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2013 November

Rheumatoid arthritis, cancer link may present therapeutic potential

A link between a molecule common in some cancers and rheumatoid arthritis may be a potential lead for therapy.Any research that shows potential for new and more innovative therapeutic interventions to be formulated for age-old conditions will always be welcomed by patients and medical professionals alike. Now, a molecule common…
2013 November

Worldwide cardiovascular fitness in decline, says study

Recent statistics suggest that children's cardiovascular fitness is not as good as that of their parents at their age.Results from a recent study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013 are suggesting that general worldwide cardiovascular health could be declining.Statistics show that children tend not to be able…
2013 November

Diet of men with prostate cancer 'could affect outcomes'

Men with prostate cancer are being advised to take a look at their diet as it could affect health outcomes.There are certain medical conditions and unfavourable outcomes that are entirely unavoidable, with the best that people can do to safeguard against these being to have as healthy a lifestyle as…
2013 November

Improved heart health linked to brushing teeth

A new study has shown that oral and cardiac health may be closely linked.Members of the general population and medical professionals alike will always welcome information and research providing guidance as to the best practices for avoiding certain conditions and illnesses.Now, new research carried out by investigators at Columbia University's…
2013 November

Could probiotics be used to treat depression?

It is thought that certain probiotics could offer potential for treating psychiatric illnesses.Probiotics - organisms, such as bacteria or yeast - have long been known to present certain health benefits. Now, however, it is being suggested that certain ones could present potential for treating psychiatric illnesses.The health benefits of probiotics…
2013 November

Exercise during pregnancy recommended

It has been suggested that it may be beneficial for their unborn child if women exercise when they are pregnant.There are many things that women can do while pregnant that can help to safeguard the health of their unborn child - for example, not smoke, get plenty of sleep, drink…
2013 November

Curcumin: What's all the fuss about?

Much has been said about the potential health benefits of curcumin.There are many things that people can do nowadays to help safeguard their health into their later years - enjoying a balanced diet, undertaking the recommended amount of weekly exercise and avoiding habits such as smoking.Another positive lifestyle change might…
2013 November

Obesity 'behind increase in knee replacements'

It has been claimed that the obesity epidemic is behind a rise in the number of knee replacement operations.New research has suggested that rising obesity rates among under-25s are behind a boost in the amount of knee replacement surgeries that are being carried out.The records from more than 125 orthopaedic…
2013 November

Scientists discover obesity gene

Research may put to bed the age-old debate about whether or not there is a genetic risk factor associated with obesity.Medical professionals and members of the public alike have long debated whether or not genes could be behind the likelihood of an individual becoming obese. Many people who struggle with…
2013 November

Link between subclinical myocardial injury and sleep apnoea discovered

New research has highlighted a connection between sleep apnoea and subclinical myocardial injury.Scientists had already uncovered a link between obstructive sleep apnoea - also known as OSA - and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Now, however, new research has highlighted a potential association between the sleep disorder and subclinical…