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Excessive use of antibiotics to treat young children

Recent study suggests that children in low- and middle-income countries receive excessive antibiotic prescriptions in their first 5 years of life. There are concerns that so much antibiotics could ...

16 Dec '19 | Antibiotics | Developing Countries

Artificial outdoor lighting and breast cancer

Women living in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night might be at higher risk of breast cancer than those living in other locations with lower levels of artificial night lighting, such...

18 Aug '17 | Breast Cancer | USA

Womens' death rates lower in greener neighbourhoods (USA)

Women living in the USA have lower mortality rates in areas with a greater proportion of vegetation compared with more urban areas such as in larger towns and cities. The recent study considered th...

15 Apr '16 | Environment | USA

Increasing daily coffee consumption may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

Increasing daily consumption of (non-decaffeinated) coffee associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, while reducing daily coffee consumption associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes...

24 Apr '14 | Diabetes | USA

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

Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) may not be effective in the long-term

Nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) designed to help people stop smoking, specifically nicotine patches and nicotine gum, do not appear to be effective in helping smokers quit long-term, even whe...

09 Jan '12 | USA

Alzheimers Disease survey: USA, France, Germany, Spain, Poland

Over 85% of people asked in a recent survey said that if they were exhibiting confusion and memory loss, they would want to see a doctor to determine if the cause of the symptoms was Alzheimer's di...

20 Jul '11

Could targeting the skin help prevent the spread of HIV?

Applying a vaccine patch to the skin with thousands of tiny micro-needles could help boost the body's immune response and prevent the spread of life-threatening infections like HIV and TB. This is ...

11 Jul '11

Eating processed meats may increase risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Although most dietary guidelines recommend reducing meat consumption, prior individual studies have shown mixed results for relationships between meat consumption and cardiovascular diseases and di...

18 May '10 | Diabetes | USA

Common gene variants influence risk factor for sudden cardiac death

A new study has identified common genetic variants related to a risk factor for sudden cardiac death. The report identifies variants in genes, some known and some newly discovered, that influence t...

23 Mar '09 | Heart Health | USA

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