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New OSU study shows association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma

New OSU study shows association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma

Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers from Oregon State University are recommending, after a new study showed an association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma, asthma symptoms and chronic bronchitis. [More]
Scientists discover mechanism that resists cancer drugs in estrogen-positive breast cancer

Scientists discover mechanism that resists cancer drugs in estrogen-positive breast cancer

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which estrogen prepares cells to divide, grow and, in the case of estrogen-positive breast cancers, resist cancer drugs. The researchers say the work reveals new targets for breast cancer therapy and will help doctors predict which patients need the most aggressive treatment. [More]
Anamorelin drug safe and well tolerated in advanced non-small cell lung cancer, Phase III trial reveals

Anamorelin drug safe and well tolerated in advanced non-small cell lung cancer, Phase III trial reveals

A new drug, anamorelin, improves appetite and body mass in patients with advanced lung cancer who are suffering cancer anorexia and cachexia, according to phase III data presented at the ESMO 2014 Congress in Madrid, Spain. [More]
Major weight loss: A risk factor for wound complications in body contouring surgery

Major weight loss: A risk factor for wound complications in body contouring surgery

Patients who lost more than 100 pounds and those who shed weight through bariatric surgery had the highest risk of complications from later surgical procedures to reshape their leaner bodies, a new study from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows. [More]
Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy opens in Maryland

Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy opens in Maryland

Mercy Medical Center has announced the opening of The Lya Segall Ovarian Cancer Institute at Mercy, the first center in Maryland specifically designed and dedicated solely for the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. [More]
Researchers examine how telephone-based coaching could help COPD patients

Researchers examine how telephone-based coaching could help COPD patients

Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to manage stress, practice relaxation and participate in light exercise can boost a patient's quality of life and can even improve physical symptoms, researchers at Duke Medicine report. [More]
CorMedix submits IND application to FDA for Neutrolin

CorMedix submits IND application to FDA for Neutrolin

CorMedix Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of cardiac, renal and infectious disease, is pleased to announce that an Investigational New Drug application (IND) for Neutrolin was submitted to the United States Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. [More]
More reliable cardiorespiratory fitness data can be obtained using lean mass proportional measures

More reliable cardiorespiratory fitness data can be obtained using lean mass proportional measures

A recent study by the University of Eastern Finland shows that scaling maximal oxygen uptake and maximal workload by body weight confounds measures of cardiorespiratory fitness. It has been a common practice in exercise testing to scale the results by body weight and, according to researchers, this practice should be abandoned. More reliable data on cardiorespiratory fitness can be observed by using lean mass proportional measures. [More]
New global health initiative focuses on improving public health

New global health initiative focuses on improving public health

The American College of Sports Medicine has announced a new global health initiative called ActivEarth. With an innovative, global-scale, science-based and science-informed approach, ActivEarth will focus on improving public health, the environment and the economy through greater levels of physical activity, particularly active transportation. [More]
Eurest introduces new food and nutrition concept to promote worksite health, sustainability

Eurest introduces new food and nutrition concept to promote worksite health, sustainability

National Institute of Health's contracted food service partner, Eurest, proudly introduced a new pioneering food and nutrition concept called 'Balance Kitchen' in the ACRF Cafe that is designed to foster and promote worksite health and sustainability. [More]
Gallbladder removal surgery can wait until regular working hours, researchers find

Gallbladder removal surgery can wait until regular working hours, researchers find

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a minimally invasive procedure to remove the gallbladder, is one of the most common abdominal surgeries in the U.S. Yet medical centers around the country vary in their approaches to the procedure with some moving patients quickly into surgery while others wait. [More]
Exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity improves educational performance of children

Exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity improves educational performance of children

A recent Oregon survey about an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity into the daily routine of elementary school students found it had a high level of popularity with both students and teachers, and offered clear advantages for overly sedentary educational programs. [More]
Study emphasizes need to bolster programs that enhance dietary quality of SNAP participants

Study emphasizes need to bolster programs that enhance dietary quality of SNAP participants

A new American Cancer Society study suggests that participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously known as the food stamp program, had lower dietary quality scores compared with income eligible non-participants. [More]
Magnetic resonance: A good method for detecting and quantifying fats in the liver

Magnetic resonance: A good method for detecting and quantifying fats in the liver

Obesity and overweight affect more than half of the population in our Community. Excess weight causes important alterations in the organism, one of which affects liver function. Fat accumulates in the liver producing hepatic steatosis which, in certain circumstances, causes inflammation, fibrosis and finally, cirrhosis. [More]
New study analyzes how changes in diet and lifestyle can contribute to healthy aging

New study analyzes how changes in diet and lifestyle can contribute to healthy aging

A new, first-of-its-kind research study was announced today that will analyze how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging. [More]
High impact health interventions reduce maternal and child mortality in poor countries

High impact health interventions reduce maternal and child mortality in poor countries

New studies have uncovered the specific interventions and advances that have led to the success with these at-risk populations in the poorest countries. [More]

Doctors from UCLA Health System now available on LiveHealth Online

Doctors from UCLA Health System will be available on your smartphone, tablet or laptop beginning this week through LiveHealth Online, a telehealth solution for business travelers, busy parents, students away at college or anybody else who needs non-emergency medical attention when their own doctors are not available. [More]
Prevalence of abdominal obesity, waist circumference continues to increase among U.S. adults

Prevalence of abdominal obesity, waist circumference continues to increase among U.S. adults

The prevalence of abdominal obesity and average waist circumference increased among U.S. adults from 1999 to 2012, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA. [More]
Milk consumption and dairy may lower blood pressure, CVD risk

Milk consumption and dairy may lower blood pressure, CVD risk

Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) claims 17 million lives each year, while complications from high blood pressure take an additional 9.4 million. New research presented by international scientists at the 12th Euro Fed Lipid Congress in Montpellier, France on September 15, 2014, suggests that milk consumption and dairy may play a beneficial role. [More]
Dairy products contribute to overall metabolic health

Dairy products contribute to overall metabolic health

Dairy is considered part of a healthy diet and dietary guidelines recommend the daily consumption of 2-4 portions of milk-based products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, cream and butter. [More]