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Do doctors understand test results?

Do doctors understand test results? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Doctors have a poor grasp of statistics, an expert says, making it hard for patients to make the right treatment choices.
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You may also be interested in our 2011 post regarding the same. See "Be Aware: Health Risk Statistics could damage your health" available from here: http://clicktell.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/be-aware-health-risk-statistics-could.html
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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?

Sepe Sehati,
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'Huge breakthrough' in understanding how the immune system recognises cancer

'Huge breakthrough' in understanding how the immune system recognises cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
US researchers have revealed the identity of molecules on the surface of cancer cells which allow the body's immune system to identify and destroy them.
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Team finds an off switch for pain

Team finds an off switch for pain | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In research published in the medical journal Brain, Saint Louis University researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. and colleagues within SLU, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other academic institutions have discovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain ...
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Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer

Scientists discover treatment breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer - for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years.
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Berberine activates thermogenesis in white and brown adipose tissue : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group

Berberine activates thermogenesis in white and brown adipose tissue : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times carcinogens: Japan research

E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times carcinogens: Japan research | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of cancer-causing agents in regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking.
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Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually—nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday.
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Could a Japanese mushroom extract eradicate HPV?

Could a Japanese mushroom extract eradicate HPV? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
An extract from shiitake mushrooms - AHCC - could help treat HPV infection, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
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Calorie-restricting diets slow aging, study finds

Calorie-restricting diets slow aging, study finds | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The adage 'you are what you eat' has been around for years. Now, important new research provides another reason to be careful with your calories.
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Blue-eyed people may face higher melanoma risk

Blue-eyed people may face higher melanoma risk | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—New research suggests that genes tied to blue eyes and red hair could put people at higher risk for moles or freckling in childhood, which are often precursors to the deadly skin cancer melanoma later in life.
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Research suggests intermittent fasting provides health benefits

Research suggests intermittent fasting provides health benefits | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Intermittently restricting food intake could help prevent obesity and associated diseases prevalent in modern society, according to an analysis by Mark P. Mattson of the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore and colleagues. The researchers, who also included the BBC's Michael Mosley, ...
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Scientists deliver promising one-two punch for lung cancer

Scientists deliver promising one-two punch for lung cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered a powerful one-two punch for countering a common genetic mutation that often leads to drug-resistant cancers. The dual-drug therapy—with analogs already in use for other diseases—doubled the survival rate of mice with lung cancer and halted cancer ...
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Study extols anti-prostate cancer effects of walnuts

Study extols anti-prostate cancer effects of walnuts | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new mouse study suggests it is a component of walnuts themselves - not their omega-3 fatty acid content - that confers health benefits of slowing prostate cancer growth.
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Artificial pancreas better than pump for managing type 1 diabetes

Artificial pancreas better than pump for managing type 1 diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A trial of two types of external artificial pancreas shows they are both better at keeping glucose levels stable than conventional insulin pump treatment.
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Healthy gut microbiota can prevent metabolic syndrome, researchers say

Healthy gut microbiota can prevent metabolic syndrome, researchers say | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person's risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Cornell University. Their ...
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Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria

Vegetable oil ingredient key to destroying gastric disease bacteria | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is strongly associated with gastric ulcers and cancer. To combat the infection, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Jacobs School of Engineering developed LipoLLA, a therapeutic nanoparticle that contains linolenic acid, a component ...
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Berberine compound may play role in treating obesity

Berberine compound may play role in treating obesity | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Our findings establish a role for BBR in regulating organismal energy balance, which may have potential therapeutic implications for the treatment of obesity.
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The researchers findings establish a role for BBR in regulating organismal energy balance, which may have potential therapeutic implications for the treatment of #obesity.

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HIV/AIDS drugs could be repurposed to treat AMD

HIV/AIDS drugs could be repurposed to treat AMD | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A landmark study published today in the journal Science by an international group of scientists, led by the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor & vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky, reports that HIV/AIDS drugs that have been used ...
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Hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets, research finds

Hand dryers can spread bacteria in public toilets, research finds | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research.
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Credit score can also describe health status

Credit score can also describe health status | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A credit score doesn't just reduce a person's entire financial history down to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness. It might also be saying something about a person's health status, too, according to a new analysis from a long-term study of the physical and mental health of more ...
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Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks

Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released today by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The report, Sugary Drink FACTS 2014, highlights some progress ...
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Gut microbiota influences blood-brain barrier permeability

Gut microbiota influences blood-brain barrier permeability | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study in mice, conducted by researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet together with colleagues in Singapore and the United States, shows that our natural gut-residing microbes can influence the integrity of the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain from harmful substances in the blood. ...
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Cannabis extract can have dramatic effect on brain cancer, says new research

Cannabis extract can have dramatic effect on brain cancer, says new research | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The new research by specialists at St George's, University of London, studied the treatment of brain cancer tumours in the laboratory and discovered that the most effective treatment was to combine active chemical components of the cannabis plant which are called cannabinoids.
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Updated guideline recommends not using PSA test for prostate cancer

Updated guideline recommends not using PSA test for prostate cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new Canadian guideline recommends that the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test should not be used to screen for prostate cancer based on evidence that shows an increased risk of harm and...
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Just one 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria

Just one 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study examining oral microbiota finds that when couples kiss intimately at high frequencies, their salivary microbiota become similar.
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