As Many As 2 in 3 Smokers Will Die From Their Habit

A large Australian study of more than 200,000 people has provided independent confirmation that up to two in every three smokers will die from their habit if they continue to smoke. The research, published today in the international journal BMC Medicine, is the first evidence from a broad cross-section of the population to show the […]

Hand Washing in Hospitals Has Led to Rise in Worker Dermatitis

A new study from The University of Manchester has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in health care workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections such as MRSA has kicked in. Researchers from the University’s Institute of Population Health studied reports voluntarily submitted by dermatologists to a […]

Distractions and Fatigue Can Trigger Lower Back Pain

New research reveals the physical and psychosocial factors that significantly increase the risk of low back pain onset. In fact results published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show that being engaged in manual tasks involving awkward positions will increase the risk of low back pain by […]

Energy Drinks Significantly Increase Hyperactivity in Schoolchildren

New Haven, Conn. — Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health has found. The finding has implications for school success and lends support to existing recommendations to limit the amount […]

Oatmeal For Breakfast Can Curb Hunger and Lower Calorie Intake at Lunch 

CHICAGO, IL, JANUARY 26, 2015 – A new study suggests that your breakfast cereal choice may affect how full you feel and how much you eat for lunch, especially if you’re overweight. According to new research published in the latest issue of the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, scientists found that having oatmeal (Quaker Oats […]

Study Connects Common Pesticide to Increased Risk of ADHD

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system — responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a new Rutgers study. The research published Wednesday in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology […]

Canadian Study Shows Milk Consumption in Schools Dropped by Half When Chocolate Milk Was Removed

New study first to investigate impacts of milk choice in Canadian elementary schools Researchers from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan measured milk consumption (plain milk and flavoured milk) by children in a sample of Saskatoon elementary schools. This is the first study in a Canadian elementary school population to investigate the […]

Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure 

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed results in only 8 weeks, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Philadelphia, PA, January 8, 2014 – With hypertension (HTN) affecting nearly 80 million people in the United States and cardiovascular disease (CVD) the leading cause of death, any intervention that […]

An Avocado a Day Can Improve Your Bad Cholesterol

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Adding an avocado to your daily diet may help lower bad cholesterol, in turn reducing risk for heart disease, according to health researchers. Avocados are known to be a nutrient-dense food, high in monounsaturated fatty acids. Previous studies have suggested that avocados are a cholesterol-lowering food, but this is the first […]

‘Imaginary Meal Pill’ Tricks Body into Losing Weight

LA JOLLA–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 for a rapid transition into human clinical trials. […]

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