Health Problems

Anticoagulant Food-Drug Interactions

Skip to What are anticoagulants? Vitamin K antagonists Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) Anticoagulants and vitamin K interactions Anticoagulants and alcohol interactions Anticoagulants and herbal supplement and vitamin interactions Summary A food-drug interaction is when a particular food or drink affects the way in which a certain medication works. The risks of food-drug interactions include preventing […]

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Invisible threat: Listeria in smoked fish

In 2018, 701 cases of severe invasive listeriosis were communicated to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which translates into 0.8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Most listeriosis illnesses reported are severe and are associated with blood poisoning, meningitis or miscarriages, for example. In 2018, the disease was fatal in 5% of cases. Elderly people, people with […]

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Fish eggs fertilised with frozen sperm grow 4.2% slower

Fish eggs fertilised with frozen sperm grow slower than those produced with fresh swimmers – but experts say men should not be put off cryopreservation Swiss scientists fertilised hundreds of trout eggs with fresh or frozen sperm  Sperm freezing has been linked to ‘cryodamage’ to a swimmer’s DNA Fertility experts stress, however, men should not […]

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Office workers’ biggest bugbears include colleagues tucking into fish

Office workers reveal their biggest bugbears – including colleagues tucking into fish, curries and boiled eggs at their desks Poll of 2,000 office workers found most irritating co-workers not only brought in stinky food, but smacked their lips and ‘made loud noises’ while eating Study by business telecoms provider 4Com: One of biggest workplace irritations […]

Pet Care

The facts about fish depression

When we discuss animal depression, it is commonly in reference to the feline and canine species, but not normally fish! It seems a little strange that a fish could be suffering from depression when the term is defined as “feelings of severe despondency and dejection.” However, throughout numerous studies, it has been shown that fish, […]

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Pregnant women encouraged to eat cold-water fish

Pregnant women who had low plasma levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids in their first and second trimesters were at a significantly higher risk of early preterm birth when compared with women who had higher levels of these fatty acids, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with […]