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WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar

WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories—half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.
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Genetic mutations discovered that could prevent type 2 diabetes

Genetic mutations discovered that could prevent type 2 diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered mutations in a gene called SLC30A8 that they say reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 65%, even in people at high risk for the condition.
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Ancient Chinese medicine put through its paces for pancreatic cancer

Ancient Chinese medicine put through its paces for pancreatic cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The bark of the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense) has traveled a centuries-long road with the healing arts. Now it is being put through its paces by science in the fight against pancreatic cancer, with the potential to make inroads against several more.
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Bacteria may assist the immune system response against cancer

Bacteria may assist the immune system response against cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Recent research from the University of Otago shows that bacteria may assist the body's immune system response against cancer cells and help fight tumours like melanoma.
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Baby 'sleep machines' could damage hearing, study suggests

Baby 'sleep machines' could damage hearing, study suggests | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Some of the 'sleep machines' marketed to soothe infants seem capable of generating enough noise to potentially damage a baby's hearing, a new study suggests.
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Yoga regulates stress hormones and improves quality of life for women with breast cancer undergoing

Yoga regulates stress hormones and improves quality of life for women with breast cancer undergoing | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Why dark chocolate is good for your heart

Why dark chocolate is good for your heart | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
It might seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is good for you and scientists now know why. Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. Both arterial stiffness and white blood cell adhesion are known ...
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Patrick Killian's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:25 PM

That's why I love dark chocolates.

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Researchers reveal the dual role of brain glycogen

Researchers reveal the dual role of brain glycogen | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In 2007, in an article published in Nature Neuroscience, scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) headed by Joan Guinovart, an authority on glycogen metabolism, reported that in Lafora Disease (LD), a rare and fatal neurodegenerative condition that affects adolescents, ...
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Eating grilled meat 'increases risk of Alzheimer's and diabetes'

Eating grilled meat 'increases risk of Alzheimer's and diabetes' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Consuming grilled and broiled meats, which have high levels of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), may increase the risk of Alzheimer's and diabetes, a new study suggests.
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Proposed changes to nutrition labels and marketing food to children

Proposed changes to nutrition labels and marketing food to children | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The FDA propose fresh revisions to the nutrition labels on packaged food and beverages. New restrictions are also introduced on the marketing of junk food to children.
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Jamie Robins's curator insight, March 10, 2014 8:26 AM

Curriculum link: Digital Technologies Foundation to Year 2

Explore how people safely use common information systems to meet information, communication and recreation needs (ACTDIP005)

How to ensure that children understand what the labels are saying and to understand what they are consuming.

Jennifer Vellacott's comment, June 6, 2014 9:34 PM
Again, I think this is a great step forward. As someone who reads labels constantly (food allergy) I know I am often confused by the breakdown of fats and sugars. It would be great to see this made obvious by manufacturers, instead of trying to hide the truth from consumers.
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EU takes UK to court over dirty air

EU takes UK to court over dirty air | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK for failing to deal with air pollution.

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Poor sleep tied to widespread pain and fibromyalgia

Poor sleep tied to widespread pain and fibromyalgia | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New study finds that of a number of factors, non-restorative sleep was the most strongly linked to development of widespread pain or fibromyalgia in older adults.
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WHO: Sugar intake 'should be halved'

WHO: Sugar intake 'should be halved' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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At last  - WHO makes its mind up.

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Cases of food allergy 'have doubled in black children'

Cases of food allergy 'have doubled in black children' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Self-reported numbers of food allergies in kids show that cases in black children have nearly doubled over 23 years, which researchers describe as 'alarming.'
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Using storytelling to combat the prescription opioid abuse epidemic

Using storytelling to combat the prescription opioid abuse epidemic | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—In the fight against a nationwide prescription opioid abuse epidemic, Penn Medicine researchers are using storytelling to help doctors recall important, potentially lifesaving national guidelines on how to prescribe these medications.
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Increased intake of fish can boost good cholesterol levels

Increased intake of fish can boost good cholesterol levels | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Increasing the intake of fatty fish increases the number of large HDL particles, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. People who increased their intake of fish to a minimum of 3-4 weekly meals had more large HDL particles in their blood than ...
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Gut microbes spur development of bowel cancer

Gut microbes spur development of bowel cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
It is not only genetics that predispose to bowel cancer; microbes living in the gut help drive the development of intestinal tumors, according to new research in mice published in the March issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine.
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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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Contamination of Stethoscopes and Physicians' Hands After a Physical Examination

Contamination of Stethoscopes and Physicians' Hands After a Physical Examination | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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Surgery better for most men with localised prostate cancer

Surgery better for most men with localised prostate cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Surgery offers better survival rates for most men with localised prostate cancer than radiotherapy, according to one of the largest studies of its type.
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Nurse workload, education linked to patient survival following surgery

Nurse workload, education linked to patient survival following surgery | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A large study using data from nine countries finds that for every extra patient added to a nurse's workload, the chance of surgical patients dying within 30 days increases by 7%.
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C-section babies have higher odds of being overweight adults

C-section babies have higher odds of being overweight adults | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Compared with babies born vaginally, those delivered by Caesarean section are more likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood, suggests a study from Imperial College London.
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Chemical exposure: the impact on infant brain development

Chemical exposure: the impact on infant brain development | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Some chemicals have been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders. We look at how chemical exposure impacts brain development and what the US is doing to reduce this exposure.
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Food packaging chemicals 'may be harmful to human health'

Food packaging chemicals 'may be harmful to human health' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Environmental scientists have published a paper in which they warn of the potentially harmful health effects of approved chemicals in food packaging.
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