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Working more than 40 hours harms the cardiovascular health Working more than 40 hours harms the cardiovascular health

People who work an average of 51-60 hours a week have a 26 percent higher cardiovascular risk than those that meet the standard working week of 40 hours per week, according to a study by the Centre for Medical Research and the College of Medicine Seoul National University (South Korea).  Leer ms

The Growing Price Gap between More and Less Healthy FoodsThe Growing Price Gap between More and Less Healthy Foods

The association between foods, nutrients and diets and certain health outcomes is well established, with the World Health Organization identifying energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt as contributing to excess risk of chronic disease.  Leer ms

Spanish nurse becomes first to contract Ebola outside West AfricaIn Madrid

Spanish nurse becomes first to contract Ebola outside West Africa

A Spanish nurse has become the first person to contract Ebola outside of Africa, casting doubt over measures taken in Spain to control the potential spread of the deadly disease. The nurse had helped to treat two priests who contracted Ebola in Africa and were repatriated to Spain. Some 30 other health workers and those who came in contact with her are now being monitored for symptoms. Leer ms

The more premature they are, the more complications

The viability of premature babies is minimal at 22 weeks gestation

A new study analyses the survival rates in Spain of newborns with a gestational age under 26 weeks. The results show that survival under 23 weeks is exceptional, although other factors such as birth weight and sex also have an influence. Leer ms

Important gender differences

Pain tolerance levels between men and women are similar

Resilience, a persons ability to overcome adverse circumstances, is the main quality associated with pain tolerance among patients and their adjustment to chronic pain. This is the result of a new study carried out at the University of Mlaga that shows that the effect of gender on this ability is not as significant as originally thought. Leer ms

Important gender differences

Pain tolerance levels between men and women are similar

Resilience, a persons ability to overcome adverse circumstances, is the main quality associated with pain tolerance among patients and their adjustment to chronic pain. This is the result of a new study carried out at the University of Mlaga that shows that the effect of gender on this ability is not as significant as originally thought. Leer ms

Fruits and vegetables intake makes you more attractive, study findsMelanin pigment coloration affect perceived human health

Fruits and vegetables intake makes you more attractive, study finds

Researchers say that eating five servings of fruits and vegetables can keep skin healthy and glowing. Researchers have now found that there is another kind of healthy skin - one that comes from eating a nutritionally balanced diet.  Leer ms

will have to learn LaTeX

Blind student to study maths at Birmingham University

A teenager who lost his sight at the age of 12 is celebrating after securing a place at Birmingham University. The student will be the first visually impaired student to study Maths at Birmingham University and will have to learn LaTeX (pronounced lay-tech), a keyboard, which can represent all of the mathematical symbols. Leer ms

Significant health benefits

Taking public transport, walking or cycling to work keeps you fitter, study finds

A British study finds that walking, cycling and yes, even taking public transportation to work are associated with lower body weight and lower body fat composition when compared against those who drive. Leer ms

Vitamin D and dementia

The sun prevents Alzheimers disease, study finds

Low levels of vitamin D appear to increase the risk of conditions such as Alzheimers disease, major study finds. Older patients with very low levels of vitamin D have a nearly doubled risk for dementia compared with people who have higher levels of vitamin D. Leer ms

More education may turn the tide against Ebola, expert sayPrevention awareness

More education may turn the tide against Ebola, expert say

The Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 900 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and now Nigeria. This is the first time West Africa has seen Ebola, and it is turning out to be the worst outbreak of the disease ever, in part because people either dont what to or are refusing to comply with public health recommendations. Experts say education may be more effective than enforcement.  Leer ms

30% lower risk of death

Running can help you to live longer

New research has shown that even lazy jogging can reduce the risk of heart disease. Running for just a few minutes each day can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease, research has shown. Leer ms

Study maps EU school food policiesNutrition and Physical Activity

Study maps EU school food policies

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), has published a comprehensive report on school food policies in Europe. The report shows that European countries acknowledge the important contribution of school food to childrens health, development and performance at school. All the countries studied have guidelines for school food, although these vary considerably. Leer ms

Study maps EU school food policiesNutrition and Physical Activity

Study maps EU school food policies

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), has published a comprehensive report on school food policies in Europe. The report shows that European countries acknowledge the important contribution of school food to childrens health, development and performance at school. All the countries studied have guidelines for school food, although these vary considerably. Leer ms

Google develops smart contact lenses to track glucose levels for diabetics Wearable technology

Google develops smart contact lenses to track glucose levels for diabetics

Google, in partnership with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, has developed a prototype for a very smart new contact lens. Both companies have struck an agreement to develop "smart" contact lenses that would help diabetics to track their blood glucose levels or restore the eyes ability to focus. Leer ms

Early exposure puts adolescents and young adults at risk

Young indoor tanning increases early risk of skin cancer

Researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at a young age. Their findings are reported in "Early-Onset Basal Cell Carcinoma and Indoor Tanning: A Population-Based Study," a study that will be published in the July 2014 issue of Pediatrics.  Leer ms

Promoting activities in schools

Childhood obesity can be reduced through education

A study performed by Catalan researchers concludes that schools participation helps to reduce the obesity prevalence in children. The programs have involved around 2.000 children from different Spanish centers. Leer ms

Beer waste can be used to help bone regenerationResearch conducted by CSIC and UPM

Beer waste can be used to help bone regeneration

The Universidad Politcnica de Madrid (UPM) and the Spanish Scientific Council (CSIC) have developed bone regeneration materials using industrial waste. The waste obtained from beer brewing process contains main chemical components found in bones. Leer ms

Sleep reinforces neuronal growth after learning

Sleep helps to improve learning and memory, study finds

Scientists have discovered the mechanism by which a good night sleep helps in improving learning and memory. Leer ms

It is called "DECIDE project"

European project allows the early diagnosis neurodegenerative diseases

The DECIDE project, realized by 13 partners from five European countries, consists in an e-service that will help the early diagnosis of Alzheimers and other neurodegenerative diseases. Leer ms

Most sensitive body parts are the forehead and fingertips.

Researchers recreated the"map of pain" in the body

A research of University College London show how the "spatial acuity", that is the ability to identify where it hurts, varies across the body. Most sensitive body parts are the forehead and fingertips. Leer ms

Report developed by CSIC

Researchers demonstrate that pollution can cross oceans

An international team of researchers led by the Spaninish investigation departmenr CSIC demonstrates that the pollution generated in North America can reach Europe. Leer ms

The robot will help surgeons

Spanish researchers create a robot to help surgeons in spine operations

The prototype of a robotic system designed to help surgeons in operations to the backbone has been created by a team of researchers who come from the center of investigation CEIT - IK4 of San Sebastin and the University of Navarra. In September will begin animal testing. Leer ms

Researchers find that HIV particles to treat hereditary diseasesThe new method is called hit-and-run

Researchers find that HIV particles to treat hereditary diseases

Researchers from Aarhus University dicovered a way to use HIV against hereditary diseases and perhaps to fight against HIV virus itself. This will be possible thanks to a method called hit-and-run technique. Leer ms

New technology to fight cancerous tumorsNanotechnology allows a better precision

New technology to fight cancerous tumors

EU funded researchers developed a new technology that can deliver drug in specific parts of human body. This discovery can improve the effectiveness of the drugs, reducing off-target effects. Leer ms
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