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Cold environment makes cancer grow and spread faster

Cold environment makes cancer grow and spread faster | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Cancer grows and spreads faster when the environment is cold, while the opposite occurs when it is warm. Should patients be treated in warmer rooms?
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Magnetic nanoparticles to cure cancer

Magnetic nanoparticles to cure cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Nanoparticles with an iron core specifically target tumors and on exposure to a magnetic field, heat up to the extent that they cook cancer cells while healthy ones are unharmed.
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A truely simple and innovative approach to deal with cancer. 

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Goji berries protect against the flu in new study

Goji berries protect against the flu in new study | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A study in older mice suggests that, when coupled with the flu vaccine, goji berries offer extra protection against the flu by boosting the immune system and diminishing symptoms.
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Happiness results in fewer doctor visits

Happiness results in fewer doctor visits | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but happiness may be the best prescription, says a University of Michigan researcher.
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Zebrafish help decode link between calcium deficiency and colon cancer

Zebrafish help decode link between calcium deficiency and colon cancer | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A tiny, transparent fish embryo and a string of surprises led scientists to a deeper understanding of the perplexing link between low calcium and colon cancer.
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All Of The Gruesome Ways That Smoking Changes Your Body

All Of The Gruesome Ways That Smoking Changes Your Body | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
It's not just lung cancer and heart disease. Smoking changes your body in some pretty ugly ways as the Tobacco Body Tool which visualizes the damage...
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Morning-after pill 'fails in obese'

Morning-after pill 'fails in obese' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A French pharmaceutical company warns a morning-after contraceptive pill may be ineffective in heavier women, following a Scottish study.
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Type 2 diabetics 'have better glucose control' with exercise game

Type 2 diabetics 'have better glucose control' with exercise game | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Exercise games, like the Wii Fit Plus from Nintendo, could help individuals with type 2 diabetes to have better control over their glucose levels, according to a new study.
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Acid-suppressing medications associated with vitamin B12 deficiency

Acid-suppressing medications associated with vitamin B12 deficiency | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Use for 2 or more years of proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 receptor antagonists (two types of acid-inhibiting medications) was associated with a subsequent new diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a study appearing in the...
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Researchers develop new drug approach that could lead to cures for wide range of diseases

Researchers develop new drug approach that could lead to cures for wide range of diseases | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A team led by a longtime Oregon Health & Science University researcher has demonstrated in mice what could be a revolutionary new technique to cure a wide range of human diseases—from cystic fibrosis to cataracts to Alzheimer's disease—that are...
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How "good cholesterol" stops inflammation

How "good cholesterol" stops inflammation | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
High-density lipoprotein (HDL), known colloquially as 'good cholesterol', protects against dangerous deposits in the arteries. An important function of HDL is its anti-inflammatory properties.
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Exercise 'cuts risk of dementia'

Exercise 'cuts risk of dementia' | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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Also see this 2011 study which demonstrated that moderate exercise increased the size of the hippocampus, an area of the brain that makes memories, in 120 volunteers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12325285

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'Stomach clock' limits food intake to specific times, study suggests

'Stomach clock' limits food intake to specific times, study suggests | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A mouse study from the University of Adelaide suggests that nerves situated in the stomach 'act as a clock,' which limits a person's food intake to specific times during the day.
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What are the benefits of cod liver oil?

What are the benefits of cod liver oil? | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
This article provides detailed information on the health benefits associated with cod liver oil and its potential therapeutic properties.
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Consumption of lead contaminated water may increase risk of miscarriages and fetal death

Consumption of lead contaminated water may increase risk of miscarriages and fetal death | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—New research by Virginia Tech College of Engineering Professor Marc Edwards shows that fetal death rates in Washington, D.C., increased during two separate lead-in-water contamination events during 2000-2003 and 2007-2009.
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Simple blood test could ID people at risk of diabetes

Simple blood test could ID people at risk of diabetes | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Medical researchers with the University of Alberta played an important role in a Massachusetts General Hospital-led discovery that a blood test could pinpoint those at risk of developing diabetes—more than 10 years before the onset...
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Study breaks blood-brain barriers to understanding Alzheimer's

Study breaks blood-brain barriers to understanding Alzheimer's | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
A study in mice shows how a breakdown of the brain's blood vessels may amplify or cause problems associated with Alzheimer's disease.
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Drug 'halves' breast cancer risk

Drug 'halves' breast cancer risk | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
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This  drug appears to stop the production of the #hormone #oestrogen, which fuels the growth of the majority of breast #cancers.

 

It is worth noting that plant oestrogens  - #Isoflavones - help reduce the risk of cancer.

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Caution to pregnant women on red meat diabetes link

Caution to pregnant women on red meat diabetes link | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant can make use of the summer holiday season to adjust their diets and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide's Robinson...
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An interesting study + some amazing statistics -  "For example, just over half a serving of nuts per day can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes by 40%."

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Father's diet before conception plays crucial role in health of his offspring, study suggests

Father's diet before conception plays crucial role in health of his offspring, study suggests | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Mothers get all the attention. But a study led by McGill researcher Sarah Kimmins suggests that the father's diet before conception may play an equally important role in the health of their offspring.
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New insights into the immune system of the gastrointestinal tract

New insights into the immune system of the gastrointestinal tract | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Lymphotoxin is a cytokine, or intercellular messenger, and plays an important role in the immunological balance of the gastrointestinal tract.
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In surprise finding, blood clots absorb bacterial toxin

In surprise finding, blood clots absorb bacterial toxin | Preventive Medicine | Scoop.it
Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found. The research was published Dec.
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The Diagnosis Difference | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

A portrait of the 45% of U.S. adults living with chronic health conditions
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This of course is an international problem & a ticking time bomb.

 

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