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The importance of the amount of physical activity on the risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Two new papers published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) reveal the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), … Continue reading

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Focusing on pleasure of eating makes people choose smaller portions

he rapid rise in portion sizes has gone hand in hand with rising rates of obesity. To curb supersizing, governments and public health institutions have advocated portion size limits and health warnings, but they have had limited success. Consumers feel … Continue reading

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AAP announces new safe sleep recommendations to protect against SIDS

SAN FRANCISCO — Infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents – but on a separate surface, such as a crib or bassinet, and never on a couch, armchair or soft surface — to decrease the risks of … Continue reading

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Calcium Induces Chronic Lung Infections

Newswise — The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this pathogen. Researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland, have now discovered that calcium … Continue reading

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Fragranced products: Risks for people and profits?

A University of Melbourne researcher has found that over one-third of Americans report health problems–from asthma attacks to migraine headaches–when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning supplies, laundry products, scented candles, cologne, and personal care … Continue reading

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New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Newswise — KINGSTON, R.I. — Prescribing a medication plan for a patient with Parkinson’s disease is a big challenge for doctors, but now a University of Rhode Island biomedical engineering professor and his students are making great strides in solving … Continue reading

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Discrimination Based on Weight Doubles Health Risks

Newswise — KINGSTON, R.I. – We all know that carrying extra pounds can be bad for your health. Now a URI professor has found that how society treats overweight people makes matters worse. Maya Vadiveloo, assistant professor of nutrition and … Continue reading

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Long-term effects of sweeteners in the blood

A recent study by investigators at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health measured how much artificial sweetener is absorbed into the blood stream by children and adults after drinking a can … Continue reading

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Football Alters the Brains of Kids as Young as 8

A promising athlete, 13-year-old Zackery Lystadt’s head hit the ground as he rolled through a routine tackle in 2006. He  didn’t lose consciousness. But he did lie on the ground for a moment after the play, clutching the sides of … Continue reading

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Polio vaccine makers failing to make enough doses: WHO experts

Two companies making vaccines to help the world eradicate polio are failing to produce enough, so many countries should prepare to give lower doses to make stocks last, a group of experts has advised the World Health Organization. With polio … Continue reading

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Type 1 diabetes often comes with other autoimmune diseases

(Reuters Health) – People with type 1 diabetes often develop other autoimmune disorders, such as thyroid and gastrointestinal diseases, and a recent study yields new information about this link.  In type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the pancreas and … Continue reading

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The antipsychotic drug ziprasidone could be helpful in treating lasting migraines

BALTIMORE — The antipsychotic drug ziprasidone could be helpful in treating lasting migraines among patients who don’t respond to other treatments, according to research presented here. In a retrospective chart review of 43 patients who had a debilitating migraine lasting … Continue reading

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More American Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Could Opt Out of Immediate Treatment

Newswise — A new report on Swedish men with non-aggressive prostate cancer suggests that a lot more American men could safely choose to monitor their disease instead of seeking immediate radiation treatment or surgery. Published in the Journal of the … Continue reading

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Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Unlikely to Encourage Healthy Eating, Finds NYU Study

Newswise — Researchers from New York University show why fast-food menu calorie counts do not help consumers make healthy choices in a new study published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. The researchers found that only a small … Continue reading

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NSAIDs tied to heart failure risk

(Reuters Health) – Widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with an increased risk of heart failure – even in people without a history of cardiac issues, a recent study suggests. Overall, the odds of a hospital admission for … Continue reading

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Our sun is orbited by an as-yet-unseen planet–that is 10X the size of Earth with an orbit that is about 20X farther from the sun than Neptune

Planet Nine–the undiscovered planet at the edge of the Solar System that was predicted by the work of Caltech’s Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown in January 2016–appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the sun, according to a … Continue reading

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Neu5Gc in red meat and organs may pose a significant health hazard

Neu5Gc, a non-human sialic acid sugar molecule common in red meat that increases the risk of tumor formation in humans, is also prevalent in pig organs, with concentrations increasing as the organs are cooked, a study by researchers from the … Continue reading

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Abuse of Some Prescription Drugs Can Be Risk for College Sexual Assaults, Regretted Sex

Newswise — BUFFALO, N.Y. – Numerous studies have found that heavy alcohol use — by the victim and/or perpetrator — is a factor in more than half of sexual assaults on college campuses. Now, research from the University at Buffalo … Continue reading

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Sobering Data Drives Home Need to Expand Teen DUI Prevention Program

Newswise — In an effort to put the brakes on sobering statistics related to teenagers driving under the influence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will join forces with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) to … Continue reading

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What It Means When a Child Loses a Pet

Newswise — Given the relatively short lifespans of many pets, it’s not unusual for children to witness the realities of life played out in their homes. But “how children understand death in these moments, and the ideas, feelings and responses … Continue reading

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Exercise May Help Ward Off Memory Decline

Newswise — MINNEAPOLIS – Exercise may be associated with a small benefit for elderly people who already have memory and thinking problems, according to new research published in the October 19, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, a medical journal of … Continue reading

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One-Third of Women Treated for Breast Cancer Are Not Getting Appropriate Breast Imaging Follow-Up Exam, New Study Finds

Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC: An annual mammogram is recommended after treatment for breast cancer, but nearly one-third of women diagnosed with breast cancer aren’t receiving this follow-up exam, according to new findings presented at the 2016 Annual Clinical Congress of … Continue reading

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Older Men Cling to 1950’s, ’60’s Blueprint of Masculinity

Newswise — As men age, they continue to follow dominant ideas of masculinity learned as youth, leaving them unequipped for the assaults of old age, according to a new study. The mismatch between aging and the often ageless expectations of … Continue reading

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No link between appetite and calorie intake: new study

Scientists find no link between appetite and calorie intake ·         Study shows no link between appetite and calorie consumption ·         Findings highlight problems with health claims made by food industry ·         More research needed to see what influences calories intake … Continue reading

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Binge-eating disorder linked to other health conditions

Binge-eating disorder (BED) was linked with a broad range of other illnesses in a recent study, with the strongest associations related to the endocrine and circulatory systems. Individuals with BED had a 2.5-times increased risk of also having an endocrine … Continue reading

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