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Stress could be obesity trigger says new report

Stress could be obesity trigger says new report

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

American scientists have found that the brain is rewired by stress in a way that could have an effect on appetite, opening a new door on the causes of obesity. The research looking at the hypothalamus, which helps control appetite and metabolism and is the home of the brain's stress response.

Stress could be obesity trigger says new report

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

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

The practice by which developed countries send lead products to emerging countries for processing is resulting in higher levels of lead in workers and children in these developing nations. It's thought that many organisations are taking advantage of less strict legislation regarding lead processing in developing countries and seeing the economic benefits of sending lead products to be recycled there.

Risk of lead poisoning greater in developing countries

Californian pregnant women at more risk from flame retardant chemicals

Californian pregnant women at more risk from flame retardant chemicals

Posted Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:34:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

A new study finds dangerous levels of flame retardant chemicals in pregnant Californian women. High levels of PBDEs are known to cause a number of health problems including liver and thyroid damage. More significantly, PBDEs have been linked to neurodevelopmental problems in children following prenatal exposure.

Californian pregnant women at more risk from flame retardant chemicals

Sterile male mosquitoes could help in the battle against malaria

Sterile male mosquitoes could help in the battle against malaria

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:31:01 GMT by Louise Murray

Spermless male mosquitoes could be used to prevent the spread of malaria by preventing female mosquitoes from successfully reproducing. A widespread release of such sterile males could have a major impact on transmission rates of malaria, which kills almost 800,000 people a year.

Sterile male mosquitoes could help in the battle against malaria

Early morning smokers at higher cancer risk

Early morning smokers at higher cancer risk

Posted Mon, 08 Aug 2011 19:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Smokers who light up as soon as they wake are more addicted to their habit and more at risk from associated cancers says new research published by the American Cancer Society. Those who lit up a cigarette between 31 and 60 minutes after waking were 1.31 times more likely to develop lung cancer as those who waited for an hour.

Early morning smokers at higher cancer risk

Long life is all in the genes new study suggests

Long life is all in the genes new study suggests

Posted Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:17:22 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Leading a healthy lifestyle may have a limited effect on how long you live according to a new study which found that those who live to very old ages tend to act just like the rest of the population. The one area where there was a significant difference between those who lived very long lives and the control group was in obesity.

Long life is all in the genes new study suggests

It's all in the mind: weight loss research puts focus on the brain

It's all in the mind: weight loss research puts focus on the brain

Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2011 18:15:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Will power and self-control simply aren't the best way to tackle the complex brain processes at play in obesity says new research which recommends tackling three key neuro-behavioral processes instead.

It's all in the mind: weight loss research puts focus on the brain

Basing parenting style on child personality could reduce depression in children

Basing parenting style on child personality could reduce depression in children

Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Psychologists have found that when it comes to parenting, matching parenting style with the child's personality could be key to success. Researchers found symptoms of anxiety and depression increased in children as parents offered less autonomy.

Basing parenting style on child personality could reduce depression in children

Warning signs foreshadow apparently sudden panic attacks

Warning signs foreshadow apparently sudden panic attacks

Posted Thu, 28 Jul 2011 12:06:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new study has found that, rather than being sudden, panic attacks are in fact preceded by a series of subtle changes in body processes the knowledge of which will help sufferers to deal with the condition.

Warning signs foreshadow apparently sudden panic attacks

It's not just what you eat but where you eat it

It's not just what you eat but where you eat it

Posted Wed, 27 Jul 2011 14:22:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new study finds that the obesity epidemic among American children is partly down to where they eat and where the food they eat is prepared, with shop-bought and fast foods bumping up calorie intakes.

It's not just what you eat but where you eat it

WFP declares Somalia famine catastrophic, seeks funds for effective intervention

WFP declares Somalia famine catastrophic, seeks funds for effective intervention

Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2011 21:39:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

World Food Program WFP has declared the famine in Somalia catastrophic saying it requires US$ 580 Million (approximately Kshs.52.2 billion) for effective intervention to secure more than 3 million people facing starvation.

WFP declares Somalia famine catastrophic, seeks funds for effective intervention

Dolphins could help heal humans

Dolphins could help heal humans

Posted Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:16:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Wounded bottlenose dolphins seen to heal quickly without infection, scarring or any visible pain. Michael Zasloff, a professor at Georgetown University Medical Centre believes bottlenose dolphins may be the key to finding better ways to promote healing in humans.

Dolphins could help heal humans

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

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Stress could be obesity trigger says new report

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

Do little girls stay too clean?

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Hot peppers help prevent heart problems

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Child IQ loss linked to pesticides exposure in womb

Posted Thu, 21 Apr 2011 05:42:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Kidney damage, high blood pressure linked

Posted Sun, 25 Sep 2011 05:20:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Eat well now, benefit for life, say scientists

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:23:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Live longer with 15 minutes exercise a day

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

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

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