Obesity Linked To Smoking

Being obese is associated with an increased risk of taking up smoking and smoking frequency (number of cigarettes smoked per day), finds a study published by The BMJ today. These results strongly suggest that obesity influences smoking behavior, which could have implications for public health interventions aiming to reduce the …

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Vitamin D Therapy Benefits

Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested. When beta cells — the cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin — become dysfunctional, the body …

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An Introduction to Telemedicine

Hoping To See Your Doctor Via Telemedicine? Here’s A Quick Guide. Tucked into the federal budget law Congress passed in February was a provision that significantly expands the use of telemedicine — long a hyped health care reform, and now poised to go mainstream within five to 10 years. “There’s …

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Discovery Of New Protein Linked To Breast Cancer

Researchers experimentally block the spread of a type of breast cancer. Jean-François Côté, a researcher at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and professor at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Medicine, studies metastasis, the leading cause of cancer-related death. Recently, his team uncovered a protein that, once deactivated, could prevent …

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A Healthy Diet May Help Delay Start of Menopause

A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay the natural menopause, while high dietary intake of refined carbs, such as pasta and rice, may instead help to hasten it, suggests the first UK study of its kind, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. …

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Effects Of Physical Activity During Pregnancy

In a recent study, a combined lifestyle intervention including dietary counseling and twice-weekly exercise classes during pregnancy resulted in a slightly longer first stage of labor, without any other effects during labor or delivery. In a recent Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica study, a combined lifestyle intervention including dietary counseling …

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Haylie Pomroy Shares the Secrets for Successful Lifelong Weight Loss

Maybe you’ve heard of Haylie Pomroy or the book she wrote called The Fast Metabolism Diet. She’s a celebrity diet coach and registered wellness consultant with over 20 years of experience in helping people “achieve ideal health while enjoying real food,” as her website states. With all the talk about …

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Workplace Flexibility Bias

Work-life balance is not an issue exclusive to women, particularly mothers — even men and those without children can suffer when they feel that their workplace culture is not family friendly, according to a new study. When employees think their careers will suffer if they take time away from work …

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Music-Based Treatment for Anxiety in Alzheimer’s

Ever get chills listening to a particularly moving piece of music? You can thank the salience network of the brain for that emotional joint. Surprisingly, this region also remains an island of remembrance that is spared from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the University of Utah Health are …

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How 3D Printing Could Change How We Eat

Researchers 3-D print food with customized texture and body absorption characteristics. Imagine a home appliance that, at the push of a button, turns powdered ingredients into food that meets the individual nutrition requirements of each household member. Although it may seem like something from science fiction, new research aimed at …

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