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Healthy diet plays vital role in living with HIV

Antiretrovirals and good nutrition are partners in helping people to feel better and manage their disease



Healthy diet could combat Alzheimer's

Patients in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer's Disease could have their cognitive impairment slowed or even reversed by switching to a healthier diet, according to researchers.



Soaring growth of healthy and nutritional bars

The market for healthy & nutritional bars is soaring, despite the economic recession. In the leading UK market, retailers own only 8% of the category.



Learning helps keep brain healthy

Neurobiologists are providing the first visual evidence that learning promotes brain health - and, therefore, that mental stimulation could limit the debilitating effects of ageing on memory and the mind.



Surface bacteria maintain skin's healthy balance

Research shows that the normal bacteria living on the skin surface trigger a pathway that prevents excessive inflammation after injury.



Impact of Alzheimer's disease gene in healthy brains

A study demonstrated that genetic risk is expressed in the brains of even those who are healthy, but carry some risk for Alzheimer's Disease.



Trials of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines in healthy adults

The early data from clinical trials indicate that 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines are well tolerated and induce a strong immune response in most healthy adults when administered in a single unadjuvanted 15-microgram dose.



Encouraging children to eat healthy foods

Children who play an online game promoting healthy foods and beverages appear more likely to choose nutritious snacks than those who play a game promoting unhealthy products.



Lettuce gets a healthy suntan

A team of plant physiologists has developed a way to make lettuce darker and redder-and therefore healthier-using ultraviolet light-emitting diodes.



Nanotech, healthy snacks and targeted nutrition dominate R&D

In the US, nanoscale food additives come under the policy spotlight, while manufacturers worldwide continue their focus on healthier snacks and targeted nutrition. Sean Ottewell reports.



When healthy menus backfire

Just seeing a salad on the menu seems to push some consumers to make a less healthy meal choice, according a Duke University researcher.



Healthy food, unhealthy choices

Consumers may feel they have fulfilled a healthy eating goal even if they choose an unhealthy food, and the presence of a healthy option among food choices may draw their attention to the least-healthy choice available.



Making junk food healthy

Junk food could be made healthier by adding an extract of an exotic type of seaweed, say British scientists.



Beta-carotene, the better and healthy way to food colouring

Lars Bjørn Rasmussen looks at the uses of Beta-carotene, nature's most abundant carotenoid.



Sweet, sugar-free and healthy: confectionary offers tasty benefits

Continuing developments in the functionality or health benefits of sugar-free confectionery are boosting an already successful international market. In a report, the Leatherhead Food Research Association states that the trend towards tasty nutrition ahas fuelled a drastic rise in the popularity of products containing health benefit ingredients'.



Study reveals tomatoes are the key to a healthy heart

A new study has revealed that the carotenoid, lycopene, which is found in tomatoes can help reduce the risk of heart attacks by boosting blood flow and artery health.



Availability of healthy food relative

The availability of healthy food choices and your quality of diet is associated with where you live, according to two studies conducted by researchers.



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