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A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Could eating more salt really reduce the amount of sugar in our diet and help us lose weight? Photograph: Hera Food/Alamy Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says Read More


How to Compromise on Health Care

Wait, what?  Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images Progressives are understandably breathing a sigh of relief following the Senate’s failure to repeal Obamacare and replace it with legislation that would have scaled back health-insurance coverage. But they shouldn’t be too comfortable in their victory — it’s temporary. President Donald Trump has threatened not to support the Affordable Care Act. If the Trump administration decides Read More


Protein key to common respiratory virus found

Scientists have identified the structure of a key protein behind a common respiratory virus, a finding that may provide a potential target for vaccines or treatments for the illness. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that leads to mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children.   In the study, the researchers mapped the molecular structure Read More


Kindara, Helix team up and more digital health deals

Cloud-based healthcare services company PrescribeWellness is working with Coopharma, a Puerto Rican cooperative of community pharmacies. With PrescribeWellness’s offering, Coopharma will aim to increase medication adherence, patient loyalty and health. “This partnership benefits our member pharmacies and all of their patients,” Heriberto Ortiz Martinez, executive director of Coopharma, said in a statement. “The cost of medication is higher every day, so it is Read More


Watch this skinny girl eat over 10,000 calories for breakfast!

It is unbelievable but this woman can really eat caloriesworth five days in one sitting! Nela Zisser is a professional competitive eater and even watching her hog on her food can satiate you, if not make repugnant, for next three meals. From cheese pizzas to Chinese platters, from bananas to eating a breakfast worth 10,000 calories, this woman can do it all. Have a look at her Read More


Coriander, the healing herb

The use of coriander or Chinese parsley in cooking and as a garnishing herb in food can be traced back to 5000 BC. In fact, it is said to be one of the world’’s oldest herbs. Coriander is used extensively around the world to add flavour to and enhances the taste of dishes. It is added to most of the stuffings Read More


The sweet power of watermelon

As tempting as they look, sweet watermelon is a summer favourite. It grows easy in sunny weather and fertile river soil.  The sunnier the place, the sweeter is the melon. Rich in fibre and water content and low on calorie, it is known as a health and beauty fruit.  It is also a rich source of vitamin A and vitamin B6. Read More


Susan Collins: ‘Go back to committee’ on health care

Washington (CNN)Sen. Susan Collins, one of three Republican senators who sunk the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare on Friday, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that it was time to build a series of health care bills through the committee process. “The ball is really in our court right now,” Collins said. “Our job is not done.” The Maine Read More


Why Health Care Policy Is So Hard

“Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” President Trump said that in February, yielding more than a few chuckles from pundits and late-night comedians. In fact, anyone who has spent some time thinking about the issue sees its complexity. With the collapse of the Senate health care bills this week, the president has certainly been reminded of it. But Mr. Read More


5 Interesting Snacks for Monsoon that You Can Make Within 30 Minutes

It does feel great to welcome monsoon after a long sweltering summer. Talk about monsoon and a sudden urge to gorge on delectable fried snacks springs up almost instantly. A cup of hot tea paired with simple snacks while looking at the downpour is peaceful and comforting. However, most of the snacks like samosa, kachori or fritters generally take a lot of time to Read More