The delicious, healthy and nutritious family meals you can make with cans of food costing £1 or less

With the rising cost of living, it’s becoming increasingly expensive to eat healthily. As part of an occasional new series, Good Health asked dietitian Dr Sarah Schenker to create a series of wholesome, inexpensive meals using a selection of cheap store-cupboard staples, this week starting with cans. ‘You can slash the cost of any meal … Read more

Poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk production, research shows

New research from UC shows that poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk production. The study was published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine. We wanted to see if we could understand what stands out as different in these moms. So, we conducted a case control study to see why, despite their … Read more

Biotech firm wants to create human embryos from stem cells and raise them in a ‘mechanical womb’

A biotech firm wants to create human embryos from stem cells for the purpose of harvesting tissues to use in transplants after demonstrating success with mouse embryos that were kept alive in a mechanical womb for days until they developed beating hearts and flowing blood. The Israel-based firm, Renewal Bio, has a mission to ‘make … Read more

Does obesity have more to do with the brain than we initially thought?

Share on PinterestObesity is a complex disease that may have environmental and genetic factors involved. ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images Obesity is a risk factor for a number of leading causes of preventable, premature death. One-fifth of children in the United States are considered obese. New research in mice has shown that environmental and nutritional … Read more

Good nutrition incomplete sans components like vitamins, minerals: Details

Good nutrition is incomplete without components like vitamins and minerals, that are needed in smaller quantities than carbs, protein and fats, but they’re what keep the human body functioning optimally. Think of them as the small nuts and bolts of a machine, that have a crucial role to play. For most, these essential nutrients usually … Read more

Why are so many women told they’re depressed or menopausal when it’s actually their thyroid?

After months of unexplained low energy and aching joints, Veronica Tamimi told her mother something that would strike fear into the heart of any parent: ‘I just don’t want to be here any more.’ Veronica, 24, from South London, was at the end of her tether. Her skin had become so dry and cracked, it would … Read more

Bird flu: Fears Christmas turkey production could be affected

T he ‘worst bird flu outbreak in UK history’ is threatening to put supplies of Christmas turkey sales at risk, the National Farmers Union has warned. Detections of the virus at 155 UK sites has led to more than three million birds being culled with avian influenza prevention zones introduced in Norfolk, Suffolk, parts of … Read more