Health

Jamie Oliver joins the breastfeeding debate

Jamie Oliver joins the breastfeeding debate

Jamie Oliver has openly questioned why more women are opting against breastfeeding and backed the practice with a strong opinion.

Jamie Oliver said that he does not understand why some mothers are not ready to breastfeed. The celebrity chef said that he is trying to look for more information onbreastfeeding. He said breastfeeding is "easy", "convenient", "better" and "free" and expressed frustration that more women are not ready for breastfeeding.

Mental health patient loses bid to remove smoking ban at hospital

Mental health patient loses bid to remove smoking ban at hospital

A mental health patient in Melbourne has lost a bid to remove a smoking ban at a high security mental health hospital.

Investigators probing Bacchus Marshpractitioners over baby deaths

Investigators probing Bacchus Marshpractitioners over baby deaths

The health regulator in Australia has said that it is conducting an investigation on practitioners working at Melbourne's Bacchus Marsh hospital over several baby deaths.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) said that it is reviewing thousands of pages of clinical records" to aid investigation into stillbirths and newborn deaths in 2013 and 2014 that is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has not disclosed the number of practitioners being investigated at the hospital.

New brain cell discovery to help fight obesity

New brain cell discovery to help fight obesity

A team of researchers have identified brain cell that can control eating habits and also restrict overeating, raising hopes that new treatments to fight obesity can be developed.

Listeria outbreak traced to Lancaster County farm

Listeria outbreak traced to Lancaster County farm

TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the listeria outbreak from two years ago has been traced to a Lancaster County farm. Health officials have said that raw milk the farm is believed to be the reason for the death of one customer and illness of another as investigators look for the source of a possible listeria outbreak.

Scientists identify brain cells that can send signals to stop over-eating

Scientists identify brain cells that can send signals to stop over-eating

A team of scientists have said that they have identified a brain cell that stops over-eating and might lead to the development of new anti-obesity treatments.

They recorded that switching off the satiety neurons caused mice in the experiment to eat more and double their weight in three weeks. However, when the function of the cells was restored, the mice reduced the amount of food by around 25 per cent. The cells were identified in a small brain region called the paraventricular nucleus that is already known to send and receive signals related to appetite and food.

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