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Is very low LDL-C harmful?
Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C) is a major Cardiovascular (CV) risk factor. (2019-01-01)
Scientists produce 'designer triacylglycerols' in industrial microalgae
A research team led by Prof. XU Jian from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has discovered two novel diacylglyceryl transferases (DGAT2s) that preferentially attach LA and EPA, respectively, to the glycerol backbone to form TAGs. (2018-12-31)
How 'Dry January' is the secret to better sleep, saving money and losing weight
New research shows that taking part in Dry January sees people regaining control of their drinking, having more energy, better skin and losing weight. (2018-12-28)
A mountain of evidence on air pollution's harms to children
A new study led by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) organizes the available scientific evidence on the effects of air pollution on children's health. (2018-12-20)
Austerity results in 'social murder' according to new research
The consequence of austerity in the social security system -- severe cuts to benefits and the 'ratcheting up' of conditions attached to benefits -- is 'social murder', according to new research by Lancaster University. (2018-12-19)
Performance enhancer: Sports compression stockings a winning advantage
A scientist from James Cook University in Australia has found sports compression stockings are so effective they might be considered performance enhancers for soccer players. (2018-12-19)
Research finds opioids may help chronic pain, a little
In a study published today by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), McMaster University researchers reviewed 96 clinical trials with more than 26,000 participants and found opioids provide only small improvements in pain, physical functioning and sleep quality compared to a placebo. (2018-12-18)
Breast cancer screening: New emphasis on shared decision-making between women and their doctors
An updated guideline on screening for breast cancer emphasizes shared decision-making between women and their doctors, supporting women to make an informed decision based on personal preferences when the balance between benefits and harms is uncertain. (2018-12-10)
Statins overprescribed for primary prevention
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, as a preventive measure can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. (2018-12-06)
Screening for colorectal cancer spares male patients from intense treatments
While screening for colorectal cancer did not, so far, reduce mortality, it did reduce the need for chemotherapy and emergency surgeries among male patients, shows a recent Finnish study. (2018-11-21)
Low-protein high-carb diet shows promise for healthy brain aging
Low-protein high-carbohydrate diets may be the key to longevity, and healthy brain ageing in particular, according to a new mice study from the University of Sydney. (2018-11-20)
Calls for businesses to better use employee benefits to support low earners
New research by the Work Foundation finds that while businesses increasingly recognize employee benefits as vital in the global race for talent, many are failing to maximize their value for low earners amongst their workforce. (2018-11-20)
Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn't take much
Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. (2018-11-13)
Pilates provides a range of benefits for patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions
A Musculoskeletal Care study is the first to investigate individual perceptions of the impact of a Pilates exercise program on the daily lives of people with chronic conditions. (2018-11-07)
People overestimate benefits, and underestimate risks, of medical interventions
From major heart surgery to a course of minor drugs, people overestimate the benefits and underestimate the risks of a variety of medical procedures, according to new research. led by the University of Plymouth, UK. (2018-10-25)
Effects of smoked marijuana on lung health unknown: More research is needed
Despite the legalization of marijuana on Oct. 17, the long-term effects of smoked cannabis on lung health are unknown and more research is needed, argue authors in a commentary in CMAJ. (2018-10-22)
Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone health
Participation in organized sport during childhood and adolescence is associated with bone mass at 20 years of age, according to a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study. (2018-10-17)
Zinc oxide nanoparticles: Therapeutic benefits and toxicological hazards
Despite the widespread application of zinc oxide nanoparticles in biomedicine, their use is still a controversial issue. (2018-10-17)
Study shows link between breastfeeding and infant health is not straight-forward
Results from new study suggest that the benefits of breastfeeding reported in the vast majority of prior research could be influenced by the mother's characteristics, such as what they know about health and nutrition. (2018-09-25)
Requiring physical activity classes help sedentary college students be more active
Requiring physical activity classes in college encourages sedentary students to become more active, while elective classes tend to draw those who are already motivated, new research from Oregon State University has found. (2018-09-12)
Birds help each other partly for selfish reasons
Up to now, researchers have believed that birds stay at home and altruistically help raise younger siblings because this is the only way to pass on genes when you cannot breed yourself. (2018-09-10)
Experts advise against routine testing for prostate cancer
Routine testing for prostate cancer is not recommended for most men because the benefit is small and uncertain and there are clear harms, say a panel of international experts in The BMJ today. (2018-09-05)
High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer
Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. (2018-07-19)
Perceptions of primary care notes by patients with mental health diagnoses
Primary care patients with mental health diagnoses are as enthusiastic about the utility of viewing their doctors' notes as other patients. (2018-07-10)
It's official -- spending time outside is good for you
Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. (2018-07-06)
Use of alternative medicines has doubled among kids, especially teens
Since 2003, the use of alternative medicines among children has doubled. (2018-06-18)
Patients prefer to have cancer screenings despite risks and warnings
A large proportion of the American public opts to receive cancer screenings with the hope that testing will reduce their chance of cancer death. (2018-06-13)
Regular exercise may be more beneficial for men than post-menopausal women
The blood vessels of middle-aged men and women adapt differently to regular exercise according to new research being presented today at the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester. (2018-06-04)
New study shows evidence that health information exchanges improve care, reduce costs
An updated systematic review of recent studies of health information exchanges found evidence the exchanges reduced both the cost of health care and its use. (2018-05-30)
USPSTF recommendation statement on screening for prostate cancer
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that men 55 to 69 who are interested in screening talk to their doctors about potential benefits and harms of screening for prostate cancer before deciding whether to undergo periodic prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening. (2018-05-08)
Mindfulness at work: UBC study first to uncover positive benefits for teams
Challenges and differences in opinion are inevitable when working in a team. (2018-05-03)
Get off the golf cart if you have knee osteoarthritis
It may seem intuitive that golfers with knee osteoarthritis should stay off their feet and ride in a golf cart. (2018-04-28)
NUS geography researchers determine benefits of Singapore's mangroves
A three-year study conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore has identified that apart from cultural benefits, mangroves act as nursery habitat for fish and as coastal defence, as well as storing carbon that could help offset some of our climate change emissions. (2018-04-26)
Swapping cars for shared bicycles would avoid up to 73 deaths per year
A new study underscores the health and economic benefits of the 12 largest European bicycle-sharing systems. (2018-04-19)
Tai Chi improves brain metabolism and muscle energetics in older adults
A new Journal of Neuroimaging study provides insights into the biochemical mechanisms by which Tai Chi -- a mind-body exercise -- may provide both physical and psychological benefits. (2018-04-19)
Adolescents' cooking skills strongly predict future nutritional well-being
Evidence suggests that developing cooking and food preparation skills is important for health and nutrition, yet the practice of home cooking is declining and now rarely taught in school. (2018-04-17)
Australia to join global health and climate change initiative
Australia is set to join a global initiative tracking progress on health and climate change, say University of Sydney and Macquarie University authors of a Perspective in today's Medical Journal of Australia. (2018-04-15)
Sulfur amino acid restriction could amount to new dietary approach to health
The longevity and health improvements seen in animals on sulfur amino acid-restricted diets could translate to people, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers who recently conducted a review of published studies. (2018-04-03)
Study suggests why food assistance for homeless young adults is inadequate
Though young homeless adults make use of available food programs, these support structures still often fail to provide reliable and consistent access to nutritious food, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo social work researcher. (2018-03-07)
Cognitive benefits of bilingualism overstated
Bilingualism is naturally very useful in communication between people, but a new meta-analysis shows that it does not seem to increase the cognitive skills related to executive functions. (2018-03-05)
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