Health

On Nutrition: Another look at the Dirty Dozen

Did you ever think that strawberries, spinach and kale would be called "filthy"? Or leafy green vegetables "repeat offenders"? That's exactly how these especially nutritious fruits and vegetables are described in a recent ...

Medical research

Green tea catechins promote oxidative stress

Green tea is seen as healthy and promotes a longer life, supposedly due to its high level of antioxidants. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now cast doubt on previous assumptions about how these ingredients work.

Health

Ethnic minorities in Scotland have longer life expectancy

People living in Scotland who describe themselves as being of an ethnic minority have a longer life expectancy than those describing themselves as White Scottish, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews.

Oncology & Cancer

Novel discovery challenges a current kidney cancer paradigm

Newly published research has reversed our understanding of an aspect of kidney tumor growth. Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) discovered that two key proteins have opposite ...

Medications

Statins may lower mortality in high-risk prostate cancer patients

Among high-risk prostate cancer patients—those with high PSA and Gleason scores of 8 or more—many will develop a difficult-to-treat disease. Preliminary research suggests that two commonly prescribed medications, cholesterol-lowering ...

Health

What's the right balance of fats and carbs?

What is the perfect amount of fats and carbohydrates for a healthy diet? Scientists from McMaster University in Canada analyzed food diaries from more than 135,000 people in 18 countries around the world to find out.

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