Linger Over Lunch

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by chewing longer and pausing between bites, study results suggested Tuesday. Research involving nearly 60,000 Japanese people showed a link between eating slower or faster, and losing or gaining weight. “Changes in...

Ice Creams

If you’ve wandered through the frozen section of your supermarket in the past year, you may have noticed the arrival of frozen desserts with labels prominently declaring the total number of calories per pint. Among them: Arctic Zero, Breyer’s Delights, Enlightened and...

flu patients

The flu remains widespread in 48 states, with Hawaii and Oregon the only exceptions. It has taken a heavy toll in Arkansas, where 125 people have died so far. Gibson Heath, 3, has spent the last 12 days at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, fighting the flu. Because of his chronic...

Persian shallot

A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment. They said this could...

Exercise

The new year is a time when many plan to shape up after the excesses of the festive period. Now there is good news for those who fear it might be too late in life to improve their fitness. People into late middle age can reverse or reduce the risk of heart failure caused by decades...

Baby Born

A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who has no breastbone, was delivered three weeks ago by Caesarean section. She has had three operations to place her heart back in her chest. The condition,...

Weight Los

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects 422 million people worldwide. For decades, doctors have treated it with medications designed to keep blood sugar levels down. But in a paper published in the Lancet, researchers in the UK describe a landmark study in which people...

Clean Air

Targets for reducing illegal levels of NO2 pollution from vehicles will be achieved more quickly than the government expects, a study says. Researchers say government projections of future NO2 are too pessimistic, because they ignore the latest real world data. They say cities...

Pizza

Looking for a low-cal pizza option? We’re taking a look at the nutrition from a slice of cheese pizza at some of the most popular delivery chains. Remember that it’s also about the quality of calories, not just the number of calories – how many are coming from...

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer death rates dropped by close to 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. As a result, 322,600 deaths were averted during those 26 years – and yet, the disease remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S....