Eating Eggs Shown to Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Egg consumption may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly widespread throughout the world. Research has shown that lifestyle habits, such as exercise and nutrition, play a crucial role […]

Syrup From Dates Shows Promise for Fighting Bacterial Infections

Date syrup – a thick, sweet liquid derived from dates that is widely consumed across the Middle East – shows antibacterial activity against a number of disease-causing bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. New research, presented today at the Society for General Microbiology’s Annual Conference in Birmingham, showed that, in vitro, date syrup is […]

The State of Vaccine Confidence: Early Results of a Vaccine Confidence Index

A decade on from the Northern Nigeria polio vaccination boycott and its global costs to the polio eradication initiative, a new report examines global issues affecting vaccine confidence and hesitation since the new millennium. The State of Vaccine Confidence Report from researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (published 26 March) analyses […]

 Hip Replacements for Middle-age  Nearly Double From 2002-2011

The number of total hip replacements (THRs) nearly doubled among middle-aged patients between 2002-2011, primarily due to the expansion of the middle-aged population in the U.S., according to a new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Continued growth in utilization of hip replacement surgery in […]

Most Parents Unaware of Safe Pitching Practices for Kids

A new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that 53 percent of the parents/caregivers of youth baseball pitchers are unaware of safe pitching practices designed to prevent overuse injuries–common tears or damage, most often to the elbow (ulnar collateral ligament) or shoulder–which can cause […]

Study Identifies Low Back Pain Risk Factors

New research presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) identifies nicotine dependence, obesity, alcohol abuse and depressive disorders as risk factors for low back pain, a common condition causing disability, missed work, high medical costs and diminished life quality. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control […]

Spider Venom Contains 7 Compounds with Potential to Relieve Chronic Pain

New research shows that seven compounds of the countless found in spider venom block a key step in the body’s ability to pass pain signals to the brain. The hunt for a medicine based on just one of these compounds, which would open up a new class of potent painkillers, is now a step closer […]

Soft Drink Tax Could Improve National Health

An excise tax on sugar-sweetened drinks would be an effective way to improve the health of heavy consumers, new research shows. Monash University researchers compared the impact that a 20 per cent sales tax and a 20 cents per litre excise tax on beverages such as carbonated non-diet soft drinks, cordials and fruit drinks would […]

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 […]

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