Scientists have created a chewing gum that can diagnose dental disease. Reported in Issue 8 of the Nature Communications Journal, German scientists developed the gum to detect inflammation caused by dental...

An online editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has called the popular belief that saturated fats clog up arteries “plain wrong”. Published today, the editorial says to prevent...

The CSIRO has discovered how to stimulate higher-levels of oil production in stems and leaves, parts of plants which normally do not produce much oil. It is a discovery which could one day lead to more...

Salt could soon be more than just a seasoning with new Canadian research discovering its potential to fight superbugs. Published in Volume 94, Issue 2 of The Journal of Hospital Infection, the study found...

Blueberries and supplements could be the key to eliminating the “baby blues” says a group of Canadian scientists. Studying the effects of different nutrients given to women feeling down after giving...

A University of Melbourne study has found one-third of Australians report health problems, including migraines and asthma attacks, from exposure to commonly sold supermarket products which contain fragrance. Problem...

Most pubs know the old trick of placing salty snacks out for patrons so they get thirsty and buy more drinks. But why is it that even when we consume high-in-calorie alcohol we often get hungry? A group...

It may seem almost too good to be true, but Nestle says it has found a way to significantly cut the sugar content in its chocolates without altering the taste. Responding to consumers’ health demands,...

An analysis published this week by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has said a 1967 Harvard review of studies into the links between sugar, fat and heart disease, was deliberately...

A UK study of over 1, 000 pairs of twins has found organisms that influence diet preferences, metabolism and health can be inherited through genes. Reporting in Volume 19, Issue 5 of Cell Host and Microbe...