Children's Health

Exercise … it Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory

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(SOURCE: UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH SCIENCES) – It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as […]

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Scientists work to improve the diet and energy of failing hearts

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(SOURCE: AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY) – Our hearts use fat for fuel but as with the rest of our bodies, it’s all about balance. Both too few and too many of the small lipid droplets that our heart cells burn for energy can cause heart failure, said Dr. Weiqin Chen, molecular biologist in the Department of Physiology at […]

Men's Health News

ENZYME THAT DIGESTS VITAMIN A ALSO MAY REGULATE TESTOSTERONE LEVELS

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN)  – An enzyme that converts the dietary carotenoid beta carotene into vitamin A in the body may also regulate testosterone levels and growth of the prostate, a new study found. Scientists at the University of Illinois explored the impact of the enzyme Bco1 on testosterone levels and testosterone-sensitive tissues […]

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Testicular Cancer Research News: Scientists identify unique genomic features in testicular cancer

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(SOURCE: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) – Researchers led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have identified unique genomic changes that may be integral to testicular cancer development and explain why the great majority are highly curable with chemotherapy – unlike most solid tumors. The findings may shed light on factors in other cancers that influence their […]

Children's Health

Influenza News: Tis the Season to Protect Yourself Against the Flu

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(SOURCE: JOHN’S HOPKINS MEDICINE) Flu season has begun, but Johns Hopkins experts say the peak of the season is yet to come. Flu cases are being reported in Maryland and across the country, and experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine expect to see numbers continue to rise. To prevent the flu, Johns Hopkins […]

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Doctor Diagnosis Superior in Accuracy Compared to Digital Symptom Checkers

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(Health Data Management) According to a recent article published in Health Data Management, your doctor does know best. This fact is supported by a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine which shows physicians made a correct diagnosis more than twice as often as 23 commonly used […]

Influenza News

Changes in Store for 2016/2017 Flu Vaccine

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(ModernMedicine Network) According to a recent article published in the Modern Medicine Network, The CDC has announced that two big changes have been made to this year’s influenza vaccination recommendations—one regarding the discontinuation of the intranasal formulation, and another that applies to individuals with egg allergies.

Men's Health News

People Who Consume Less Sodium Have Reduced Mortality Risk

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(Physician’s Briefing) According to a recent report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers found that over a period of 24 years, people who consumed less than 2,300 mg of sodium a day had a 25 percent lower mortality risk, compared with those who consumed 2,300 to 3,600 mg/day, suggesting an […]