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Monday, November 21, 2016

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Crowdsourcing a Better Prostate Cancer Prediction Tool

Prediction model created by "research parasites" published today in Lancet Oncology offers a more accurate prognosis for a patient's metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer...

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

Lancet Oncology

No Willpower Required: Families Adopt Healthy Behaviors Through Trial and Error

Forgoing a reliance on motivation, families adopt healthy behaviors—eating better and exercising more—by following a new approach that focuses on the redesign of family daily routines....

– Case Western Reserve University

Microbes in Your Gut Influence Major Eye Disease

Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)....

– Universite de Montreal

Molecular Medicine, Nov 15, 2016.; 324573; 418637; OG‐3‐11‐3329‐PS; AP‐RMA‐2015‐010

Winter Conception Increases Mothers' Diabetes Risk

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother....

– University of Adelaide

BMJ Diabetes Research & Care

Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Who Smoke or Are Overweight See Less Symptom Improvement with Treatment

A study finds that smoking or being overweight makes it more difficult for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to achieve optimal control of inflammation and symptoms, despite standard of care treatment. ...

– Hospital for Special Surgery

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2016 at 17:30 ET

New and Improved Kale Varieties Coming to a Store Near You

A Cornell University program is reimagining kale – its color, shape and even flavor – in a bid to breed the naturally biodiverse vegetable for consumer satisfaction. ...

– Cornell University

Fear of Gaining Weight May Influence Contraception Choices

Concerns about weight gain may be driving contraception choices, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers....

– Penn State College of Medicine

Weight Loss May Help Prevent Multiple Myeloma

Carrying extra weight increases a person's risk that a benign blood disorder will develop into multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. This is particularly true for older, African-American men....

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Nov. 18; U54-CA155496; P30-CA091842; K01-HS022330; MSRG-13-077-01-CPHPS

Molecular “Pillars” Team Up to Protect Liver From Toxic Fat Buildup

A new study revealed a surprising relationship between two molecules – one that works to store fat and another that promotes fat burning for energy. The team found that the molecules complement each other to maintain a healthy level of fat in the ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Weight Loss Can Help Cancer Survivors Reduce Risk

New data presented at a cancer conference suggests that more than three in five Australian breast cancer survivors are overweight or obese – and that it’s likely to increase their risk of cancer returning....

– Yale Cancer Center

Curb Your Appetite and Avoid Overeating This Holiday Season

UAB registered dietitian Ashley Delk says to put away the stretchy pants and eat smart this holiday season. ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Floridians ‘Take Charge’ of Diabetes

Take Charge of Your Diabetes covers most aspects of diabetes self-care, and is offered by UF/IFAS Extension county faculty in collaboration with local health professionals who specialize in diabetes management. Participants attend nine weekly session...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

To Beat Holiday Weight Gain, Create a Plan Ahead of Time

With the holidays right around the corner, families are planning meals and trips to spend time with loved ones. With the food and travel, it is easy for exercise schedules to become disrupted. Steve Ball, associate professor of nutrition and exercise...

Expert Available

– University of Missouri Health

Queen’s University Belfast to Tackle Global Food Challenges Through Major New Partnership

Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute for Global Food Security will play a key role in a new leading partnership which will tackle the global challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, as well as enabling the University to access up ...

– Queen's University Belfast

REI Foundation Awards $200,000 Grant for Center for Nature and Health at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Supporting the intersection of children’s health and the outdoors, the REI Foundation is awarding a $200,000 grant to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Center for Nature and Health (CNH). CNH develops clinical programs, conducts origin...

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Holiday Health: GW Experts on Weight Gain, New Year’s Resolutions and the Holiday Blues Available to Comment

– George Washington University

Tips and Twists for Your Healthiest Thanksgiving Yet

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital





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