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Scientists reveal 'ideal diet' for peoples' and planet's health

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the health of the planet and its populations - including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a halving of meat and sugar intake. Learn More


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Invest in health for global security and growth, Gates urges donors

LONDON (Reuters) - Donating billions of dollars to global funds that fight poverty and disease is one of the best investments governments can make to boost security and economic growth, philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates said on Thursday. More »


Long-lasting menopause symptoms may be tied to slightly higher breast cancer risk

(Reuters Health) - Women who experience symptoms of menopause, like hot flashes or night sweats, for many years may be slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than women who never had these symptoms, a U.S. study suggests. More »


Japan Tobacco ratchets up smokeless war with new products

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco Inc <2914.T> on Thursday unveiled two "heat-not-burn" products, as it races against market leader Philip Morris International Inc for a larger share of the vaping space with conventional cigarettes steadily falling out of favor. More »


Amgen's postmenopausal osteoporosis drug wins FDA panel backing

(Reuters) - An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday that benefits of Amgen Inc's osteoporosis treatment for postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture outweighed its risks and overwhelmingly voted for the drug's approval. More »


Australia's aged care sector braces for powerful inquiry

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A public inquiry into mistreatment of the elderly in Australia's A$20 billion ($14 billion) aged-care industry begins hearings on Friday, with investors expecting damaging testimony to be followed by tighter regulation and a possible sector shakeout. More »


U.S. shutdown taking toll on FDA, USDA inspection roles: experts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The partial government shutdown is taking a toll on key safety inspection duties performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture, food safety experts said on Wednesday. More »


No quick fix for physician burnout, depression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to 44 percent of U.S. physicians are burned out, and 15 percent are depressed and thinking about suicide, according to a survey conducted by Medscape. More »


The few who follow U.S. 'MyPlate' guidance have healthier diets

(Reuters Health) - Fewer than one in four U.S. adults follow the agriculture department's "MyPlate" dietary guidelines, but those who do have much healthier eating habits. More »


Slim but sedentary might face same heart risks as overweight

(Reuters Health) - Adults with a healthy weight but a sedentary lifestyle may have the same risk for heart attacks or strokes as people who are overweight, a recent study suggests. More »


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