News: February 2014

Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of heart disease

Promoting Mediterranean-style diets could have significant health benefits for young, working populations - according to recent study involving the diets of American firefighters.

04 Feb '14 | Nutrition

Children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic

Armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic affects many children, including some who have been killed, arrested, abducted, tortured, mutilated, sexually abused, and recruited by armed groups. Child...

05 Feb '14 | Child Welfare | Syria

Cognitive therapy found safe to treat schizophrenia

Research indicates that cognitive therapy significantly reduced psychiatric symptoms in patients not taking antipsychotic drugs. If verified by future trials this could lead to patients been given...

06 Feb '14 | Schizophrenia | Manchester

Updated FDA rules for infant formula to maintain quality standards

The US FDA has published an interim final rule to safeguard the health of infants fed infant formula in the USA. The rule sets standards for manufacturers to produce safe infant formula that suppor...

06 Feb '14 | Child Nutrition | USA

Study finds regular aspirin use may reduce ovarian cancer risk

A recent study suggests that women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20%. Further research is needed before clinical recommendations can be made.

06 Feb '14 | Ovarian Cancer | USA

Insulin use to treat type 2 diabetes trebles

The number of UK patients receiving prescriptions for insulin increased (almost tripled) between 1991 and 2010. The number of people with prescriptions for insulin for type 2 diabetes overtook th...

07 Feb '14 | Diabetes

Effects of Chiari malformation on toy dog breeds

Chiari malformation in dogs, specifically of the Griffon Bruxellois breed, has been the subject of recent research which found that dogs affected by the condition had taller foreheads and different...

13 Feb '14 | Animal News

Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as art and music

Research finds that mathematical beauty activates same region of the human brain as art or music, that is the medial orbito-frontal cortex. This study was carried out in London (England) using an f...

13 Feb '14 | Neuroscience | London

Global cancer death count 50% higher in men than women

Of approx. 8 million cancer deaths globally per year, more than 4.6 million men die from cancer each year, while approx. 3.5 million women die from cancer each year. Therefore global cancer death r...

14 Feb '14 | Cancer News

Canada to increase labelling requirements for tanning beds

The Canadian federal government has finalized new regulations that require stronger health warning labels to be displayed on sunbed (also called tanning beds) and related equipment. The labels warn...

26 Feb '14 | Sunbeds | Canada

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