News: August 2013

Study shows extent of variations in physical inactivity across England

Recent study suggests that almost 80% adults in England take insufficient physical exercise (i.e. less exercise than the level recommended by government experts). This might lead to health problems...

01 Aug '13 | Physical activity | England

FDA defines Gluten-Free for food labeling

The FDA has published a regulation defining the term gluten-free for voluntary food labeling. This will provide a standard definition to help up to 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, an a...

02 Aug '13 | Nutrition | USA

Cervical cancer screening for all women in Uganda

Cervical cancer is a major cause of death from cancer among women in Uganda with over 2,400 women dying from the disease, and over 3,500 diagnosed with it, each year. Cervical cancer screening is t...

06 Aug '13 | Cervical Cancer | Uganda

News from bird fossils from the Cretaceous Period (145-66 million years ago)

Research shows that the shortening of the bony tails of very early birds (over 100 million years ago) helped them develop versatile legs, an evolutionary advantage. Birds from the Cretaceous Period...

14 Aug '13 | Bird Fossils | Oxford (UK)

Glycaemia alert dogs help diabetic humans

How effective are medical detection dogs trained to detect and warn diabetics about variations in the person's hypoglycaemic state ? This summary of the results of a recent research study is encour...

20 Aug '13 | Diabetes | Bristol

Schizophrenia symptoms linked with disconnect within the brain

Psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia could be due to a disconnect between the insula and the lateral frontal cortex in the brain - according to university research. Discovery might lead...

22 Aug '13 | Schizophrenia

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