Archive: 05/08/2012

Report: Schools key to fighting America's obesity

(AP) -- Schools should be a cornerstone of the nation's obesity battle, but to trim Americans' waistlines, changes are needed everywhere people live, work, play and learn, a major new report says.

May 08, 2012
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Internet and new drugs: A challenge for public health

A group of researchers from the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and from the INAD (Hospital del Mar Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Institute) has participated in an international study aiming to give a general ...

May 08, 2012
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Researchers 'switch off' neurodegeneration in mice

Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester have identified a major pathway leading to brain cell death in mice with neurodegenerative disease. The team was able to block ...

May 08, 2012
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Cutting calories before cutting in surgery

Dietary restriction has already been shown to extend the lives of laboratory animals, but recent research suggests the beneficial effects of eating less may extend to improved recovery from surgery and better ...

May 08, 2012
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Fewer toxic toys and textiles in EU stores

Europe last year saw its first drop in the number of toxic toys and skin-irritating textiles stacked on its supermarket shelves, more than half of them made in China, the EU said Tuesday.

May 08, 2012
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