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Cesarean section may cause epigenetic changes

Cesarean section may cause epigenetic changes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A new study from Karolinska Institutet indicates that the mode of delivery could make an imprint in the stem cells of the newborn infant. The finding may be of interest for understanding why individuals born by cesarean section statistically have an increased risk of immunological ...
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This is particularly  of interest because individuals born by caesarean section statistically have an increased risk of immunological diseases.

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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 connects increased diabetes risk and higher levels of testosterone to prostate enlargement

Study connects increased diabetes risk and higher levels of testosterone to prostate enlargement | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)—or, simply, prostate enlargement—is one of the most common diseases of aging among men in the United States. In fact, by the time they hit 80 or above, upwards of 90 percent of all men in the U.S. experience some degree of prostate enlargement. And of those, 40 ...
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Scientists discover bacterial cause behind fatal heart complications

Scientists discover bacterial cause behind fatal heart complications | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health have discovered a key cause of life threatening heart complications, conditions that frequently follow severe infections with the bacteria responsible for pneumonia and meningitis.
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Study reveals why prolonged light exposure leads to weight gain

Study reveals why prolonged light exposure leads to weight gain | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A study conducted by a combined team of researchers from Leiden University Medical Center and the Academic Medical Center, both in The Netherlands, has found the underlying cause of weight gain in mice exposed to a long periods of light. In their paper published in Proceedings of ...
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Blocking obesity-associated protein stops dangerous fat formation

Blocking obesity-associated protein stops dangerous fat formation | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Visceral fat deposits around internal organs in the stomach are particularly harmful: they are associated with insulin resistance, type-2 diabetes and heart disease. The study, conducted in close collaboration with researchers at the at the French Institute of Health and Medical research (INSERM) in ...
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Early signs of arthritis can be found in the mouth

Early signs of arthritis can be found in the mouth | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A common gum disease may indicate a person's risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis later in life, according to a University of Adelaide dental expert.
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Thoughts drive dieting plans but feelings drive dieting behavior, study finds

Thoughts drive dieting plans but feelings drive dieting behavior, study finds | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A majority of American adults say they've tried dieting to lose weight at some point in their lives, and at any given time, about one-third of the adult population say they're currently dieting.
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Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health? - BBC News

Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health? - BBC News | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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Diet Pepsi Dumps Aspartame as Consumer Backlash Hurts Sales

Diet Pepsi Dumps Aspartame as Consumer Backlash Hurts Sales | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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Aspartame-free cans of the drink will go on sale from August in America, but not in Britain. See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32478203


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Eating yogurt regularly does not improve health, quality of life

Eating yogurt regularly does not improve health, quality of life | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers have claimed that eating yogurt every day is not associated with any significant improvements in health-related quality of life, be they physical or mental.
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'Sugar and carbs are the obesity culprits, not lack of exercise'

'Sugar and carbs are the obesity culprits, not lack of exercise' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
While exercise is good for health, including reducing heart and cancer risks, it does little to counter obesity, say experts, who emphasize dietary choice is the important factor.
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Western lifestyle may limit the diversity of bacteria in the gut

Western lifestyle may limit the diversity of bacteria in the gut | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Bacteria that naturally reside in the gut are important for health, but recent studies consistently show that a modern lifestyle depletes the gut's collection of microbes. How lifestyle affects the diversity of this gut 'microbiome' is unclear, but an analysis of the gut microbiomes of Papua New Guinean ...
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Alcohol use in first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy may lead to permanent brain changes in offspring

Alcohol use in first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy may lead to permanent brain changes in offspring | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Drinking alcohol in the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy - a time when many women are unaware they are pregnant - may alter gene functioning in the brains of offspring, research shows.
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Testing hand-grip strength could be a simple, low-cost way to predict heart attack and stroke risk

Testing hand-grip strength could be a simple, low-cost way to predict heart attack and stroke risk | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Weak grip strength is linked with shorter survival and a greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to an international study involving almost 140000 adults from 17 culturally and economically diverse countries.
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Plant extracts offer hope against diabetes and cancer

Plant extracts offer hope against diabetes and cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Diabetes is the fastest growing metabolic disease in the world. A new study has shown that traditional Aboriginal and Indian plant extracts could be used to manage the disease and may also have potential use in cancer treatment.
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Exposure to air pollution in the first year of life increases risk for allergies

Exposure to air pollution in the first year of life increases risk for allergies | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New research from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study shows that exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests.
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Researchers examine how the brain and body respond to glucose and fructose

Researchers examine how the brain and body respond to glucose and fructose | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
When it comes to sweeteners, one indulgence makes our brains predisposed to do it, according to a new study by researchers at Keck Medicine of USC.
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Molecular link found between high glucose, metabolic disease

Molecular link found between high glucose, metabolic disease | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists at Johns Hopkins say they've discovered a cause-and-effect link between chronic high blood sugar and disruption of mitochondria, the powerhouses that create the metabolic energy that runs living cells. The discovery, reported online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on April ...
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35 maps and charts that explain alcohol

Learn about one of the world's favorite beverages with these amazing visuals.
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Major depression leaves a metabolic mark

Major depression leaves a metabolic mark | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Major depression comes with an unexpected metabolic signature, according to new evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on April 23. The findings in humans and mice offer new insight into the nature of depression. They may also yield new ways to measure and monitor mental health ...
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Mindfulness and antidepressants offer 'similar level of protection' against depression

Mindfulness and antidepressants offer 'similar level of protection' against depression | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The largest trial yet of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy finds that this treatment works about as well as antidepressants for reducing depressive relapses.
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Pets: are you aware of the risks to human health?

Pets: are you aware of the risks to human health? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
With more than 164 million of us owning a pet, it is safe to say we are a nation of animal lovers. But are you aware of the health risks linked to pet ownership? We investigate.
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How do race and ethnicity influence childhood obesity?

How do race and ethnicity influence childhood obesity? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
We take a brief look at why childhood obesity is more prevalent among certain racial and ethnic groups, and what action might be taken to address this disparity.
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Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer

Scientists discover protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a central role in promoting immunity to viruses and cancer, opening the door to new therapies.
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Study shows that use of statins increases risk of developing diabetes by 46%

Study shows that use of statins increases risk of developing diabetes by 46% | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that use of statins is associated with a 46% increase in the risk of developing diabetes, even after adjustment for confounding factors. The study is by Professor Markku Laakso, Institute ...
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