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Greening vacant lots reduces feelings of depression in city dwellers, study finds

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | 07-20-2018

Greening vacant urban land significantly reduces feelings of depression and improves overall mental health for the surrounding residents, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences …

Scientists reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse model

University of Alabama at Birmingham | 07-20-2018

Wrinkled skin and hair loss are hallmarks of aging. What if they could be reversed? Keshav Singh, Ph.D., and colleagues have done just that, in a mouse model developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. …

High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health | 07-19-2018

Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study …

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute | 07-19-2018

The rapid evolution of information and communication technologies (ICT) goes along with an increase in exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in our daily life. The most relevant exposure source to the brain …

Sunscreen reduces melanoma risk by 40 per cent in young people

University of Sydney | 07-18-2018

A world-first study led by University of Sydney has found that Australians aged 18-40 years who were regular users of sunscreen in childhood reduced their risk of developing melanoma by 40 percent, compared to those …

Autism risk determined by health of mom’s gut, research reveals

University of Virginia | 07-18-2018

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during pregnancy, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. …

Traditional Tibetan medicine exposes people and environment to high mercury levels

American Chemical Society | 07-18-2018

Many people view the Tibetan Plateau, or “Roof of the World,” as a pristine alpine environment, largely untouched by pollution. But researchers, reporting in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology, have now shown that …

Poor air quality does not offset exercise’s heart benefits

American Heart Association | 07-18-2018

Even in areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, regular physical activity reduced the risk of first and recurrent heart attack, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, …

Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes

Johns Hopkins Medicine | 07-18-2018

An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates–chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks–may contribute to …

New research shows little effect of omega 3 on risk of heart disease, stroke or death

Wiley | 07-18-2018

Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha­linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid …

Biomedical Advances

Biomedical Advances

Scientists reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse model

University of Alabama at Birmingham | 07-20-2018

Wrinkled skin and hair loss are hallmarks of aging. What if they could be reversed? Keshav Singh, Ph.D., and colleagues have done just that, in a mouse model developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. …

Scientists reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse model

University of Alabama at Birmingham | 07-20-2018

Wrinkled skin and hair loss are hallmarks of aging. What if they could be reversed? Keshav Singh, Ph.D., and colleagues have done just that, in a mouse model developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. …

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health | 07-19-2018

Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study …

High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health | 07-19-2018

Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study …

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Multivitamins do not promote cardiovascular health

American Heart Association | 07-10-2018

Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, according to a new analysis of 18 studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, …

Multivitamins do not promote cardiovascular health

American Heart Association | 07-10-2018

Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, according to a new analysis of 18 studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, …