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Possible link between air pollution and breast cancer

Possible link between air pollution and breast cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A new study of over 3,400 Canadian women provides further evidence that exposure to air-pollution may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, especially among women who have not yet had their menopause.
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The science behind food cravings

The science behind food cravings | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Exhibition examines the science behind food cravings
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Notice the term “anti-trigger” used in the video (at 1:22). This is a way of avoiding a usually advertising/neuromarketing driven urge for a person to make an impulse purchase - such as suddenly stopping in a high street to buy certain food once that person has been exposed to a certain smell.

 

In our last year’s  blog post reply on the Centre For Connected Health we introduced a similar term referred to as “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. You can read more from here:

 

http://chealthblog.connectedhealth.org/2014/02/03/making-health-addictive-employ-subliminal-messaging/#comment-4764

 

For your convenience the blog post reply in question is also reproduced below:

 

February 28, 2014 12:46 pm

Jo,

A great post. Blended delicately, neuroscience, marketing and advertising can produce the sweetest pill that preventive care of today could wish for.

 

A while back at my company we coined the term “Counterising”, for counteracting advertising. This came about as a result of trying to formulate an effective evidence-based model to encourage a healthy lifestyle in the field of chronic disorders.

 

Needless to say implemented properly insight of this nature offers a tremendously healthy ROI. Why else would companies such Coca-Cola & McDonalds spend as much money as they do in successfully trying to encourage us to buy into their message and product?

 

Sepe Sehati,
ClickTell Consulting

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Food may influence cancer spread

Food may influence cancer spread | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Study slowed breast cancer spread by blocking the nutrient asparagine.
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"There is mounting evidence the food on your plate can alter cancer's growth and spread, say Cambridge scientists."
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Nicotine in E-cigarettes might cause cancers, mouse study suggests

Nicotine in E-cigarettes might cause cancers, mouse study suggests | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
The nicotine in e-cigarettes seems to damage DNA in ways that may increase cancer risk, a new study in mice suggests.
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Acupuncture for headache - Harvard Health Blog

Acupuncture for headache - Harvard Health Blog | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
In the past decade or so, a significant amount of evidence has accumulated from high-quality studies showing that acupuncture provides genuine pain relief, and can help with migraine and other conditions.
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"Acupuncture can be part of the solution to the immense problem of chronic pain and opiate addiction that is gripping our society. That this solution comes from an ancient practice with a theoretical foundation incompletely understood by modern science should make it even more interesting and worthy of our attention."
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Curcumin improves memory and mood, study says

Curcumin improves memory and mood, study says | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin—the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color—improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-relate
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The outcome of this research was that the people who took curcumin experienced significant improvements in their memory and attention abilities, while the subjects who received placebo did not, Small said.

Those taking curcumin also had mild improvements in mood, and their brain PET scans showed significantly less amyloid and tau signals in the amygdala and hypothalamus than those who took placebos.
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Onions could hold key to fighting antibiotic resistance

Onions could hold key to fighting antibiotic resistance | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a UCL and Birkbeck-led study suggests.
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The research team investigated extracts of bulbs from Allium Stipitatum – also known as the Persian shallot and used as a staple part of Iranian cooking – and its antibacterial effects. 

They tested four different synthesised compounds, all of which showed a significant reduction in the presence of the bacteria in the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis – the most promising candidate of which, with highest therapeutic index, inhibited growth of the isolated TB cells by more than 99.9%.
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Proper exercise can reverse damage from heart aging

Proper exercise can reverse damage from heart aging | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Exercise can reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts and help prevent risk of future heart failure - if it's enough exercise, and if it's begun in time, according to a new study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern and Texa
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The benefits of incremental medicine

The benefits of incremental medicine | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Steady, personal care by primary care physicians over time can often help people more than intensive interventions such as surgery, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Atul Gaw…
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How stretching keeps your joints moving - Harvard Health

How stretching keeps your joints moving - Harvard Health | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Your range of motion — how far you can move a joint in various directions — is determined by many things, starting with the inner workings of the joint…
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Short-term exposure to low levels of air pollution linked with premature death among U.S. seniors

Short-term exposure to low levels of air pollution linked with premature death among U.S. seniors | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Short-term exposures to fine particulate air pollution and ozone—even at levels well below current national safety standards—were linked to higher risk of premature death among the elderly in the U…
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Carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages induces ghrelin release and increased food consumption in male rats: Implications on the onset of obesity

The dangerous health risks associated with obesity makes it a very serious public
health issue. Numerous studies verified a correlation between the increase in obesity
and the parallel increase in soft drink consumption among world populations. The effects
of one main component in soft drinks namely the carbon dioxide gas has not been studied
thoroughly in any previous research.
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Exposure to larger air particles linked to increased risk of asthma in children

