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..

Conservation not an effective tool for reducing infectious disease in people, study finds

Credit: Dan Salkeld Conservation projects that protect forests and encourage a diversity of plants and animals can provide many benefits to humans. But improved human health is not among those ben..

Cleveland Clinic study finds obesity as top cause of preventable life-years lost

A team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine have found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused s..

NIH funds 7 international Centers of Excellence for malaria research

Credit: NIAID The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced approximately $9 million in first-year funding, sub..

Sunflower seeds traced as source of toxic mold, potent liver carcinogen

Credit: Courtesy of MSU EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University researchers have shown that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased ..

NIH funds UC San Diego Amazonian Center of Excellence in Malaria Research

Credit: UC San Diego Health The Amazonian Center of Excellence for Malaria Research, headed by Joseph Vinetz, MD, professor of medicine and tropical disease specialist at University of California Sa..

Patients with hyperpigmentation more likely to use sunscreen, few use other sun-protection me

Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found patients with hyperpigmentation, a medical disorder that leads to darkening or increase in the nat..

LSUHealthNO research shows fish oil component helps damaged brain and retina cells survive

Credit: LSU Neuroscience Center of Excellence New Orleans, LA - A team of researchers led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Heal..

New bone-in technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis

Credit: Baylor College of Medicine A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-t..