Women with higher levels of vitamin D consumption may be at less of a risk for breast cancer, according to research conducted at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal Anticancer Research, surveyed the vitamin D levels of a group of 4,443 breast cancer patients involved in five separate studies.
Those suffering with sleep apnea may also be at an increased risk for pneumonia, according to a new study from researchers at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan. Researchers examined health records from 34,000 patients collected as part of Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. They followed up with each of the patients over the course of 11 years.
Fruits and vegetables are put to better use in low-income schools, according to research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, comes after the USDA revised its guidelines for school lunches in 2012. The new guidelines required more fruits and veggies leading some to fear that kids would waste the new additions.
Having an angry outburst may raise the risk of heart attack, according to research conducted at Harvard University. The study, published in the European Journal, notes that high levels of stress create a reaction including increases in heart rate and blood pressure. The team surveyed nine studies conducted from 1966 to 2013 including 4,500 cases of heart attack.
Infant sound machines may cause hearing damage, according to research conducted at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, warns against using the machines at top volume with prolonged exposure. The team bought 14 types of machines for the study which featured 65 different sounds ranging from white noise to a simulated heart beat.
There is no perceptible link between diabetes drugs and pancreatic cancer, according to a new inquiry from the FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The inquiry focused specifically on a class of type 2 diabetes drugs known as incretin-based drugs. The drugs are the newest class of type 2 diabetes drugs to hit the market and have previously been linked to possible cases.
The FDA has issued a proposal for revamped nutrition labels on foods that would feature more prominent calorie counts and sugar content. The new labels would also show the calorie counts of packaged foods in the quantities typically consumed, as opposed to in the recommended serving sizes. "The food label is not just about giving consumers information but about creating incentives . . ."
Those with an irregular heartbeat should consider taking a blood thinner to reduce the risk of stroke, according to a new guideline recommended by researchers from the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. The new guideline has already been endorsed by the World Stroke Organization.
Some vitamin E supplements may be linked to an increased risk of cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. Researchers examined 1,739 prostate cancer patients and 3,117 non-cancer patients as part of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial. They looked specifically at the levels of selenium, which is closely associated with vitamin E, in the blood stream.
A new blood test may help predict the presence of multiple sclerosis before any symptoms of the condition begin to show, according to researchers at the Technical University of Munich. For the study the researchers examined the blood of 16 blood donors who later developed MS. This blood was compared with 16 blood samples from a control group who did not develop the condition.
Stem cell treatment may provide a new option for those recovering from a heart attack, according to researchers from the Barts Health NHS Trust in the U.K. For the study the researchers examined over 3,000 volunteers from eleven European nations. All of the participants were recovering from heart attacks and were undergoing standard treatment including tubes to widen arteries.
Those who are diagnosed with mental health conditions may be more likely to contract HIV, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers collected data while providing HIV screening to 1000 people between 2009 and 2011. They found that 4.8 percent of those patients with depression, psychosis and substance abuse problems were diagnosed with HIV.
Older adults who toss and turn at night may be at an increased risk for various aches and pains during the day, according to a new study from researchers at the U.K.'s Keele University. For the study the researchers reviewed health records from 4,300 British adults. They found that about 2,700 reported some form of chronic pain.
Exposure to common infections like chlamydia and herpes may result in memory loss, according to research conducted at the University of Miami. The study, published in the journal Stroke, looked at the connection between Chlamydia pneumonia, Helicobacter pylori and herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 with cognitive performance.
Kids are drinking less soda but more coffee and more energy drinks, according to research conducted by the CDC. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, surveyed 24 hour dietary data on kids aged 2-22 taken in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). In 1999, writes the team, 62% of kids got their caffeine from soda; by 2010, that number had dropped to 38%.