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Clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension, cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, study shows

Clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension, cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, study shows

Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
SLU expert suggests viewing exercise as daily contribution that offers cumulative health benefits

SLU expert suggests viewing exercise as daily contribution that offers cumulative health benefits

Have you already faltered on your New Year's resolution to exercise regularly in 2017? Joined a gym, but only worked out two days so far? New workout gear still neatly folded with tags attached? Don't give up your admirable ambition just yet. Instead, consider a new attitude to refocus your approach toward your exercise goal. [More]
Tips to stay healthy during winter skiing holiday

Tips to stay healthy during winter skiing holiday

If you’re going on a winter skiing holiday this year don’t forget to pack your sunscreen! Although it might sound strange, your skin can burn in the snowy ski slopes,leaving you with embarrassing ‘panda eyes’ and a sore red face. [More]
Early time-restricted feeding strategy may help with losing weight

Early time-restricted feeding strategy may help with losing weight

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are trying to find out whether changing a person's eating schedule can help them lose weight and burn fat. [More]
Research findings on sweat glands have potential to improve methods for culturing skin grafts

Research findings on sweat glands have potential to improve methods for culturing skin grafts

As early humans shed the hairy coats of their closest evolutionary ancestors, they also gained a distinct feature that would prove critical to their success: a type of sweat gland that allows the body to cool down quickly. Those tiny glands are enormously useful, allowing us to live in a wide variety of climates, and enabling us to run long distances. [More]
Fire and smoke inhalation injuries increase during cold-weather months

Fire and smoke inhalation injuries increase during cold-weather months

Over the last few weeks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen multiple admissions and a few tragic deaths due to fire and smoke inhalation injuries. [More]
Researchers reveal how inflammatory responses block fat cell conversion

Researchers reveal how inflammatory responses block fat cell conversion

Scientists at the University of Bonn have shown in mice that excess pounds can simply be melted away by converting unwanted white fat cells into energy-consuming brown slimming cells. [More]
Systematic use of anatomically shaped implants is not justified, says plastic surgeon

Systematic use of anatomically shaped implants is not justified, says plastic surgeon

Looking at before-and-after photos, plastic surgeons and nurses can't tell whether breast augmentation surgery was done using conventional round implants or newer anatomically shaped implants, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]
Plastic surgeons question the value of subjective patient satisfaction ratings

Plastic surgeons question the value of subjective patient satisfaction ratings

Patient satisfaction has become an important quality measure in the US healthcare system. But some plastic surgeons question the value of subjective patient satisfaction ratings--suggesting that they might even lead to lower-quality care in some situations, according to a special topic article in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]

Expert offers science-based tips to create true HYGGE effect with environmentally-friendly log fire

A crackling log fire is pure HYGGE. But what's actually the best way to have log fires in our modern, well-sealed and fully-insulated homes? LOG FIRES: Open fires have been the point around which people have gathered for tens of thousands of years, and sitting around the fire is a tradition we don't want to lose - which is not surprising, when you think about how cosy it is. [More]
Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose could cause diabetes, say researchers

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose could cause diabetes, say researchers

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions. [More]
UT Southwestern researchers find new way to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria in burn injuries

UT Southwestern researchers find new way to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria in burn injuries

A new way to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria by blinding them rather than killing them proved highly effective in a model of burn injuries, UT Southwestern Medical Center research shows. [More]
TPC toxicologists warn about hidden dangers of button batteries to children

TPC toxicologists warn about hidden dangers of button batteries to children

Button batteries are small round batteries found in items such as toys, greeting cards, watches, hearing aids, games and flashing jewelry—all products in the average American household during the holiday season. [More]
Metavision clinical information system adopted by health services centre, Canada

Metavision clinical information system adopted by health services centre, Canada

iMDsoft® announced that Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Canada is now live with the MetaVision clinical information system throughout their critical care environment. The system has been implemented in adult, neonatal and burn intensive care units, across a total of 145 beds. [More]
How to stay safe in the sun

How to stay safe in the sun

When choosing a sunscreen, you must first consider what you will be doing when wearing it, for example if you're running, the sunscreen you choose must be able to withstand sweating. [More]
Researchers identify protein that degrades and inhibits infectious biofilms

Researchers identify protein that degrades and inhibits infectious biofilms

Many infectious pathogens are difficult to treat because they develop into biofilms, layers of metabolically active but slowly growing bacteria embedded in a protective layer of slime, which are inherently more resistant to antibiotics. [More]
Small fat-burning molecule could help combat global epidemic of obesity

Small fat-burning molecule could help combat global epidemic of obesity

A small molecule could provide valuable help in combating the global epidemic of obesity. [More]
Signaling pathway in fat cells may provide key to better treatments for obesity, Penn research finds

Signaling pathway in fat cells may provide key to better treatments for obesity, Penn research finds

A signaling pathway in fat cells may one day provide the key to better treatments for obesity, according to new research by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Research highlights remarkable benefits of blackcurrants in sports performance, fat burning, muscle recovery

Research highlights remarkable benefits of blackcurrants in sports performance, fat burning, muscle recovery

The program of gold-standard, peer-reviewed science is revealing how blackcurrants deliver an unusual combination of performance, fat burning and recovery actions. [More]
New UGA research finds pathogen's motility activates immune response

New UGA research finds pathogen's motility activates immune response

Until now, a pathogen's ability to move through the body has been overlooked as a possible trigger of immune response, but new research from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine found that motility will indeed alarm the host and activate an immune response. [More]
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