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Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

Posted Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:28:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Just telling kids to eat their greens is not as effective as showing them says an American obesity expert. "Eat your greens," has been the fervent, and often disobeyed, order from parents down the generations. Now, a study from nutrition experts suggests mum and dad would be better off saving their breath and eating by example with a plateful of their own healthy foods.

Eat as I eat, not as I say: Lead by example obesity expert tells parents

Fish oil supplements 'should not be used' by those on chemo

Fish oil supplements 'should not be used' by those on chemo

Posted Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A study published today in Cancer Cell is recommending that widely-used fish-oil supplements – prized for their high omega-3 and -6 contents - should not be taken by those undergoing chemotherapy. Although these remain a healthy option for those suffering from cancer, they appear to halt the effects of chemotherapy, and may play a role in developing chemotherapy resistance.

Fish oil supplements 'should not be used' by those on chemo

Moderate consumption of alcohol could be beneficial for women in later life

Moderate consumption of alcohol could be beneficial for women in later life

Posted Wed, 07 Sep 2011 16:06:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Research shows that one to two alcoholic drinks each day could have health benefits for middle-aged women. The study suggests that women who consumed small amounts of alcohol on a regular basis improved their chances of avoiding several major age-related ailments, including heart disease and diabetes.

Moderate consumption of alcohol could be beneficial for women in later life

'Trojan horse' bacteria delivering tumor-killing blow comes from the soil

'Trojan horse' bacteria delivering tumor-killing blow comes from the soil

Posted Sun, 04 Sep 2011 23:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

A novel trojan-horse attack to kill tumors, using bacteria commonly found in the soil, is being presented to the annual conference of the Society for General Microbiology, which is taking place in York in the UK this week. The soil-dwelling bug could help to remove tumors without surgery, and may provide new hope to those whose cases are difficult-to-operate.

'Trojan horse' bacteria delivering tumor-killing blow comes from the soil

Findings may prevent oxygen deprived fetal brain damage

Findings may prevent oxygen deprived fetal brain damage

Posted Sat, 03 Sep 2011 10:12:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Scientists have identified a signaling molecule that plays a mediating role in the damage of fetal brains due to a lack of oxygen. They say that this is a step towards preventing such brain damage, which can lead to a variety of physical and mental problems including mental retardation, epilepsy, schizophrenia, autism and cerebral palsy.

Findings may prevent oxygen deprived fetal brain damage

Virus shrinks cancer cells

Virus shrinks cancer cells

Posted Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:01:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Engineered viruses can be successfully infused into a cancer patient's body to selectively infect and shrink cancer cells, researchers show. Twenty-three advanced-cancer patients who had failed to respond to available treatments were infused with an engineered strain of vaccinia virus.

Virus shrinks cancer cells

New initiative for early diagnosis of genetic colorectal cancer

New initiative for early diagnosis of genetic colorectal cancer

Posted Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:26:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

A new early diagnosis program for the family members of patients diagnosed with Lynch syndrome has been launched in Texas. UT Southwestern and Parkland Memorial Hospital have teamed up to offer a new screening program for families thought to be at risk from colorectal cancer.

New initiative for early diagnosis of genetic colorectal cancer

Race starts early for ethnic minority students

Race starts early for ethnic minority students

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:09:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Even children in elementary school are aware of stigma related to race a new report finds. The youngsters showed the same level of awareness of stigma as adults despite their tender years. The academic performance of such stigmatised children can be improved if they have close friends the authors found.

Race starts early for ethnic minority students

CVD prevention gaps found

CVD prevention gaps found

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:51:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

Aspirin, statins and diuretics are effective, safe and inexpensive therapies for secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Yet they are underused all over the world, particularly by women, with a marked gap between high-income and low-income countries.

CVD prevention gaps found

Children's three strategies shed light on bullying

Children's three strategies shed light on bullying

Posted Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:40:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Children chose one of three ways of dealing with their peers says a new report on bullying which hopes to improve the outcomes when adults intervene in childhood conflict. Children who had most social success were those who dealt with relationships by trying to build friendships.

Children's three strategies shed light on bullying

Fruit under pressure - additive-free and more nutritious?

Fruit under pressure - additive-free and more nutritious?

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 19:31:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

Scientists at the annual American Chemical Society gathering in Denver have put a new feather in the cap for a natural additive-free method of preserving food – called pascalization. It seems that as well as knocking microbes for six, this high-pressure treatment can boost levels of anti-oxidants for some fruits, which are thought to be important for good health.

Fruit under pressure - additive-free and more nutritious?

Baby talk opens door on brain processes

Baby talk opens door on brain processes

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

Babies raised with two languages keep important parts of their brains open to learning for longer finds a new study which is an important step in showing how our brains are shaped. The speed with which very young children learn languages fades very quickly if not used according to a new research.

Baby talk opens door on brain processes

Chocs away! Heart disease risk reduced by chocolate

Chocs away! Heart disease risk reduced by chocolate

Posted Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:23:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Don't go mad, warn researchers who have found a reduced risk of cardiac disease in those who eat chocolate. Work must be done to reduce sugar and fat content in chocolate products say the Cambridge University team. The team looked at seven recent studies of the effect of chocolate on cardiometabolic disorders which included over 110,000 participants.

Chocs away! Heart disease risk reduced by chocolate

Exercise could be beneficial for patients with depression

Exercise could be beneficial for patients with depression

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

A new study has shown that anti-depressants can be more effective when combined with an exercise regime. Researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that when an initial anti-depressant is ineffective, prescribing an alternative medication along with a structured exercise programme can result in a greater chance of remission.

Exercise could be beneficial for patients with depression

Live longer with 15 minutes exercise a day

Live longer with 15 minutes exercise a day

Posted Sun, 21 Aug 2011 12:51:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

As little as 15 minutes of exercise a day will let you live longer. Contrary to popular belief that we need to exercise at least 30 minutes to benefit from the workout, a study of more than 400,000 participants finds that even just 15 minutes of exercise will lengthen your life regardless of age, gender, tobacco and alcohol use, health status, including cardiovascular disease risk.

Live longer with 15 minutes exercise a day

Could the ecstasy drug be used to treat cancer?

Could the ecstasy drug be used to treat cancer?

Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:19:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Scientists at the University of Birmingham believe that a modified version of the 'dance' drug, ecstasy, could be effective at treating blood cancers. MDMA could be used to target leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma after researchers at the University of Birmingham ran tests showing that modifying the active ingredient in the drug, MDMA, boosted its cancer-killing properties.

Could the ecstasy drug be used to treat cancer?

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Mosquitoes have the best malaria strategy!

Posted Sun, 08 Feb 2015 11:10:35 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do we choose senescence or eternal youth?

Posted Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:11:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cats spread parasites (and destroy wildlife.)

Posted Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:13:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Whale genes needed for age research

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Natural Human Lives

Posted Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:49:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Die, diesel, die !

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

New tool picks out smoke-hazard in atmosphere

Posted Mon, 16 May 2011 19:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

$1.20 per person: WHO targets health's 'best buys'

Posted Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Stopping smoking during pregnancy reduces health risks to babies

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

Smoking linked to rising tuberculosis deaths worldwide

Posted Thu, 06 Oct 2011 07:21:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Over 70's kidney transplants safe

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

Could the ecstasy drug be used to treat cancer?

Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:19:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Ban smoking in cars, say doctors

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:39:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Quit smoking! Save the Planet?

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

Findings may prevent oxygen deprived fetal brain damage

Posted Sat, 03 Sep 2011 10:12:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

BOTTLETOP - Is it a Handbag? A Charity? A Band?

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:11:00 GMT by Julian Jackson