Monday, April 24, 2017

Little kids’ regular bedtimes and ability to regulate emotions may lessen obesity risk

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obes..

Higher prostate cancer risks for black men may warrant new approach to screening

A new study indicates that higher prostate cancer death rates among black men in the US may be due to a higher risk of developing preclinical prostate cancer as well as a higher risk of that cancer pr..

Patients in team-based practices less likely to visit ED after hospital discharge

Older patients enrolled in team-based primary care practices in Quebec had similar rates of hospital readmission, and lower rates of emergency department visits and death after hospital discharge, com..

New Canadian guideline: No screening for hepatitis C in adults not at increased risk

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against screening for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults at low risk in a guideline published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association ..

Research finds new info about higher number of male babies of Indian-born women in...

Credit: Courtesy of St. Michael's Hospital TORONTO, April 24, 2017--The researchers who reported last year that more male babies than expected were being born to Indian-born women living in Cana..

Genetics are key to hormone therapy lowering risk of broken bones in older women

Credit: University at Buffalo BUFFALO, N.Y. - Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the ..

Totally bizarre facts about the star-nosed mole

Credit: Ken Catania A quarter-century of research on the star-nosed mole has unearthed startling insights into the evolution of animal behavior and the limits of physiology. Kenneth Catania of Vand..

Could genetics influence what we like to eat?

Credit: By Adriano Kitani Chicago (April 22, 2017) - Have you ever wondered why you keep eating certain foods, even if you know they are not good for you? Gene variants that affect the way our brain..

In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien life

Credit: Claire Mammoser, Valparaiso University Scientists are attempting to identify the amino acids--building blocks that make proteins and support all life on Earth--that might feasibly form the b..

Beta blocker shows cancer-fighting properties

Credit: Bradley T. Andresen PhD, Western University of Health Sciences Chicago (April 23, 2017) - A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect a..