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15.12.2018
07:13 News-Medical.NetUsing machine learning to predict risk of developing life-threatening infections

Staphylococcus epidermidis is an ubiquitous colonizer of healthy human skin, but it is also a notorious source of serious nosocomial infections with indwelling devices and surgical procedures such as hip replacements.

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00:52 Reuters.com HealthFlu shots tied to lower risk of premature death with heart failure

(Reuters Health) - - People with heart failure who get flu shots may be less likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don't get vaccinated, a Danish study suggests.

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14.12.2018
17:23 News-Medical.NetStudy provides insight into health risks facing new mothers

African-American women undergo more physical "wear-and-tear" during the first year after giving birth than Latina and white women, a consequence that may have long-lasting health effects, according to a study of a diverse group of more than 2,400 low-income women.

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16:13 News-Medical.NetGeneticists discover how sex-linked disorders arise

Researchers have discovered a regulatory gene carried on the Y chromosome that determines whether a baby will be male or female and the risk of disease.

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15:50 MedicalNewsToday.comMedical News Today: Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by a quarter

The cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-studied. A new paper asks exactly how this eating pattern might benefit heart health.

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14:19 News-Medical.NetExercise-induced hormone activates cells critical for bone remodeling in mice

Exercise has been touted to build bone mass, but exactly how it actually accomplishes this is a matter of debate. Now, researchers show that an exercise-induced hormone activates cells that are critical for bone remodeling in mice.

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14:09 Technology.orgLarge babies born to moms with gestational diabetes face nearly triple the risk of childhood obesity: study

The size babies are at birth and whether their mother has maternal diabetes greatly increases the risk of

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11:41 Technology.orgResearchers use zinc to target insulin-producing cells with regenerative drug

An insulin injection can manage diabetes symptoms, but actually curing the disease would mean healing cells in the

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10:22 News-Medical.NetMammalian collagen nanofibrils become stronger and tougher with exercise

Collagen is the fundamental building block of muscles, tissues, tendons, and ligaments in mammals. It is also widely used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Although scientists have a good understanding about how it behaves at the tissue-level, some key mechanical properties of collagen at the nanoscale still remain elusive.

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10:11 News-Medical.NetDiets containing GM maize have no harmful effects on health or metabolism of rats

For six months, rats were fed a diet containing either GM maize (MON 810 or NK603) or non-GM maize, in varying concentrations.

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08:32 News-Medical.NetModerate exercise in the evening does not have negative effect on sleep

Even among sleep researchers, it is a widely held belief that sleep quality can be improved by avoiding exercise in the evening.

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05:34 ScienceDaily.comCollagen nanofibrils in mammalian tissues get stronger with exercise

A recent experimental study on nanoscale collagen fibrils sheds light on reasons why collagen is such a resilient material.

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05:17 Gizmag New CRISPR technique could prevent obesity without cutting or editing a genome


An exciting new study from researchers at UC San Francisco has demonstrated how a new kind of CRISPR technique can increase the expression of certain genes, instead of the more traditional technique of actively cutting or editing DNA. The method was tested in mice by targeting two genes associated with hunger, with the animals reducing their food intake and not becoming obese.
.. Continue Reading New CRISPR technique could prevent obesity without cutting or editing a genome Category: Medical Tags: CRISPR DNA Genetics Obesity

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01:28 Reuters.com HealthInflammatory bowel disease tied to heart attack risk

(Reuters Health) - - People with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be up to 12 times more likely to have a heart attack, a U.S. study suggests.

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01:06 Phys.orgCollagen nanofibrils in mammalian tissues get stronger with exercise

Collagen is the fundamental building block of muscles, tissues, tendons, and ligaments in mammals. It is also widely used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Although scientists have a good understanding about how it behaves at the tissue-level, some key mechanical properties of collagen at the nanoscale still remain elusive. A recent experimental study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Washington University, and Columbia University on nanoscale collagen fibrils reported on, previously unforeseen, reasons why collagen is such a resilient material.

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00:09 CNN HealthDel Monte recalls canned corn because of botulism risk

Del Monte Foods Inc. issued a recall of some of its canned corn this week.

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00:07 ScienceDaily.comCRISPR joins battle of the bulge, fights obesity without edits to genome

A weighty new study shows that CRISPR therapies can cut fat without cutting DNA. Researchers describe how a modified version of CRISPR was used to ramp up the activity of certain genes and prevent severe obesity in mice with genetic mutations that predispose them to extreme weight gain. Importantly, the researchers achieved long-lasting weight control without making a single edit to the genome.

