Category archives for: Health & Wellness

Rosemary and Oregano Found to Contain Diabetes-fighting Compounds

The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report. In their new study published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they found that how the herbs are grown makes a difference, […]

3D Printed Anatomy to Mark a New Era for Medical Training

The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionise medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical. The ’3D Printed Anatomy Series’, developed by experts from Monash University, is thought to be the first commercially available resource of its kind. The kit […]

Cigarette Warning Labels Do Prompt Smokers to Attempt to Quit

WASHINGTON – Cigarette warning labels can influence a smoker to try to quit even when the smoker is trying to avoid seeing the labels, according to a survey of thousands of adult smokers in four countries published by the American Psychological Association. Small, text-only warning labels like those on cigarette packs in the United States […]

Vasectomy May Increase Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Boston, MA — Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The researchers found that the association remained even among men who received regular PSA screening, suggesting the increased risk […]

‘Unhealthy’ Food and Beverages Have Starring Roles in Kids’ TV Programs

Regulations to curb exposure cover advertising but not program content Unhealthy food and drinks are common in kids’ TV programmes broadcast in England and Ireland, and frequently portrayed in a positive light, reveals research published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood. Statutory legislation to curb children’s exposure to high sugar and fat in food/drink […]

Researchers Identify Relationship Between High Cholesterol and Breast Cancer

Barcelona, 4 July 2014: An association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer has been found in a study of more than 1 million patients over a 14 year time period in the UK. The research will be presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting is organised by […]

Sitting All Day is Killing You

Dallas – July 7, 2014 – Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found that sedentary behaviors may lower cardiorespiratory fitness levels. New evidence suggests that two hours of sedentary behavior can be just as harmful as 20 minutes of exercise is beneficial. The study, published in today’s online edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, examined the […]

High-protein Diets Can Help You Lose Weight

Scientists have shown that instead of counting calories for weight loss, we would do better to boost the protein content of our diet. Nutritional values of foods are typically given in kilojoules or kilocalories, standard units of energy. However, new research on apes and monkeys suggests that this is too simplistic as different macronutrients – […]

Energy Drinks Renew Concerns About Safety of Caffeine

Caffeine, which was extensively researched for possible links to birth defects in animals and cardiovascular disease in humans over 30 years ago and then exonerated, has become the focus of renewed concerns as caffeine-containing energy drinks have surged in popularity. However, according to a June 23rd panel discussion at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists […]

Researcher Discovers Ovarian Cancer Treatment

(Phoenix Ariz. June 19, 2014) — Doctors at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix reported today in Lancet Oncology that a new treatment for ovarian cancer can improve response rates (increase the rate of tumor shrinkage) and prolong the time until cancers recur. In addition, this […]

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