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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Smart Phones: App to Help Weight Loss Developed

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Photo: Smart phone and breakfast [14/05/2013] Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a smart phone app that helps users lose weight by carefully recording their food consumption.Smart Phones: App to Help Weight Loss Developed - Read more

Cells: Conversion from Bad Fat to Good Fat

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Photo: Fat cells [29/04/2013] Scientists from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich have shown for the first time that brown and white fat cells in a living organism can be converted from one cell type to the other.Cells: Conversion from Bad Fat to Good Fat - Read more

Losing Weight: Money Talks

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Photo: Money and bread [14/03/2013] Weight loss study participants who received financial incentives were more likely to stick with a weight loss program and lost more weight than study participants who received no incentives, according to Mayo Clinic research.Losing Weight: Money Talks - Read more

Patients: Weight Gain After a Knee Replacement Surgery

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Photo: Knees [16/01/2013] Patients who undergo knee replacement surgery may be at risk of gaining more weight than their peers who have not had the surgery, according to a five-year study led by a Virginia Commonwealth University professor.Patients: Weight Gain After a Knee Replacement Surgery - Read more

Obesity: Men With Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis

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Photo: Belly [29/11/2012] Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a new study.Obesity: Men With Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis - Read more

Children: Unique Treatment for Neurological Disorder

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Photo: The treatment device and laptop [26/11/2012] An Indiana University study proposes an innovative treatment for developmental coordination disorder (DCD), a potentially debilitating neurological disorder in which the development of a child's fine or gross motor skills is impaired.Children: Unique Treatment for Neurological Disorder - Read more

Children: Daycare Linked with Overweight

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Photo: Children [20/11/2012] Young children who attend daycare on a regular basis are 50 percent more likely to be overweight compared to those who stayed at home with their parents, according to a study by researchers at the University of Montreal. Children: Daycare Linked with Overweight - Read more

Obesity: Epidemic Threatens Health of All Social Groups

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Photo: Obese woman [16/11/2012] A new thesis shows that obesity is increasing across all social groups and that we need to look at factors other than socioeconomic status to understand and solve one of the major public health concerns of the Western world.Obesity: Epidemic Threatens Health of All Social Groups - Read more

Korean Men: Increased Risk for Death from Cancer

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Photo: Korean man [07/11/2012] Measuring blood levels of high-sensitive C-reactive protein, an important marker of inflammation, in apparently cancer-free men could potentially help identify those at increased risk for death from cancer, in particular lung cancer, according to a research.Korean Men: Increased Risk for Death from Cancer - Read more

Nanotechnology: Feeling the Force of Cancer

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[25/10/2012] The research group of Professor Roderick Lim in collaboration with Doctor Cora-Ann Schönenberger from the University of Basel, reveal how the unique nanomechanical properties of breast cancer cells are fundamental to the process of metastasis.Nanotechnology: Feeling the Force of Cancer - Read more