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13.12.2018
22:48 ScienceDaily.comExercise-induced hormone irisin triggers bone remodeling in mice

Exercise has been touted to build bone mass, but exactly how it actually accomplishes this is a matter of debate. Now, researchers show that an exercise-induced hormone activates cells that are critical for bone remodeling in mice. A study identifies a receptor for irisin, an exercise hormone, and shows that irisin impacts sclerostin in mice, a major cellular regulator of bone structure in humans.

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22:19 FierceBiotech.comCRISPR controls obesity in mice by amplifying rather than editing genes

The genes SIM1 and MC4R regulate food intake by signaling the feeling of being full, and mutations in even just one copy of either gene can lead to obesity. UCSF researchers have modified CRISPR gene editing to increase the activity of the working genes, potentially inspiring a new way to treat obesity.

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21:34 Gizmag Fat-trapping clay may form part of a treatment for obesity


While dieting and exercise certainly help people to lose weight, there are some cases where those approaches just aren't enough on their own. There could now be a new source of hope, however, as scientists have discovered that clay may cause ingested fat to pass right through the body.
.. Continue Reading Fat-trapping clay may form part of a treatment for obesity Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: Obesity University of South Australia Weight Loss

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21:32 News-Medical.NetCancer patients have greater risk of developing shingles, study shows

People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to a new study in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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19:29 FierceBiotech.comCould a once-abandoned obesity drug be revived in osteoporosis?

Irisin, the once much-hyped but controversial “exercise hormone” that researchers had hoped would be an effective obesity treatment, could make a comeback—this time in bone strengthening.

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19:25 Nature.ComA molecule that helps the ‘exercise hormone’ do its work

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19:18 FT.com HealthScientists find link between Alzheimer’s and surgery

Brain abnormalities associated with the disease could be transmitted, research shows

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13:02 NewYork TimesPhys Ed: Is Aerobic Exercise the Key to Successful Aging?

Aerobic activities like jogging and interval training can make our cells biologically younger; weight training did not have the same effect.

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10:49 News-Medical.NetOccupational exposure to pesticides increases risk for cardiovascular disease among Latinos

Latinos who are exposed to pesticides in their workplaces are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease compared with Latinos who are not exposed to pesticides at work, according to a new study published in the journal Heart.

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10:38 News-Medical.NetScientists develop new stem cell line to study conversion of stem cells into muscle

To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into muscle. Findings appeared in Cell Reports.

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09:00 News-Medical.NetHearing loss linked with increased risk for premature death

A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that mortality among those with hearing loss is elevated, particularly among men and women younger than age 75 and those who are divorced or separated.

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08:58 News-Medical.NetExercise may reduce colorectal cancer risk after weight loss

New research suggests that exercise is a key factor in reducing colorectal cancer risk after weight loss. According to the study, physical activity causes beneficial changes in the bone marrow. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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08:15 News-Medical.NetResearch identifies new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tissue regeneration

Research led by the University of Plymouth and Technische Universität Dresden has identified a new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tissue regeneration - a protein called Prominin-1.

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06:54 ScienceDaily.comExcess body weight responsible for nearly 4 percent of cancers worldwide

Excess body weight accounted for approximately 3.9 percent of all cancers worldwide in 2012, a figure that is expected to rise in the coming decades given current trends.

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06:32 ScienceDaily.comStem cell researchers develop promising technique to generate new muscle cells in lab

To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into muscle.

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02:33 Reuters.com HealthAging Japan: Dementia puts financial assets of the elderly at risk

Yumiko Okubo, 71, had forgotten how to heat up food.

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01:38 Reuters.com HealthSalmonella linked to beef produced by JBS Tolleson sickens over 300

As many as 333 people have been infected with salmonella strain linked to beef products of JBS Tolleson Inc, the U.S. arm of Brazil's JBS SA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention said on Wednesday.

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01:14 CNN Health87 more cases of salmonella linked to recalled beef

Eighty-seven more people have been sickened with salmonella linked to recalled beef products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

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00:54 Reuters.com HealthDementia risk increased in female vets with brain injury, PTSD

(Reuters Health) - - Female military veterans with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or depression are more likely to develop dementia later in life than peers without those conditions, a U.S. study suggests.

