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World Health Organization

Study finds processed meat consumption is linked to cancer

The World Health Organization issued the strongest warnings yet that these foods raise the risk of developing cancer. The research division of the World Health Organization announced that bacon, sausage and other processed meats cause cancer and that red meat probably does, too. The report by the influential group stakes out one of the most aggressive stances against meat taken by a major health organization, and it is expe Leer ms


EU stem cell research opens door to new diabetes treatments

An EU-funded project that used stem cells to restore insulin production could transform how diabetes patients are treated. Taken together, the successful findings of the BETACELLTHERAPY study represent a significant step forward in the development of innovative new approaches for treating diabetes. These have the potential to improve the quality of life of patients, and greater improve scientific understanding of how chronic diseases can be treated less invasively. Leer ms

Risk factors

A new study confirms that alcohol intake increases the risk of breast cancer

Saying that the link between alcohol and cancer is dangerous is nothing new. Five Spanish universities and more than 300,000 female volunteers participated in a European investigation that is now confirming that alcohol intake increases the chances of developing breast cancer. This risk quadruples with the intake of each daily glass of wine or beer. Leer ms

EU study

Dietary interventions can improve memory performance

Dietary supplementation could play a crucial role in keeping Europes ageing population healthy, an EU-funded study has confirmed. The LIPIDIDIET project, which was completed in March 2015, demonstrated that women susceptible to Alzheimers disease lose weight more sharply after the age of 70, whether they go on to develop dementia or not.  Leer ms

Effects of timing food intake

A new mobile app records our erratic eating habits

For too many of us, the three meals of the day go more like: office meeting pastry, mid-afternoon energy drink, and midnight pizza. In Cell Metabolism on September 24, Salk Institute scientists present daily food and beverage intake data collected from over 150 participants of a mobile research app over 3 weeks. They show that a majority of people eat for 15 hours or longer, with less than a quarter of the days calories being consumed before noon and over a third consumed after 6 p.m. Leer ms

Fruit intake

Eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables is associated with less weight gain

Increased consumption of fruits and non-starchy vegetables is inversely associated with weight change, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The longitudinal study, conducted by Monica Bertoia of Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues, shows differences by type of fruit or vegetable, suggesting that characteristics of these foods influence the strength of their association with weight change. Leer ms

Mediterranean diet

Extra virgin olive oil can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new report

An extra helping of extra virgin olive oil daily can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new report by the JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers followed nearly 4,300 Spanish women between the ages of 60 to 80. All of the women were placed on a Mediterranean diet with one group receiving an added helping of about 5 ounces of olive oil, another eating more nuts and another reducing their fat intake. Leer ms

Exemption from World Trade Organization (WTO)

European Commission supports better access to medicines in poorest countries

European Commission supports better access to medicines in poorest countries through easier access to cheaper medicines by means of an indefinite exemption from World Trade Organization (WTO) intellectual property rules for pharmaceuticals. Leer ms

Music therapy

Music is beneficial to surgery patients, study finds

Listening to music before, during or after a surgical procedure is beneficial to patients and can significantly reduce pain and anxiety, according to new research. According to the study, the benefits held true regardless of the kind of music or who selected it.  Leer ms

Newcastle Universitys Institute for Ageing

Scientists track the secret of centenarians

A team of experts from Newcastle Universitys Institute for Ageing and Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, explored which biological and pathological processes may be the most important for successful ageing after 100 years of age. Leer ms

Healthy Diets

Eating spicy food may reduce your risk of death

Eating spicy food regularly may reduce your risk of death from cancer, heart diseases and diabetes, a new study of over 485,000 people in China has claimed. An international team led by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences examined the association between consumption of spicy foods as part of a daily diet and the total risk and causes of death.  Leer ms

40% of the total insured population

Over 200 million Europeans already carry the European Health Insurance Card

Almost 206 million Europeans already have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), according to the latest figures available for 2014. This represents nearly 40% of the total insured population in the reporting Member States. As in previous years, the number of cards keeps increasing: there are six million more than in 2013 (+ 4%). Leer ms

