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The Power of Aromas

Walk through any mall in America and you might suddenly be enticed by the smell of cinnamon buns or coffee. Sell your home and often you are advised by your realtor to bake bread or cookies to encourage prospective buyers. Smells are more influential then you may realize. In these two incidents smells are used to elicit sales. They are there to…

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 10:25 pm

Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

By Andrew M. Seaman A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some researchers feared they might be worse for heart health because they tend to be high in fat. The new study shows that with proper nutritional counseling, people can lose more weight and lower their risk factors for heart disease on a low-carbohydrate diet, said the lead author, Dr. Lydia Bazzano of Tulane University in New Orleans. “This study shows if you are overweight and have cardiovascular disease risk factors and haven’t had success on other diets, certainly a low-carbohydrate diet is worth a try,” said Bazzano.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 10:08 pm

Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems – but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them from these harmful consequences, a new study suggests. For example, the researchers found, regular family dinners seemed to help kids cope with online bullying. “In a way, cyberbullying is more insidious because it’s so hard to detect,” said lead author Frank J. Elgar of the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University in Montreal.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:34 pm

High-action TV shows lead to more snacking: study

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Watching high-energy TV programs might make watching calories harder, a new study suggests. With snacks freely available, young adults watching an action movie ate almost twice as much food as those watching an interview show, the researchers found. Those watching the action movie ate more even if the sound was turned off. “What we found was that even watching the silent film generated a large increase in what people ate compared to the talk show,” said coauthor Aner Tal at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:32 pm

Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely-paced talk show.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:30 pm

Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths: World Bank head

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim addresses the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in WashingtonBy Daniel Flynn and Tim Cocks DAKAR/LAGOS (Reuters) – The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the virus. In a newspaper editorial, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Western healthcare facilities would easily be able to contain the disease, and urged wealthy nations to share the knowledge and resources to help African countries tackle it. "Many are dying needlessly," read the editorial, co-written by Harvard University professor Paul Farmer, with whom Kim founded Partners In Health, a charity that works for better healthcare in poorer countries. In a vivid sign of the danger posed by inadequate health provision, a man escaped from an Ebola quarantine center in Monrovia on Monday and sent people fleeing in fear as he walked through a market in search of food, a Reuters witness said.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 8:59 pm

Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain

Ashya King parents's lawyer, Juan Isidro Fernandez Diaz, arrives at the National court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents, Brett and Naghemeh, against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)LONDON (AP) — The parents of a child suffering from a severe brain tumor signaled Monday they would defy efforts to force them to return to Britain, days after their family fled to seek a novel kind of radiation treatment for the 5-year-old boy.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 8:30 pm

Novartis Japan admits concealing drug side effects

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis headquarter building is pictured on January 28, 2009 in BaselThe Japanese unit of Swiss pharma giant Novartis has admitted it did not report more than 2,500 cases of serious side effects in patients using its leukaemia and other cancer drugs, reportedly including some fatalities. The revelations, which marked the latest in a string of scandals at the company's Japanese subsidiary, come after local authorities slapped the firm on the wrist, saying it had to clean up its operations. On Friday, Novartis issued a statement saying it had failed to report to regulators at least 2,579 cases where patients had suffered serious potential side effects from its drugs. Japanese media said the number of cases involved could rise as Novartis probes 6,000 other cases.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 7:56 pm

Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, a security guard, center left, working at the University Hospital Fann, speaks to people inside a car, as a man is treated for symptoms of the Ebola virus inside the Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar. (AP Photo/Jane Hahn)DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 5:55 pm

Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week

Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin This WeekGlaxoSmithKline Makes Vaccine Stockpiles

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 5:13 pm

Health – Physical, mental and sexual health coverage

Get the latest health news and wellbeing advice from the Telegraph, including family health, diet and fitness.

Ashya King’s brother: ‘We’re afraid for his health’

Naveed King, the brother of Ashya King, the boy with a brain tumour taken from hospital by his parents, says in an interview with Channel 4 News that he fears his health may deteriorate

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 10:13 pm

David Cameron backs Ashya King’s parents as senior MPs say they are victims of ‘heavy-handedness’

MPs say British authorities are wrong to ‘criminalise’ Brett and Naghemeh King

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 9:00 pm

Noma diet can help shed three times as much weight as other diets

Nordic food like that served at Noma can help reduce heart attacks and strokes, claims health experts

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 8:01 pm

Watching action films ‘makes you eat more’

Watching action films makes you eat more than viewing boring TV, a study has found, as being distracted means you don’t notice how much you’ve eaten

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 7:00 pm

Ebola nurse William Pooley well enough for bacon sandwiches

British nurse William Pooley is ‘doing well’ and eating ‘bacon butties’ his father Robin has said

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:44 pm

Ashya King’s entire family banned from seeing him as part of ‘inhuman’ treatment after he is made a ward of court

Five-year-old cancer patient’s family fear his condition is deteriorating because of his lack of contact with family members

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:02 pm

3D-printed human hearts to help trainee surgeons

Prosthetic hearts featuring lifelike internal detail could be used to train surgeons

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 3:48 pm

Dr Le Fanu’s online health clinic, Friday 29th August 2014

Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today – shingles, cramp, nettles and arthritis, and air pressure and hearing.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 3:00 pm

Eating at least one piece of fruit a day cuts risk of heart attack by 40 per cent, finds major study

People who always included fruit in their daily diet have lower rates of heart disease, according to extensive Oxford University study of nearly half a million people

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 2:30 pm

Ashya King’s parents remain in custody after Spanish judge delays extradition hearing

Brett and Naghemeh King will remain behind bars for up to 72 hours more after judge in Madrid asks for more documentation about cancer sufferer Ashya

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 2:22 pm

BBC News – Health

VIDEO: ‘Bacon butty’ for British Ebola nurse

The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

VIDEO: Proton therapy: UK patient access

Dr Yen-Ching Chang, the lead on Proton Beam Therapy at University College London Hospital, says the UK has comprehensive access to the therapy for patients with the highest needs.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 5:35 pm

British Ebola patient ‘pretty well’

The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 4:41 pm

Ashya parents fight extradition

The parents of Ashya King are held in police custody after refusing to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 4:21 pm

Sniffing faeces ‘detects infection’

UK researchers say an “electronic nose” that smells faeces can detect strains of bacteria that can cause deadly infections.

Posted on 1 September 2014 | 8:51 am

The girl with three biological parents

The girl who has three biological parents

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 11:15 pm

What is proton beam therapy?

What is proton beam therapy and why is it so sought after?

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 5:48 pm

VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?

Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 10:31 am

‘Urgent’ call for obesity taskforce

Doctors’ leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 7:41 am

VIDEO: Urgent calls to tackle childhood obesity

Children condemned to ‘lifetime of ill-health’, warn doctors leaders, as calls are made for a government taskforce.

Posted on 31 August 2014 | 6:49 am