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Does good cholesterol increase breast cancer risk?

Does good cholesterol increase breast cancer risk? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
High levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as the 'good cholesterol,' are thought to protect against heart disease. However, what's good for one disease may not be good for another.
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Women suffer most from urinary tract infections, men more likely to be hospitalized

Women suffer most from urinary tract infections, men more likely to be hospitalized | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
While women are far more likely to suffer urinary tract infections, men are more prone to be hospitalized for treatment.
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Fetal development affected by air pollution and mother\'s psychological distress

Fetal development affected by air pollution and mother\'s psychological distress | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Maternal psychological distress combined with exposure to air pollution during pregnancy have an adverse impact on the child's behavioral development, according to researchers at the Columbia Cente
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Recreational Physical Activity and Leisure-Time Sitting in Relation to Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk

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Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes: metaepidemiological study | BMJ

Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes: metaepidemiological study | BMJ | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
AbstractObjective To determine the comparative effectiveness of exercise versus drug interventions on mortality outcomes.Design Metaepidemiological study.Eligibility criteria Meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials with mortality outcomes...
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Diet high in a certain fat may help weight loss

Diet high in a certain fat may help weight loss | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A mouse study from Texas Tech University suggests that following a diet high in a particular type of fat may increase metabolism and help humans lose weight.
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Body clock 'reset button' found

Body clock 'reset button' found | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The prospect of drugs to rapidly reset the body clock to avoid jet lag and the pains of shift work has moved a step close after research in Japan.
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Risk of heart attack and stroke doubles for patients with gout

Risk of heart attack and stroke doubles for patients with gout | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New research published in Rheumatology journal has found that having gout doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke. The research tracked the health of more than 205,000 gout patients us
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Direct link between obesity and pancreatic cancer

Direct link between obesity and pancreatic cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Treatment options for pancreatic cancer are limited, so scientists are investigating preventative measures. This study shows a direct link between obesity and pancreatic cancer.
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Study finds link between high-fat, high-calorie diet and pancreas cancer

Study finds link between high-fat, high-calorie diet and pancreas cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that mice made obese by high-calorie, high-fat diets develop abnormally high numbers of lesions known to be precursors to pancreas cancer.
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The immune system benefits from life in the countryside

The immune system benefits from life in the countryside | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Adults who move to farming areas where they experience a wider range of environmental exposures than in cities may reduce the symptoms of their hypersensitivities and allergies considerably. This is the result of new research from Aarhus University.
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Brain circuitry that triggers overeating identified

Brain circuitry that triggers overeating identified | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Sixty years ago scientists could electrically stimulate a region of a mouse's brain causing the mouse to eat, whether hungry or not.
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Short-term hearing loss can cause long-term problem

Short-term hearing loss can cause long-term problem | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Short-term hearing loss during childhood may lead to persistent hearing deficits, long after basic auditory sensitivity has returned to normal. The processing of sound in the brain is shaped by early experience.
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Probiotic may reduce rate of recurrent urinary tract infections in women, study suggests

Urinary tract infections are common in women and occur frequently, affecting 2 to 3 percent of all women.
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Fight for your rights, patients told

Fight for your rights, patients told | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
NHS and care services patients should be "savvy consumers", a new watchdog body says.
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Probiotics 'soothe colicky babies'

Probiotics 'soothe colicky babies' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Probiotic drops soothe some babies suffering from colic, research reveals.
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Identical twins with significant weight differences shed light on the phenomenon of metabolically healthy obesity

Identical twins with significant weight differences shed light on the phenomenon of metabolically healthy obesity | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A unique study of 16 pairs of identical twins in which one twin is obese and the other lean has yielded some surprising results.
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Walking 'cuts breast cancer risk'

Walking 'cuts breast cancer risk' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Post-menopausal women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer significantly, a study has suggested.
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Maths can carry weight in the battle against obesity

Maths can carry weight in the battle against obesity | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A study at the Biometris group of Wageningen UR shows that the 'drive' to lose weight peaks several months before people actually start following a diet in practice, while it is low a few months before they stop dieting.
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Cats may be key to HIV vaccine

Cats may be key to HIV vaccine | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
US researchers have discovered that blood from humans infected with HIV shows an immune response against a feline AIDS virus protein.
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Exercise 'can be as good as pills'

Exercise 'can be as good as pills' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, a study finds.
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The Act of Choosing a Treatment May Boost Its Effect on You

The Act of Choosing a Treatment May Boost Its Effect on You | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Research shows that patient involvement enhances treatment effectiveness.
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Leisure-time exercise could lower your risk of high blood pressure

Leisure-time exercise could lower your risk of high blood pressure | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Physical activity in your leisure time could help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level, new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension suggests.
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Millions treated for asthma may be misdiagnosed

Millions treated for asthma may be misdiagnosed | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—It's estimated that more than 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, but there is growing concern that many are being misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed and may be suffering from untreated conditions.
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