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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

Stopping smoking during pregnancy reduces health risks to babies

Stopping smoking during pregnancy reduces health risks to babies

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

Study shows that women who stop smoking during pregnancy give birth to healthier children. In a study of 50,000 pregnancies at Southampton hospitals between 2002 and 2010, women who gave up smoking early in their pregnancy had babies that were the same weight as those of women who did not smoke.

Stopping smoking during pregnancy reduces health risks to babies

City-dwellers prone to depression, memory problems, from pollution

City-dwellers prone to depression, memory problems, from pollution

Posted Tue, 05 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Particulate matter - pollution partly caused by tailpipe fumes - causes depression, memory and learning difficulties, says a new study out in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Tests on mice have revealed, for the first time, that prolonged exposure to the fine suspension of particles causes real changes to the structure of the brain.

City-dwellers prone to depression, memory problems, from pollution

'Map-reading' for male mice falls foul of BPA

'Map-reading' for male mice falls foul of BPA

Posted Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Bisphenol A (BPA) - a widely-used chemical that has been connected to health worries over cancer, heart disease, and hormone disruption - has left male deer-mice unable to find, or impress, the ladies. The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences adds credence to concerns that mothers and infants exposed to BPA in the womb may suffer from reproductive and behavioral knock-ons.

'Map-reading' for male mice falls foul of BPA

Stress increases damaging effects of traffic pollution in children

Stress increases damaging effects of traffic pollution in children

Posted Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:36:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

A new study shows that a stressful home can increase the risk of lung damage in children who are exposed to high levels of traffic pollutants. Children with higher levels of stress, subjected to the same levels of traffic pollution as those in low stress families, had decreased respiratory function.

Stress increases damaging effects of traffic pollution in children

Rotavirus vaccine proves highly effective in reducing gastroenteritis in children

Rotavirus vaccine proves highly effective in reducing gastroenteritis in children

Posted Fri, 24 Jun 2011 16:58:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Routine vaccination seen to greatly reduce hospitalisations due to rotavirus. A report, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, by the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, shows that routine vaccination against rotavirus is hugely effective in reducing the number of children hospitalised by virus.

Rotavirus vaccine proves highly effective in reducing gastroenteritis in children

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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

17th April - World Haemophilia Day

Posted Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:49:51 GMT by Michael Evans

7th April - World Health Day

Posted Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

Posted Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:34:35 GMT by Michael Evans

Early Detection of COPD could help prevent lung cancer

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:01:01 GMT by Angela Munro

Cancer risk fails to motivate overweight Brits into losing weight

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

Findings may prevent oxygen deprived fetal brain damage

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

Tweaking a natural chemical produces anti-cancer drugs

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

Tumour aggression linked to breast cancer patients' stress

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:55:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

3,500 year old mummy diagnosed with coronary disease

Posted Wed, 18 May 2011 16:11:01 GMT by Kieran Ball

Healthy meals for ''All of Americas children''

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:30:01 GMT by Paromita Pain

Debate over promoting ideal body images continues

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:20:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

Increased fibre intake could prevent common bowel disorder

Posted Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:51:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

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

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