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Vitamin D May Help Treat Asthma

Vitamin D May Help Treat Asthma | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Vitamin D inhibits IL-17A in asthma, including steroid-resistant forms, suggesting it may have steroid-enhancing properties in asthmatic patients.
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Super-sized citizens: The relationship between a country's fast-food outlets and its obesity rates

Super-sized citizens: The relationship between a country's fast-food outlets and its obesity rates | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Many studies have linked the meals served at fast-food outlets to obesity, but is there a relationship between the number of restaurants in a country and the girth of its population?
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One can of fizzy drink a day increases Type 2 diabetes risk by a fifth

One can of fizzy drink a day increases Type 2 diabetes risk by a fifth | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Drinking a can of cola a day increases the risk of developing diabetes by a fifth, according to research.
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Nearly 90% Of U.S. Turkey Products Contaminated

Nearly 90% Of U.S. Turkey Products Contaminated | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
According to a new study by Consumer Reports, close to 90 percent of turkey products in the U.S. tested positive for strains of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness.
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Compound In Red Meat, Energy Drinks, Raises Heart Risk Via Gut Bacteria

Compound In Red Meat, Energy Drinks, Raises Heart Risk Via Gut Bacteria | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Through metabolism of L-carnitine to TMAO, intestinal microbiota may contribute to the well-established link between high levels of red meat consumption and cardiovascular disease.
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Diabetes warning over soft drinks

Diabetes warning over soft drinks | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Drinking one or more cans of sugary soft drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of diabetes in later life, a study suggests.
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Visualizing The “Globesity” Problem

Visualizing The “Globesity” Problem | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Body Mass Index (BMI) is your weight divided by your height (calculate your own here), and while it’s somewhat flawed, it remains a key metric for health analysts worried about the "globesity" problem.The graphic (which you can enlarge here) shows...
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Scientists Identify Genetic Causes For Prostate, Breast And Ovarian Cancer In Breakthrough Research

Scientists Identify Genetic Causes For Prostate, Breast And Ovarian Cancer In Breakthrough Research | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In a massive study, scientists have identified over 80 genome regions that can increase the risk of developing ovarian, breast and prostate cancers.
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Reducing Interns\' Hours May Harm Patient Safety

Reducing Interns\' Hours May Harm Patient Safety | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
New restrictions on interns\' duty hours has failed to increase the amount of sleep they get per week and dramatically increased the number of potentially dangerous \
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Ruminating About Stressful Events May Increase Inflammation In The Body

Ruminating About Stressful Events May Increase Inflammation In The Body | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
People who dwell on a stressful event tend to have higher blood levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of tissue inflammation, researchers from Ohio University found.
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Hospital deaths warning 'ignored'

Hospital deaths warning 'ignored' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
More than 20,000 hospital deaths could have been prevented if warnings about high mortality rates had been acted on more quickly, a government adviser says.
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Olive oil makes you feel full

Olive oil makes you feel full | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Reduced-fat food products are gaining in popularity. But whether these products are effective or not is a matter of dispute: While it is true that they contain fewer calories, people tend to overcompensate by eating more.
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Salt 'linked to immune rebellion'

Salt 'linked to immune rebellion' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The amount of salt in our diet could be driving our own immune systems to rebel against us leading to diseases such as multiple sclerosis, very early research suggests.
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ADHD In Childhood May Lead To Obesity In Adulthood

ADHD In Childhood May Lead To Obesity In Adulthood | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Males who are diagnosed with ADHD are twice as likely to become obese in adulthood than those who did not have the condition when they were young.
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Body mass index of low income African-Americans linked to proximity of fast food restaurants

Body mass index of low income African-Americans linked to proximity of fast food restaurants | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
African-American adults living closer to a fast food restaurant had a higher body mass index than those who lived further away from fast food, according to researchers, and this association was particularly strong among those with a lower income.
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Eggs May Raise Heart Risk Via Gut Bacteria

Eggs May Raise Heart Risk Via Gut Bacteria | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Intestinal microbiota metabolize TMAO from dietary lecithin and increased TMAO levels are tied to increased risk of incident major adverse cardiovascular events.
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Beetroot Juice Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

Beetroot Juice Can Help Lower Blood Pressure | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
People with hypertension who eat vegetables rich in nitrates, such as lettuce and beetroot, can lower their blood pressure, according to a small study.
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Walnuts And Walnut Oil Benefit Heart Health Beyond Lowering Cholesterol

Walnuts And Walnut Oil Benefit Heart Health Beyond Lowering Cholesterol | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Randomized crossover trial finds walnut oil boosts endothelial function and whole walnuts increase cholesterol efflux, mechanisms that may explain benefit to cardiovascular health.
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Red meat chemical 'damages heart'

Red meat chemical 'damages heart' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A chemical found in red meat explains why eating too much steak, mince and bacon is bad for the heart, say US scientists.
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NewsDaily: UK scientists develop safer foot-and-mouth vaccine

NewsDaily: UK scientists develop safer foot-and-mouth vaccine | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
British scientists have developed a new vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease that is safer and easier to manufacture, an advance they believe should greatly increase production capacity and reduce costs.
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Breath Test Identifies Heart Failure In Patients

Breath Test Identifies Heart Failure In Patients | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have found a way of identifying heart failure by analyzing one puff of a patient\'s exhaled breath.
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Green tea, coffee may help lower stroke risk

Green tea and coffee may help lower your risk of having a stroke, especially when both are a regular part of your diet, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
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Bee Venom Destroys HIV And Spares Surrounding Cells

Bee Venom Destroys HIV And Spares Surrounding Cells | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Bee venom contains a powerful toxin called melittin which can perforate the viral envelope of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) - destroying it.
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Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups, study finds

Stress has a way of significantly altering the composition of gut bacteria, which leads to inflammation and often times, belly pain for those with irritable bowel syndrome. But a new study shows how probiotics can reverse the effect of stress.
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5 Social Apps To Encourage Employee Health and Wellness

5 Social Apps To Encourage Employee Health and Wellness | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Health care and wellness are huge subjects right now -- and for good reason.
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