Category Archives: Health

'Powerful effect of exercise' against Alzheimer's

Exercising for 150 minutes each week may be the best treatment for Alzheimer’s, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Public Health conducted the study, which reveals that exercise could improve cognitive function in people at risk of Alzheimer’s by improving the efficiency of brain activity… …read more

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BPA may be linked to infertility in women

A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) recently analyzed the effects of Bisphenol-A (BPA) on human eggs, and it may reveal why some couples are unable to conceive. The study, published recently online in the journal Human Reproduction, is the first of its kind to show the direct effects of BPA on egg maturation in humans… …read more

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Peripheral artery disease: dramatically higher rates worldwide

The number of people with peripheral artery disease (PAD) is on the rise, according to a study published in The Lancet. PAD refers to diseases of the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain. Peripheral artery disease causes the blood vessels to narrow, restricting blood flow in the arms, legs, stomach and kidneys… …read more

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White House Graph Doesn't Prove Anything About Obamacare And Part-Time Jobs

By Robert Book

For several months, there have been reports of companies, often in the restaurant industry, reducing worker hours to avoid the Obamacare employer mandate penalties. The employer mandate applies only to “full-time” workers, and full-time is defined as working 30 or more hours per week; this potentially gives many employers the opportunity to avoid or reduce the penalty by converting as many workers as possible from full-time to part-time by limiting their work schedule to less than 30 hours a week. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Health

Alzheimer's disease linked to poor dental health

A study has found that people with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s compared with those who have healthy teeth. Researchers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK, discovered the presence of a bacterium called Porphyromonas gingivalis in the brains of patients who had dementia when they were alive… …read more

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Cholesterol connection to Rett Syndrome

Statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs found in millions of medicine cabinets, may hold the key to finding a treatment for Rett Syndrome, a severe autistic disorder that affects young girls. The Connecticut-based Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) has sponsored work to identify a number of targetable genes that act on the Rett gene, MECP2 (methyl-CpG-binding protein 2), in mice… …read more

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Bone healing turbo boost offered by 'magic metal'

An unusual “nanowire” coating for medical implants may soon be helping broken bones and joint replacements to heal faster. Ohio State University reports that research engineers there have found that bone cells grow and reproduce almost twice as fast on a textured surface made of metal oxide wires, each tens of thousands of times thinner than a human hair… …read more

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McKesson Fights Big Investors Over A Clawback Policy

By Ed Silverman

Two institutional investors believe McKesson, which is one of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers, should have a tougher clawback policy, after paying more than $1 billion in recent years to resolve regulatory and other legal disputes without publicly disclosing any clawback steps. Meanwhile, John Hammergren is one of the most highly compensated ceo’s. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Health

New Yorkers Still Free to Guzzle Giant Sodas: Court

By Ruth Brown

New York, your justice has been served—now would you like fries with that? A state appeals court has upheld the New York Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soda ban, finding that the prohibition on vendors selling 16-ounce-plus sugary drinks “violated the state principle of separation… …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Newser – Health