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 Fitness & Wellness

Study leaves women with conflicting advice on mammograms
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Controversial U.S. guidelines for mammography issued in 2009, calling for screening every two years rather than annually for women over 50 years old, can result in breast cancers being missed, according to U.S. researchers studying the hotly debated topic. More

Rules on wellness programs could push participation
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New proposed rules for wellness programs that were recently released under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act don't break much new ground, but they will likely provide the framework and clarity that will encourage more employers to participate, observers say. More

Women's health: 2 doctors or 1?
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The new healthcare law covers preventive care but leaves open the question of who will provide it to women: general practitioners or OB-GYNs? And who decides? More

 Diet & Nutrition


Child obesity down to exercise not diet
MSN NZ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers have discovered it's a lack of exercise, rather than eating too much that is causing obesity in children. Researchers followed 734 children for four years from when they were eight years old until they were 12, and found the overweight and lean children consumed roughly the same amount of calories, but the lean ones did more exercise. More



Hotels creating low-calorie menus for travelers
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VideoBriefIf you're traveling for business or pleasure, it can be difficult to find tasty, yet healthy food. Some hotels are re-thinking the menu to rise to the challenge. Many chefs know how to make food tasty, but creating low-fat and low-calorie dishes that are yummy is truly an art form. More

Can allergy-causing gluten be engineered out of grains?
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Can scientists create gluten-free wheat plants to make bread with? Writing in the journal PNAS, a team of scientists concludes that it's quite possible. People with serious gluten allergies such as celiac disease now have only one tried-and-true option: swear off all foods containing wheat, barley and rye. Avoiding gluten isn't easy, and those with the discipline to succeed deal with a host of restrictions to their diets. More

 Vitamins & Pharmaceuticals


Panel: Doctors should consider hepatitis C testing
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A government-backed panel advises doctors to "consider offering screening" for hepatitis C to adults born between 1945 and 1965, in a draft statement. The recommendations, from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, are an update to the group's 2004 statement, which recommended against screening people at average risk of hepatitis C. At the time, it also said there wasn't enough evidence for or against screening high-risk adults, such as injection drug users. More

Do steroid injections for sciatica pain help?
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When other treatments don't seem to ease the pain, people with leg and lower back pain from sciatica sometimes opt for an injection of steroids. How effective is this treatment, which involves injecting medication into the area around the spine known as the epidural space, which cushions the nerves and spinal cord? More

Vitamin D slows cancer's development
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A team of researchers at McGill Univ. have discovered a molecular basis for the potential cancer preventive effects of vitamin D. The team discovered that the active form of vitamin D acts by several mechanisms to inhibit both the production and function of the protein cMYC. cMYC drives cell division and is active at elevated levels in more than half of all cancers. Their results are published in the latest edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More

 Research & Development


Study: Number of US children with diabetes could skyrocket
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If the current trends in diabetes for young people stay the same, rates of Type 2 diabetes will rise by 49 percent by 2050, and rates of Type 1 diabetes will increase by 23 percent, according to new government estimates. And that's not even the worse-case scenario. More

As drug industry's influence over research grows, so does bias potential
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The billions that the drug companies invest in experiments help fund the world's quest for cures. But their aim is not just public health. That money is also part of a high-risk quest for profits, and over the past decade corporate interference has repeatedly muddled the nation's drug science, sometimes with potentially lethal consequences. More

FAST FACTS
"According to WebMD, people with gluten or wheat allergies should ask their doctor about other grains, bake with other flours and always check labels for wheat-related ingredients."


 

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