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Child-oriented nutritional intervention contributes advantageously to parents’ diets

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Nutrition advice aimed at children also improves parents' diets, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Study finds high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised on farms in India

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
A new study from India raises questions about the dangers to human health of farming chicken with growth-promoting antibiotics--including some of the same drugs used in raising millions of chickens in the United States and worldwide.

Meal frequency and timing play role in predicting weight loss or gain

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
A study by researchers from Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the Czech Republic has found that timing and frequency of meals play a role in predicting weight loss or gain.

New report highlights beneficial effects of nonmedical interventions for people with dementia

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, according to a report by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care.

Avantor opens new state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Bridgewater, New Jersey

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Avantor, a global supplier of ultra-high-purity materials for customers across the life sciences and advanced technologies sectors, has opened a new research center in Bridgewater, New Jersey (USA) to help biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical customers with a full range of upstream and downstream processes, from gene to protein expression through final formulation and drug delivery.

CIFI offers new vegetable-based clean label replacement for other sweeteners

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Always exploring new ways to innovate with the sweet potato, Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients now offers Carolina Sweet, a 75 Brix, vegetable-based clean label replacement for other sweeteners, such as high fructose corn syrup and honey.

Cruz plan gets thumbs up from HHS but thumbs down from most everyone else

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Contradicting the opinion of most policy experts, a draft report from the Trump administration forecasts better enrollment and lower premiums for everyone who buys their own health insurance if a controversial amendment proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were to become law.

Doctors appear to have reached unexpected consensus in prescribing pediatric anti-seizure medications

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
The number of available anti-seizure medications has exploded in the past two decades, going from just a handful of medicines available in the 1990s to more than 20 now.

Scientists create new probe for imaging proteins involved in fibrogenesis

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Organs respond to injuries with the formation of new fibrous tissue, which can result in scarring. This process called fibrogenesis can now be monitored noninvasively on a molecular level, as American scientists report in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

Skin-applied microneedle patch boosts immunization to seasonal flu vaccine recipients, study finds

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness of conventional influenza vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

Postcard from Capitol Hill: Lawmakers put women’s health care in its place

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
The atmosphere at a House Appropriations Committee lunch meeting on women's health midday Wednesday was predictably charged.

Study opens up new avenues to understanding complex experience of hearing voices

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
When people hear voices, it is whether those voices fit or are at odds with their life goals and values that governs whether they find them distressing.

Engineered macrophages invade and engulf tumor cells in mouse models

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
One reason cancer is so difficult to treat is that it avoids detection by the body. Agents of the immune system are constantly checking the surfaces of cells for chemical signals that say they belong, but cancer cells express the same chemical signals as healthy ones.

Worldwide report on tobacco control measures - progress over last 10 years

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
According to a latest report from the World Health Organization on the worldwide epidemic of tobacco addiction, the efforts to control tobacco use has increased notably over the last ten years.

Obamacare repeal would spell loss of health cover for 32 million Americans

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
If the Republics go ahead with the plan to repeal Obamacare, around 32 million Americans would lose their health cover according to a prediction from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) yesterday. CBO is a non-partisan office that works to analyse pending bills and legislations.

Genetic basis behind friendliness of dogs and humans uncovered in a new study

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
In a new study published in the journal Science Advances a connection was found between friendliness of dogs and a particular genetic makeup. Dogs differ from their closest cousins – wolves, in their friendliness towards humans and the gene that makes this possible has now been uncovered. This gene that allows for the hypersocial behaviour in dogs is also common in humans the study finds.

Fraud and billing mistakes cost Medicare — and taxpayers — tens of billions last year

News Medical (Australia) - 20/07/2017
Federal health officials made more than $16 billion in improper payments to private Medicare Advantage health plans last year and need to crack down on billing errors by the insurers, a top congressional auditor testified Wednesday.

First of its kind 45-day HERA mission incorporates sleep reduction for research purposes

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
After 45 days in NASA's Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA), the four-man crew can hardly hold their eyes open. This mission was the first of its kind to last 45 days, as well as incorporate sleep reduction for research purposes.

Researchers receive NIH grant to launch HIV prevention study of gay and bisexual men

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
The National Institutes for Health has awarded Dr. Christian Grov and his colleagues $2.4 Million to launch a 2-year nationwide HIV prevention study of gay and bisexual men.

CU Boulder study sheds new light on mechanism behind radiation-induced bystander effect

News Medical (Australia) - 19/07/2017
More than half of cancer patients undergo radiotherapy, in which high doses of radiation are aimed at diseased tissue to kill cancer cells.