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Doctor Says, It’s Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot

Doctor Says, It’s Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot

Sep 25, –  This season’s vaccine protects against 4 types of flu virus,  flu vaccine is now available  and Americans should get their flu shot as soon as possible, an expert says. “Contrary to some beliefs, getting the flu shot in September is a good thing and will offer protection for the entirety of the […]

September 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bacterial ‘Autopsy’ Could Speed Antibiotic Discovery: Study

Bacterial ‘Autopsy’ Could Speed Antibiotic Discovery: Study

Sep 22, –  Scientists say they’ve found a quicker way to analyze chemicals with bacteria-killing abilities in an advance they hope will speed the development of new antibiotics. With bacterial infections becoming increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics, new drug development is crucial, according to Dr. Stuart Levy, president of the Alliance for the Prudent Use […]

September 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Child’s Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Child’s Chronic Illness Can Affect the Whole Family

Sep 21, – Parenting a chronically ill child can cause stress that affects the whole family. That’s the finding of researchers who reviewed 96 studies conducted in 12 countries between 1980 and 2012. The studies included families in which there were children up to age 21 with asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, juvenile rheumatoid […]

September 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Anti-smoking Campaign Surpasses Expectations

Sep 19, – Graphic ads depicting the ravages of smoking have generated a bigger than expected response, federal health officials said Thursday. The Tips From Former Smokers campaign — which includes TV ads in which ex-smokers tell of their smoking-related health problems, such as amputations and cancer — resulted in even more calls to the […]

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
An orange a day can keep cancer away

An orange a day can keep cancer away

Sep 15, – On reviewing available research on cancer prevention and the benefits of orange, scientists say orange could prove to be crucial in the prevention of cancer. In a forthcoming review article from Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal, a publication of Routledge, researchers reviewed available evidence that links orange juice with cancer chemoprevention, […]

September 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cruel behaviour has reward value for ‘everyday sadists’

Cruel behaviour has reward value for ‘everyday sadists’

Sep 14, – Researchers from the University of British Columbia conducted studies about the pleasure and excitement sadists get from causing pain or displeasure, and the findings reveal that what they term “everyday sadism” is more common than we might think. Psychological scientist Erin Buckels led the studies, which showed that people who were classed […]

September 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Childhood obesity linked to high blood pressure in adulthood

Childhood obesity linked to high blood pressure in adulthood

Sep 14, – Children who are obese or overweight are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure in adulthood, compared with children of a healthy weight, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. Researchers analyzed the blood pressure and growth of 1,117 healthy adolescents […]

September 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Alcohol neither causes nor prevents depression

Alcohol neither causes nor prevents depression

Sep 14, – A new study does not support the belief that alcohol consumption causes depression – nor that it prevents it. This was the conclusion of clinical neuroscientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA). They write about their findings in a paper published online recently in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. In their paper, […]

September 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Exercise linked to reduced symptoms of depression

Exercise linked to reduced symptoms of depression

Sep 12, – Researchers say they have found evidence to support previous research that suggests exercise may reduce symptoms of depression, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. The updated systemic review, conducted by UK researchers, analyzed the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Review Group’s Controlled Trials Register (CCDANCTR), which includes randomized controlled […]

September 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Aerobic fitness boosts memory and learning in children

Aerobic fitness boosts memory and learning in children

Sep 12, – Researchers say that physical fitness in children can boost their memory and learning abilities, particularly when initially learning a task that is more challenging. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, was conducted by Lauren Raine and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The study involved 48 children aged […]

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