Trending science

Tree-lined streets improve your health

According to a new study, people living in neighbourhoods with more trees report feeling healthier and have significantly fewer cardio-metabolic conditions.The study evaluates how much the trees that line our city streets could improve the populations health. Leer ms

University of Copenhagen

Vitamin C can lower risk of heart disease, study finds

High vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, a new large-scale study has found. Leer ms

Effect of diets on weight control

Vegetarian diets best for losing weight, new study finds

Veggie favourers have some fresh ammunition in that battle: A new study released in the Journal of General Internal Medicine finds that vegetarian diets are most effective at achieving weight loss. The study, a meta-analysis of 12 separate studies that each compared vegetarian diets to other types of diets, found that on average across the studies, vegetarian dieters lost 2.02 kg more than those on the non-vegetarian diets.  Leer ms

Up to 184,000 deaths each year worldwide

Sugary drinks cause thousands of deaths pero year, study finds

Drinking sugary drimks such as sodas and fruit drinks may lead to 184,000 deaths each year worldwide, according to a study published in the journal Circulation. Rresearchers say the problem will only get worse if dietary changes arent made. Leer ms

First international yoga day

World record attempt in New Delhi for the largest single yoga class

Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, who had lobbied the UN to declare 21 June as global yoga day, spread his mat among rows of people including his cabinet members and foreign diplomats at New Delhis main thoroughfare, which had been transformed into one sprawling exercise area for Sundays event. Leer ms

Differences among female smokers

Highly educated women stop smoking if the cost goes up, study finds

Cigarette prices and images on cigarette packets have an impact on women in terms of continuing to smoke or quitting. In fact, less educated women are more responsive to pictorial labels on cigarette packets, as revealed by a study that has analysed, for the first time, the generation differences among female smokers, a group which, despite policy measures, has not stopped growing. Leer ms

Womens distinctive contribution to society

Womens contribution to healthcare constitutes 5 % of global GDP, but nearly half is unrecognized

A major new Commission on women and health has found that women are contributing around $3 trillion (2.8 trillion euros) to global health care, but nearly half of this (2.35% of global GDP) is unpaid and unrecognised according to a new study published in The Lancet,  Leer ms

University of Seville

Contaminant particles increase hospital admissions for children with respiratory illnesses

Particles of less than 2.5 microns emitted by vehicles have negative repercussions for bronchiolitis, pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis in children. Should their concentrations be reduced to the levels recommended by the WHO, hospital admissions of children with these illnesses would decrease, amounting to a daily saving of 200 euros, according to calculations by researchers from the University of Seville for that city. Leer ms

Brain Institute of Brazil

Scientists find that sleep helps us to learn and memorise

A new study suggests that sleeping triggers the synapses in our brain to both strengthen and weaken, which prompts the forgetting, strengthening or modification of our memories in a process known as long-term potentiation (LTP). Leer ms

Injurie have doubled

High heels injuries on the rise, study says

High-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012, according to a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Leer ms

American Heart Association

Drinking may damage our hearts, study finds

Seniors consuming two or more drinks a day may be doing some harm to their hearts, and that risk is even higher for elderly women than for men of the same age, the researchers say. Moderate drinking is generally defined as two drinks a day for men and one drink per day for women. Leer ms

First phase contains a subpopulation of sperm

Research finds that the first fraction of ejaculation is the most effective for conception

Sperm in the first fraction of ejaculation are more numerous, move more and present better quality DNA than those lagging behind. This is the conclusion of a study led by the Ginemed fertility clinic, which confirms that while the objective of the first fraction is to fertilise the egg, the second phase is so that no sperm from any other male has a chance to fertilise it. Leer ms

University of Reading in UK

Drinking orange juice improves brain function in elderly people, according to a new study

Drinking orange juice daily could help improve brain function in elderly people, a new study has claimed. The study from the University of Reading in UK saw a group of 37 healthy adults (mean age 67 years) consuming 500ml (just under a pint) of orange juice, daily over an eight week period. Leer ms
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