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March 21, 2019

New 'Tracers' Improve Diagnosis of Cancer and May Be Useful for Treatment

Mar. 11, 2019 — Researchers have identified two new nuclear medicine tracers that make it easier to diagnose and potentially treat multiple types of cancer, providing high-quality images with less patient ... read more

Moderate Muscle Strength May Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Mar. 11, 2019 — Of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90 to 95 percent have type 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research shows building muscle strength may lower risk for ... read more

Yo-Yo Dieting May Increase Women's Heart Disease Risk

Mar. 7, 2019 — Women who have lost at least 10 pounds, only to regain the weight within a year, are more likely to have a poor score on the American Heart Association's -- Life's Simple 7, a measure of ... read more

Most Microbes in Hummingbird Feeders Do Not Pose Health Hazard

Mar. 6, 2019 — A new study is one of the first to address the potential for sugar water from hummingbird feeders to act as a vector for avian -- or even zoonotic -- pathogens. It found that the majority of microbes ... read more

Eating Healthy on a Limited Budget Is Possible, Researchers Find

Mar. 6, 2019 — A new study found that with menu planning and access to stores selling items in bulk, the average daily cost for serving healthy meals to a family of four was $25 in 2010 dollars. This cost was ... read more

Mediterranean Diet Boosts Endurance Exercise Within Days, Study Finds

Mar. 6, 2019 — Researchers have found that eating a Mediterranean diet can improve athletes' endurance exercise performance after just four ... read more

Scientists Identify Genetic Factors That May Cause Some People to Become Obese

Mar. 6, 2019 — New research on leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite, reveals a previously unknown mechanism that may be responsible for at least 10 percent of obesity cases. The findings could help identify ... read more

Want a Healthy Heart? Turn Off the TV and Eat a Good Breakfast

Mar. 6, 2019 — The small lifestyle choices we make each day add up when it comes to heart health. In a new two-pronged study, people who spent less time watching TV and regularly ate an energy-rich breakfast showed ... read more

Mar. 6, 2019 — Given the importance and wide distribution of Influenza A viruses, it is surprising how little is known about infections of wild mammals. A new study sheds light on which species are commonly ... read more

Low-Carb Diet Tied to Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Mar. 6, 2019 — Low-carb diets are all the rage, but can cutting carbohydrates spell trouble for your heart? People getting a low proportion of their daily calories from carbohydrates such as grains, fruits and ... read more

Fasting-Mimicking Diet Holds Promise for Treating People With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mar. 6, 2019 — Fasting-mimicking diet holds promise for treating people with inflammatory bowel disease, a new study finds. A clinical trial shows reduction of inflammation in humans and in mice, the diet appears ... read more

Daily Intake of Nutritional Supplements Cannot Prevent Depression

Mar. 6, 2019 — The largest randomized clinical trial to study the effects of nutritional strategies on the prevention of major depressive disorder concludes that daily intake of nutritional supplements cannot ... read more

Gaining a Little Weight After Quitting Tobacco Is Offset by the Benefits for People With Diabetes

Mar. 5, 2019 — People with diabetes who quit smoking tobacco may have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases -- and weight gain following smoking cessation does not mitigate the ... read more

More Immediate Concerns Beat Heart Health in the Priorities and Behaviors of Young Women

Mar. 5, 2019 — Although it is the leading cause of death in women, more than 75 percent of young women worry little or not at all about getting heart disease. Most young adult women have taken some actions to ... read more

Soda, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Linked to More Severe Symptoms for People With Multiple Sclerosis

Mar. 5, 2019 — For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking around 290 calories per day of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages, or the equivalent of about two cans of non-diet soda, may be tied to more ... read more

Integrated Therapy Treating Obesity and Depression Is Effective

Mar. 5, 2019 — An intervention combining behavioral weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved ... read more

High Levels of Potentially Harmful Bacteria Found in Raw Meat Dog Food Products: Study

Mar. 4, 2019 — Many raw meat dog food products contain high levels of bacteria that pose potential health risks to both animals and people, finds new ... read more

How Celastrol Sensitizes Brains to Leptin, Curbing Hunger and Obesity

Mar. 4, 2019 — Celastrol's potent anti-obesity effects were widely reported in 2015. Derived from the roots of the thunder god vine, the drug curbed food intake in obese mice by nearly 80 percent, producing up ... read more

High-Fat Diet and Age Alter Microflora and Cause Inflammation in Heart Failure

Mar. 1, 2019 — Growing older and a high-fat diet enriched with omega 6 fatty acids are major contributors to health risks ranging from diabetes to heart failure. How these factors regulate the immune response is ... read more

Tracking Food Leads to Losing Pounds

Feb. 28, 2019 — Without following a particular diet, overweight people who tracked daily food consumption using a free smartphone app lost a significant amount of weight in a new study. The results were achieved ... read more

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