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Immune response to stress ‘has effect on mood’

Immune response to stress ‘has effect on mood’

Aug 24, – Scientists say they have discovered that mood is influenced by cells from the immune system, which are called to the brain in response to stress, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers from Ohio State University conducted a mouse study in order to find out how stress can […]

August 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study

Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study

Aug 23, – Exercise can be safe and effective in people with kidney disease, even if they have other related health problems, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, researchers have found. According to the new study, a structured exercise and lifestyle program can improve kidney patients’ fitness, body composition and heart health, and this […]

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Women Smokers Face Increased Risk of Lethal Stroke: Review

Women Smokers Face Increased Risk of Lethal Stroke: Review

Aug 23, – Men and women who smoke face similar stroke risks, but female smokers may be at greater risk for a more deadly and less common type of stroke, according to a new study. Researchers examined data from more than 80 international studies published between 1966 and 2013 and found that smoking is associated […]

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Survey: Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs

Survey: Hispanic Teens More Likely to Abuse Drugs

Aug 21, – Hispanic teens are more likely to abuse illegal and legal drugs than their black or white peers, a new report finds. Fifty-four percent of Hispanic teens surveyed said they had used an illicit drug, compared with 45 percent of black teens and 43 percent of white teens. “Hispanic kids in grades nine […]

August 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fruit-Rich Diet Might Lower Aneurysm Risk

Fruit-Rich Diet Might Lower Aneurysm Risk

Aug. 19, — Eating lots of fruit might decrease your risk of developing a dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to a large, long-running study. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of the part of the aorta — the largest artery in the body — that runs through the abdomen. If an […]

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Study finds: HIV Patients Get a Mental Lift From Exercise

Study finds: HIV Patients Get a Mental Lift From Exercise

Aug 18, – Regular exercise can give a brain boost to people with HIV, according to a new study. Trouble with memory and thinking, something doctors call “neurocognitive impairment,” affects nearly half of people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. It can interfere with the ability to do daily tasks such as handling […]

August 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Skin Allergies Can Flare Up in Summer Heat

Skin Allergies Can Flare Up in Summer Heat

Aug 17, – Summer can be a particularly bad time for skin allergies such as eczema and hives, as well as reactions to poison ivy, oak and sumac, an expert says. This summer, high rainfall, humidity and temperatures combined with increased levels of carbon dioxide in the air have resulted in an “exceedingly potent” growth […]

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Safer heart surgery from humble blood pressure cuff

Safer heart surgery from humble blood pressure cuff

Aug 16, – Scientists have discovered that inflating a blood pressure cuff on the upper arm immediately prior to heart bypass surgery could decrease risk of heart injury and increase long-term survival rate. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 395,000 coronary artery bypass graft surgeries were carried out in […]

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Kids’ chronic stomach pain tied to anxiety disorder

Kids’ chronic stomach pain tied to anxiety disorder

Aug 13, – Children with chronic or recurring stomach pain without a clear medical explanation were also more likely to have an anxiety disorder than those without stomach problems. By the time kids with stomach pain reached age 20, just over half had had symptoms of an anxiety disorder at some point, most often social […]

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Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity

Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Child Obesity

Aug 12, – Breast-feeding may reduce children’s risk of being overweight or obese, a large new study from Japan found. Researchers looked at more than 43,000 children. With Aged 7 and 8, records of how they were fed during infancy. The study was published online Aug. 12 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The investigators first […]

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