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Safe consumption sites: Study identifies policy change strategies and challenges
A new qualitative study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health identifies several key lessons from early efforts to establish sanctioned safe consumption sites in five US communities. (2019-02-13)
Link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer ignored by women most at risk
Middle aged women in Australia aren't getting the message about the proven link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, at a time when more are drinking while cancer rates in their age bracket are increasing, according to a new study. (2019-02-13)
Study identifies new target to prevent, treat alcoholism
New research conducted at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, identifies a gene that could provide a new target for developing medication to prevent and treat alcoholism. (2019-02-08)
Time-shift TV does not reduce amount of live TV, ads consumers watch
A new study looked at whether time-shift television, a technology that allows people to watch TV shows they missed without presetting devices to record content, has affected how people watch TV. (2019-02-07)
Humans' meat consumption pushing Earth's biggest fauna toward extinction
At least 200 species of large animals are decreasing in number and more than 150 are under threat of extinction, according to new research that suggests humans' meat consumption habits are primarily to blame. (2019-02-06)
Fruit and vegetables may be important for mental as well as physical well-being
Researchers at the universities of Leeds and York analysed data from more than 40,000 people in the UK, and found that changes in fruit and vegetable consumption are correlated with changes in mental well-being. (2019-02-05)
New study shows how vegans, vegetarians and omnivores feel about eating insects
Many non-vegan vegetarians and omnivores are open to including insects in their diet. (2019-01-30)
Fried food linked to heightened risk of death among older US women
Regularly eating fried food is linked with a heightened risk of death from any cause and heart-related death, among postmenopausal women, finds a US study in The BMJ today. (2019-01-23)
Parental PTSD affects health behavior and aging among offspring of Holocaust survivors
A new study on intergenerational transmission of trauma has found evidence that Holocaust survivors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and their adult offspring exhibit more unhealthy behavior patterns and age less successfully in comparison to survivors with no signs of PTSD or parents who did not experience the Holocaust and their offspring. (2019-01-22)
Novel technology reduces energy consumption of MRAM and AI hardware
Researchers from Osaka University, in collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Grenoble Alpes University, succeeded in efficiently controlling the direction of a nano-sized magnet by heating at high speed. (2019-01-20)
Soft drinks + hard work + hot weather = possible kidney disease risk
New research suggests that drinking sugary, caffeinated soft drinks while exercising in hot weather may increase the risk of kidney disease. (2019-01-17)
Salad, soda and socioeconomic status: Mapping a social determinant of health in Seattle
Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and Aurora Avenue, according to new research on social disparities from the University of Washington School of Public Health. (2019-01-17)
RUDN pedologists found out a correct combination of nitrogen fertilizers and plastic mulch
RUDN pedologists studied the combined effect of nitrogen-containing fertilizers and plastic mulching. (2019-01-15)
How much is too much? Even moderate alcohol consumption is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation
Excessive alcohol consumption is an established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), but what are the effects of moderate and mild consumption on AF? (2019-01-10)
Metabolite produced by gut microbiota from pomegranates reduces inflammatory bowel disease
The microbial metabolite, Urolithin A, derived from a compound found in berries and pomegranates, can reduce and protect against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). (2019-01-09)
UCLA study overturns dogma of cancer metabolism theory
Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered that squamous cell skin cancers do not require increased glucose to power their development and growth, contrary to a long-held belief about cancer metabolism. (2019-01-09)
Could drinking alcohol be associated with better survival in patients after heart failure diagnosis?
Having seven or fewer alcoholic drinks a week was associated with increased survival in older adults with newly diagnosed heart failure compared with patients who abstained from alcohol after accounting for other potential mitigating factors. (2018-12-28)
Sugar-sweetened beverage pattern linked to higher kidney disease risk
In a study of African-American men and women with normal kidney function, a pattern of higher collective consumption of soda, sweetened fruit drinks, and water was associated with a higher risk of developing kidney disease. (2018-12-27)
Hotter days will boost Chinese residential electric use
A new study from Duke University and Fudan University in China is the first to estimate how much Chinese residential electricity consumption would increase due to climate change. (2018-12-24)
Does alcohol on greeting cards undermine public health messages about harmful drinking?
