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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

Children's cancers decoded

Children's cancers decoded

Posted Tue, 14 Jun 2011 02:08:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

A computational method that can identify cancer-causing genetic errors has been reported by the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project, a joint effort of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee and Washington University.

Children's cancers decoded

Success seen in African vaccination campaign against meningitis

Success seen in African vaccination campaign against meningitis

Posted Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:19:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

A new vaccine against meningitis A has significantly reduced cases of the disease in three African countries. It's all due to a new vaccination campaign that is hoped could eventually eliminate the disease from many African countries where meningitis kills hundreds of people each year.

Success seen in African vaccination campaign against meningitis

Green light for tea's immunity system boost

Green light for tea's immunity system boost

Posted Fri, 03 Jun 2011 14:56:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Green tea - long known to have health benefits - may be more effective than drugs in fighting diseases of the immune system according to new research in the US. Pharmaceutical companies have searched for drugs that can produce the same effect, but run into problems as the medicines they produce are often toxic.

Green light for tea's immunity system boost

Indigenous groups helped to fend off climate-change health risks

Indigenous groups helped to fend off climate-change health risks

Posted Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A project to help indigenous people to help themselves, in adapting to the changes inflicted by climate change, has received a grant today from the International Development Research Council. Tribal groups in Peru, Uganda and the Canadian Arctic will be involved in deciding how to safeguard their health, and future survival, in environments threatened by both global warming and the ecological pillaging of mining, timber and oil industries.

Indigenous groups helped to fend off climate-change health risks

New portable lures could help defeat mosquitoes and their diseases

New portable lures could help defeat mosquitoes and their diseases

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

A new avenue for defeating the triple menace of dengue, yellow-sickness and malaria, all diseases borne by blood-sucking mosquitoes, has been opened up by research published in tomorrow's Nature. A team from the University of California, Riverside, describes how blends of odor-stimulating compounds can fool female mosquito's from homing in on our CO2-laden breath.

New portable lures could help defeat mosquitoes and their diseases

Cancer threat from mobile phone use is real

Cancer threat from mobile phone use is real

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:27:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

World Health Organisation confirms link between mobile phones and cancer. The research could lead to the United Nations revisiting its guidelines on mobile phone usage. In the meantime, the World Health Organisation suggests users take protective action by limiting usage and using headsets.

Cancer threat from mobile phone use is real

MDs to prescribe exercise as medicine

MDs to prescribe exercise as medicine

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 07:52:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

A new online tool is being tested that aims to help doctors prescribe exercise to help prevent and treat diseases. This online solution lets doctors risk stratify patients; determine physical activity levels; give personalized exercise prescriptions that are medically accurate.

MDs to prescribe exercise as medicine

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

Posted Mon, 30 May 2011 23:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

The health of those toiling in e-waste workshops in China is at serious threat from the pollution produced - so says a new study looking at the air samples from the Chinese e-waste 'capital' of Taizhou. The research, published in Environmental Research Letters, shows high levels of inflammation and dangerous oxidants, in lung samples exposed to pollutants from the e-waste complex.

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

Spotless minds rising

Spotless minds rising

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 19:08:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Researchers show that Metyrapone could lessen the pain of negative memories. The drug Metyrapone cuts cortisol levels, according to lead author Marie-France Marin, and changing cortisol levels close to the time of forming new memories can decrease the negative emotions that may be associated with them.

Spotless minds rising

Autistic brains lack differentiation

Autistic brains lack differentiation

Posted Sun, 29 May 2011 17:50:01 GMT by Gracie Valena

Genes in the brains of autistic persons encode information differently from healthy brains, researchers from UCLA have found. They found that the autistic brains had less of the genes that are involved in neuron function and communication; and the autistic brains had a markedly higher level of the genes used for immune functions and inflammatory responses.

Autistic brains lack differentiation

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility

Posted Thu, 26 May 2011 11:11:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Caffeine shown to reduce fertility in women. Research from the University of Nevada School of Medicine indicates that caffeine inhibits the movement of eggs along the fallopian tubes, reducing the chance of conception.

Female coffee drinkers at risk of reduced fertility

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