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photo of yellow squash by JoAnne Green Staying Socially Active Can Slow Decline in Older Adults' Ability to Function

photo of blooming buds by JoAnne Green Health Goes Downhill When Older Adults Stop Driving

photo of a daffodil by JoAnne Green Creating Safer Polio Vaccine Strains for the Post-Eradication Era

photo of flowering groundcover by JoAnne Green Inherited Gene Variations Tied to Treatment-Related Hearing Loss in Young Cancer Patients

photo of pink and yellow cannas by JoAnne Green Researchers Shed Light on Potential Shield from Alzheimer's

photo of bread  Eating the Placenta: Trendy But No Proven Health Benefits and Unknown Risks

photo of wraps and bbq chicken by JoAnne Green   Strength vs. Endurance: Does Exercise Type Matter in the Fight Against Obesity?


“Hope is a waking dream.” ~ Aristotle   Successfully Managing Fatigue in People with Multiple Sclerosis

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foos safety   Food Safety Specialist Hopes New Tracking Strategy Will Lead to Better Intervention

health and cheerfulness   Stress Reduction May Reduce Fasting Glucose in Overweight and Obese Women

lily Mothers Can Pass Traits to Offspring Through Bacteria's DNA

apricot blossom 'Simple Living' Reaps Health and Financial Benefits, According to USciences Research

seniors DNA Clock Helps to Get Measure of People's Lifespans

cherry blossom Research Suggests Anti-inflammatory Protein May Trigger Plaque in Alzheimer's Disease
 
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New imaging technique can diagnose common heart condition

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Study suggests training kids to pay less attention to food might help them eat less.

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The Sleeping Woman Sleep Apnea
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Selenium and Vitamin E Supplements Can Increase Risk of Prostate Cancer in Some Men


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“Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly
to the mind as to the body.”


photo of grains How Dietary Fiber Helps the Intestines Maintain Health

photo of sunrise and cheering children Experts Urge Action to Cut Child Deaths from Deadly Lung Virus

photo of a tray of raw fish Seafood Poisoning Bug Thwarts a Key Host Defense by Attacking the Cell’s Cytoskeleton

photo of assorted vegetables and herbs Gut Check: A Molecule That Balances the Immune System in the Gut

photo of brussel sprouts FDA: Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects

photo of mixed California berries by JoAnne Green Intestinal Bacteria May Protect Against Diabetes
"The most important lifestyle changes included weight loss, more exercise and dietary adjustments to include more whole grain products, fruits and vegetables," according to the researchers at the University of Eastern Finland. Please click here to read more.

photo of a white peacock Focus on Alzheimer’s Disease Shifts to Prevention
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photo of countryside with a vintage car Benefits of Physical Activity May Outweigh Impact of Obesity on Cardiovascular Disease
"Physical activity is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease regardless of age," Dr. Klodian Dhana said. Please click here to read more.

photo of a half rainbow New Blood Thinner Better at Preventing Recurrent Blood Clots Than Aspirin
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photo of yellow crocus Study: Combined Exercise and Nutritional Intervention May Improve Muscle Mass and Function
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Monarch butterfly on a dense blazing star. Caring for the Caregiver
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photo of children playing in Lake Itasca, MN Antibiotics Could Be Alternative to Surgery as Treatment for Appendicitis
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prescribed-burn-of-marsh-grasses-showing-heavy-plant-growth-with-flames-and-smoke Study: Toxic Metals Found in E-cigarette Liquids
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photo of chopped veggies This Heart Month, Know the Foods That Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease
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photo of squash blossom by JoAnne Green Preventing Blood Clots With A New Metric for Heart Function
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photo of apple blossoms by JoAnne Green Acupuncture Boosts Effectiveness of Standard Medical Care for Chronic Pain and Depression
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photo of broccoli & cauliflower by JoAnne Green Keeping the Beat – Addressing the Health Challenges of Heart Disease
Congenital heart disease is the No. 1 birth defect in the nation. Forty years ago, most children with congenital heart disease did not survive into adulthood. Please click here to read more.

photo of a yellow dafodil by JoAnne Green A Natural Compound Can Block the Formation of Toxins Associated with Parkinson's Disease
"One of the most exciting prospects is that, subject to further tests, we might be able to use it to make improvements to patients' lives, while also studying other compounds with the aim of developing a more powerful treatment in the future." Please click here to read more.

photo of ornamental plum by JoAnne Green Impact of Aging on Brain Connections Mapped in Major Scan Study
Brain connections that play a key role in complex thinking skills show the poorest health with advancing age, new research suggests. Please click here to read more.

photo of rainbow by JoAnne Green Fighting Life-threatening Bacteria Without Antibiotics
Researchers at the University of Bonn and the Technical University of Munich discover the cause of infections in patients with cirrhosis of the liver

photo of freshtomato and cucumber slices by JoAnne Green Low Salt Diets Not Beneficial: Global Study Finds
A large worldwide study has found that, contrary to popular thought, low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption. Please click here to read more.

photo of fresh root veggies by JoAnne Green Intervention Reduces Rates of Overweight Tots
 by Half
"Over 20 percent of 2- to 5-year-olds in the U.S. are already overweight," said Ian M. Paul, professor of pediatrics and public health sciences, Penn State College of Medicine. Please click here to read more.

photo of white pumpkins by JoAnne Green Review Finds Fathers' Age, Lifestyle Associated With Birth Defects
The study, published in the American Journal of Stem Cells, suggest both parents contribute to the health status of their offspring. Please click here to read more.

photo of a pink rose by JoAnne Green Cartilage Protein May Contribute to the Development of Breast Cancer
Research from Lund University in Sweden shows that the protein COMP, which mainly exists in cartilage, can also be found in breast cancer tumors in patients with a poor prognosis. Please click here to read more.


