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Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads' - BBC News

Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads' - BBC News | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia, research suggests.
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What is the ideal New Year’s resolution for losing weight?

Forget calories, focus on food quality, and let your body do the rest.
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Immune system reboots during sleep

Immune system reboots during sleep | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Researchers say they've gained new insight into how the immune system restores itself during sleep.
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Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat

Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Just in time for those making New Year's resolutions, researchers take a closer look on the current data to suggest up to 76 percent of the world's population is overfat. This amounts to an astonishing 5.5 billion people.
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Zinc: A surprise target in regenerating the optic nerve after injury

Zinc: A surprise target in regenerating the optic nerve after injury | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
For more than two decades, researchers have tried to regenerate the injured optic nerve using different growth factors and/or agents that overcome natural growth inhibition. But at best, these approaches get only about
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Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Response to the Global Obesity Crisis

Artificially Sweetened Beverages and the Response to the Global Obesity Crisis | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Christopher Millett and colleagues argue that artificially sweetened beverages should not be promoted as part of a healthy diet.
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One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All? No, Not Even Close

One Weight-Loss Approach Fits All? No, Not Even Close | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Obesity and its precursor — being overweight — are not one disease, researchers say, but many, which makes treatment difficult and results wildly variable.
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Many U.S. children do not receive evidence-based care for obesity despite USPSTF recommendations

Many U.S. children do not receive evidence-based care for obesity despite USPSTF recommendations | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Six years following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that clinicians screen and treat (or refer) children age six and older for obesity, most U.S. children still do not receive evidence-based care for obesity.
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Study shows fasting kills cancer cells of common childhood leukemia

Study shows fasting kills cancer cells of common childhood leukemia | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that intermittent fasting inhibits the development and progression of the most common type of childhood leukemia.
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Researchers suggest increased instances of C-sections are causing evolutionary changes

Researchers suggest increased instances of C-sections are causing evolutionary changes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A small team of researchers with members from Austria and the U.S. has found statistical evidence that an increase in the number of mothers giving birth via C-section over the past several decades has bee
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Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dos
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Scientists step closer to halting spread of lung cancer

Scientists step closer to halting spread of lung cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Universities of York and Texas have found that a component of cancer cells, which acts like a 'cellular post office', could be the key to preventing the spread of lung cancer to other parts of the body.
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The rise of push-ups: A classic exercise that can help you get stronger - Harvard Health Blog

The rise of push-ups: A classic exercise that can help you get stronger - Harvard Health Blog | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Push-ups are simple way to evaluate your strength and muscular endurance. The are also an easy tool to help you improve your fitness.
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Binge Drinking Affects Your Immune System Immediately

Binge Drinking Affects Your Immune System Immediately | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Just one night of binge drinking affects the immune system, and it can happen within just 20 minutes of ingesting alcohol. The findings, published in the j
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New technique uses immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs

New technique uses immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Some researchers are working to discover new, safer ways to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to tumors without damaging healthy cells. Others are finding ways to boost the body's own immune system to attack cancer cells. Researcher
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Child asthma emergency visits drop after indoor smoking bans

Child asthma emergency visits drop after indoor smoking bans | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study helps to answer the burning question of whether recently enacted indoor smoking bans in public areas have improved health. The research finds the bans are associated with a 17 percent overall reduction in th
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Researchers uncover mechanism for cancer-killing properties of pepper plant

Researchers uncover mechanism for cancer-killing properties of pepper plant | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have uncovered the chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands o
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Sugar-free and 'diet' drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks, experts say

Sugar-free and 'diet' drinks no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks, experts say | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Sugar-free and "diet" drinks are often seen as the healthier option - but researchers from Imperial College London have argued that they are no more helpful for maintaining a healthy weight than their full-sugar versions.
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Healthy plant-based diet linked with substantially lower type 2 diabetes risk

For immediate release: June 14, 2016 Boston, MA ─ Consuming a plant-based diet—especially one rich in high-quality plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes—is linked …
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Brief: Cost-Effectiveness of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax in 15 US Cities » CHOICES Project at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Brief: Cost-Effectiveness of a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Excise Tax in 15 US Cities » CHOICES Project at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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Lab confirms vitamin D link to autism traits

Lab confirms vitamin D link to autism traits | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at The University of Queensland's Queensland Brain Institute have found a link between vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and increased autism traits.
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Study identifies why some people can smell asparagus in urine

Study identifies why some people can smell asparagus in urine | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In The BMJ's Christmas edition this week, a study identifies the genetic origin of the ability to smell the strong, characteristic odor in human urine produced after eating asparagus.
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Parkinson's disease linked to microbiome

Parkinson's disease linked to microbiome | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Caltech scientists have discovered for the first time a functional link between bacteria in the intestines and Parkinson's disease (PD). The researchers show that changes in the composition of gut bacterial populations—o
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Pasteurised intestinal bacterium reduces effects of obesity and diabetes

Pasteurised intestinal bacterium reduces effects of obesity and diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The intestinal bacterium Akkermansia proves to offer enduring benefits for the intestines of overweight mice and diabetic animals. In experiments, the strengthening effects of this bacterium on the intestinal barrier remaine
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