Health

Diabetes drug could heart transplant organ rejection

3 days ago 7ring 0
A discarded diabetes drug could be the key to beating organ transplant rejection, a landmark study has found. One in six heart recipients die within a year, and those that do survive face higher risk of infection, weight gain, cancer and diabetes from their life-long regime of immunosuppressant drugs.  However, a new study by Queen Mary Read More

Sugar industry blocked research linking sucrose to cancer

3 days ago 7ring 0
The sugar industry blocked the release of a study showing sucrose directly increases the risk of heart disease and cancer in 1968, newly-uncovered documents reveal. The research, which was funded and designed by the sugar industry, was intended to dispel fears that fructose-containing sugars affect blood lipids.  But internal correspondence uncovered by researchers at the Read More

Adobo spices recalled after FDA warns of Salmonella fears

3 days ago 7ring 0
Two of American food producer Goya’s adobo spice mixtures have been recalled amid the FDA’s fears of salmonella contamination.   The FDA identified 661 cases of adobo with cumin and adobo with pepper spices distributed to Puerto Rico that may carry the bacteria. Salmonella can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain for those infected, but no Read More

Charles Manson exploited a basic psychological need

3 days ago 7ring 0
Charles Manson, who died November 19, famously attracted a coterie of men and women to do his bidding, which included committing a string of murders in the late-1960s. Manson is undoubtedly a fascinating figure with a complicated life story.  But as someone who studies human cognition, I’m more interested in the members of the Manson Read More

Heart failure kills more Brits than top four cancers

3 days ago 7ring 0
Unhealthy lifestyles are fuelling a surge in heart failure cases. More of us are now developing the deadly condition than getting the four commonest forms of cancer, a major study shows. There were 190,798 new cases of heart failure in the UK in 2014 – up 12 per cent in a decade. This is higher Read More

If the entire US went vegan, it’d be a public health disaster

7 days ago 7ring 0
Switching to the vegan dream would be a nutritional nightmare for Americans. That’s according to new research published this week by the US National Academy of Sciences that poses big questions about how the US agricultural sector can be changed and improved in the future, to mitigate climate change without causing deleterious effects on the Read More

Tofu’s effect on prostate cancer is unclear

1 week ago kakp2 0
Tofu is significantly associated with prostate cancer, a study reveals, however, experts stress ‘much more research is needed’. Plant-derived compounds known as phytoestrogens, which are mainly found in soy products such as tofu and edamame beans, have previously been linked to the condition due to them being structurally similar to a hormone that increases the Read More

Stress affects sperm quality and offspring, study finds

1 week ago kakp2 0
The children of overly-stressed men may be less resilient and more prone to sensitivity to stress and even post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. A new study demonstrated how even mild to moderate stress may affect the way that men’s sperm develops. The resulting changes meant that these fathers passed down genetic coding Read More

X-ray you must see before you get a new knee

1 week ago kakp2 0
This is an image to make anyone who’s had joint replacement surgery wince: the picture shows a new knee that has slipped out of place. Up to 80,000 total knee replacements are performed each year in the UK. The good news is the surgery has a very high success rate, with 98 per cent of Read More

Boy, 2, walks with prosthetic legs after double amputation

1 week ago kakp2 0
A two-year-old double amputee spent his birthday walking with his new prosthetic legs on Sunday. Jaylen Escalera was born with six fingers, two toes and missing bones in his legs that caused knee and ankle deformities as a result of two very rare genetic abnormalities. Doctors told the family his only hope at ever being Read More