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Bugs in gut could help rapid weight loss

Bugs in gut could help rapid weight loss

March 31, AP – New research, conducted by Harvard scientists in collaboration with researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), has found that the gut microbes of mice undergo drastic changes following gastric bypass surgery. Transfer of these microbes into sterile mice resulted in rapid weight loss. The study is described in a March 27 […]

March 31, 2013 | By More
Parents Influence: Pre-College chat on the topic may reduce Freshman Drinking

Parents Influence: Pre-College chat on the topic may reduce Freshman Drinking

March 31, AP – Parents who want to help their teens better navigate the world of college drinking might consider a pre-college chat on the topic. New research suggests it will help douse their desire to imbibe when they hit campus. “The research shows parents do influence a teen’s decisions about drinking, even at this […]

March 31, 2013 | By More
Credible Evidence shows hormone therapy increases the risk of Breast Cancer

Credible Evidence shows hormone therapy increases the risk of Breast Cancer

FRIDAY, March 29 — Researchers followed nearly 42,000 women, all of whom were past menopause, for an average of more than 11 years. Of those, more than 25,000 did not use hormone therapy and more than 16,000 took estrogen and progestin, also called combined hormone therapy. For this analysis, the researchers did not include estrogen-only […]

March 30, 2013 | By More
US approves first-of-a-kind type 2 diabetes drug

US approves first-of-a-kind type 2 diabetes drug

March 30, AP – The drug is a once-a-day medicine designed to lower blood sugar levels in patients by eliminating more sugar in their urine. The drug works by blocking the reabsorption of sugar by the kidneys, which occurs at higher levels in patients with diabetes. The agency cleared J&J’s Invokana tablets for adults with […]

March 30, 2013 | By More
Study: Tea, coffee and liquid smoke can activate a gene associated with cancer

Study: Tea, coffee and liquid smoke can activate a gene associated with cancer

March 29, AP – Pairing food chemistry and cancer biology in a laboratory study, scientists at the Johns Hopkins University’s Kimmel Cancer Centre tested the potentially harmful effects of foods and flavourings on the DNA of cells. A study has found that tea, coffee and liquid smoke flavouring can activate a gene associated with cancer. […]

March 29, 2013 | By More
Growth hormone deficiency, Should Short Boys Take Growth Hormone?

Growth hormone deficiency, Should Short Boys Take Growth Hormone?

WEDNESDAY, March 28 – New England Journal of Medicine, two pediatric endocrinologists describe a scenario pediatricians see all the time: Parents bring in their 11-year-old son because he’s substantially shorter than his classmates, and his growth seems to have slowed in recent years. Parents often worry when their child, especially a son, is much shorter […]

March 28, 2013 | By More
Study: Breath Test Might Predict future Obesity Risk

Study: Breath Test Might Predict future Obesity Risk

March 28, AP – According to the findings, results from a standard breath test used to assess bacterial overgrowth in the gut can also tell doctors if you have a high percentage of body fat. A simple breath test may be able to tell if you are overweight or will be in the future, a […]

March 27, 2013 | By More
US researchers: Next generation Cancer treatment one dose in lifetime

US researchers: Next generation Cancer treatment one dose in lifetime

Now, the US researchers behind the method are expanding their quest for a next-generation cancer treatment that may require one dose in a lifetime, and may one day end the use of chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants. Emily Whitehead is kind of a big deal. At age seven, she is the only child to have […]

March 26, 2013 | By More
New evident suggests stress during Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby

New evident suggests stress during Pregnancy May Raise Heart Defect Risk for Baby

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) — Stress in mothers before and during pregnancy may boost the risk of congenital heart defects in their children, more new evidence suggests. But the findings aren’t conclusive, and the effect — if it exists — appears to be small. Still, “there are several studies now that show an association,” […]

March 25, 2013 | By More
Mosquitoes can be vaccinated to prevent them from spreading dengue

Mosquitoes can be vaccinated to prevent them from spreading dengue

The scientists were in New Delhi looking for a partnership to help India, which reported the highest dengue cases – 37,000 – in 2012, control the menace.   Can mosquitos be injected with a vaccine to prevent them from transmitting the dengue virus to humans? That’s what Australian scientists are working on. The Eliminate Dengue […]

March 25, 2013 | By More