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00:21 Reuters.com HealthLonger breastfeeding tied to lower risk of liver disease

(Reuters Health) - - Mothers who breastfeed for six months or more may have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease, a U.S. study suggests.

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12.12.2018
21:53 LiveScience.comAll About Apples: Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts and History

An apple a day may really keep the doctor away, as these fruits are low in calories and high in fiber, have only a trace of sodium and no fat.

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21:52 MedicalNewsToday.comMedical News Today: Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria

A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound's removal by the kidneys.

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21:40 News-Medical.NetStudy uncovers link between tube travel and spread of flu-like illnesses

Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it has never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new research on the London underground commute has proven a link does exist.

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20:55 News-Medical.NetStudy explores link between work stress and increased cancer risk

In an International Journal of Cancer study of data on more than 280,000 people from North America and Europe, work stress was associated with a significantly increased risk of colorectal, esophagus, and lung cancers.

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20:54 News-Medical.NetWeight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients' future risk of heart failure

In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40 could provide real value to clinicians in their efforts to predict patients' future risk of heart failure, heart attacks or strokes.

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19:32 CNN HealthEczema patients at 36% higher risk of suicide attempts, study says

Eczema is a common skin condition that can pack a profound psychological punch: People with eczema are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts than others without the condition, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Dermatology.

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19:18 ScienceDaily.comFighting obesity: Could it be as plain as dirt?

It costs the global economy an estimated US $2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research has unearthed a possible cure for obesity -- and it is as plain as dirt!

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18:46 CNN HealthExcess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide, study says

Excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of cancer globally, or 544,300 cases, in 2012, according to a new report.

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14:47 News-Medical.NetModerate alcohol consumption linked with lower risk of hospitalization

A study of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed, in collaboration with the Department of Nutrition of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, highlights that people who consume alcohol moderately (one glass of wine a day), in the general framework of Mediterranean diet principles, have a lower risk of being hospitalized compared to heavier drinkers, but also to the teetotallers.

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14:26 Technology.orgNew gene editing tool drives stem cell services and discovery

At just two-and-a-half years old, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Human Stem Cell Gene Editing Service is already contemplating

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14:02 NYT HealthPhys Ed: Is Aerobic Exercise the Key to Successful Aging?

Aerobic activities like jogging and interval training can make our cells biologically younger; weight training did not have the same effect.

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13:30 Technology.orgCan exercise delay dementia symptoms?

After reading studies that showed aerobic exercise can improve cognition in healthy adults, School of Nursing researcher Fang

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13:28 News-Medical.NetObsessive-compulsive disorder may protect individuals from obesity

A new study led by Amitai Abramovitch, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Texas State University, shows that individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are significantly less likely to become overweight or obese.

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10:39 News-Medical.NetSpending time in and around Hong Kong's waters linked to better health and wellbeing

A ground-breaking study has revealed how spending time in and around Hong Kong's 'blue spaces' (harbours, coastlines and beaches) is linked to better health and wellbeing, especially for older adults.

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09:24 Google news HealthExercise Preserves CV Function in Breast Cancer Patients - Medscape

Exercise Preserves CV Function in Breast Cancer Patients  MedscapeCanadian doctors urge women to weigh pros and cons of breast cancer screening  ReutersSurprising Link Between Breast Cancer And Childbirth  CBS New YorkCurrent Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Leave Out At-Risk Patients  U.S. News & World ReportPatients should decide when to get mammograms: Canadian health experts  Global NewsView full coverage on Google News

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09:24 Google news Sci/TechExercise Preserves CV Function in Breast Cancer Patients - Medscape

Exercise Preserves CV Function in Breast Cancer Patients  MedscapeCanadian doctors urge women to weigh pros and cons of breast cancer screening  ReutersSurprising Link Between Breast Cancer And Childbirth  CBS New YorkCurrent Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Leave Out At-Risk Patients  U.S. News & World ReportPatients should decide when to get mammograms: Canadian health experts  Global NewsView full coverage on Google News

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08:15 News-Medical.NetLink between poverty and obesity is only about 30 years old, study shows

It's a fact: poverty and obesity are intimately connected. But this relationship is only about 30 years old, according to a new study coauthored by UT researchers and published in Palgrave Communications, an open-access, online journal.

