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Increased fibre intake could prevent common bowel disorder

Increased fibre intake could prevent common bowel disorder

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:51:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Scientists demonstrate link between a low fibre diet and diverticular disease. It has long been thought that sticking to a 'five-a-day' veg and fruit regime is good for general health, but now evidence has emerged that vegetarians with a high intake of fibre are considerably less likely to suffer from common bowel disorder.

Increased fibre intake could prevent common bowel disorder

Contraceptive pills make teens' bones less dense

Contraceptive pills make teens' bones less dense

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:09:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

The use of hormonal contraceptive pills may negatively affect bone density in teenagers, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study included 606 women Group Health Cooperative members, classified as either teen or young adult, and as either user or non-user of oral contraceptives.

Contraceptive pills make teens' bones less dense

Is it time to ban BPA? For now, it's down to you to choose

Is it time to ban BPA? For now, it's down to you to choose

Posted Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:08:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Two new studies have shed further light on the rumbling debate over BPA, the plastics-softener that has become embroiled in health worries. One study adds another concern to the growing BPA bad-list - lowered thyroid activity. The other suggests that BPA-free products do indeed live up to claims - so consumers can choose to cut their BPA.

Is it time to ban BPA? For now, it's down to you to choose

Dirty secrets of clean shop towels uncovered

Dirty secrets of clean shop towels uncovered

Posted Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:46:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Clean shop towels could be putting millions of U.S. manufacturing industry workers at risk of heavy metal exposure, according to a study by environmental and risk science consulting firm Gradient. Who would imagine that freshly laundered clean towels could be putting nearly 12 million American workers at risk?

Dirty secrets of clean shop towels uncovered

Stopping smoking during pregnancy reduces health risks to babies

Stopping smoking during pregnancy reduces health risks to babies

Posted Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:50:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Study shows that women who stop smoking during pregnancy give birth to healthier children. In a study of 50,000 pregnancies at Southampton hospitals between 2002 and 2010, women who gave up smoking early in their pregnancy had babies that were the same weight as those of women who did not smoke.

Stopping smoking during pregnancy reduces health risks to babies

City-dwellers prone to depression, memory problems, from pollution

City-dwellers prone to depression, memory problems, from pollution

Posted Tue, 05 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Particulate matter - pollution partly caused by tailpipe fumes - causes depression, memory and learning difficulties, says a new study out in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Tests on mice have revealed, for the first time, that prolonged exposure to the fine suspension of particles causes real changes to the structure of the brain.

City-dwellers prone to depression, memory problems, from pollution

'Map-reading' for male mice falls foul of BPA

'Map-reading' for male mice falls foul of BPA

Posted Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Bisphenol A (BPA) - a widely-used chemical that has been connected to health worries over cancer, heart disease, and hormone disruption - has left male deer-mice unable to find, or impress, the ladies. The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences adds credence to concerns that mothers and infants exposed to BPA in the womb may suffer from reproductive and behavioral knock-ons.

'Map-reading' for male mice falls foul of BPA

Stress increases damaging effects of traffic pollution in children

Stress increases damaging effects of traffic pollution in children

Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:36:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

A new study shows that a stressful home can increase the risk of lung damage in children who are exposed to high levels of traffic pollutants. Children with higher levels of stress, subjected to the same levels of traffic pollution as those in low stress families, had decreased respiratory function.

Stress increases damaging effects of traffic pollution in children

Rotavirus vaccine proves highly effective in reducing gastroenteritis in children

Rotavirus vaccine proves highly effective in reducing gastroenteritis in children

Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2011 16:58:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Routine vaccination seen to greatly reduce hospitalisations due to rotavirus. A report, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, by the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, shows that routine vaccination against rotavirus is hugely effective in reducing the number of children hospitalised by virus.

Rotavirus vaccine proves highly effective in reducing gastroenteritis in children

German E coli strain is a virulent blend of 2 other bugs

German E coli strain is a virulent blend of 2 other bugs

Posted Thu, 23 Jun 2011 11:51:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Scientists are homing in on the reason why last month's outbreak, in Germany, of a new strain of E coli was so deadly. The bug, most probably passed through bean sprouts from a farm in Saxony, borrowed Shiga-toxin abilities from EHEC and extra stickiness from EAEC, so prolonging its toxic delivery, and leading to higher rates of kidney failure.

German E coli strain is a virulent blend of 2 other bugs

Perils of a sunny lifestyle

Perils of a sunny lifestyle

Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:28:01 GMT by Michael Evans

A sunnier world encourages young people to expose more skin. This increases the risk of malignant melanoma skin cancer. The American Society of Clinical Oncology recently reported on two studies using new drugs to prolong the life of those with advanced melanomas.

Perils of a sunny lifestyle

Brain works differently 'far from the madding crowd'

Brain works differently 'far from the madding crowd'

Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The brains of city-dwellers and country-folk show different responses to stress, according to new research out in today's Nature. This may help scientists to understand why mood and anxiety disorders are so much higher for those bought up in the city – and maybe to improve the environment there, essential for the well-being of an increasingly urban population.

Brain works differently 'far from the madding crowd'

Scheme launched to help parents 'environmentally child-proof' their home

Scheme launched to help parents 'environmentally child-proof' their home

Posted Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:21:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The modern home has become overloaded with chemicals that put small children at risk - but five simple steps can be taken to de-toxify the home, according to the launch of a Creating Healthy Environments for Kids initiative in Canada yesterday.

Scheme launched to help parents 'environmentally child-proof' their home

To cut strokes, don't spare the olive oil!

To cut strokes, don't spare the olive oil!

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Stroke rates can potentially be cut by 40% or more by splashing on the olive oil, says a new piece of research into French seniors, published in today's Neurology. Intensive users of olive oil saw considerably less stroke rates over 5 years than those who wouldn't touch the stuff.

To cut strokes, don't spare the olive oil!

California hits the magic five-a-day

California hits the magic five-a-day

Posted Wed, 15 Jun 2011 05:24:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Californian health campaigners can draw succor from the success of hitting the 5-a-day mark for fruit and veg consumption - according to a study out in today's Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. The research shows women eating more healthy fresh fruit and veg than men, with both low- and high-income groups raising their quota significantly over the last decade.

California hits the magic five-a-day

Three genes tying migraine sufferers together

Three genes tying migraine sufferers together

Posted Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:40:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Scientists genetic discovery indicate a hereditary link between migraine sufferers and why women are more susceptible than men. Many sufferers of migraines have long believed environmental factors like heavy weather and lighting can trigger an attack but new research from the US has identified a genetic link.

Three genes tying migraine sufferers together

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Mammals' heart disease risk may be a quirk of evolution

Posted Tue, 18 Oct 2011 01:21:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Good bacteria pack a positive punch for the gut

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 16:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

Posted Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:42:45 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Biological invasions can be handled as natural disasters

Posted Sun, 03 Apr 2011 10:54:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

Stress could be obesity trigger says new report

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 18:56:09 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Brain works differently 'far from the madding crowd'

Posted Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Hope that psilocybin may help treat depression

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 15:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Reusable bags found to contain dangerous levels of lead

Posted Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:54:00 GMT by Rachel England

Watch Your Drink, Hexavalent Chromium found in some Tap Water

Posted Wed, 22 Dec 2010 09:30:48 GMT by Paromita Pain

Western attitudes to obesity go global

Posted Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:23:02 GMT by Colin Ricketts