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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?

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

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

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

Stressful conditions in early life can lead to a shortened life span in birds. Could the same be true in humans? Studying Zebra finches, researchers from the University of Glasgow saw that when glucocorticoid stress hormones were elevated early in life, the birds exhibited increased stress sensitivity in adult life and a reduced lifespan as a result.

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

Green tea compounds could shape new tumour drugs

Green tea compounds could shape new tumour drugs

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:29:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Two compounds found in green tea help to turn off the action of a chemical in the body that is at the root of some types of tumours and a potentially deadly genetic disease according to researchers who say new drugs could follow.

Green tea compounds could shape new tumour drugs

Childhood abuse raises depression risk says new study

Childhood abuse raises depression risk says new study

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:28:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Those who suffer from childhood maltreatment are more likely to develop depression in later life which is more likely to be serious, long-lasting and difficult to treat. Maltreatment in childhood was already known to have an effect on the brain, the endocrine system and the immune system.

Childhood abuse raises depression risk says new study

Arthritis sufferers at higher heart disease risk

Arthritis sufferers at higher heart disease risk

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:27:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

A new study found that some drug treatments help to reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers developing associated heart problems. Inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis itself is one of the reasons for the increased risk of heart disease according to the new research but some treatments may help reduce that risk.

Arthritis sufferers at higher heart disease risk

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

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