Exposure to larger air particles linked to increased risk of asthma in children | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter—a mix of dust, sand and non-exhaust tailpipe emissions, such as tire rubber—are mor
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Spice up your holidays with brain-healthy seasonings - Harvard Health Blog

Spice up your holidays with brain-healthy seasonings - Harvard Health Blog | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Spices that flavor our holiday meals also deliver antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and other compounds that benefit the brain.
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Higher Vitamin D levels may be linked to lower risk of cancer

Higher Vitamin D levels may be linked to lower risk of cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
High levels of vitamin D may be linked to a lower risk of developing cancer, including liver cancer, concludes a large study of Japanese adults published by The BMJ today.
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This prospective study involving more than 33,000 participants shows that: "High vitamin D levels are associated with a lower (30-50%) relative risk of liver cancer, and the association is more evident in men than in women. No association was found for lung or prostate cancer, and the authors note that none of the cancers examined showed an increased risk associated with higher vitamin D levels."
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Study may point to new ways to reverse insulin resistance

Study may point to new ways to reverse insulin resistance | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered how insulin crosses the capillary endothelium to exit blood vessels and stimulate skeletal muscle cells—a major finding that may lead to new ways to reverse insulin resistance
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Women and pain: Disparities in experience and treatment - Harvard Health Blog

Women and pain: Disparities in experience and treatment - Harvard Health Blog | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Chronic pain affects many women, yet most pain research has been done on men. Biases about women and pain can lead to disparities in treatment.
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80% of pain studies are conducted on men but 70% of chronic pain sufferers are women. 
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Air pollution may shorten telomeres in newborns

Air pollution may shorten telomeres in newborns | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A study conducted before and after the 2004 closure of a coal-burning power plant in Tongliang, China, found children born before the closure had shorter telomeres than those conceived and born after the plant stopped pollutin
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Telomeres are specialized sections of DNA that allow chromosomes to be faithfully copied during cell division. However, with each round of cell division, telomeres shorten, resulting in a gradual loss of genomic stability. Shortened telomere length has been linked with cancer and heart disease, cognitive decline, aging, and premature death.
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Skipping breakfast linked to higher odds of clogged arteries - Harvard Health

Skipping breakfast linked to higher odds of clogged arteries - Harvard Health | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it



People who skip breakfast may be more likely to have evidence of artery-clogging plaque compared with those who eat breakfast.
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Nearly 75% of the breakfast skippers had signs of plaque buildup, compared with 57% of those who ate a big breakfast and 64% of those who ate a lighter morning meal.
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Homeostat that regulates fat mass independently of leptin

Homeostat that regulates fat mass independently of leptin | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found evidence for the existence of an internal body weight sensing system. This system operates like bathroom scales, registering body weight and thereby fat mass. More knowledge about the sensing mechanism could lead to a better understanding of the causes of obesity as well as new anti-obesity drugs.
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Swedish Researchers have found support for the existence of internal "bathroom scales". The weight of the body is registered in the lower extremities. If the body weight tends to increase, a signal is sent to the brain to decrease food intake and keep the body weight constant."
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Apple urged to tackle device 'addiction'

Apple urged to tackle device 'addiction' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Two major investors urge Apple to address the growing issue of smartphone addiction in children.
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Is coconut oil a superfood?

Is coconut oil a superfood? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Coconut oil sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype?
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This is a very interesting, albeit short-term, Cambridge study. Those consuming olive oil saw a small reduction, albeit a non-significant drop, in LDL (the "bad" cholesterol), and a 5% rise in HDL(the "good" cholesterol). So olive oil lived up to its heart-friendly reputation. But the big surprise was the coconut oil. Not only was there no rise in LDL levels, which is what you would expect, but there was a particularly large rise in HDL, the "good" cholesterol, up by 15%.
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Do gut bacteria inhibit weight loss? - Harvard Health

Do gut bacteria inhibit weight loss? - Harvard Health | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it



Research suggests that certain types of gut bacteria may make it harder to lose weight.
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Struggling to lose weight? Here is another research suggesting that certain types of gut bacteria may make it harder to lose weight.
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Does drinking fizz make you fat?

Does drinking fizz make you fat? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
We know fizzy drinks are full of calories, but is it the sugar or the bubbles that swell our waists?
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Regular takeaways linked to kids' heart disease and diabetes risk factors

Regular takeaways linked to kids' heart disease and diabetes risk factors | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Kids who regularly eat take-away meals may be boosting their risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
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Warning labels can help reduce soda consumption and obesity, new study suggests

Warning labels can help reduce soda consumption and obesity, new study suggests | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Labels that warn people about the risks of drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages can lower obesity and overweight prevalence, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.
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Why walnuts may help with weight loss - Harvard Health

Why walnuts may help with weight loss - Harvard Health | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Eating walnuts appears to activate a brain region involved in impulse control. This may help explain why people who eat nuts regularly are less likely to be…
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