Health

Q&A: All about food allergies and intolerances

I'm a grandmother to three wonderful grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is lactose intolerant. Recently, my youngest grandchild was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. What is the difference between food intolerance and allergy?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Africa's power cuts take a toll on mental health

You can't do your work because there's no power. You eat late and bolt your food before the lights fail. And then to be at home, in the utter dark, gives you the creeps.

Health

Hold the salt to help your heart

The Food and Drug Administration outlined new, voluntary guidelines to lower sodium levels in food. But those with high blood pressure or who are at risk for heart disease may want to consider simply saying no to sodium.

Health

Danish children love fish, but eat it all too rarely

Danish children eat less than a third of the recommended amount of fish. A new study by researchers at the University of Copenhagen reports that this isn't because kids don't like fish—in fact, they're wild about it. Therefore, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

California records new high in coronavirus cases

California reported a record number of coronavirus cases Wednesday as Los Angeles restaurants prepared to close for three weeks and firefighters in Silicon Valley were being enlisted to help enforce public health rules to ...

Medical research

Researchers develop a portable blood ammonia detector

Seated around the dinner table, faculty affiliated with Stanford ChEM-H—one of Stanford University's interdisciplinary institutes—spoke one-by-one, pitching ideas for collaborative research. Inspired by a recent medical ...

Cardiology

Reduce salt to improve heart health

Those with high blood pressure or who are at risk may want to consider simply saying no to sodium. Dr. Amy Pollak, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says 75% of the amount of salt you get in your day-to-day diet is from processed ...

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