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07:00 News-Medical.NetSex work criminalization linked to incidences of violence finds study

A large new study has shown that sex work criminalization is associated with increased incidences of violence against them. Since most of the sex workers are unable to screen their potential clients and resort to obscure and hidden places, they are more vulnerable to crimes against them, finds the study.

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06:16 News-Medical.NetYes to yoghurt and cheese: New improved Mediterranean diet

Thousands of Australians can take heart as new research from the University of South Australia shows a dairy-enhanced Mediterranean diet will significantly increase health outcomes for those at risk of cardiovascular disease – and it’s even more effective than a low-fat diet.

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01:43 News-Medical.NetPaternal grandfather's access to food associated with grandson's mortality risk

A paternal grandfather's access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University. The reason might be epigenetic - that environmental exposures in one generation may influence health outcomes in following generations.

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11.12.2018
23:41 Medscape.ComTool IDs Patients With COPD at Risk for Serious Outcomes

New risk scale correctly predicted which patients with COPD were likely to have serious complications.

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22:43 MedicalNewsToday.comMedical News Today: What is the military diet and does it work?

People following the military diet spend 3 days restricting their calorie intake and then have 4 days of regular eating. Supporters of the diet believe that it can help people lose weight quickly, but a lack of variety could mean that people miss out on some nutrients. Learn more about this diet here.

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21:44 MedicalNewsToday.comMedical News Today: Statins: Risk of side effects is low, say experts

For most people at risk of heart attack and stroke, using statins to lower cholesterol brings more benefits than risks, say the American Heart Association.

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21:09 News-Medical.NetStudy supports BMI as useful tool for assessing obesity and health

A new study from the University of Bristol supports body mass index as a useful tool for assessing obesity and health.

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20:08 Medscape.ComMillions of Low-Risk Type 2 Diabetes Patients May Be Over-Testing

A new study finds that one in seven individuals with type 2 diabetes who don't use insulin and are at low risk of hypoglycemia monitor their blood glucose levels more often than recommended.

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18:52 ScienceDaily.comA correlation between obesity and income has only developed in the past 30 years

It is well known that poorer Americans are more likely to be obese or suffer from diabetes; there is a strong negative correlation between household income and both obesity and diabetes. This negative correlation, however, has only developed in the past 30 years, according to researchers. Since 1990, the rise of obesity and diabetes was fastest among the poorest US regions.

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18:33 TechInvestorNews.comThe man who helped found Silicon Valley’s premier education startup is diving into the anti-aging fi (Erin Brodwin/Business Insider: Finance)

Erin Brodwin / Business Insider: FinanceThe man who helped found Silicon Valley’s premier education startup is diving into the anti-aging fi - * The company told Business Insider it raised $18 million on Tuesday from venture firms like First Round Capital (backers of Square and Flatiron Health) and General Catalyst (backers of Snap and e-commerce site Jet). For a 35-year-old, Silicon Valley startup founder Ben Kamens has a rather intimate relationship to ...

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18:21 Technology.orgEU-OSHA Study Looks Ahead to Safety and Health Risks of Digital Workforce

Back in 2016, Digitalist Magazine published a feature on ‘The Rise of the Digital Workforce’. Among other things,

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17:56 Medscape.ComADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis

A new study finds that younger siblings of children with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at an increased risk of also developing these disorders.

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16:46 Phys.orgTooth enamel analysis shows two early hominin species ate a generalized diet

A team of researchers with members affiliated with several institutions in Germany has found evidence that suggests two species of hominins from the Early Pleistocene ate a generalized diet. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of fossilized tooth enamel from the two species and what they found.

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16:32 News-Medical.NetLow-salt diet may be more beneficial for females than males

A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn't higher in females, there is still an effect that drives pressure up.

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16:17 ScienceDaily.comNew evidence that females might benefit most from a low-salt diet

A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn't higher in females, there is still an effect that drives pressure up.

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15:56 News-Medical.NetLower BMI before obesity surgery predicts greater post-operative weight loss, study finds

Lower BMI before bariatric surgery predicts greater post-operative weight loss, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds.

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15:09 News-Medical.NetStudy discovers link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback

In a new study in the Journal of Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience researchers from the University of Surrey have discovered a link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback.

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14:33 Medscape.ComIVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Patients With PE

Use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters was associated with a slightly increased risk for death in older adults with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), a retrospective study found.

