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New supplement could help reduce urge to consume high-calorie foods

New supplement could help reduce urge to consume high-calorie foods

Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as chocolate, cake and pizza, a new study suggests. [More]
Report highlights need to strengthen response to major public health threats

Report highlights need to strengthen response to major public health threats

In a report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an Independent Panel formed to review HHS's response to Ebola made several recommendations on how the nation's federal public health system should strengthen its response to major public health threats, both internationally and domestically. [More]
Study assesses prevalence of delirium among survivors of cardiac arrest treated with hypothermia

Study assesses prevalence of delirium among survivors of cardiac arrest treated with hypothermia

A study in the American Journal of Critical Care found a remarkably high prevalence of delirium in a small cohort of critically ill patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. [More]
Undiagnosed hearing issues may lead to social isolation, cognitive impairment in seniors

Undiagnosed hearing issues may lead to social isolation, cognitive impairment in seniors

Senior citizens with undiagnosed or untreated hearing problems are more likely to suffer from social isolation and cognitive impairment, a UBC study has found. [More]
Discrimination linked to heavy and hazardous drinking

Discrimination linked to heavy and hazardous drinking

In the late 1980s, researchers across the United States began reporting a link between discrimination against African Americans and poor cardiovascular health within the African American population. [More]
Recommendations for integrating genomic results into clinical practice

Recommendations for integrating genomic results into clinical practice

A quiet transformation has been brewing in medicine, as large-scale DNA results become increasingly available to patients and healthcare providers. [More]
Online information can increase feelings of worry and fear among women at risk of ovarian cancer

Online information can increase feelings of worry and fear among women at risk of ovarian cancer

Researchers at Cardiff University have found that online information about ovarian cancer can cause as much worry as comfort for women at high risk of developing the disease, in a new study published in ecancer. [More]
Inhibition behavior may help predict binge drinking habits among young adults

Inhibition behavior may help predict binge drinking habits among young adults

While there are a number of studies on alcohol misuse, most of the research has been focused on the adult population. Alcohol is the most widely used drug among young adults between the ages of 18 to 25. [More]
Philips introduces DreamMapper app and website in the UK for people living with sleep apnoea

Philips introduces DreamMapper app and website in the UK for people living with sleep apnoea

Royal Philips has today announced the UK launch of the DreamMapper app and website, designed to assist people living with sleep apnoea to improve treatment adherence by providing tools and real time tracking and analysis of their positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. [More]
Study finds better way to evaluate operating skills of orthopaedic residents

Study finds better way to evaluate operating skills of orthopaedic residents

In a small study to determine the best way to assess the operating skills of would-be orthopaedic surgeons, Johns Hopkins researchers found that tracking the trainees’ performance on cadavers using step-by-step checklists and measures of general surgical skills works well but should be coupled with an equally rigorous system for tracking errors. [More]
Study finds little to no link between butter consumption and chronic disease or all-cause mortality

Study finds little to no link between butter consumption and chronic disease or all-cause mortality

Butter consumption was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes, according to a new epidemiological study which analyzed the association of butter consumption with chronic disease and all-cause mortality. [More]
Unwelcoming healthcare environments may affect cervical cancer screening among LGBT people

Unwelcoming healthcare environments may affect cervical cancer screening among LGBT people

A new study found that certain factors affect cervical cancer screening among lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men. Some of these factors overlap with the general female population, whereas others are specific to the lesbian, bisexual, or queer identity. [More]
Study highlights continuing problem of MSI in Gulf War veterans

Study highlights continuing problem of MSI in Gulf War veterans

Veterans of the Gulf War are more than twice as likely to have medically unexplained symptoms known as "multisymptom illness" (MSI), compared to Iraq/Afghanistan War veterans, according to an updated research review in the July Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. [More]
Experts compile model list of essential diagnostic tests aiming to improve global health

Experts compile model list of essential diagnostic tests aiming to improve global health

In a western doctor's office or hospital, patients don't think twice about giving a blood or urine sample that can tell if they have a disease or infection, or show if their medicines are working. The samples get rushed to a testing lab with modern equipment that's held to high quality standards. [More]
Safety tips to avoid burns during Fourth of July weekend

Safety tips to avoid burns during Fourth of July weekend

Summer has officially arrived and Independence Day is coming up. It's a time for fun outdoor activities like cookouts, camping and fireworks. Each year, approximately 10,000 Americans get hurt or burned from fireworks. [More]
Ways to prevent, treat skin irritations after contact with poisonous plants

Ways to prevent, treat skin irritations after contact with poisonous plants

Poisonous plants cause the most common allergic reactions to the skin, affecting as many as 50 million Americans each year, according to the American Skin Association. University of Alabama at Birmingham associate professor of Emergency Medicine, Walter Schrading, M.D., says it is important people are able to identify poisonous plants, prevent an allergic reaction and treat skin irritations after contact. [More]
Researchers determine that physical therapy did not shorten hospital length of stay for ICU patients

Researchers determine that physical therapy did not shorten hospital length of stay for ICU patients

In a surprising reversal, researchers have determined that a particular protocol providing physical therapy to ICU patients with acute respiratory failure did not shorten hospital length of stay. [More]
Educating parents on healthy infant sleep-related behaviors may help prevent childhood obesity

Educating parents on healthy infant sleep-related behaviors may help prevent childhood obesity

Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood obesity. [More]
Study examines outcomes of e-cigarette use among college students

Study examines outcomes of e-cigarette use among college students

Electronic cigarette use continues to rise, and current data regarding use of e-cigarettes among college students are needed. [More]
Study shows travelling can be big source of exercise for Londoners

Study shows travelling can be big source of exercise for Londoners

Owning a car or bicycle has the strongest influence on how much active travel a Londoner engages in. Car ownership leaves them two to three times less likely to travel actively. [More]
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