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Fracking chemicals tied to reduced sperm count in mice

Fracking chemicals tied to reduced sperm count in mice | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Prenatal exposure to a mixture of chemicals used in the oil and natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at levels found in the environment lowered sperm counts in male mice when they reached adulthood, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's journal Endocrinology.
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Can work stress be linked to stroke?

Can work stress be linked to stroke? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Having a high stress job may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, according to an analysis of several studies. The meta-analysis is published in the Oct. 14, 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Study shows antioxidant use may promote spread of cancer

Study shows antioxidant use may promote spread of cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A team of scientists at the Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of dietary antioxidants by patients with cancer. The studies were conducted in specialized mice that had been transplanted with melanoma cells from patients. Prior studies had shown that the metastasis of human melanoma cells in these mice is predictive of their metastasis in patients.
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If you're sitting down, don't sit still, new research suggests

If you're sitting down, don't sit still, new research suggests | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New research suggests that the movements involved in fidgeting may counteract the adverse health impacts of sitting for long periods.
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Dieting during pregnancy linked to lower math scores in kids

Dieting during pregnancy linked to lower math scores in kids | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In a recent study, siblings whose mothers dieted during pregnancy scored lower on math tests at age five than their siblings who had been exposed to higher prenatal caloric intake. The research provides some of the first human evidence of a direct link between prenatal nutrition and math ability in children.
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Short sleepers are four times more likely to catch a cold: Researchers connect sleep loss to higher rates of illness

Short sleepers are four times more likely to catch a cold: Researchers connect sleep loss to higher rates of illness | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists have long associated sufficient sleep with good health. Now they've confirmed it.
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Helpful physicians may be key to successful weight loss

Helpful physicians may be key to successful weight loss | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
health care provider's support as particularly helpful lost twice as much weight as those who did no
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Access to nature tied to better sleep quality in men and seniors

Access to nature tied to better sleep quality in men and seniors | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Men and people aged 65 and over were less likely to report insufficient sleep when they had access natural environments like parks, the beach, green spaces, study shows.
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Type 2 diabetes can be averted through diet and exercise

Type 2 diabetes can be averted through diet and exercise | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A cluster of studies provides clinical and cost effectiveness evidence that diet and physical activity programs can reduce risk of type 2 diabetes and normalize blood sugar.
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How Coca-Cola affects your body when you drink it

How Coca-Cola affects your body when you drink it | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A British pharmacist has created an infographic that he claims reveals what happens to the body within 1 hour of drinking Coca-Cola and other caffeinated fizzy drinks.
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Scientists discover how bees naturally immunize their offspring

Scientists discover how bees naturally immunize their offspring | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that the queen bee passes a blood protein to her eggs, so when they hatch, they have immunity to many of the diseases in their environment.
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Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body's immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease, according to new research published in the journal Cancer Research.
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For obese women, exercise plus phototherapy beneficial

For obese women, exercise plus phototherapy beneficial | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Exercise training combined with phototherapy is associated with improvements in the metabolic profiles of obese women, according to a study published online July 29 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
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New York's rich live 11 years longer than its poor

New York's rich live 11 years longer than its poor | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New York is a city of extreme inequality, where people in the poorest neighborhood of Brooklyn die 11 years earlier than those living around Wall Street, according to data released Wednesday.
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Dietary supplements send 23,000 to hospitals each year in US

Dietary supplements send 23,000 to hospitals each year in US | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new federal study estimates that dietary supplements send 23,000 Americans to hospital emergency rooms each year.
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Sitting no worse for health than standing, UK study claims

Sitting no worse for health than standing, UK study claims | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Sitting down is no worse for you than standing up as long as you take regular exercise, a British study said Monday, casting doubt on the health benefits of sit-stand work stations.
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Virus in cattle linked to human breast cancer

Virus in cattle linked to human breast cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers establishes for the first time a link between infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer.
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Aspirin could hold the key to supercharged cancer immunotherapy

Aspirin could hold the key to supercharged cancer immunotherapy | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Giving cancer patients aspirin at the same time as immunotherapy could dramatically boost the effectiveness of the treatment, according to new research published in the journal Cell today (Thursday).
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Antibiotic use may raise risk of type 2 diabetes

Antibiotic use may raise risk of type 2 diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers from Denmark find individuals with a greater number of antibiotic prescriptions each year are more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
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A third of very elderly Americans 'on statins without evidence'

A third of very elderly Americans 'on statins without evidence' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A third of very elderly Americans 'on statins without evidence'
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School lunch study: Visual proof kids are tossing mandated fruits and veggies in trash

School lunch study: Visual proof kids are tossing mandated fruits and veggies in trash | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials - many students are putting the fruits and vegetables they're now required to take straight into the trash, consuming fewer than they did before the law took effect.
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Food container plastics linked to hypertension

Food container plastics linked to hypertension | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Plastic food containers and wraps containing phthalates were associated with hypertension and insulin resistance in two new studies investigating the chemicals.
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Diet Coke Exposed: What Happens One Hour After Drinking Diet Coke, Coke Zero Or Any Other Similar Diet Soda - The Renegade Pharmacist

Diet Coke Exposed: What Happens One Hour After Drinking Diet Coke, Coke Zero Or Any Other Similar Diet Soda - The Renegade Pharmacist | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
After the recent incredible popularity of my infographic showing what may happen to you after one hour of drinking a can of regular coke, I have been requested to do a similar one about diet coke from thousands of new supporters and even the media. Diet Coke was the second best selling soft drink in the US last year but sales have actually dropped since more people have become aware of it’s apparent health risks, according to new figures by trade publication Beverage Digest. A Coca Cola spokesma
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Is picky eating linked to greater risk of anxiety, depression in children?

Is picky eating linked to greater risk of anxiety, depression in children? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that moderate and severe cases of selective eating are associated with psychological problems such as anxiety and depression.
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Case report: pediatric nickel dermatitis caused by belt buckles

Case report: pediatric nickel dermatitis caused by belt buckles | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Nickel dermatitis has been observed in a number of children whose symptoms resolved after avoiding contact with dimethylglyoxime (DMG)-positive belt buckles. These observations have been published as a case report online Aug. 3 in Pediatrics.
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