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Blocking cells' movement to stop the spread of cancer

Blocking cells' movement to stop the spread of cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Insights into how cells move through the body could lead to innovative techniques to stop cancer cells from spreading and causing secondary tumours, according to new UCL research.
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Migrating Healthcare From Reactive To Predictive And Beyond
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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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Blocking one receptor could halt rheumatoid arthritis

Blocking one receptor could halt rheumatoid arthritis | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the inflammation and bone degradation of rheumatoid arthritis—and that activation of this one receptor, found on cells in the fluid of arthritic joints, ...
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Nicotine device 'medically approved'

Nicotine device 'medically approved' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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The Lesser Of Two Evils? 

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Smokers with a high sodium diet are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis

Smokers with a high sodium diet are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study finds that although having a diet high in sodium itself may not increase risk for rheumatoid arthritis, in people who smoke, this combination causes the risk to double.
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Could bee bacteria provide alternatives to antibiotics?

Could bee bacteria provide alternatives to antibiotics? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers in Sweden show bacteria in fresh honey from bee stomachs can fight human bacteria - including drug-resistant strains - in the lab and heal persistent wounds in horses.
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Sandy Williams Spencer's curator insight, September 13, 9:35 AM

I remember a few years back seeing a special on people who used bee stings to ease things like arthritis, etc. Not sure the trade-off would be worth it, really...

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Skin cancer more likely in pilots and cabin crew

Skin cancer more likely in pilots and cabin crew | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
According to a new medical literature review, pilots and cabin crew have approximately twice the incidence of developing melanomas compared with the general population.
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Hourly 5-minute walks 'reverse arterial damage caused by sitting'

Hourly 5-minute walks 'reverse arterial damage caused by sitting' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Prolonged periods of sitting can reduce the function of arteries in the legs. A new study finds that this reduced function can be avoided by taking short walking breaks.
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Eating habits, body fat related to differences in brain chemistry

Eating habits, body fat related to differences in brain chemistry | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to a National Institutes of Health study published in Molecular Psychiatry.
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New glaucoma cause discovered

New glaucoma cause discovered | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a novel cause of glaucoma in an animal model, and related to their findings, are now developing an eye drop aimed at curing the disease. They believe their findings will be important to human glaucoma.
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How is the quality of medical research graded? What is evidence-based medicine?

How is the quality of medical research graded? What is evidence-based medicine? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Medical developments are based on scientific research, which produces evidence on the effects, benefits and harms. Not all evidence is strong, however. Find out how it is graded.
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First report of allergic reaction to antibiotic pesticides consumed in food

First report of allergic reaction to antibiotic pesticides consumed in food | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Streptomycin, an antibiotic that is also used as a pesticide in North America, has been implicated for the first time in a case of anaphylactic reaction.
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Could a protein be linked to heart attacks?

Could a protein be linked to heart attacks? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, led by Dr. Alexandre Stewart, have uncovered an intriguing link between heart attacks and a protein that is of great interest to drug companies for its impact on cholesterol.
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Researchers find evidence of a link between high fat diets, gut bacteria, and bowel cancer

Researchers find evidence of a link between high fat diets, gut bacteria, and bowel cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A large team of researchers, with members primarily from Germany, has found evidence that implicates high fat diets as a cause of bowel cancer due to a link with gut bacteria. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes the results of research they conducted ...
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'Response to reward' measured in nicotine withdrawal

'Response to reward' measured in nicotine withdrawal | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new, 'first of its kind' study on nicotine addiction claims to have measured similarly quantified reward-response behaviors across humans and rats.
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Depressed employees may be better off at work than at home

Depressed employees may be better off at work than at home | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Helping employees stay at work during a depressive illness by restructuring hours and tasks may be better for them and their employers than taking sickness absence, says new study.
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Memory loss more common in people with blood type AB

Memory loss more common in people with blood type AB | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that although people with blood type AB only make up 4% of the US population, those with this blood type are 82% more likely to develop memory problems.
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Viral infection in nose can trigger bacterial infection in the ear

Viral infection in nose can trigger bacterial infection in the ear | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The nose is home to many bacteria that normally cause no problem. Now, a new study shows that a virus can prompt some to travel to the middle ear and cause infection.
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Sleeping pills 'linked to dementia'

Sleeping pills 'linked to dementia' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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Asthma risk reduced in babies sleeping on animal fur

Asthma risk reduced in babies sleeping on animal fur | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study has found that sleeping on animal fur for the first 3 months of life could reduce the risk of babies developing asthma later in childhood.
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Omega-3 fish oil 'could reduce seizure frequency for epilepsy patients'

Omega-3 fish oil 'could reduce seizure frequency for epilepsy patients' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study by researchers from UCLA School of Medicine suggests consuming low doses of omega-3 fish oil each day could reduce the occurrence of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
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Re-analysis of clinical trial data can change conclusions, researchers report

Re-analysis of clinical trial data can change conclusions, researchers report | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
As many as one-third of previously published randomized clinical trials could be re-analyzed in ways that modify the conclusions of how many or what types of patients need to be treated, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Overweight, obesity linked to higher risk of 10 common cancers

Overweight, obesity linked to higher risk of 10 common cancers | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In what is deemed the largest study to date of the link between BMI and cancer, researchers from the UK find that overweight and obesity increases the risk of 10 common cancers.
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Richard Haddad's curator insight, September 3, 5:11 PM

Les liens  entre obésité  et cancer se  font de plus en plus certains 

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Eating fresh fruit every day 'could reduce risk of CVD by up to 40%'

Eating fresh fruit every day 'could reduce risk of CVD by up to 40%' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Eating fruit every day could keep CVD away, according to a new study led by the University of Oxford, UK. Researchers found daily fruit consumption reduced CVD risk by 25-40%.
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Dentists help in fight against obesity, study finds

Dentists help in fight against obesity, study finds | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—The fight against obesity in the United States may have some unexpected allies—dentists. New research by the Yale School of Public Health has found that counties with a higher number of dentists per capita have strikingly lower rates of obesity than their peers, even within the ...
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Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå University in Sweden published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
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Sugar substance 'kills' good HDL cholesterol, new study finds

Sugar substance 'kills' good HDL cholesterol, new study finds | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that 'good' cholesterol is turned 'bad' by a sugar-derived substance.
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