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14:11 Technology.orgObesity intervention needed before pregnancy

New research from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight

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12:50 News-Medical.NetStudy shows link between neighborhoods' socioeconomic status and dietary choices

A new study shows that living or moving to a neighborhood with a higher socioeconomic status is clearly associated with better adherence to dietary recommendations.

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07:07 Arxiv.org StatisticsAutomatic Classification of Knee Rehabilitation Exercises Using a Single Inertial Sensor: a Case Study. (arXiv:1812.03880v1 [cs.LG])

Inertial measurement units have the ability to accurately record the acceleration and angular velocity of human limb segments during discrete joint movements. These movements are commonly used in exercise rehabilitation programmes following orthopaedic surgery such as total knee replacement. This provides the potential for a biofeedback system with data mining technique for patients undertaking exercises at home without physician supervision. We propose to use machine learning techniques to automatically analyse inertial measurement unit data collected during these exercises, and then assess whether each repetition of the exercise was executed correctly or not. Our approach consists of two main phases: signal segmentation, and segment classification. Accurate pre-processing and feature extraction are paramount topics in order for the technique to work. In this paper, we present a

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07:07 Arxiv.org StatisticsAn Exploratory Study of (#)Exercise in the Twittersphere. (arXiv:1812.03260v1 [stat.AP])

Social media analytics allows us to extract, analyze, and establish semantic from user-generated contents in social media platforms. This study utilized a mixed method including a three-step process of data collection, topic modeling, and data annotation for recognizing exercise related patterns. Based on the findings, 86% of the detected topics were identified as meaningful topics after conducting the data annotation process. The most discussed exercise-related topics were physical activity (18.7%), lifestyle behaviors (6.6%), and dieting (4%). The results from our experiment indicate that the exploratory data analysis is a practical approach to summarizing the various characteristics of text data for different health and medical applications.

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05:51 Arxiv.org CSAutomatic Classification of Knee Rehabilitation Exercises Using a Single Inertial Sensor: a Case Study. (arXiv:1812.03880v1 [cs.LG])

Inertial measurement units have the ability to accurately record the acceleration and angular velocity of human limb segments during discrete joint movements. These movements are commonly used in exercise rehabilitation programmes following orthopaedic surgery such as total knee replacement. This provides the potential for a biofeedback system with data mining technique for patients undertaking exercises at home without physician supervision. We propose to use machine learning techniques to automatically analyse inertial measurement unit data collected during these exercises, and then assess whether each repetition of the exercise was executed correctly or not. Our approach consists of two main phases: signal segmentation, and segment classification. Accurate pre-processing and feature extraction are paramount topics in order for the technique to work. In this paper, we present a

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05:51 Arxiv.org CSAn Exploratory Study of (#)Exercise in the Twittersphere. (arXiv:1812.03260v1 [stat.AP])

Social media analytics allows us to extract, analyze, and establish semantic from user-generated contents in social media platforms. This study utilized a mixed method including a three-step process of data collection, topic modeling, and data annotation for recognizing exercise related patterns. Based on the findings, 86% of the detected topics were identified as meaningful topics after conducting the data annotation process. The most discussed exercise-related topics were physical activity (18.7%), lifestyle behaviors (6.6%), and dieting (4%). The results from our experiment indicate that the exploratory data analysis is a practical approach to summarizing the various characteristics of text data for different health and medical applications.

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02:46 CNN HealthHoliday hospitalization carries higher risks, study says

Research has shown that going to the hospital in July or over the weekend can be riskier for patients because of factors such as medical errors, understaffing or staff fatigue. The holiday period can also be added to the list, according to a new study.

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00:26 Medscape.ComMediterranean Diet Linked to Drop in CVD Risk

Observational data from the Women's Health Study suggest adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with a 25% risk reduction in cardiovascular disease, primarily through reducing inflammation.

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10.12.2018
22:36 News-Medical.NetStudy finds upward link between alcohol consumption and physical activity in college students

Upending conventional wisdom that physical activity can be a healthy deterrent to alcohol consumption, University of Houston Moores professor of psychology Clayton Neighbors is examining the relationship between the two in college students. In prior work, Neighbors concluded that as activity goes up, so does drinking.

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22:14 News-Medical.NetNovel personalized medicine tool for assessing inherited colorectal cancer syndrome risk developed

An international team of researchers led by Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has developed, calibrated, and validated a novel tool for identifying the genetic changes in Lynch syndrome genes that are likely to be responsible for causing symptoms of the disease.

