Standard tests used to identify dehydration do not work for older people in care homes, according to a new study which says health professionals should stop relying on them.
Taking vitamin D supplements could help to ease the painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a new study by UK researchers.
Eating a diet rich in vegetables, especially those like broccoli and sprouts, may reduce cardiovascular risk in women by helping prevent hardening of the neck arteries, according to researchers.
A small group of nurses who swapped to a vegan diet that was tailored to their personal situation showed health benefits after just three weeks, claimed the US researchers behind the study.
A vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check, according to a review of research evidence that found munching fruit, veg and nuts was good for both mental and physical health.
Training in nutrition advice for teenagers is to be provided to school nurses at NHS trusts across the country from March, after it was found staff were too time-stretched and ill-equipped to deliver healthy eating information.
Encouraging pregnant women to take omega-3 supplements could be an “effective strategy” for preventing preterm birth, according to the authors of a review of research on the issue.
Hydration and nutrition has improved among care home residents following a programme of tailored support provided by a clinical commissioning group, according to an evaluation.
General practices should help more with follow-up and advice for patients that have undergone surgery for obesity due to the huge increase in such operations, claim those behind new guidelines.
Skipping breakfast does not appear to lead to overeating later in the day, contrary to popular opinion, according to UK researchers.