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photo of summer squash blossom by JoAnne Green in "Common Signatures Predict Flu Vaccine Responses in Young and Elderly"


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High Coronary Calcium Score May Signal Increased Risk of Cancer, Kidney and Lung Disease
"Plaque in the arteries is the result of cumulative damage and inflammation, and vulnerability to injury and chronic inflammation likely contributes to diseases like cancer, kidney and lung diseases, as well as cardiovascular disease. Please read more here.

Few Commercial Weight-loss Programs Show Evidence of Effectiveness, Johns Hopkins reports
A handful of programs may help some dieters, but a new review of thousands of studies finds sparse evidence for long-term benefits. Please read more here.



No More Insulin Injections?
Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer possible new diabetes treatment. Please read more here.



New Method for Better Treatment of Breast Cancer
A new study shows that a novel imaging-based method for defining appropriateness of breast cancer treatment is as accurate as the current standard-of-care and could reduce the need for invasive tissue sampling. Please click here for more information.


Common Signatures Predict Flu Vaccine Responses in Young and Elderly
What factors inhibit strong responses to seasonal flu vaccines in the elderly? Why do anti-flu antibodies last longer after vaccination in some people? Please click here for full article.


Kitchen Utensils Can Spread Bacteria Among Foods, UGA Study Finds
University of Georgia researchers found that produce that contained bacteria would contaminate other produce items through the continued use of knives or graters... Please click here for full article.

Should Doctors Cut Back on Some Medicines in Seniors?
Overtreatment for blood pressure & blood sugar can be dangerous for some, according to a report from the University of Michigan Health system. Please click here for full article.

High Sugar Consumption Among Children Relates to Poor Family Functioning
The quality of general family functioning is a major determinant of healthy dietary habits - according to new research published in the Journal of Caries Research and led by Queen Mary University of London. Please click here for full article..

New Drug May Protect Against Deadly Effects of Nuclear Radiation 24 Hours After Exposure
An interdisciplinary research team led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reports a new breakthrough in countering the deadly effects of radiation exposure. Please click here for full article..

One-minute Test Predicts How Well a Patient May Recover After an Operation
Surgical team discovers that a shortened test to assess frailty can help determine which surgical patients are most at risk for complications. Please click here for full article.

Observing Brain Network Dynamics to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease
Various types of information can be ascertained by the way blood flows through the brain. When a region of the brain has been activated, blood flow increases and oxygenation rises. Please click here for full article..


Compound in Magnolia May Combat Head and
 Neck Cancers
Magnolias are prized for their large, colorful, fragrant flowers. Does the attractive, showy tree also harbor a potent cancer fighter? Please click here for full article.


Is Dietary Supplementation Appropriate for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Not enough and too much are often the result, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Please click here for full article.



Physically Active Middle-aged Adults Have Low Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden cardiac arrest during sports activities is relatively low among physically active middle-aged adults, according to research in the American Heart Association Journal Circulation. Please click here for full article.

Consumption of Peanuts with a Meal Benefits
    Vascular Health
A study of peanut consumption showed that including them as a part of a high fat meal improved the post-meal triglyceride response and preserved endothelial function.
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How Drinking Behavior Changes Through the Years
This is the first attempt to harmonize data on drinking behavior from a wide range of population groups over their lifespan with repeated individual measures of consumption. Please click here for full article.



Hot Flashes at Younger Age May Signal Greater Cardiovascular Risk
Women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function--the earliest sign of cardiovascular disease--than women who have hot flashes later in life...Please click here for full article.


Women Don't Get to Hospital Fast Enough During Heart Attack
Women suffering a heart attack wait much longer than men to call emergency medical services and face significantly longer delays getting to a hospital equipped to care for them...Full article here.

Five Things You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer
With March marking Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, here are the answers to some key questions about the disease...Please click here for full article.


Compound Found in Grapes, Peanuts May Help Prevent Memory Loss
A compound found in common foods such as red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research published by a faculty member in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Please click here for full article.

Experts Recommend Intermediate Physical Activity Goals, Especially for Older Adults
The recommendation that adults should get 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week may be too ambitious for many middle-aged and older adults. Please click here for full article.

 
Reduce the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
During February, Heart Month, the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is promoting the importance of controlling high blood pressure, also called hypertension...Please click here for full article..

 
Infants Create New Knowledge While Sleeping
Sleep improves and structures infant memory, accoding to researchers from the University of Tübingen, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Please click here for full article.

