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Metformin's potential role in atherosclerosis explored

Metformin's potential role in atherosclerosis explored | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Metformin's role in atherosclerosis may be inhibition of monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation via AMPK-mediated inhibition of STAT3 activation, according to research published online Dec. 31 in Diabetes.
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Team finds new genetic and epigenetic contributors to diabetes

Team finds new genetic and epigenetic contributors to diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
An analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has turned up a wealth of clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes, Johns Hopkins researchers say. Their findings reveal that obesity-induced changes to the epigenome—reversible chemical 'tags' ...
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'Bad luck' of random mutations plays predominant role in cancer, study shows

'Bad luck' of random mutations plays predominant role in cancer, study shows | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have created a statistical model that measures the proportion of cancer incidence, across many tissue types, caused mainly by random mutations that occur when stem cells divide. By their measure, two-thirds of adult cancer incidence across tissues ...
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More whole grains associated with lower mortality, especially cardiovascular

More whole grains associated with lower mortality, especially cardiovascular | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Eating more whole grains appears to be associated with reduced mortality, especially deaths due to cardiovascular disease (CVD), but not cancer deaths, according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Study IDs risk factors linking low birthweight to diabetes

Study IDs risk factors linking low birthweight to diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study of more than 3,000 women confirms that low birthweight predicts an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood and reports which intermediating biomarkers appear to be the best predictors. The research could help physicians better assess patient risk.
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Cold virus replicates better at cooler temperatures

Cold virus replicates better at cooler temperatures | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The common cold virus can reproduce itself more efficiently in the cooler temperatures found inside the nose than at core body temperature, according to a new Yale-led study. This finding may confirm the popular yet contested notion that people are more likely to catch a cold in cool-weather conditions.
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A healthy lifestyle may prevent heart disease in nearly three out of four women

A healthy lifestyle may prevent heart disease in nearly three out of four women | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study that followed nearly 70,000 women for two decades concluded that three-quarters of heart attacks in young women could be prevented if women closely followed six healthy lifestyle practices.
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Pomegranate: The Celestial Fruit? ~ ClickTell Consulting

Pomegranate: The Celestial Fruit? ~  ClickTell Consulting | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Pomegranate: The Celestial Fruit?
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UPDATE 3-New York bans fracking after health report

UPDATE 3-New York bans fracking after health report | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New York bans fracking after health report
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Study links Parkinson's disease to gut bacteria

Study links Parkinson's disease to gut bacteria | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study finds that people with Parkinson's disease have a different mix of gut bacteria to healthy counterparts, suggesting this might be useful for diagnosis or treatment.
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Drug researchers hide thousands of negative studies. A new campaign is trying to change that.

A new report from the Institute of Medicine is considered a landmark on the road to open data.
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Going viral: Targeting brain cancer cells with a wound-healing drug

Going viral: Targeting brain cancer cells with a wound-healing drug | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
At the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, three scientists are planning to create a virus capable of destroying brain cancer.
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How quickly smokers metabolize nicotine may point to most effective way to quit

How quickly smokers metabolize nicotine may point to most effective way to quit | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Nearly 70 percent of smokers who try to quit relapse within one week - daunting odds for people trying to kick the habit. Researchers have long theorized that some individuals may be genetically programmed to have an easier time than others, but with few clues about why, experts have been unable to ...
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The Power of a Simple Hug as a Natural Anti-Depressant

The Power of a Simple Hug as a Natural Anti-Depressant | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
There’s really nothing like the power of a big supportive hug. The body reads a sense of caring in the human touch. When we’re hugged we sense that on a deep level, we are not alone. In some ways it’s a shame that in our relationships...
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Fructose more toxic than table sugar in mice

Fructose more toxic than table sugar in mice | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and lifespan of female rodents.
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Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease

Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Is sugar making us sick? A team of scientists at the University of California in San Francisco believes so, and they're doing something about it. They launched an initiative to bring information on food and drink and added sugar to the public by reviewing more than 8,000 scientific papers that show ...
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More effective diet pill: 'Imaginary meal' tricks the body into losing weight

More effective diet pill: 'Imaginary meal' tricks the body into losing weight | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Salk researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, causing it to burn fat. The compound effectively stopped weight gain, lowered cholesterol, controlled blood sugar and minimized inflammation in mice, making it an excellent candidate ...
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Infections increase death risk by 35 percent for ICU patients, study finds

Infections increase death risk by 35 percent for ICU patients, study finds | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Elderly patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) are about 35 percent more likely to die within five years of leaving the hospital if they develop an infection during their stay, a new study finds. Preventing two of the most common health care-acquired infections - sepsis caused by central lines ...
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Grant Awarded To Plan For Health Effects Of Climate Change

Grant Awarded To Plan For Health Effects Of Climate Change | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Even though climate change has been a hot button issue for years now, one Florida county just recently received a $10,000 grant to prepare for the health effects of climate change.
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NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly A&E tracker

NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly A&E tracker | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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This tracker allows you to find out how the NHS is doing where you live.

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Majority of weight loss occurs 'via breathing'

Majority of weight loss occurs 'via breathing' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The results suggest that the lungs are the main excretory organ for weight loss, with the H20 produced by oxidation departing the body in urine, feces, breath and other bodily fluids.
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The results suggest that the lungs are the main excretory organ for weight loss, with the H20 produced by oxidation departing the body in urine, feces, breath and other bodily fluids.


Although the findings of the paper may alter how weight loss is understood, strategies for losing weight should remain unchanged. Eating less and moving more is a surefire way to combat the overindulgences of the festive season.

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