers at Kings College London found that people who smoked high-potency pot had significant damage to the white brain matter inside their corpus callosum.

Obese young people at risk of cardiac arrest

Nov 28, 2015 AM EST According to a new study, young adults who are obese have a high risk of death via cardiac arrest.

PMS may increase risk of future high blood pressure

Nov 27, 2015 AM EST A new study reveals that the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may be a signal of more serious future health problems for those women suffering from the syndrome, such as high blood pressure.

Fat people do not lose weight due to fat stores in the body

Nov 27, 2015 AM EST A new study suggests that the fat stores in the bodies of fat people release a special protein that inhibits fat loss, making it difficult for fat people to lose weight.

Highest HIV cases in Europe ever, WHO reports

Nov 26, 2015 AM EST The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had recorded the highest number of new HIV cases in its European Region in 2014, since it started reporting in the 1980s.

Air pollution increases risk of premature death for diabetic women

Nov 26, 2015 AM EST According to a recently published study, air pollution poses the risk of premature death risk for diabetic women.

Progesterone may not prevent miscarriage, says study

Nov 26, 2015 AM EST According to a new study, giving progesterone to women who have had three or more miscarriages does not improve their chances of completing their pregnancy term.

Dogs prevent anxiety in kids, says study

Nov 26, 2015 AM EST A new study shows that kids who have dogs as pets are less anxious.

Weekend born babies carry greater death risk

Nov 26, 2015 AM EST A new research study reveals that babies born in hospitals at the weekends have a greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays.

Loneliness may make you sick, study suggests

Nov 25, 2015 AM EST A new study that links loneliness with premature death suggests that loneliness may trigger cellular changes that might decrease a person's ability to fight viral infections.

Women in the U.S. are drinking more than men

Nov 25, 2015 AM EST A recent study shows that women are catching up with the drinking habits of men in the U.S., indicating that men are drinking less and women are drinking more.

Earth may be growing dark matter, study says

Nov 24, 2015 AM EST A new study by scientists suggests that the planets in the solar system might be growing dark matter, called "beard".

Scientists create strain of malaria-blocking mosquito

Nov 24, 2015 AM EST Researchers at the University of California claim that they have created a new strain of mosquito that could eventually help eliminate malaria.

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