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The social life of health information

The social life of health information | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Our national survey finds that seven-in-ten (72%) adult internet users say they have searched online for information about a range of health issues, the most popular being specific diseases and treatments.
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The science behind food cravings

The science behind food cravings | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Exhibition examines the science behind food cravings
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Notice the term “anti-trigger” used in the video (at 1:22). This is a way of avoiding a usually advertising/neuromarketing driven urge for a person to make an impulse purchase - such as suddenly stopping in a high street to buy certain food once that person has been exposed to a certain smell.

 

In our last year’s  blog post reply on the Centre For Connected Health we introduced a similar term referred to as “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. You can read more from here:

 

http://chealthblog.connectedhealth.org/2014/02/03/making-health-addictive-employ-subliminal-messaging/#comment-4764

 

For your convenience the blog post reply in question is also reproduced below:

 

February 28, 2014 12:46 pm

Jo,

A great post. Blended delicately, neuroscience, marketing and advertising can produce the sweetest pill that preventive care of today could wish for.

 

A while back at my company 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?

 

Sepe Sehati,
ClickTell Consulting

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Study: $1 test outperforms PSA screening for prostate cancer

Study: $1 test outperforms PSA screening for prostate cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer.
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Two compounds target the gut to lower blood sugar, in obese or diabetic rats

Two compounds target the gut to lower blood sugar, in obese or diabetic rats | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute have discovered metformin (the most widely prescribed type 2 diabetic medication) and resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, trigger novel signaling pathways in the small intestine to lower blood sugar.
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Gut immune system identified as a new and effective target in treating diabetes

Gut immune system identified as a new and effective target in treating diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A commonly-used drug to treat inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease, has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in obese mice, potentially identifying the gut immune system as a new and effective target in treating diabetes in humans.
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Drug company accused of 'blocking' cheap eye treatment

Drug company accused of 'blocking' cheap eye treatment | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The BMJ now claims it has evidence that clinicians with ties to Novartis urged some primary care trusts to pull out of one trial, and alleges the company tried to derail a second UK trial.
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The WHO Health Promoting School framework for improving the health and well-being of students and their academic achievement. - PubMed - NCBI

The WHO Health Promoting School framework for improving the health and well-being of students and their academic achievement. - PubMed - NCBI | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Apr 16;4:CD008958. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008958.pub2. Meta-Analysis; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
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Diet, lifestyle and body weight in Irish children: findings from Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance national surveys. - PubMed - NCBI

Diet, lifestyle and body weight in Irish children: findings from Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance national surveys. - PubMed - NCBI | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Proc Nutr Soc. 2014 May;73(2):190-200. doi: 10.1017/S0029665114000056. Epub 2014 Mar 5. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review
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Child to adult body mass index in the 1958 British birth cohort: associations with parental obesity -- Lake et al. 77 (5): 376 -- Archives of Disease in Childhood

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Parents rarely spot child obesity

Parents rarely spot child obesity | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it

"The knock-on risk of extreme overweight to the individual's and country's health cannot be emphasised enough."

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Tools for teen moms to reduce infant obesity: a randomized clinical trial. - PubMed - NCBI

Tools for teen moms to reduce infant obesity: a randomized clinical trial. - PubMed - NCBI | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
BMC Public Health. 2015 Jan 21;15(1):22. [Epub ahead of print]
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Oncologists reveal reasons for high cost of cancer drugs in the US, recommend solutions

Oncologists reveal reasons for high cost of cancer drugs in the US, recommend solutions | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Increasingly high prices for cancer drugs are affecting patient care in the U.S. and the American health care system overall, say the authors of a special article published online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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Pollution levels linked to stroke-related narrowing of arteries

Pollution levels linked to stroke-related narrowing of arteries | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes, according to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center.
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"Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes."

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Mayo Clinic unravels a mystery disease for Minnesota lawyer

Greg Widseth didn't know what hit him. The lawyer felt fine as he coached his son's ninth-grade basketball workout last March. He remembers smiling at a young woman as he left the building.
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Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.
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Study finds cigarette warning labels may be more effective with imagery

Study finds cigarette warning labels may be more effective with imagery | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Young adults are more likely to appreciate the dangers of smoking when warnings are presented in images as well as text, according to a new study by a Washington State University Vancouver psychologist.
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Unequal beginnings

Unequal beginnings | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The 1918 influenza pandemic affected a third of all American women of child-bearing age. Fifty years on, those who had been in the womb at the time had done worse in school and were earning less than those slightly older or younger. The men were 20% more likely to be disabled.
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"The 1918 influenza pandemic affected a third of all American women of child-bearing age. Fifty years on, those who had been in the womb at the time had done worse in school and were earning less than those slightly older or younger. The men were 20% more likely to be disabled."

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Interventions for preventing obesity in children. - PubMed - NCBI

Interventions for preventing obesity in children. - PubMed - NCBI | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Sao Paulo Med J. 2014;132(2):128-9. Comment
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Obesity prevention and the Health promoting Schools framework: essential components and barriers to success. - PubMed - NCBI

etween health and education appear essential to intervention success
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Identifying risk profiles for childhood obesity using recursive partitioning based on individual, familial, and neighborhood environment factors. - PubMed - NCBI

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015 Dec;12(1):175. doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0175-7. Epub 2015 Feb 15.
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Parental Weight Status and Girls’ Television Viewing, Snacking, and Body Mass Indexes

Parental Weight Status and Girls’ Television Viewing, Snacking, and Body Mass Indexes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The purpose of this study was to examine whether television viewing (TVV) provides a context for patterns of snacking fostering overweight in young girls from overweight and non-overweight families.Participants were 173 non-Hispanic white girls and their ...
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Could fining parents cut childhood obesity?

Could fining parents cut childhood obesity? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Puerto Rico is considering fining parents whose obese children fail to lose weight, but would this approach work elsewhere?
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Research shows that salt affects more than just blood pressure

Research shows that salt affects more than just blood pressure | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Sodium is essential for fluid balance and cellular homeostasis, or maintenance of a stable internal environment in an organism. But the amount of salt needed to maintain homeostasis in adults is quite low—about 500 milligrams (mg) per day. 
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"Even in the absence of an increase in blood pressure, excess dietary sodium can adversely affect target organs, including the blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain."

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Why human eyes are wired backwards

Why human eyes are wired backwards | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The human eye is optimised to have good colour vision at day and high sensitivity at night. But until recently it seemed as if the cells in the retina were wired the wrong way round, with light travelling through a mass of neurons before it reaches the light-detecting rod and cone cells. New research ...
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Curcumin proved effective at combating cancer

Curcumin proved effective at combating cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, is a safe and promising treatment for most cancers and other inflammation-driven diseases.
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"Curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, is a safe and promising treatment for most cancers and other inflammation-driven diseases." 

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Team unlocks the mysteries of wound healing

Team unlocks the mysteries of wound healing | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered what causes and regulates collective cell migration, one of the most universal but least understood biological processes in all living organisms.
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