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UAE: Al Farooj urges consumers to move to low fat food; to healthier lifestyle Category: ConsumerFood ProductionHealthHomeIndustry News UK & WorldTrends

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31/5/11 www.ameinfo.com 

Highlighting health benefits of low fat grilled food, Al Farooj, the UAE based fast-casual restaurant chain, has launched ‘Think Healthy; Think BBQ’ consumer awareness campaign and products across its high foot-in outlets in the UAE.

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UK: behalal.org on BBC Asian Network Category: Behalal.org workConsumerFood ProductionHealthHomeIndustry News UK & WorldProjects

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24/5/11  behalal.org

Behalal.org have been active during a pilot in Birmingham to make changes in pre-cooked food and featured in special report – toxic takeaway. 

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Nestle buys US firm Prometheus Laboratories as part of food pharma drive Category: ConsumerHealthHomeIndustry News UK & WorldPharmaceuticalsTrends

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Bacteria ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s disease Category: HealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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23/5/11 www.bbc.co.uk

Bacterium
Could this bacterium cause Parkinson’s disease?

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UK: Poor labelling of chewing tobacco hides risks Category: ConsumerHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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17/5/11  http://www.bbc.co.uk

By Divya TalwarBBC Asian Network

Pre-packaged 'paan masala' pouches
Many paan masala products fail to carry warnings that they contain tobacco.
More than 80% of chewing tobacco products sold in England do not comply with legislation, according to a report seen by BBC News.

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Is a spoon full of sugar toxic? Category: HealthHome

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16/5/11 http://www.globalnews.ca

By Laura Casey, Contra Costa Times: Published 13/5/11

Supporting the thesis that sugar is nothing short of "poison," Dr. Robert Lustig has clearly has hit a nerve. 

Supporting the thesis that sugar is nothing short of “poison,” Dr. Robert Lustig has clearly has hit a nerve.
Photo Credit: Stock Image, ThinkStock
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Donkey milk can help children with milk allergies Category: ConsumerHealthHome

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13/5/11  www.bbc.co.uk

By Stephanie HegartyBBC World Service

Donkeys in Italy
Children with allergies in Italy have shown they prefer the taste of donkeys milk to other alternatives

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Selenium ‘does not prevent cancer’ Category: ConsumerHealthHome

12/5/11

By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC News

Brazil nuts
Selenium is found in many foods, including brazil nuts
Taking a daily supplement of selenium will not ward off cancer, say experts who have reviewed the available evidence.

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UK: Gene clue to how superbugs attack Category: HealthHome

12/5/11 BBC

Gene map
The research led to a gene map for MRSA
Genes that make MRSA resistant to antibiotics have been pinpointed by UK scientists.

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UK/Europe: Drug regulator accused of harming patients with secrecy Category: ConsumerHealthHomeIndustry News UK & WorldPharmaceuticals

11/5/11

Scientists say data must be released to allow the true benefits and harms of drugs to be independently assessed

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Breastfed babies ‘develop fewer behaviour problems’ Category: HealthHome

10/5/11

By Jane HughesHealth correspondent, BBC News

Professor Yvonne Kelly helped produce the research and told BBC Breakfast about the findings. Children who are breastfed for four months or more develop fewer behaviour problems, Oxford researchers say.

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‘No arsenic in genuine holy water’, Saudis say Category: ConsumerHealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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9/5/11 BBC

A bottle of Zamzam water
Zamzam water is gathered from a well in Mecca but there is a ban on exporting it from Saudi Arabia

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Early solid foods tied to lower peanut allergy risk Category: ConsumerHealth

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9/5/11 Reuters

Early solid foods tied to lower peanut allergy risk
Infants with a family history of allergies might be less likely to develop a peanut allergy if they start solid foods before the age of four months, a new study suggests.

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Hot flashes may last a decade or more: study Category: Health

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9/5/11 Reuters

Hot flashes may last a decade or more: study
Hot flashes that are common during and after menopause may last an average of more than 10 years, suggests a new study.

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Fish oil may not prevent depression: study Category: ConsumerFood ProductionHealthHome

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9/5/11

By Janice M. Horowitz

Published NEW YORK | Thu May 5, 2011

(Reuters Health) – Eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids doesn’t appear to stave off the blues in women, U.S. researchers have found.

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