Health

US replaces food pyramid with 'healthy plate'

The US government on Thursday ditched its two-decade old "pyramid" model for healthy eating and introduced a new plate symbol half-filled with fruits and vegetables to urge better eating habits.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Motherhood and inflammatory bowel disease

Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should be given more advice about pregnancy so they can make informed choices about whether to have a family, say researchers.

Health

Eating healthier means living longer

The leading causes of death have shifted from infectious diseases to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. These illnesses may be affected by diet. In a study published in the January 2011 issue of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No single diet will work for all diabetics

Paula Deen, the queen of Southern cuisine, created a hoopla last month when she revealed that she has Type 2 diabetes and has known about it for three years.

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