Birthday and Christmas cards featuring alcohol or harmful drinking 'reflect and reinforce a social attitude that excess alcohol consumption is acceptable and associated with celebration,' warn experts in The BMJ today. (2018-12-21)
Bidi smoking costs India annual INR 805.5 billion in ill health and early death
Bidi smoking cost India 805.5 billion rupees in ill health and early deaths in 2017 alone, finds research published in the journal Tobacco Control. (2018-12-20)
One in 4 parents not prepared for 'parenting hangovers' this holiday season
A quarter of parents of young children who drink alcohol on special occasions do not think about limiting how much they drink or whether they'll be able to take care of their child the next day, according to a new national poll. (2018-12-17)
Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with fewer hospitalizations
A study of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of I.R.C.C.S. (2018-12-12)
To ease out policy of population salt reduction to prevent cardiovascular disease is dangerous
The journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease (NMCD), has published an important and authoritative statement of the ESAN (European Salt Action Network). (2018-12-10)
Providing supervised medical-grade heroin to heavy users can reduce harms
Some nations -- but not the US -- provide heroin-assisted treatment and supervised consumption sites as approaches to reduce the harms caused by addiction to opioids. (2018-12-06)
First observation of a square lattice of merons and antimerons
Scientists have, for the first time, observed a square lattice of merons and antimerons -- tiny magnetic vortices and antivortices that form in a thin plate of the helical magnet Co8Zn9Mn3. (2018-12-05)
Global review finds consumption of children's antibiotics varies widely
Researchers analyzing the sales of oral antibiotics for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between countries' wealth and the types of antibiotics. (2018-12-04)
Alcohol intake may be key to long-term weight loss for people with Diabetes
A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) suggests that alcohol consumption may attenuate long-term weight loss in adults with Type 2 diabetes. (2018-12-03)
Tetrahydrocannabinol levels are too high in many hemp-containing foods
Various foods containing hemp are available in the marketplace. These include products similar to tea consisting entirely or partially of hemp leaves. (2018-11-29)
Smart car technologies save drivers $6.2 billion on fuel costs each year
In the first study to assess the energy impact of smart technology in cars, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have put a number on the potential fuel-cost savings alone: $6.2 billion. (2018-11-20)
Why we shouldn't like coffee, but we do
The more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drink, reports a new study. (2018-11-15)
The unintended consequences of dams and reservoirs
An international team of drought scientists show that while many dams and reservoirs are built, or expanded, to alleviate droughts and water shortages, they can paradoxically contribute to make them worse. (2018-11-13)
Research suggests coffee associated with approx 25 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes
A report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) titled ' Coffee and type 2 diabetes: A review of the latest research' highlights the potential role of coffee consumption on the reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and the potential mechanisms involved. (2018-11-13)
Tommorow's population will be larger, heavier and eat more
Food demand is growing at the same time as people are getting bigger. (2018-11-09)
Otago study calls for sugar tax
People who drink sugary beverages are more likely to eat fast food and confectionery and less likely to make healthy dietary choices, University of Otago research has found. (2018-11-08)
Fermented dairy products may protect against heart attack
Men who eat plenty of fermented dairy products have a smaller risk of incident coronary heart disease than men who eat less of these products, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2018-10-30)
Cutting societal alcohol use may prevent alcohol disorders developing -- Otago research reveals
Society must take collective responsibility to reduce the harm caused by alcohol use disorders, a University of Otago academic says. (2018-10-30)
Australia's changing relationship with alcohol
New research from La Trobe University has revealed that 30 per cent of Australians recently reduced the quantity of their alcohol consumption and a further 29 per cent reduced the frequency of their drinking, while six per cent kicked the habit for good. (2018-10-28)
Adding refined fiber to processed food could have negative health effects, study finds
Adding highly refined fiber to processed foods could have negative effects on human health, such as promoting liver cancer, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Toledo. (2018-10-19)
Communism continues to cause heavy drinking in Eastern European countries
Men and women who lived under communist regimes during the Cold War drink more alcohol more often than people in capitalist nations in the West, according to new research from the University of Kent. (2018-10-18)
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