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Avocados may help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol

Avocados may help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol

Avocados may help lower ‘bad’ cholesterol 42 A new study claims that consuming one avocado a day as part of a moderate-fat diet could help lower bad cholesterol among people who are overweight or obese. Consuming one avocado a day alongside a moderate-fat diet was found to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol […]

Post-birth skin-to-skin contact reduces infant death

Post-birth skin-to-skin contact reduces infant death

Post-birth skin-to-skin contact reduces infant death 5 For newborns who do not require emergency interventions directly after birth, the best place to be is on their mother’s chest, skin to skin. This kind of contact is believed to help regulate the newborn’s temperature and breathing rate. Now, new research suggests […]

Killer Pancreatic Cancer Stems From Drinking Without Smoke

Killer Pancreatic Cancer Stems From Drinking Without Smoke

Killer Pancreatic Cancer Stems From Drinking Without Smoke 3.5672 Smoking causes cancer. We know this. However, if you are a heavy drinker and actually pass on those tobacco smoke cravings that often come with a few cocktails, you still have a 36% higher risk of dying from cancer of the […]

Overdose Deaths Overwhelm Coroners

Overdose Deaths Overwhelm Coroners

Overdose Deaths Overwhelm Coroners Soaring numbers of overdose deaths are adding to woes already plaguing medical examiner and coroner offices, resulting in a shortage of places to store bodies and long delays in autopsies and toxicology testing. The Connecticut medical examiner’s office has considered renting a refrigerated truck to store […]

Study sheds light on link between PCOS and mental health

Study sheds light on link between PCOS and mental health

Study sheds light on link between PCOS and mental health 59 Past research has suggested that women with polycystic ovary syndrome are at greater risk for mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. Now, a new study suggests this may be down to hormonal imbalances before birth that affect […]

Singing exercises reduce snoring

Singing exercises reduce snoring

Singing exercises reduce snoring 52 Are you – or your partner – a chronic snorer? Joining a choir or taking singing lessons could help. A UK study found that a program of vocal exercises designed by a choir director helped reduce snoring. The clinical trial, by Exeter University and the […]

Mucosal Melanoma Treatment Targets Found With DNA Sequencing

Mucosal Melanoma Treatment Targets Found With DNA Sequencing

Mucosal Melanoma Treatment Targets Found With DNA Sequencing 4.5 Using DNA sequencing, researchers in the UK have discovered possible new treatment targets for a rare form of cancer known as mucosal melanoma. The more we know of the sub-types of melanoma, the more we can tailor treatment for patients and […]

How Do Brain Cancer Cells Spread? New Study Finds Clues

How Do Brain Cancer Cells Spread? New Study Finds Clues

How Do Brain Cancer Cells Spread? New Study Finds Clues 3.542 Glioblastoma is the most prevalent and deadliest type of brain cancer, and each year around 10,000 individuals in the U.S. are diagnosed with the disease. Now, researchers have found a protein that may provide insight into how the disease […]

Obese Teen Boys Have Lower Testosterone Levels

Obese Teen Boys Have Lower Testosterone Levels

Obese Teen Boys Have Lower Testosterone Levels 3.536 Obese males between the ages of 14 and 20 reportedly have 50% less testosterone than their normal weight counterparts, which notably decreases their chances of being fertile when they are older. The study, published online in Clinical Endocrinology, was conducted by the […]

The Best Walking and Running Shoes for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

The Best Walking and Running Shoes for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

The Best Walking and Running Shoes for Osteoarthritis of the Knee 4 Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease and is the most common chronic condition of the joints. According to the Arthritis Foundation, osteoarthritis affects about 27 million Americans. Osteoarthritis (OA) is most common in the knees, hips, lower back, […]