Tests for gutter oil prove to be a failure

2011-10-14 13:00:32

China's health and food safety watchdogs continue to find an effective way to distinguish "gutter oil" from normal cooking oil.

Ginger may diminish risk of colon cancer

2011-10-13 18:06:17

A new study finds that ginger may decrease the risk of colon cancer through diminishing the inflammation in the gut.

Litmus test of food safety

2011-10-13 11:46:35

Given the nation's food scandals in recent years, a quick, relatively cheap and effective testing kit is timely and reassuring.

Roasted beets with chiles, ginger, yogurt and Indian spices

2011-10-13 11:37:30

A sassy recipe for roasted beets flavored with spices from India.

Pollutants up asthma risk in kids

2011-10-12 13:42:35

A mother's exposure to airborne pollutants at work during her pregnancy may increase the likelihood that her unborn child will later develop asthma.

Sweet news to warm your heart

2011-10-12 13:41:58

A sweet tooth isn't necessarily bad for your health - at least not when it comes to chocolate, hints a new study.

Smokers get heart attacks earlier

2011-10-12 13:41:27

Smokers tend to suffer heart attacks years earlier than non-smokers, suggests a new study from Michigan.

Exercise helps prevent migraines

2011-10-12 13:40:09

Regular aerobic exercise worked just as well as relaxation therapy or the antiepileptic drug topiramate in preventing migraine headaches.

'Screen time' may worsen diabetes in kids

2011-10-12 13:38:52

Kids with type 1 diabetes who spend hours in front of a TV or computer each day may have poorer blood sugar control, a new study suggests.

The ills of pills

2011-10-12 09:50:37

Taking multivitamins could actually increase the likelihood of dying prematurely, new findings appear to suggest.

Spicy Green Mussels

2011-10-11 16:08:22

Recipe for completely satisfying, relatively cheap and extremely easy to make spicy green mussels.

Family healthcare program covers more pregnant women

2011-10-11 11:39:50

In the past five years, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region has managed to meet its population growth target under the 11th Five-Year Plan.