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Vaping entails the inhalation of inorganic elements

The electronic cigarette is not free from toxic elements

Tobacco is one of the main sources of toxic substances in the human body. Many people opt for the alternative, the electronic cigarette, to avoid health risks. But a new study reveals that vaping entails the inhalation of inorganic elements, especially rare earth elements, whose toxicity is still unknown.  Leer ms

Are you really you when youre hungry?
The research was published in the journal Emotion.

Are you really you when youre hungry?

What makes someone go from simply being hungry to full-on "hangry"? More than just a simple drop in blood sugar, this combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Leer ms

Most of these apps dont meet a basic criteria

Are Breast Cancer Apps Reliable?

A group of researchers has analyzed 599 mobile applications for breast cancer found in Apple and Google stores, and has concluded that most have been developed with little medical criteria. The authors have observed different levels of disinformation in these apps, ranging from material of questionable origin, offering information without citing any sources, to dangerous prescriptions. Leer ms

New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammationHealth benefits to eating certain types of dark chocolate

New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation

Data represent first human trials examining the impact of dark chocolate consumption on cognition and other brain functions. The study show that consuming dark chocolate that has a high concentration of cacao (minimally 70% cacao, 30% organic cane sugar) has positive effects on stress levels, inflammation, mood, memory and immunity. Leer ms


The Strehler-Mildvan correlation The scientific team of biotech company Gero recently published a study in the Journal of Theoretical Biology that debunks a long-held misconception regarding two parameters of the Gompertz mortality law a mortality model that represents human death as the sum of two components that exponentially increases with age. The Gero team studied whats called the Strehler-Mildvan (SM) correlation and found no real biological reasoning behind it. Leer ms

Healthy obesity

Can you really be obese yet healthy?

A new paper has called for an end to the term healthy obesity, due to it being misleading and flawed. The focus should instead be on conducting more in-depth research to understand causes and consequences of varying health among people with the same BMI.  Leer ms

Aging Neuroscience

Simple urine test could help predict the risk of developing age-related disease and even death

New research shows that a substance indicating oxidative damage increases in urine as people get older, and describes an easy method to measure the level of this biomarker in human urine samples. This potentially provides a method to measure how much our body has aged, which could help predict our risk of developing age-related disease, and even the likely time-frame for our death. Leer ms

More than three years study of 167 patients with brain injur

Video games to improve mobility after a stroke

A joint research by the Basque research center BCBL and the London Imperial College reveals that, after a cerebral infarction, injuries in areas that control attention also cause motility problems. The authors propose to complement physiotherapy with another type of cognitive training, such as video games. Leer ms

Norwegian University of Science and Technologys (NTNU)

Why you feel hungrier after you lose weight

Feeling hungrier and eating less for the rest of your life may be the price to pay once youve shed those extra pounds. Obesity continues to be growing problem in the developed world, and Norway, where one in four people is overweight, is no exception. A recent study helps illuminate why it can be so difficult to maintain a healthy weight after substantial weight loss.  Leer ms

University of Plymouth

Second hand plastic toys could pose a risk to childrens health, study suggests

The plastic used in many second hand toys could pose a risk to childrens health because it may not meet the most up to date international safety guidelines, according to new research published in Environmental Science and Technology.  Leer ms

Sleeping for longer leads to a healthier dietKings College London study.

Sleeping for longer leads to a healthier diet

Sleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier diet, according to a Kings College London study. Leer ms

Binghamton University

People who sleep less than 8 hours a night more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety

Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Leer ms

The toxic sugar tree

The evolution of the gene responsible for red meat to produce cancer has been revealed

A sugar called Neu5Gc, present in red meat, some fish and dairy products, is related to the appearance of spontaneous tumors in humans. Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno, led by Spaniard David lvarez Ponce, have analyzed the evolutionary history of the CMAH gene - which allows the synthesis of this sugar - and shown which groups of animals have lost the gene and therefore are more suitable for human consumption and for organ transplants. Leer ms

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

The European Commission diagnoses the state of health in the EU

Only by rethinking our health systems can we ensure that they remain fit-for-purpose and provide patient-centred care. This is what the 28 Country Health Profiles published today by the Commission, along with the Companion Report suggest. The reports provide an in-depth analysis of EU Member States health systems. They look at the health of the population and important risk factors, as well as at the effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of health systems in each EU member state.  Leer ms


App to helps to fight the scourge of eating disorders

Around 20 million people in the EU suffer from eating disorders with an annual associated cost of EUR 1 trillion. Debilitating and stressful at best, at worst fatal, those suffering can face long delays in getting treatment. But smart tech could speed things up. Leer ms

World Antibiotic Awareness Week13-19 November 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

During World Antibiotic Awareness week, 13-19 November 2017, WHO and partners will reach out to the general public, health professionals, governments, farmers, veterinarians, the food and feed industry and others via a social media campaign using infographics, quizzes, and success stories to raise awareness of the need to act on antibiotic resistance and what kinds of steps we can take. Leer ms

Over Half of Carers in Spain Need Medical Help for a Mental Health ConditionInternational Survey

Over Half of Carers in Spain Need Medical Help for a Mental Health Condition

Three in five non-professional carers (61%) have felt that they needed medical care/support for a mental health condition (e.g. depression, anxiety, stress) due to their role as an non-professional carer, according to a large-scale, international survey conducted by the leading science and technology company, Merck. Leer ms

October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer: more than 90,000 women die in EU every year

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for European women aged 35 to 59. Every year Breast Cancer Awareness Month is held in October to help increase awareness for early detection and treatment of what has become the most common cancer for women. Leer ms

10 September

World Mental Health

During our adult lives, a large proportion of our time is spent at work. Our experience in the workplace is one of the factors determining our overall wellbeing. Employers and managers who put in place workplace initiatives to promote mental health and to support employees who have mental disorders see gains not only in the health of their employees but also in their productivity at work.  Leer ms

PESA CNIC-Santander project

Spanish research confirms the importance of breakfast in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Skipping breakfast or eating very little at the start of the day doubles the risk of atherosclerosis. This is the latest finding from the Progression and Early Detection of Atherosclerosis study (PESA), led by the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) in partnership with Banco Santander, and is published today in the Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC). Leer ms

U-funded project

New brain visualisation of Alzheimers at different ages holds out hope for faster diagnosis

As Alzheimers disease is associated with a wide variety of symptoms, usually observed through patients behaviour and actions, effective and timely treatment has proven elusive. An EU-funded project has contributed towards the capture of images which show the changes a brain with Alzheimers undergoes, at different ages, with promise for future diagnostics and treatment. Leer ms

Efficacy of smartphone-based mental health

Smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, study finds

New Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition. Leer ms

Physical exercise

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain -- an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise -- dancing and endurance training -- undertaken by elderly volunteers for eighteen months, shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain, but only dancing corresponded to a noticeable difference in behavior. This difference is attributed to the extra challenge of learning dancing routines. Leer ms

EU-funded RE-AGEING project

Measures redefine our age with life expectancy

Part-supported through the EU-funded RE-AGEING project, researchers offer population forecasting studies which encourage societies to break from outdated ageing measures and instead start categorising on how we live our lives Leer ms

Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain, and Language (BCBL),

Interbrain synchrony key factor in understanding language and interpersonal communication

The rhythms of brainwaves between two people taking part in a conversation begin to match each other. This is the conclusion of a study published in the magazine Scientific Reports, led by the Basque research centre BCBL. According to scientists, this interbrain synchrony may be a key factor in understanding language and interpersonal communication. Leer ms
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