Obesity leads to rapid cartilage loss – Health News Article

Obesity is strongly associated with an increased risk of rapid cartilage loss, revealed by researchers at Boston University. The study published in the August issue of Radiology. The researchers recruited patients from the Multicenter Osteoarthritis (MOST) Study, a prospective study of 3,026 people, age 50 – 79, at risk for osteoarthritis or with early x-ray … Read more

Do not eat Rocky Ford Cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms US – Health News Article

US FDA is warning consumers not to eat Rocky Ford Cantaloupe shipped by Jensen Farms of Granada, Colo. The majority of the patients reported eating cantaloupe marketed from the Rocky Ford growing region. FDA’s traceback data from the State of Colorado about their confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes have identified a common producer of Rocky … Read more

Smoking during pregnancy fosters aggression in children – Health News Article

Women who smoke during pregnancy risk delivering aggressive kids according to a new Canada-Netherlands study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology. While previous studies have shown that smoking during gestation causes low birth weight, this research shows mothers who light up during pregnancy can predispose their offspring to an additional risk: violent behaviour. What’s … Read more

New Parkinson’s gene is linked to immune system – Health News Article

A hunt throughout the human genome for variants associated with common, late-onset Parkinson’s disease has revealed a new genetic link that implicates the immune system and offers new targets for drug development. The long-term study involved a global consortium, including Johns Hopkins researchers from the Center for Inherited Disease Research who performed genome-wide association studies … Read more

World leaders focus on stroke prevention, care – Health News Article

On the 40th anniversary of the journal Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association, stroke leaders from around the world celebrated stroke research accomplishments and set an agenda for the future, according to a special report in the journal. “The past 40 years have seen more advances in stroke than the previous four millennia,” said … Read more

Early childhood diet may have an influence on adult obesity, diabetes – Health News Article

If you have trouble keeping weight off and you’re wondering why – the surprising answer may well be the cheeseburgers you ate – when you were a toddler. Surprising new research by University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology researcher Dr. Raylene Reimer, published in an international journal, indicates a direct connection between an adult’s propensity … Read more

Nanotechnology used to probe effectiveness of antibiotics – Health News Article

A group of researchers led by scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, in collaboration with a University of Queensland researcher, have discovered a way of using tiny nano-probes to help understand how an antibiotic is effective against bacteria. Bacteria such as MRSA (commonly known as Golden Staph) are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, posing … Read more

Evaluating risk factors of sporadic colorectal cancer – Health News Article

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers in China. Although the association between the epidemiological factors and sporadic colorectal cancer is not known and still remains uncertain. So it is important to investigate the role of these factors in the development of sporadic colorectal cancer. Chinese researchers studied the relation between smoking, … Read more

Stroke clinical trial finds intensive medical treatment better than brain stent – Health News Article

Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the medical treatment, a large nationwide clinical trial has shown. Read more Stroke clinical trial finds intensive medical treatment better than brain stent Health News