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New technique could help detect harmful PAMP molecules in certain processed foods

New technique could help detect harmful PAMP molecules in certain processed foods

Our favourite foods could be made healthier thanks to a new technique developed by the University of Leicester which has identified harmful bacterial molecules in certain processed foods such as burgers and ready meals. [More]
Height affects risk of major non-communicable diseases

Height affects risk of major non-communicable diseases

Height is largely genetically determined, but in recent decades the height of children and adults has steadily increased throughout the world: In adulthood the children are almost always significantly taller than their parents. [More]
Short bursts of intensive exercise could be more effective in preventing Type 2 diabetes

Short bursts of intensive exercise could be more effective in preventing Type 2 diabetes

Short bursts of intensive exercise provide a more "time-efficient" and realistic way of preventing, delaying and managing Type 2 diabetes and also losing weight, a study has found. [More]
Sedentary behavior associated with poor cardiovascular health, diabetes in people with severe obesity

Sedentary behavior associated with poor cardiovascular health, diabetes in people with severe obesity

Sedentary behavior is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led study showed for the first time. [More]
New article suggests that playing American football may contribute to hypertension

New article suggests that playing American football may contribute to hypertension

As National Football League playoff games are underway, a new article published in the "Hypotheses" section of the January 2016 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that the toll the sport takes on players' bodies extends beyond head trauma and damage to limbs and joints. The trauma and damage associated with football participation may also be linked to elevations in blood pressure through immune system activation and inflammation. [More]
Androgen deprivation therapy elevates Alzheimer’s risk

Androgen deprivation therapy elevates Alzheimer’s risk

US researchers find that androgen deprivation therapy increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in men with prostate cancer, with the risk rising with greater duration of therapy. [More]
Sedentary behaviour worsens health of heart disease patients

Sedentary behaviour worsens health of heart disease patients

Patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise, reveals research from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention. [More]

Alere completes sale of BBI business to Exponent Private Equity

Alere Inc., a global leader in rapid diagnostics announced today the completion of the previously announced sale of its BBI business to Exponent Private Equity LLP, a UK-based private equity firm. BBI Group provides products and services for the diagnostic, healthcare, research, defense and food industries globally. [More]
Myriad RBM's DiscoveryMAP platform identifies protein biomarkers linked to CV events in diabetes patients

Myriad RBM's DiscoveryMAP platform identifies protein biomarkers linked to CV events in diabetes patients

Myriad RBM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc., today announced that its DiscoveryMAP platform successfully identified combinations of 15 protein biomarkers associated with cardiovascular (CV) events or death in people with pre-diabetes or early type 2 diabetes, according to a study published by the journal Circulation. [More]
CV risk assessment essential for CML TKI trial design

CV risk assessment essential for CML TKI trial design

The risk and impact of cardiovascular adverse events in long-term users of tyrosine kinase inhibitors for chronic myeloid leukaemia is highlighted in a review published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [More]
FENS satellite symposium to highlight health benefits of regular fat dairy foods

FENS satellite symposium to highlight health benefits of regular fat dairy foods

The 12th FENS European Nutrition Conference will take place in Berlin, Germany from 20th to 23rd October 2015 and gather leading nutrition experts from around the world to discuss the latest developments in nutrition research. In conjunction with the conference, on 21st October a satellite symposium on "Regular Fat Dairy Foods in Nutrition and Health: The Latest insights" will present an update on the benefits. [More]
Severely obese children face higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes

Severely obese children face higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes

A new study led by researchers in the UNC Department of Pediatrics finds a direct correlation between more severe forms of obesity in children and related risk factors for developing heart disease and diabetes—particularly in boys. [More]
Alere doubles commitment to support OAFLA in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and EID

Alere doubles commitment to support OAFLA in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and EID

Alere, a global leader in rapid diagnostics, today doubled its commitment to the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS in its efforts to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa by eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and increasing early infant diagnosis (EID). [More]
New research enables ‘tailored’ diet advice based on personal gut microbiome

New research enables ‘tailored’ diet advice based on personal gut microbiome

New research enables "tailored" diet advice - based on our personal gut microbiome - for persons who want to lose weight and reduce the risk of disease. [More]
Reducing SSB intake among children and adolescents associated with greater increase in HDL-C

Reducing SSB intake among children and adolescents associated with greater increase in HDL-C

In the first study to investigate blood lipid levels in association with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in a racially and ethnically diverse sample of Boston area schoolchildren, researchers found there was an inverse association between SSB intake changes and HDL-cholesterol increases (HDL-C is the "good cholesterol"). [More]

Alere announces cash dividend of $3.00 per share on Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock

Alere Inc., a global leader in rapid diagnostics, today has declared a cash dividend of $3.00 per share on its Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock (NYSE: ALR.PR.B). [More]
Liraglutide drug combined with diet and exercise promotes weight loss in diabetic patients

Liraglutide drug combined with diet and exercise promotes weight loss in diabetic patients

Among overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes, daily injection of the diabetes drug liraglutide with a modified insulin pen device, in addition to diet and exercise, resulted in greater weight loss over 56 weeks compared with placebo, according to a study in the August 18 issue of JAMA. [More]
Alere supports DTHF’s Tutu Teen Truck project to expand reach of infectious services for youth

Alere supports DTHF’s Tutu Teen Truck project to expand reach of infectious services for youth

Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a global leader in rapid diagnostics, today announced a grant of 2.5 million South African Rand to support the work of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF), a Cape Town-based organization under the patronage of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. [More]
Leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals to discuss on obesity, weight loss at ObesityWeek 2015

Leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals to discuss on obesity, weight loss at ObesityWeek 2015

More than 1,500 research abstracts will be presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, digital health technology and public policy, when thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals gather for ObesityWeek 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California from November 2 to 7, 2015. [More]
Resverlogix announces formation of international Clinical Steering Committee for RVX-208 "apabetalone" Phase 3 trial

Resverlogix announces formation of international Clinical Steering Committee for RVX-208 "apabetalone" Phase 3 trial

Resverlogix Corp. is pleased to announce the formation of an international Clinical Steering Committee for the RVX-208 "apabetalone" Phase 3 clinical trial BETonMACE assessing major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in high-risk vascular patients with diabetes mellitus and a recent Acute Coronary Syndrome event. BETonMACE is expected to start in the fall of 2015. [More]
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