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Self-Adhesive Dressing Generates Electrical Current That Promotes Healing, Reduces Infection Risk


From precious metals to maggots, physicians have tried just about everything to help reverse the negative spiral of chronic wounds. And for good reason – these types of non-healing wounds currently cost the healthcare system in excess of $20 billion a year, and millions of sufferers endure months of pain, disability and the constant concern of infection. Now, scientists are testing an experimental electrified mesh bandage that zaps bacteria and stimulates tissue healing.

–Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science|2016-09-30

Fat Cells That Amplify Nerve Signals in Response to Cold Also Affect Blood Sugar Metabolism, UT Southwestern Researchers Report


But since white fat cells have very few nerves, how do beige fat cells get the message that it’s cold outside?

–UT Southwestern Medical Center|2016-09-30

Preventing Obesity with Mindful Eating

Dr. Lenna Liu, a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s explains mindful eating and give tips for how to create a warm, caring and supportive environment around food for your family.

–Seattle Children's Hospital|2016-09-28

Overweight and Obesity Linked to High Workers' Compensation Costs

Obese and overweight workers are more likely to incur high costs related to workers' compensation claims for major injuries, reports a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

–Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|2016-09-28

Tackling Obesity in Rural Communities


Currently, excess body weight contributes to as many as 1 in 5 cancer-related deaths. Obesity is associated with increased risk of at least eight types of cancer. The American Society of Clinical Oncology has identified obesity as a health risk that is “quickly overtaking tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer.”

–University of Kansas Cancer Center |2016-09-27

First East Harlem Health Impact Assessment Shows Importance of Affordable Housing to the Health of Community Residents

The New York Academy of Medicine's first Health Impact Assessment of East Harlem shows the possible health impact of the loss of affordable housing on the residents of an urban community.

–New York Academy of Medicine|2016-09-27

Interval Exercise Training Improves Blood Vessel Function in Older Adults

Researchers have found that interval exercise training (resistance-based and cardiovascular) improves endothelial function in older adults. Resistance interval training in particular could help reduce the risk of heart disease in adults with type 2 diabetes. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

–American Physiological Society (APS)|2016-09-27

U.S. Children Are Less Fit Than Others Around the World

An international research team co-led from the University of North Dakota and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) studied the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries. The results were just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The U.S. ranked 47 of 50.

–University of North Dakota|2016-09-27

The Low Down on Sweet N Low, Apple and Lettuce Can Remedy Garlic Breath, Using X-Rays to Figure Out Fats, and More in the Food Science News Source

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– Newswise|2016-09-27

New Therapeutic Treatment Helps People Lose More Weight and Keep It Off

A new approach to weight loss called Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment (ABT) helped people lose more weight and keep it off longer than those who received only Standard Behavioral Treatment (SBT) according to a new randomized controlled clinical trial published in Obesity.

–Obesity Society|2016-09-27

New Theory on How Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Disease Begin

Does eating too much sugar cause type 2 diabetes? The answer may not be simple, but a study published Sept. 26 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation adds to growing research linking excessive sugar consumption -- specifically the sugar fructose -- to a rise in metabolic disease worldwide. The study, conducted in mice and corroborated in human liver samples, unveils a metabolic process that could upend previous ideas about how the body becomes resistant to insulin and eventually develops diabetes.

–Duke Health|2016-09-26

Artificial Sweeteners Hit Sour Note with Sketchy Science


University of Sydney researchers have confirmed widespread bias in industry-funded research into artificial sweeteners, which is potentially misleading millions by overstating their health benefits.

–University of Sydney|2016-09-26

Fatty Diet Activates Oldest Branch of Immune System, Causing Intestinal Tumors

A high-fat-diet-induced immune reaction causes inflammation leading to intestinal cancer in a mouse model – even among animals that are not obese.

–Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |2016-09-26

Consuming Fewer Calories Reduces the Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, JEM Study Suggests


Mice placed on a low-calorie diet are less likely to develop abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to a new study in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. The paper, “Calorie restriction protects against experimental abdominal aortic aneurysms in mice,” which will be published online September 26 ahead of issue, suggests new ways to prevent the often fatal condition from occurring in humans.

–The Rockefeller University Press|2016-09-26

Science Can Shape Healthy City Planning


A three-part series published in The Lancet and released in conjunction with the United Nations quantifies health gains achieved if cities were designed so that shops, facilities, work and public transportation were within walking distance of most residents.In part three of the series, researchers tackle how to implement timely research into city design, planning and policy to improve the health of a city’s residents.

–University of California San Diego Health Sciences|2016-09-23

Food Scientists Using X-Rays to Figure Out Fats


University of Guelph researchers studying the intimate structure of edible fats are getting help from the United States Department of Energy.

–University of Guelph|2016-09-22

Does Sleep Affect Child Obesity?


One in five Mexican-American children is obese, according to national statistics. While scientists agree that diet and exercise play a role in obesity, studies also suggest that children who don’t get enough sleep may also be at increased risk for obesity. A new study by Suzanna Martinez, Ph.D., aims to find out whether Mexican-American children who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to become obese due to poor eating habits and being less physically active.

–University of California - Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources|2016-09-21

Bile Acid Uptake Inhibitor Prevents NASH/Fatty Liver in Mice

Drugs that interfere with bile acid recycling can prevent several aspects of NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) in mice fed a high-fat diet, scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have shown. The findings suggest that these drugs, known as ASBT inhibitors, could be a viable clinical strategy to address NASH, an increasingly common liver disease. The results are scheduled for publication in Science Translational Medicine on September 21, 2016.

–Emory Health Sciences|2016-09-21

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Awarded $95 Million NIH Grant

The National Institutes of Health today announced that the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, along with the research firm RTI International, will receive a seven-year, $95 million grant to analyze the data from its new Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program, an initiative designed to understand how the environment influences health beginning in the womb.

–Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|2016-09-21

Age Limit for Federal Food Assistance Program Is Increasing Food Insecurity


New research from the University of Missouri has identified a problem associated with the requirement that when children turn five, they are no longer eligible to receive food assistance from WIC, thus leading to increased food insecurity for the family. The researchers say policy makers should consider extending WIC eligibility until children enter school, rather than setting an age limit.

–University of Missouri Health|2016-09-20

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