Health

Harmful Effects of Being Overweight Underestimated
December 1, 2017 11:09 AM - University of Bristol

The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. The University of Bristol study is published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology today [Friday 1 December].

The Brain Is Still 'Connected' During Non-REM Sleep
December 1, 2017 11:04 AM - FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

When we sleep, our organism goes through different phases of sleep, however the brain remains interconnected during non-REM sleep, which was thought not to happen. The finding by a European team of researchers has also made it possible to analyse the scientific basis of consciousness, an increasingly important field of neuroscience.

The Brain Is Still 'Connected' During Non-REM Sleep
December 1, 2017 11:04 AM - FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

When we sleep, our organism goes through different phases of sleep, however the brain remains interconnected during non-REM sleep, which was thought not to happen. The finding by a European team of researchers has also made it possible to analyse the scientific basis of consciousness, an increasingly important field of neuroscience.

What's in the water? Research takes aim at chemicals that may harm fertility (and that's not all)
December 1, 2017 08:20 AM - University of Regina

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are associated with a number of possible health issues.

EDCs are mostly produced by humans. They’re found in all sorts of things from pesticides and herbicides, and from cropland and livestock waste effluents and municipal and industrial waste to personal care products.

BYU Researchers Identify Gene Variation That Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease
November 30, 2017 11:09 AM - Brigham Young University

BYU research published today in Genome Medicine details a novel and promising approach in the effort to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

BYU Researchers Identify Gene Variation That Protects Against Alzheimer's Disease
November 30, 2017 11:09 AM - Brigham Young University

BYU research published today in Genome Medicine details a novel and promising approach in the effort to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance in Brain
November 30, 2017 11:06 AM - Radiological Society of North America

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Global Risk of Madagascar's Pneumonic Plague Epidemic is Limited
November 30, 2017 11:00 AM - Hokkaido University

Mathematical models have proven the risk of the on-going pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading elsewhere in the world is limited, with the estimated number of exported cases staying below 0.1 person in each country between August 1 and October 17.

Global Risk of Madagascar's Pneumonic Plague Epidemic is Limited
November 30, 2017 11:00 AM - Hokkaido University

Mathematical models have proven the risk of the on-going pneumonic plague epidemic in Madagascar spreading elsewhere in the world is limited, with the estimated number of exported cases staying below 0.1 person in each country between August 1 and October 17.

Call For Workers to Rise Up
November 29, 2017 10:24 AM - James Cook University

James Cook University study has found nearly three quarters of office workers believe there is a negative relationship between sitting down all day at work and their health - and that bosses are crucial to helping solve the problem.

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