Rapid urine test could detect pregnancy-related stroke risk in minutes

Breakthrough in the fight to end maternal mortality: Rapid urine test could detect dangerous pregnancy-related stroke risk in 3 minutes Researchers found a protein in the urine of pregnant women with preeclampsia They found that they could use a certain dye to spot the protein quickly A study was nearly 100% effective at spotting preeclampsia in a sample of 346 […]

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The saturated fat debate rages on

(HealthDay)—It’s hard to keep up with the findings from studies on the health effects of saturated fat—you know, the fat typically found in animal foods, from red meat to whole milk. But one thing’s certain. For every study that finds saturated fats unhealthy, there’s another showing that its role in heart disease and other chronic conditions is still open for […]

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Model Can Predict Survival in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 — An individualized, multivariable model can predict survival in patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer (PCa), according to a study published online March 12 in PLOS Medicine. David R. Thurtle, B.M.B.S., from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and colleagues collated data for 10,089 men diagnosed with nonmetastatic PCa between 2000 and 2010 in Eastern […]

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First double-blind controlled trial of TNS shows reduced symptoms in some children with ADHD

Currently approved in Canada and Europe for adults with medication-resistant depression and seizures, trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) has been found to be an effective and safe means of treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reports a study published in the April 2019 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). TNS […]

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Lose weight with the 12-hour rule

Slimming by 12 hours of non-decreasing rule The 12-hour rule can help to reduce weight. These scientifically studied diet is not really a waiver of a rule, but creates the lose weight by keeping eating times. By no means a fitness guru has devised this diet formula, but a team of researchers led by Dr. Satchidananda Panda from the Salk […]

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Meat consumption is changing but it’s not because of vegans

Meat consumption in North America is changing. Product developers and policy-makers need to understand the reasons for that change. It’s tempting to attribute the decrease in meat consumption to a rise in vegetarianism and veganism, but not all vegans are the same, and overall they play a relatively small role in consumption changes. How is meat consumption changing? In Canada, […]

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Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes were initially intended as a smoking cessation tool, yet vaping has skyrocketed among kids to the point that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Surgeon General both recently declared youth e-cigarette use an epidemic. Adolescent and young-adult e-cigarette users are attracted to vaping because of appealing marketing, and report tempting e-juice flavors as a leading […]

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