How Malaria-spreading Mosquitoes Can Tell You're Home
UC Riverside research shows house-dwelling mosquitoes require minute changes in concentrations of exhaled carbon dioxide to trigger landing on human skin. Please click here for full article..

 

Good Bedtime Habits Equal Better Sleep for Kids

 
Should Hospitals Keep Cardiac Catheterization Labs Open on Weekends?
Canadian study indicates that early intervention on weekdays and weekends in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes may be more cost-effective for both high-risk and low-risk cases, reported in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Full article here.

  Why all-nighters don't work: How sleep and memory go hand-in-hand
Brandeis researchers observe an unknown connection between sleep and memory. Full article here.


Family Voices and Stories Speed Coma Recovery
Study answers question 'Can he hear me?' with resounding 'Yes'. Full article here.  





The Negative Effects of Sitting Time on Health
Sitting for long periods increases risk of disease and death, regardless of exercise, according to University Health Network. Full article here.

Couples more likely to get healthy together
People are more successful in taking up healthy habits if their partner makes positive changes too...Full article here.

Could our brain instruct our bodies to burn more fat?
By uncovering the action of two naturally occurring hormones, scientists may have discovered a way to assist in the shedding of excess fat. Full article here.

An Easier, Safer, and More Accurate Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
Dartmouth aims to removes barriers for photodynamic therapy (PDT). Full article here.

Study Tests Drug Against Parkinson's Disease
"If this drug proves to be safe and effective, it will change the way we treat Parkinson's disease," said Simuni, the principal investigator of the study. Full article here.

Walking May Help Protect Kidney Patients Against Heart Disease and Infections
Modest exercise has anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Full article here.

New Sugar-test to Reduce False-positive Cancer Diagnoses
The world’s most widespread test for ovarian cancer reports false-positives in 94 of 100 diagnosed cases. Now, chemists at the University of Copenhagen working with clinical researchers at University College London have developed a method able to halve the number of false-positives.
 Full article here.

March is Malignant Hyperthermia Awareness and Training Month
MH episodes can happen at any time and MHAUS will always be ready to provide assistance when you need it. But the best way protect your family and patients is to be prepared before it’s too late. Get Involved. Help celebrate March is Malignant Hyperthermia Awareness and Training Month by talking about MH! Full article here

Cosmetic Treatment Can Open the Door to Bacteria
Many people have 'fillers' injected into their facial tissue to give them 'bee-stung lips' or to smooth out their wrinkles. Unfortunately, a lot of cosmetic treatment customers experience unpleasant side effects...Full article here.

Detecting Levels of Antibiotics in Blood Paves the Way to Individualized Treatment
A new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum has been developed, paving the way to applications within drug development and personalized medicine. Full article here.

Food Allergy Nearly Doubles Among Black Children
Children’s food allergies are gradually increasing, but they may be as much as doubling among black children. According to a study published today in the March issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), self-reported food allergy nearly doubled in black children over 23 years. Full article here.

WHO: Pakistan Polio Strain In Syria
The World Health Organization (WHO) says an outbreak of polio that has crippled 13 children in war-torn Syria is linked to a strain of the virus from Pakistan. Full article here.

Over 23 million children to be vaccinated in mass
      polio immunization campaign across Middle East
On December 9, 2013, WHO and UNICEF announced that the largest-ever immunization response in the Middle East is under way this week, aiming to vaccinate more than 23 million children against polio in Syria and neighboring countries over the coming weeks. Full article here.

World Malaria Report 2013
Global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 45% globally and by 49% in Africa, according to the "World malaria report 2013" published by WHO. Full article here.

Pneumonia Still Responsible for One Fifth of
Child Deaths
Pneumonia remains the single biggest killer of children under 5 globally, claiming the lives of more than 1 million girls and boys every year. But pneumonia deaths are preventable. Full article here

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Study provides surprising new clue to the roots of hunger
While the function of eating is to nourish the body, this is not what actually compels us to seek out food. Full article here.

International Perspectives on Spinal Cord Injury
The new WHO report, "International perspectives on spinal cord injury", summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, prevention, care and lived experience of people with spinal cord injury. Full article here.

How bacteria communicate with us to build a special
relationship
Communication is vital to any successful relationship. Researchers from the Institute of Food Research and the University of East Anglia have discovered how the beneficial bacteria in our guts communicate with our own cells. Full article here.

Kidney Failure Risk for Organ Donors 'Extremely Low'
The risk of a kidney donor developing kidney failure in the remaining organ is much lower than in the population at large, even when compared with people who have two kidneys, according to results of new Johns Hopkins research. Full article here.

Blood Clot Risk Remains Higher Than Normal for At Least 12 Weeks After Women Deliver Babies.
Women's blood clot risk remains elevated for at least 12 weeks after delivering a baby — twice as long as previously recognized, according to a large study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. Full article here.

Promising Cervical Cancer Study
Research on cervical cancer performed by a physician at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The multi-site research project by Bradley J. Monk, MD, is expected to change the standard of care for women with advanced cervical cancer.
 Full article here.

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      Recommended Dietary Intake May Raise PC Risk







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