Health

Taking B Vitamins May Reduce Epigenetic Effects of Air Pollution
March 14, 2017 03:35 PM - Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

A new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health showed that B vitamins may play a critical role in reducing the impact of air pollution on the epigenome, further demonstrating the epigenetic effects of air pollution on health. This is the first study to detail a course of research for developing interventions that prevent or minimize the adverse effects of air pollution on potential automatic markers. The results are published online in the journal PNAS.

Major research project provides new clues to schizophrenia
March 14, 2017 09:02 AM - Karolinska Institutet

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet collaborating in the large-scale Karolinska Schizophrenia Project are taking an integrative approach to unravel the disease mechanisms of schizophrenia. In the very first results now presented in the prestigious scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry, the researchers show that patients with schizophrenia have lower levels of the vital neurotransmitter GABA as well as changes in the brain’s immune cells.

Major research project provides new clues to schizophrenia
March 14, 2017 09:02 AM - Karolinska Institutet

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet collaborating in the large-scale Karolinska Schizophrenia Project are taking an integrative approach to unravel the disease mechanisms of schizophrenia. In the very first results now presented in the prestigious scientific journal Molecular Psychiatry, the researchers show that patients with schizophrenia have lower levels of the vital neurotransmitter GABA as well as changes in the brain’s immune cells.

Salad bars in public schools: How to get kids to use them
March 13, 2017 02:05 PM - Brigham Young University

Thanks to a national initiative, salad bars are showing up in public schools across the country. Now a Brigham Young University researcher is trying to nail down how to get kids to eat from them.   

Salad bars in public schools: How to get kids to use them
March 13, 2017 02:05 PM - Brigham Young University

Thanks to a national initiative, salad bars are showing up in public schools across the country. Now a Brigham Young University researcher is trying to nail down how to get kids to eat from them.   

"Preventable" asthma attacks in Houston cost millions
March 13, 2017 12:58 PM - Mike Williams via Rice University

“Preventable” asthma attacks among schoolchildren cost millions in health care dollars over 10 years, according to a new study by the city of Houston, Rice University and the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

The revelation is part of a project that seeks to minimize risk to students by showing where, when and how often emergency medical crews were called to treat “uncontrolled” asthma attacks at public schools in Houston and at students’ homes.

Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for sustainable food future
March 13, 2017 08:41 AM - University of British Columbia (UBC)

Many people choose organic thinking it’s better for humans and the planet, but a new UBC study published today in Science Advances finds that might not always be the case.

Mayo Clinic discovers high-intensity aerobic training can reverse aging processes in adults
March 10, 2017 02:51 PM - Mayo Clinic

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you, but what type of training helps most, especially when you’re older - say over 65? A Mayo Clinic study says it’s high-intensity aerobic exercise, which can reverse some cellular aspects of aging. The findings appear in Cell Metabolism.

Mayo researchers compared high-intensity interval training, resistance training and combined training. All training types improved lean body mass and insulin sensitivity, but only high-intensity and combined training improved aerobic capacity and mitochondrial function for skeletal muscle. Decline in mitochondrial content and function are common in older adults.

Fukushima catastrophe unfolds ... key facts and figures for an unhappy sixth anniversary
March 10, 2017 01:53 PM - , The Ecologist

The 2011 Fukushima catastrophe is an ongoing disaster whose end only gets more remote as time passes. The government is desperate to get evacuees back into their homes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but the problems on the ground, and in the breached reactor vessels, are only getting more serious and costly, as unbelievable volumes of radiation contaminate land, air and ocean.

Rapid Blood Pressure Drops In Middle Age Linked to Dementia in Old Age
March 10, 2017 12:51 PM - Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Temporary episodes of dizziness or light-headedness when standing could reduce blood flow to the brain with lasting impacts.

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