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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

Obesity and Liver Disease: Faulty Fat Sensor Implicated

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[21/02/2012] Defects in a protein that functions as a dietary fat sensor may be a cause of obesity and liver disease, according to a study led by researchers at Imperial College London. The findings highlight a promising target for new drugs to treat obesity and metabolic disorders.Obesity and Liver Disease: Faulty Fat Sensor Implicated - Read more

Heart Attack and Early Death: Cellular Aging Increases Risk

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[17/02/2012] Researchers have long speculated that the shortening of telomeres increases the risk of heart attack and early death. Now a large-scale population study in Denmark involving nearly 20,000 people shows that there is in fact a direct link, and has also given physicians a future way to test the actual cellular health of a person.Heart Attack and Early Death: Cellular Aging Increases Risk - Read more

Diabetic Patients: Pancreatic Hormone Linked with Severe Heart Disease in Obese

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[17/02/2012] Severe heart damage in people who are obese and diabetic is linked with a pancreatic hormone called amylin, University of California Davis researchers have found. In the failing hearts of patients who were obese and diabetic, the scientists discovered strings of proteins, small fibres and plaques made of amylin, the hormone that produces the feeling of being full after eating.Diabetic Patients: Pancreatic Hormone Linked with Severe Heart Disease in Obese - Read more