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

 
 

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

Children: Electronic Devices Linked to Poor Sleep And Obesity

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[23/10/2012] Children who bask in the nighttime glow of a TV or computer do not get enough rest and suffer from poor lifestyle habits, new research from the University of Alberta has shown.Children: Electronic Devices Linked to Poor Sleep And Obesity - Read more

USA: Pacific Islanders Have High Obesity and Smoking Rates

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[25/09/2012] In the first study to detail the health of Pacific Islanders living in the United States, University of Michigan researchers have found alarmingly high rates of obesity and smoking.USA: Pacific Islanders Have High Obesity and Smoking Rates - Read more

Overweight in Childhood: Antibiotic Use in Infants Before 6 Months

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[22/08/2012] Treating very young infants with antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood, according to a study of more than 10,000 children by researchers at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.Overweight in Childhood: Antibiotic Use in Infants Before 6 Months - Read more

Weight Gain: High-fat Diet Increases Sleep Fragmentation

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[10/07/2012] Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB) finds that prolonged exposure to a high-fat diet reduces the quality of sleep in rats.Weight Gain: High-fat Diet Increases Sleep Fragmentation - Read more

Overweight Older Adults: Omega-3 Lowers Inflammation

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[22/06/2012] New research shows that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can lower inflammation in healthy, but overweight, middle-aged and older adults, suggesting that regular use of these supplements could help protect against and treat certain illnesses.Overweight Older Adults: Omega-3 Lowers Inflammation - Read more

Men: Low Testosterone Levels Could Raise Diabetes Risk

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[08/05/2012] Scientists of the University of Edinburgh have found that low testosterone levels are linked to a resistance to insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels.Men: Low Testosterone Levels Could Raise Diabetes Risk - Read more