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New drugs may treat hardening of the arteries

New drugs may treat hardening of the arteries

Posted Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

American scientists say a precursor molecule to cholesterol that subdues inflammatory response genes could be targeted by new drug treatments.

New drugs may treat hardening of the arteries

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey

Posted Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:46:08 GMT by Michael Evans

The recently published Global Adult Tobacco Survey carried out in 16 sample countries indicated that 49% of men and 11% of women used tobacco. Worldwide 6 million people die each year and if present trends continue, by 2030 the annual death toll will be 8 million.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey

Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations

Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Lung cancer sufferers with a history of smoking have 10-times more genetic mutations in their tumours than non-smokers with the disease, according to a new study.

Lung cancer tumours in smokers have 10-times more genetic mutations

World Suicide Prevention Day ~ 10th September

World Suicide Prevention Day ~ 10th September

Posted Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:18:51 GMT by Michael Evans

Every year a million people worldwide take their own lives. To help to raise awareness, at 8.00 pm local time on World Suicide Prevention Day, in every country of the world, people are invited to put a lighted candle near a window to commemmorate those who have died in this way.

World Suicide Prevention Day ~ 10th September

Evolution in medicine - Part II

Evolution in medicine - Part II

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:47:10 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The medical connection to evolution is further explained by reference to ageing and immortality. Stephen Searle explains how cancer is evolving and why treatment should change in its emphasis A section on various pathogens intriguingly connects to his previous section on how early humans gained immunity from parasites, then concludes on how to integrate all such ongoing information into medical courses.

Evolution in medicine - Part II

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:36:42 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Prof. Searles explains the basic reasons why evolution can shed new light on doctors' practice and gives examples from the fields he teaches to medical students on genetics and auto-immune disease, conception and kin selection.

Evolution in medicine - Part I

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

By eating 63 grams of chocolate a week, men could cut the risk of having a stroke by 17% over those who eat no chocolate, new research indicates.

Eating chocolate may help men prevent strokes

Scientists learn what to eat to keep out heat

Scientists learn what to eat to keep out heat

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:00:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

US scientists are today discussing - and sampling - the best foods to keep them cool in hot weather.

Scientists learn what to eat to keep out heat

Tai Chi helps COPD sufferers, says report

Tai Chi helps COPD sufferers, says report

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Tai Chi can be used as an effective exercise therapy for those suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new report.

Tai Chi helps COPD sufferers, says report

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July

Posted Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:01:01 GMT by Michael Evans

World Hepatitis Day hopes to raise worldwide awareness by attempting a world record for the greatest number of people acting out the proverb 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil'. An estimated one in 12 of the world's population suffer from hepatitis, but most are completely unaware of the fact. The British Association for the Study of the Liver finds the general lack of knowledge of hepatitis to be inexplicable. People just put the problem to the back of their minds.

World Hepatitis Day - 28th July

Ursolic acid found in apple peel may help fight obesity

Ursolic acid found in apple peel may help fight obesity

Posted Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:19:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A compound, ursolic acid, that increases muscle and calorie burning is present in apple peel, a University of Iowa study shows.

Ursolic acid found in apple peel may help fight obesity

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

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

The increased risk of developing cancer is not enough to make overweight Britons slim down and the main problem is lack of willpower, says new research from Cancer Research UK.

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

'Fatness' threat to global environmental sustainability

'Fatness' threat to global environmental sustainability

Posted Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:00:09 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Obesity, being overweight and general 'fatness' of the world's population threatens environmental sustainability according to a new study. The Earth's adult humans weigh 287 million tonnes, probably more, according to a new report. The heaviest average body mass index is in North America.

'Fatness' threat to global environmental sustainability

Thermal human images tell if you're HOT or not!

Thermal human images tell if you're HOT or not!

Posted Wed, 30 May 2012 12:03:36 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Hot or not? well the simplest of social contact can cause our temperature to rise, especially interaction with the opposite sex a new study has found using thermal imaging. Facial temperatures of women rose more during interactions with males than vice versa and the study links these temperature rises with possible attraction.

Thermal human images tell if you're HOT or not!

Children at risk of long-term health issues from passive smoking

Children at risk of long-term health issues from passive smoking

Posted Sun, 20 May 2012 13:53:40 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Children who are exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke from their parents are in danger of developing long-term respiratory problems in adulthood, even if they never smoke themselves, a study claims.

Children at risk of long-term health issues from passive smoking

Childbirth - A natural function or a grave risk

Childbirth - A natural function or a grave risk

Posted Fri, 11 May 2012 16:32:38 GMT by Michael Evans

Childbirth, although a perfectly natural function, carries a grave risk particularly in the developing world, where chronic global malnutrition can put maternal mortality rates as high as one death for every eleven births.

Childbirth - A natural function or a grave risk

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Babies are all meant to be the same!

Posted Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:31:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Malaria cure at last on the horizon

Posted Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Of mice and men-and wheels

Posted Wed, 21 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pathogens find new hosts as Arctic ice melts

Posted Sat, 01 Mar 2014 07:20:01 GMT by Julie Cook

The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

Posted Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:38:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pollution grows in China

Posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:31:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Coastal Use and Enjoyment

Posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Health improving or are new pollutants more hazardous?

Posted Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:14:48 GMT by JW Dowey

25th April - World Malaria Day

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:26 GMT by Michael Evans

Can nutrition alone reverse established cancers?

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 14:49:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Tweaking a natural chemical produces anti-cancer drugs

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:53:02 GMT by Michael Evans

Calls to better protect US public from chemical health risks

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 13:16:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Go to bed! Kids with early bed/rise times stay leaner

Posted Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:15:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

The drawback of eating starch

Posted Sat, 10 Dec 2011 20:02:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Experts call for equal access to cancer care worldwide

Posted Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:20:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Exercise could be beneficial for patients with depression

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:26:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:30:00 GMT by Emma McNeil

E-waste pollution puts workers at risk

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