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Common solvents tied to birth defects – Research Category: HealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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4/10/12  uk.reuters.com

(Reuters Health) – Pregnant women with frequent exposure to solvents at work may be at higher risk of having babies with birth defects, French researchers have found.

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UK: Just Falafel eyes 200 UK outlets by 2017 Category: HealthHomeIndustry News UK & WorldMarketingTrends

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3/10/12  www.arabianbusiness.com

Dubai-based restaurant chain Just Falafel has announced plans to open 200 outlets in the UK over the next five year.

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Scientists confirm cancer-fighting protein in breast milk Category: HealthHome

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30/9/12  www.ameinfo.com

Medical studies have confirmed the presence of a protein in breast milk that helps to combat cancer. Known as Trail, the protein is not found in artificial milk – and many experts have viewed this as further evidence that breastfeeding is superior to formula in safeguarding the health of both the mother and baby.

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Quit chewing tobacco advice issued for UK South Asians Category: HealthHome

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26/9/12  BBC news

Paan masala products

Not all products carry a health warning or state that they contain tobacco

An English advisory body has issued new guidance aimed at helping people in South Asian communities stop using smokeless tobacco products like paan.

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Can it! Soda studies cite stronger link to obesity Category: HealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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24/9/12  uk.reuters.com

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By Sharon Begley

(Reuters) – As Americans debate what is most to blame for the nation’s obesity epidemic, researchers say they have the strongest evidence yet that sugary drinks play a leading role and that eliminating them would, more than any other single step, make a huge difference.

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World Health Organisation says has found new SARS-like virus Category: HealthHome

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24/9/12 uk.reuters.com

By Kate Kelland

(Reuters) – A new virus belonging to the same family as the SARS virus that killed 800 people in 2002 has been identified in Britain in a man who had recently been in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday.

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BPA in Food Packaging Tied to Child Obesity: Study Category: HealthHome

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19/9/12  health.usnews.com

However, it’s not proven that the chemical causes increased weight

By Steven Reinberg

TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) — The common chemical bisphenol A (BPA), found in the lining of many aluminum cans and a variety of food packaging, may be adding to the obesity epidemic among children and teens, according to a new study.

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‘Healthy’ vitamins to avoid if you’re ill Category: HealthHome

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18/9/12  www.dailymail.co.uk

By Charlotte Dovey 

Are you one of the many who has a pot of vitamins by the kettle or in the bathroom that you vow to take every day — but don’t? There may be no need to feel guilty after all.

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The UAE needs to get the message: eat fat and lighten up Category: HealthHome

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16/9/12  www.thenational.ae

The nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary. Pawan Singh / The National

By Rachel Lewis

The UAE ranks as the fifth fattest nation in the world, according to a recent study published by the BMC Public Health journal this year. While many factors are to blame, including lack of exercise, education and awareness, it’s apparent that the message of eating good fat, to shift stubborn fat, isn’t getting through.

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Diabetes warning for people of Asian, African and Caribbean descent Category: DiabetesHome

11/9/12  www.bbc.co.uk

By James GallagherHealth and science reporter, BBC News

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Scientists are trying to find out why some ethnic groups much more likely to develop diabetes

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Alcohol-Free Red Wine May Lower Blood Pressure – research Category: HealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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10/9/12  blogs.laweekly.com

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Drinking nonalcoholic red wine might help lower blood pressure in men at high risk for heart disease, according to a small new study by Spanish researchers. (They make nonalcoholic red wine?)Middle-aged and older men who drank moderate amounts of de-alcoholized red wine daily for four weeks had significant drops in blood pressure, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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UAE: Children’s diet less healthy when school starts Category: HealthHome

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7/9/12  gulfnews.com

Lack of proper planning and supervision to blame, along with large portion sizes and culture of indulgence

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  • Many parents pack things that are quickest to prepare, like sausages and hamburgers in white breads, and these should be had very infrequently, dietician says.

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UK: Rise of the ‘semi-vegetarians’ Category: HealthHomeIndustry News UK & World

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25/8/12 www.bbc.co.uk

By Anna-Louise Taylor BBC Food

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Meat-free spaghetti bolognaise: Can you tell the difference?

Sales of meat alternatives are increasing. But who is eating protein substitutes and why?

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Being Religious Boosts Mental Health: Study Category: HealthHome

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23/8/12  www.newsmaxhealth.com

It doesn’t matter if you’re Catholic, Protestant, Jew, Muslim, or Buddhist, spirituality equals better mental health, according to a study at the University of Missouri. The mental health boost exists even if you’re not a regular participant in organized religious activities.

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UK: Consumer warning on clay reissued Category: HealthHome

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23/8/12 www.food.gov.uk

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The Food Standards Agency is reminding consumers, especially pregnant women, about the dangers of ingesting clay, clay-based ‘detox’ drinks and supplements. The advice is being reissued after high levels of lead and arsenic were discovered in products being distributed by online retailers, despite the FSA warning of the potential health dangers only last year.

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