New Study Says Dairy is Good for Metabolic Health

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Dairy is considered part of a healthy diet and dietary guidelines recommend the daily consumption of 2-4 portions of milk-based products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, cream and butter. It’s well known that dairy products contain calcium and minerals good for bones, but new research has shown that dairy consumption may also have beneficial effects […]

RealConsent Web-based Training Can Reduce Campus Rape

Web-based training targeted at college-aged men is an effective tool for reducing the number of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, according to a researcher in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The RealConsent program reduced sexually violent behavior and increased the likelihood a male student would intervene to prevent a sexual assault, […]

Concussions Remain ‘Hidden Injury’ in Sports

Two new studies recently published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine co-authored by Dr. J. Scott Delaney, a team physician for the Montreal Alouettes, Montreal Impact, and McGill football and soccer, shed light on the most common form of head injury seen in athletes. They suggest that concussions continue to be a “hidden injury” […]

Eating is Addictive But Sugar and Fat Do Not Act Like Drugs 

People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests. An international team of scientists has found no strong evidence for people being addicted to the chemical substances in certain foods. The brain does not respond to nutrients in […]

Social Networking Can Help People Lose Weight

Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies shows that such programmes have achieved modest but significant results in helping participants lose weight. The paper is one […]

Brain Damage Caused by Severe Sleep Apnea Is Reversible

DARIEN, IL – A neuroimaging study is the first to show that white matter damage caused by severe obstructive sleep apnea can be reversed by continuous positive airway pressure therapy. The results underscore the importance of the “Stop the Snore” campaign of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the Centers for Disease […]

Does Sleep Affect the Size of Your Brain?

MINNEAPOLIS – Sleep difficulties may be linked to faster rates of decline in brain volume, according to a study published in the September 3, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Sleep has been proposed to be “the brain’s housekeeper”, serving to repair and restore the brain. The […]

Xenon Exposure Shown to Erase Traumatic Memories – Holds Potential for Treatment of PTSD

Belmont, MA — McLean Hospital researchers are reporting that xenon gas, used in humans for anesthesia and diagnostic imaging, has the potential to be a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other memory-related disorders. “In our study, we found that xenon gas has the capability of reducing memories of traumatic events,” said Edward G. […]

‘Suicide Tourism’ to Switzerland Has Doubled

German and UK citizens make up bulk of numbers; neurological diseases most common reason to end life Citizens from Germany and the UK make up the bulk of the numbers, with neurological conditions, such paralysis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis, accounting for almost half of the cases, the findings show. The researchers wanted […]

Study Shows 9/11 Dust Cloud May Have Caused Widespread Pregnancy Issues

Pregnant women living near the World Trade Center during 9/11 experienced higher-than-normal negative birth outcomes, according to a new working paper by Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. These mothers were more likely to give birth prematurely and deliver babies with low birth weights. Their babies – especially baby boys – […]

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