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Making Health Addictive: Employ Subliminal Messaging

Making Health Addictive:  Employ Subliminal Messaging | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Since I gave a keynote at the 2013 Connected Health Symposium called “Making Health Addictive,” I’ve been posting on this topic in order to explain some of the concepts in more detail and to get yo...
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Blended delicately, neuroscience, marketing and advertising can produce the sweetest pill that preventive care of today could wish for.

A while back at ClickTell Consulting we coined the term “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. This came about as a result of trying to formulate an effective evidence-based model to encourage a healthy lifestyle in the field of chronic disorders.

Needless to say implemented properly insight of this nature offers a tremendously healthy ROI. Why else would companies such Coca-Cola & McDonalds spend as much money as they do in successfully trying to encourage us to buy into their message and product?

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Common variation genes behind the risk of autism

Common variation genes behind the risk of autism | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A number of relatively common gene variations combined may increase the risk of autism. These are the findings of a new study from Swedish and American researchers published in Nature Genetics.
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'Worm pill' could ease autoimmune disease symptoms

'Worm pill' could ease autoimmune disease symptoms | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Experts believe a molecule in parasitic worms could help explain why worm infections can effectively treat a range of autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
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Women who smoke while pregnant could alter their children's genes

Women who smoke while pregnant could alter their children's genes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The largest study of its kind has shown that smoking during pregnancy could cause epigenetic changes in the fetus, resulting in birth defects and health problems later in life. Christina Markunas of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and her colleagues have found that newborn children ...
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Burden of Depressive Disorders by Country, Sex, Age, and Year: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010

Burden of Depressive Disorders by Country, Sex, Age, and Year: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it

Depressive disorders were a leading cause of burden in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 1990 and 2000 studies. Here, we analyze the burden of depressive disorders in GBD 2010 and present severity proportions, burden by country, region, age, sex, and year, as well as burden of depressive disorders as a risk factor for suicide and ischemic heart disease.

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Taking the guesswork out of cancer therapy

Taking the guesswork out of cancer therapy | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers and doctors at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) have co-developed the first molecular test kit that can predict treatment and survival outcomes in kidney cancer patients. This breakthrough ...
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'Normal' bacteria vital for keeping intestinal lining intact

'Normal' bacteria vital for keeping intestinal lining intact | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that bacteria that aid in digestion help keep the intestinal lining intact. The findings, reported online in the journal Immunity, could yield new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and a wide range of other ...
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I liked this article because bacteria is usually regarded as bad and yet, this article supports the fact that bacteria can be helpful to the human body. I find it interesting that we are finding out more about the human body every day.

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Brain tumour cells found circulating in blood

Brain tumour cells found circulating in blood | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—German scientists have discovered rogue brain tumour cells in patient blood samples, challenging the idea that this type of cancer doesn't generally spread beyond the brain.
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Study reveals one reason brain tumors are more common in men

Study reveals one reason brain tumors are more common in men | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful than similar tumors in females. For example, glioblastomas, the most common malignant brain tumors, are diagnosed twice as often in males, who ...
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The man who helped save 50 million lives

The man who helped save 50 million lives | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it

A solution of sugar, salts and water, many of which can be found in a kitchen cupboard, can be all it takes to save a child's life - and it has saved an estimated 50 million people. But finding the right balance was crucial - and Dr Norbert Hirschhorn played a key part.

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Chemical in foam cups again seen as likely cancer cause

Chemical in foam cups again seen as likely cancer cause | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The National Research Council Monday reaffirmed that styrene - the key chemical component of foam cups and other food service items - may cause cancer in people.
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Diet affects men's and women's gut microbes differently

Diet affects men's and women's gut microbes differently | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and six other institutions published this week in the journal Nature Communications. These results suggest that ...
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Interactive: Snake Oil Supplements? The scientific evidence for health supplements - Information Is Beautiful

Interactive: Snake Oil Supplements? The scientific evidence for health supplements - Information Is Beautiful | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Antioxidants? Vitamins C, D, E, K? Are any health supplements really worth taking? See our interactive data visualisation of all the scientific-evidence.
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Contrary to popular belief, more exercise is not always better

Contrary to popular belief, more exercise is not always better | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
There is strong epidemiological evidence of the importance of regular physical activity, such as brisk walking and jogging, in the management and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease and in lowering the risk of death from other diseases such as hypertension, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The Physical ...
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Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat

Bad bite: A tick can make you allergic to red meat | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the U.S. are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.
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Mouth bacteria can change its diet, supercomputers reveal

Mouth bacteria can change its diet, supercomputers reveal | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Bacteria inside your mouth drastically change how they act when you're diseased, according to research using supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Scientists say these surprising findings might lead to better ways to prevent or even reverse the gum disease periodontitis, diabetes, ...
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The Effect of Sugar-Free Versus Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Satiety, Liking and Wanting: An 18 Month Randomized Double-Blind Trial in Children

The Effect of Sugar-Free Versus Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Satiety, Liking and Wanting: An 18 Month Randomized Double-Blind Trial in Children | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it

Sugar-sweetened and sugar-free beverages produced similar satiety. Therefore when children are given sugar-free instead of sugar-containing drinks they might not make up the missing calories from other sources. This may explain our previous observation that children in the sugar-free group accumulated less body fat than those in the sugar group.

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Link found between dementia and vitamin D deficiency

Link found between dementia and vitamin D deficiency | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that not getting the recommended amounts of vitamin D could double the risk of older people developing forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.
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"The researchers found the participants with low levels of vitamin D were 53% more likely to develop dementia, and those who were severely deficient were 125% more likely, when compared with participants with regular levels of vitamin D."

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Pistachios may lower vascular response to stress in Type 2 diabetes

Pistachios may lower vascular response to stress in Type 2 diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Eating pistachios may reduce your body's response to the stresses of everyday life, according to a Penn State study conducted by principal investigator Sheila G. West, professor of biobehavioral health and nutritional sciences.
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Computer model reveals cancer's energy source

(Medical Xpress)—A computer model study reveals – for the first time – details of an energy-creating process vital and unique to cancer cells. The research holds promise for new interventions and for personalizing cancer treatments based on individual needs.
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Ibuprofen relieves women's hurt feelings, not men's

Ibuprofen relieves women's hurt feelings, not men's | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—For years, researchers have known that physical pain relievers such as ibuprofen can also help ease emotional pain, but new research suggests that ibuprofen has contrasting effects on men and women: Men who take the drug report harsher feelings of rejection, and women report feeling ...
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Pepper and halt: Spicy chemical may inhibit gut tumors

Pepper and halt: Spicy chemical may inhibit gut tumors | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient in chili peppers – produces chronic activation of a receptor on cells lining the intestines of mice, triggering a reaction that ultimately reduces the risk of colorectal ...
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Glucose 'control switch' in the brain key to both types of diabetes

Glucose 'control switch' in the brain key to both types of diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in part of the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The findings are published in the July 28 issue of Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.
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Quick, low-cost procedure developed for early detection of oral cancer

Quick, low-cost procedure developed for early detection of oral cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A quick and simple procedure that would allow healthcare providers to screen for early signs of oral cancer at little cost has been developed by UTS researchers.
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20th Century Death - Selected Major Causes

20th Century Death  - Selected Major Causes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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Are routine pelvic exams 'more harm than good' for healthy women?

Are routine pelvic exams 'more harm than good' for healthy women? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The American College of Physicians recommends against against giving asymptomatic, average risk, non-pregnant women routine pelvic exams, such as in annual well visits.
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