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22:04 FierceBiotech.comCRISPR-based heart test pinpoints genetic risk for severe cardiomyopathy

Severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a dangerous disorder that causes an abnormal thickening of the heart walls is often associated with a variant in the gene TNNT2. Now, a Penn team has developed a test that uses gene editing to screen for harmful variants of the gene.

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21:51 MedicalNewsToday.comMedical News Today: Excess belly fat common in those with high heart risk

A European study of cardiovascular disease prevention finds that nearly two-thirds of those with high heart disease and stroke risk have excess waist fat.

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21:28 NYT HealthWhat We Know About Diet and Weight Loss

After decades of research, there are shockingly few firm conclusions.

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21:17 NYT ScienceWhat We Know About Diet and Weight Loss

After decades of research, there are shockingly few firm conclusions.

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20:56 Reuters.com HealthBenefits of statins far outweigh risks

(Reuters Health) - - The benefits of statins in reducing the odds of heart attacks and strokes far outweigh any risks of side effects, according to a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association.

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20:30 News-Medical.NetHigh-intensity interval exercise could help combat cognitive dysfunction in obese people

It's fast-paced, takes less time to do, and burns a lot of calories. High-intensity interval exercise is widely recognized as the most time-efficient and effective way to exercise.

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18:42 News-Medical.NetDDT in Alaskan fish shown to increase risk of cancer

A new study has found that children in Alaska who consume a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may be at an increased risk of cancer.

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17:38 ScienceDaily.comObesity, risk of cognitive dysfunction? Consider high-intensity interval exercise

Researchers have discovered what might be an effective strategy to prevent and combat cognitive dysfunction in obese individuals. They are the first to examine the modulatory role of an exercise-induced protein in the brain that promotes neuron survival and used high-intensity interval exercise (HIIE) in obese and normal-weight subjects. Obesity reduces the expression of this protein and lower levels are associated with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and obesity. HIIE upregulated this protein in the obese subjects compared to normal-weight subjects.

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14:55 News-Medical.NetStatins associated with low risk of side effects

The cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins have demonstrated substantial benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots (ischemic strokes) in at-risk patients.

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13:20 International Herald TribuneTrilobites: Seeking Clues to Longevity in Lonesome George’s Genes

The giant tortoise lived for more than a century, carrying genes linked to a robust immune system, efficient DNA repair and resistance to cancer.

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11:16 News-Medical.NetCervical cancer risk is higher in women with positive HPV, but no cellular abnormalities

Researchers have uncovered an increased risk of cervical cancer in women whose cervical cells test positive for certain high-risk human papillomavirus types but do not show any signs of cellular abnormalities.

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11:16 News-Medical.NetHPV type 16 or 18 associated with cervical cancer risk in young women

The human papilloma virus can cause cervical cancer. According to new guidelines in Sweden, women over thirty therefore undergo initial screening for the virus rather than a smear test.

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10:18 News-Medical.NetNovel therapeutic targets based on biology of aging show promise for Alzheimer's disease

A scientific strategy that explores therapeutic targets based on the biology of aging is gaining ground as an effective approach to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in the December 7, 2018 online issue of Neurology.

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08:02 News-Medical.NetUltrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy linked with reduction in number of pills dispensed

An ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy was associated with a reduction in the number of pills dispensed in a study of patients having surgery for gynecologic cancer, without changes in postoperative pain scores, complications or increases in prescription refill requests.

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08:02 News-Medical.NetStudy evaluates placental mesenchymal stem cell sheets for myocardial repair and regeneration

The placenta offers an abundant source of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs), which a new study has shown can readily form cell sheets that could be implanted in children with congenital heart defects and offer benefits for heart repair and regeneration compared to commonly used synthetic material-based scaffolds. Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of birth-defect-related illness and death.

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07:18 News-Medical.NetNeuronal activity in the brain allows prediction of risky or safe decisions

Full risk or preferably the safe option? Based on the neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, it is possible to predict what action will be chosen next: If the activity of specific neurons remains low, a risk will be taken again at the next opportunity.

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09.12.2018
14:44 Technology.orgNIF experiments support warhead life extension

It was a normal morning for design physicist Madison Martin at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). At 7:45

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14:08 Ahram OnlineMigrants tend to be healthier, live longer: Study

The study found that migrants, have a greater life expectancy than residents of host countries and were less likely to die of illnesses such as cancer and heart disease

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