Disordered eating among young adults found to have long-term negative health effects

According to a recent study disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health. Disordered eating among 24-year-old women and men was an indicator of higher body weight, larger waist circumference and lower psychological wellbeing as well as a lower self-evaluation of general health both at age 24 and ten years later according to Science daily.

"Disordered eating is often seen as harmless as it is so common. However, it seems that disordered eating may have far-reaching negative effects on the general health and wellbeing of young adults," says researcher Ulla Kärkkäinen, authorised nutritionist.

Depression link between fathers and teenage children

Depression in fathers, as well as mothers, has an impact on children despite mothers often being the focus when treating adolescent depression, a study suggests.

The University College London (UCL) report looked at 14,000 families in the UK and Ireland, according to BBC.

It said both parents had a role to play in preventing teenage depression.

A type of vitamin E found in nuts may prevent asthma attacks by reducing airway inflammation

A type of vitamin E found in nuts may prevent asthma attacks by reducing airway inflammation.

Sufferers of the common breathing condition taking it as part of a study were also found to have less sticky mucus in their lungs according to Daily mail.

Experts say the findings raise the possibility of asthma being kept under control by changing diet or taking a supplement.

New hope for human patients as scientists reverse type 1 diabetes in mice

A team of scientists from Boston Children's Hospital have reversed type 1 diabetes in mice, leading to hopes that human sufferers of the autoimmune condition may soon be treated using a similar method.

Hospital researchers said that all of the mice trialled were successfully cured of type 1 in the short term, while around one-third were cured for the duration of their lives. Previous studies have tried to cure the condition using immunotherapy, according to Rt.

Patients in those studies were infused with their own blood stem cells, in an attempt to reboot their immune system.

Did you know you should give under-fives vitamin tablets?

Children between the age of six months and five years should take vitamin A, C and D supplements, government advice says - do you find this surprising?

Researchers in Wales found only 30% of parents and carers said they had ever been given advice by a health professional about giving young children vitamin supplements, according to BBC.

And nearly two-thirds (64%) of those asked said they didn't give their children vitamin supplements.