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Screening could cut bowel cancer deaths by a quarter, says study

Screening could cut bowel cancer deaths by a quarter, says study

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:19:01 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Bowel cancer deaths fell by 27 per cent after Scottish patients took part in a home screening test, a National Cancer body's annual conference heard.

Screening could cut bowel cancer deaths by a quarter, says study

The secrets of good sleep

The secrets of good sleep

Posted Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:46:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Recent research on sleep disorders and their prevention. Sleeping problems - even sleep disorders - appear to be in the rise in our modern world, for a variety of reasons.

The secrets of good sleep

Red wine ingredient resveratrol may boost metabolism in men

Red wine ingredient resveratrol may boost metabolism in men

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:27:00 GMT by Angela Munro

A study recently conducted shows that the chemical resveratrol found in red wine can improve the metabolism of obese men. A recent study, published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism, tested the effects of the chemical resveratrol on 11 obese men over a 30 day period.

Red wine ingredient resveratrol may boost metabolism in men

Study shows $7 billion saving from using bikes for short journeys

Study shows $7 billion saving from using bikes for short journeys

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:12:00 GMT by James Mathews

A research study has just been published in Environmental Health, a scientific journal, about the health benefits of cutting out short car trips. It stated that the biggest benefit to health came from replacing 50% of short car trips with bicycle trips instead during the six warmest months of the year.

Study shows $7 billion saving from using bikes for short journeys

Overweight teens wanting to lose weight are not properly informed

Overweight teens wanting to lose weight are not properly informed

Posted Tue, 01 Nov 2011 16:31:00 GMT by James Mathews

America has the highest rate of obesity in the World and this is now beginning to even affect children. In Philadelphia's high schools roughly 14% of their students are deemed overweight and now Clare Lenhart, public health doctoral candidate, has led some research that shows that the majority of these teens do actually want to lose weight but their actions are often causing more harm than good.

Overweight teens wanting to lose weight are not properly informed

Background Noise Can Effect Students Test Scores

Background Noise Can Effect Students Test Scores

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:51:00 GMT by James Mathews

The Acoustical Society of America has been carrying out research to find what helps to increase the quality of a learning environment to help with the absorption of more information or better results and what can decrease these factors as well.

Background Noise Can Effect Students Test Scores

Secondhand smoke in California

Secondhand smoke in California

Posted Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:19:00 GMT by Ines Morales

Article on secondhand smoke in California, according to a recent UCLA study. If official statistics are to be trusted, the state of California has less smokers than any other state in the U.S., except Missouri. Good for them, right? After all, it has been scientifically proved that smoking is hazardous for your health.

Secondhand smoke in California

Over 70's kidney transplants safe

Over 70's kidney transplants safe

Posted Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:24:01 GMT by James Mathews

New research has shown that transplants from the elderly could be totally safe. It had previously been thought that people of senior age could be at serious risk when donating a kidney, however in Washington, DC a study in the CJASN, has claimed that healthy people over 70 years of age can indeed safely donate a kidney.

Over 70's kidney transplants safe

Room for one more

Room for one more

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:39:31 GMT by Laura Brown

What impact will the world's seven billionth human have? The United Nations is estimating that next Monday, the world's 7 billionth inhabitant will be born. It is a milestone that has economists, scientists and politicians wondering whether the earth's population is reaching breaking point.

Room for one more

Relax guys, the stress will kill you

Relax guys, the stress will kill you

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:19:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

A new long-term study concluded that middle-aged men who experience repeated episodes of moderate to high stress life events over a relatively short period experienced a 50% increase in mortality. Being married and drinking moderately may help reduce risk, however.

Relax guys, the stress will kill you

Antibody therapy to treat Hendra virus in humans

Antibody therapy to treat Hendra virus in humans

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:52:01 GMT by Dave Collier

A antibody has been developed to treat the Hendra virus. This is the first treatment available for this disease. The Hendra virus is a type of henipavirus, a virus often carried by bats. The cross-species infection was alarming and the route from bat to horse and then to humans was something that researchers wanted to block. When infected with Nipa, another henipavirus, humans suffer a 75% fatality rate.

Antibody therapy to treat Hendra virus in humans

Malaria vaccine maybe closer after successful trial

Malaria vaccine maybe closer after successful trial

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:26:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Drug giant GSK and Bill Gates' foundation say testing of a new malaria vaccine in Africa has produced promising results. In the 6,000 five to seventeen-month-old children vaccinated with three doses of the drug, there was a reduced risk of contracting clinical malaria (56% down) and severe malaria (47%).

Malaria vaccine maybe closer after successful trial

Mammals' heart disease risk may be a quirk of evolution

Mammals' heart disease risk may be a quirk of evolution

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

Mammals have developed a uniquely efficient blood clotting mechanism, which probably offered a survival advantage. But that same advantage comes at a price: a higher risk of heart disease. The culprits are important components of mammalian blood known as platelets, which helped protect early mammals from injury.

Mammals' heart disease risk may be a quirk of evolution

Chocolate may well be a girl's best friend

Chocolate may well be a girl's best friend

Posted Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:41:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Chocolate consumption has been linked to a lower incidence of stroke in women. A new study published this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology concludes that women who wolfed down the most chocolate were significantly less likely to suffer a stroke than their peers who abstained from the delectable dark stuff.

Chocolate may well be a girl's best friend

Restless Legs Syndrome linked to hypertension in women

Restless Legs Syndrome linked to hypertension in women

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:39:01 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is linked to high blood pressure incidence in middle-aged women, according to the results of a new study. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is an often unpleasant condition characterized by intense pain in the legs and an inability to keep the legs still, especially at night.

Restless Legs Syndrome linked to hypertension in women

Optimistic people wired differently

Optimistic people wired differently

Posted Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:37:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Optimistic people's sunny outlook may be due to 'faulty' brain functioning, according to the results of a new study published this week in Nature Neuroscience. The study shows that optimistic people tend to learn only from information that reinforces their sunny outlook. While it may be helpful in trying times, the trait is essentially due to 'faulty' functioning in the frontal lobes of their brains.

Optimistic people wired differently

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The essence of animal bodies - bacterial cooperation

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Blue Eyes are Stone Aged

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Coastal Use and Enjoyment

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25th April - World Malaria Day

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Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

Posted Mon, 15 Aug 2011 16:51:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Walnuts Contain Most Healthy Antioxidants

Posted Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:08:00 GMT by Tamara Croes

US air cleaner but 50% of Americans breathe dirty air still

Posted Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:33:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Mass spectrometry could be key to safe groundwater

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 00:55:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Baby talk opens door on brain processes

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:12:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Could living with an anxious partner reduce your own life expectancy?

Posted Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:49:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Methane-contaminated drinking water confirmed near fracking wells

Posted Mon, 09 May 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Protein responsible for drug resistance in breast cancer found

Posted Tue, 24 May 2011 11:09:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Turning cold houses into cozy homes save lives - and the planet

Posted Thu, 12 May 2011 22:30:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Avoiding accidents on ice

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 03:40:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop