News tagged with environment
In a first of its kind study that shows environmental conditions can be more influential than genetics, Virginia Tech researchers have found that the cost of food — not someone's genetic makeup—is a ...
Overweight and Obesity Oct 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Eating more legumes (such as beans, chickpeas or lentils) as part of a low-glycemic index diet appears to improve glycemic control and reduce estimated coronary heart disease (CHD) risk in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus ...
Health Oct 22, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Patients treated in magnet hospitals (specially designated for their nursing excellence) had 14 percent lower odds of death than those in non-magnet hospitals in a four-state study of 564 hospitals led by the University of ...
Health Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An expanded Heathrow Airport would lead to 100 more pollution-related early deaths annually in the U.K. by 2030
According to the U.K.'s Department for Transport, demand for air travel in the country will more than double by 2030, from 127 million to 300 million passengers per year. A debate over how to accommodate ...
Health Oct 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Research being presented at IDWeek 2012 shows that a specific spectrum of ultraviolet light killed certain drug-resistant bacteria on the door handles, bedside tables and other surfaces of hospital rooms, suggesting a possible ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 18, 2012 | 2.7 / 5 (3) | 0
EU funding has supported a major initiative designed to promote research collaboration to support control programmes for Chagas disease in central and southern America.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cutting screen time and not rewarding children's good behaviour with sweets are among the steps parents could take to reduce overweight and obesity in children before they start school, according to research by the University ...
Overweight and Obesity Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
When children suffer from dust mite induced allergies and asthma, finding relief can seem impossible. While there isn't a complete cure for childhood respiratory allergies, researchers have found that long term control of ...
Immunology Oct 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Her name is Charlie, and the purple bows sitting on top of her head are the prettiest thing about her. But her looks are not what matter – which is good because she's green. Charlie is ...
Autism spectrum disorders Sep 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers in New Zealand are inching closer to the development of the first effective oral vaccine to protect against tuberculosis - a disease which still kills more people worldwide than any other bacterial disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Feeling generous? Think it over a little and then see how you feel.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Even on the playground, our friends know us better than we know ourselves. New research has revealed that your childhood peers from grade school may be able to best predict your success as an adult.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Webcam software developed by a new Oxford University spin-out company will offer a simple, non-invasive way of monitoring patients' vital signs.
Other Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Children who grow up without siblings have a more than 50 percent higher risk of being overweight or obese than children with siblings. This is the finding of a study of 12,700 children in eight European countries, including ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a new role of a chemical involved in controlling the genes underlying memory and learning.
Genetics Sep 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |