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High-protein diets may help prevent chronic diseases by reducing liver fat

High-protein diets may help prevent chronic diseases by reducing liver fat

According to a new nutritional study conducted by the German Institute of Human Nutrition on individuals with type 2 diabetes, high-protein diets reduced liver fat by up to 48 percent within six weeks. It did not matter whether the diet was mainly based on plant or animal protein. [More]
HSS conducts survey to assess musculoskeletal health needs of surrounding communities

HSS conducts survey to assess musculoskeletal health needs of surrounding communities

Hospital for Special Surgery, which has an Outpatient Center in Stamford, plans to increase outreach and educational programs to meet the needs of surrounding communities. [More]
Three low-carb meals in a day can reduce insulin resistance by more than 30%, U-M study shows

Three low-carb meals in a day can reduce insulin resistance by more than 30%, U-M study shows

Three low-carb meals within 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance by more than 30 percent, but high-carb meals sustain insulin resistance, a condition that leads to high blood pressure, prediabetes and diabetes, according to a University of Michigan study. [More]
High fitness levels offer effective protection against health problems caused by work-related stress

High fitness levels offer effective protection against health problems caused by work-related stress

It is a well-known fact that fitness and well-being go hand in hand. But being in good shape also protects against the health problems that arise when we feel particularly stressed at work. [More]
Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, new survey finds

Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, new survey finds

Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it's an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation's leading killer, yet most do not go beyond traditional diets or involve doctors in their largely unsuccessful personal struggles against the disease, according to a new survey by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the independent research organization, NORC at the University of Chicago. [More]
Distinct structures of tau protein aggregates may help determine type of dementia, study shows

Distinct structures of tau protein aggregates may help determine type of dementia, study shows

The distinct structures of toxic protein aggregates that form in degenerating brains determine which type of dementia will occur, which regions of brain will be affected, and how quickly the disease will spread, according to a study from the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute. [More]
PAP therapy for sleep apnea may lead to positive outcomes among hypertensive patients

PAP therapy for sleep apnea may lead to positive outcomes among hypertensive patients

A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for sleep apnea may have a positive impact on sleep-related functional outcomes among patients who also suffer from hypertension. [More]
Professor shares health tips for preventing stroke

Professor shares health tips for preventing stroke

Having a stroke can be a debilitating and life changing event for an individual and their family. Regardless of one's age or family history, 90 percent of strokes are preventable. [More]
NYIT clinician shares own story and tips for successful weight loss

NYIT clinician shares own story and tips for successful weight loss

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. [More]
Bedfont Scientific recommends people to quit smoking with Smokerlyzer

Bedfont Scientific recommends people to quit smoking with Smokerlyzer

Lung Cancer Awareness month approaches again in November 2016, in the hope to make people aware of the facts and figures that can save people’s lives. Bedfont Scientific, based in Harrietsham, Kent, manufacturer of the Smokerlyzer, a breath carbon monoxide (CO) monitor used to help people quit smoking, is encouraging people to quit the habit which contributes to 86% of lung cancer deaths in men and 72% in women, according to latest ASH statistics. [More]
High blood pressure in middle age could be potential risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

High blood pressure in middle age could be potential risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

High blood pressure in middle age can lead to impaired cognition and is a potential risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from the American Heart Association co-authored by Loyola Medicine neurologist José Biller, MD. [More]
Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

Certain medications can have important effect on success of dental implants, research shows

Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to start taking beta blockers, medication that controls high blood pressure, for a while. And to stop taking heartburn pills. [More]
Exposure to air pollution may contribute to blood vessel damage among young healthy adults

Exposure to air pollution may contribute to blood vessel damage among young healthy adults

Fine particulate matter air pollution may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal. [More]
Small RNA molecules could contribute to serious pregnancy complication, study finds

Small RNA molecules could contribute to serious pregnancy complication, study finds

A family of small RNA molecules affects the development of cells that give rise to the placenta - an organ that transfers oxygen and nutrients from mother to fetus -- in ways that could contribute to a serious pregnancy complication, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. [More]
Exercise may benefit elderly people with memory and thinking problems

Exercise may benefit elderly people with memory and thinking problems

Exercise may be associated with a small benefit for elderly people who already have memory and thinking problems, according to new research published in the October 19, 2016, online issue of Neurology, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Common hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may increase dementia risk in men

Common hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may increase dementia risk in men

A common hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may double a man's risk of dementia, regardless of his age, Penn Medicine researchers reported in a study published online today in JAMA Oncology. [More]
Research findings reveal hidden potential contributors to maternal mortality

Research findings reveal hidden potential contributors to maternal mortality

Intimate partner violence, substance use disorder and mental illness may be as threatening to health and survival during pregnancy in U.S cities as medical issues. [More]
Making parents healthier before conception could be key to preventing obesity in future generations

Making parents healthier before conception could be key to preventing obesity in future generations

The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers suggest. [More]
New research reveals key protein involved in heart failure

New research reveals key protein involved in heart failure

A key protein that causes heart failure has been revealed through new research from a collaboration based in Kumamoto University, Japan. [More]
Patients with hypothyroidism have nagging symptoms despite normal TSH tests, medication use

Patients with hypothyroidism have nagging symptoms despite normal TSH tests, medication use

About 15 percent of the 10-12 million people in the U.S. with hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, continue to feel sick despite following the standard of care recommended by the American Thyroid Association. [More]
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