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More evidence has come to light about patients "reversing" their Type 2 diabetes by changing their diets. A new article details how three patients in Canada were able to stop their diabetes medication after following a "therapeutic fasting" diet. It comes after Labour's Tom Watson (pictured) claimed he had reversed…
Health officials have issued a safety warning after it emerged that two hospital patients died after being given the wrong type of food while suffering from swallowing difficulties. Hundreds of other people with such problems could have come to harm in the same way, according to the alert. The warning,…
The Welsh Government has unveiled new guidance for regulated childcare settings to help them ensure they provide the children they care for with healthy food and drink. The new guidance forms part of a range of Welsh Government initiatives that will contribute to preventing obesity in Wales, and help ensure…
Experts have strongly condemned "irresponsible" and "deeply cynical" claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer's. A study of 13 patients found that a combination of fish oil and eye-protective nutrients led to "significant" improvements in memory, sight and mood. Trial patients who took the Memory…
Ground-breaking new research has identified a unique combination of nutrients to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD), which affects over 520,000 people across the UK. The 18-month study examined the effect of a nutritional compounds, which are often found in common foods such as trout, broccoli and peppers. Fronted…
Many British women of child-bearing age are living unhealthy lifestyles that make them woefully unprepared for pregnancy, new research suggests. A survey reveals that large numbers of young women smoke, drink too much alcohol, are overweight or obese, and consume inadequate amounts of fruits and vegetables. They are also lacking…
There should be "mandatory minimum standards" for hospital food, Labour has said. Official NHS Digital data shows that in 2016/17 some hospitals in England are spending £3 on each patient per day for their meals while others are spending up to £40. But there are discrepancies in the way the…
Hospitals should make it easier for carers of dementia patients to stay with their loved one outside of visiting hours, the WI has said. The call from the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) comes after its latest report, which concluded that dementia patients are "suffering unnecessarily" while being cared…
A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part…
Britain needs to go on a diet, a top health officials has said after it emerged that some of the nation's children are eating the equivalent of an extra meal a day in calories. Public Health England (PHE) warned that obesity is becoming "the norm" as it challenged the food…
A mentally ill man who swallows sharp objects and has suffered damage to his intestines is to receive artificial nutrition after being at the centre of litigation in a specialist court. Doctors fear the man could die without treatment but say he lacks the mental capacity to make decisions. Hospital…
A project aimed at tackling malnutrition among older people in Scotland has received a £1.2 million funding boost. The Food Train charity's Eat Well, Age Well scheme plans to create a network to test ways of helping older people eat well and avoid malnutrition which affects one in 10 of…
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