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Tobacco company misrepresented danger from cigarettes, study suggests

Tobacco company misrepresented danger from cigarettes, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2012) — A new UCSF analysis of tobacco industry documents shows that Philip Morris USA manipulated data on the effects of additives in cigarettes, including menthol, obscuring actual toxicity levels and increasing the risk of heart, cancer and other diseases for smokers. Tobacco industry information can’t be taken at face value, the researchers conclude. Continue reading

Academy food put under spotlight

Academy food put under spotlight

16 December 2011 Last updated at 11:14 ET England’s new academy schools are being urged to commit to serving healthy food to pupils. The School Food Trust, is to write to all 1400 academies asking them to confirm their adherence to national school meal nutrition standards Continue reading

Few allergies in unstressed babies

Few allergies in unstressed babies

ScienceDaily (Dec. 12, 2011) — A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that infants with low concentrations of the stress-related hormone cortisol in their saliva develop fewer allergies than other infants. Continue reading

Few allergies in unstressed babies

Few allergies in unstressed babies

ScienceDaily (Dec. 12, 2011) — A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that infants with low concentrations of the stress-related hormone cortisol in their saliva develop fewer allergies than other infants. Continue reading

New tool saves time,  reduces risk of mistakes in diabetes care

New tool saves time, reduces risk of mistakes in diabetes care

ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2011) — In the fast-paced world of health care, doctors are often pressed for time during patient visits. Researchers at the University of Missouri developed a tool that allows doctors to view electronic information about patients’ health conditions related to diabetes on a single computer screen. Continue reading

Short training course significantly improves detection of precancerous polyps, study finds

Short training course significantly improves detection of precancerous polyps, study finds

ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2011) — Just two extra hours of focused training significantly increased the ability of physicians to find potentially precancerous polyps, known as adenomas, in the colon, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Continue reading

Improved living environments can reduce health problems for women and children

Improved living environments can reduce health problems for women and children

ScienceDaily (Oct. 20, 2011) — Low-income women with children who moved from high-poverty to lower-poverty neighborhoods experienced notable long-term improvements in aspects of their health; namely, reductions in diabetes and extreme obesity, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Chicago and partner institutions. The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the study in a special article, “Neighborhoods, Obesity and Diabetes — A Randomized Social Experiment.” Lead author for the collaboration was Jens Ludwig, the McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law and Public Policy at University of Chicago. Continue reading

Dentistry school standards ‘poor’

Dentistry school standards ‘poor’

11 October 2011 Last updated at 04:07 ET By Marie-Louise Connolly BBC Northern Ireland health correspondent Belfast’s School of Dentistry at Queen’s University has come under severe criticism from the UK body which regulates dental professionals. The General Dental Council (GDC) said a lack of communication between senior managers is damaging the education of dental students Continue reading

Students’ mental health ‘at risk’

Students’ mental health ‘at risk’

29 September 2011 Last updated at 19:55 ET By Branwen Jeffreys Health correspondent, BBC News Doctors are warning that the current generation of students has a greater risk of anxiety and depression than previous ones. The Royal College of Psychiatrists says there are now many more students from less privileged backgrounds who are less prepared for university life. Students also face rising debt and uncertain job prospects, the RCP warns Continue reading

New limits on physician training hours could prove costly for US teaching hospitals

New limits on physician training hours could prove costly for US teaching hospitals

ScienceDaily (Sep. 8, 2011) — The new limits on hours that physicians-in-training can work will prove costly for U.S teaching hospitals, which will need to spend up to $1.3 billion a year, and possibly more, to effect the changes, a new UCLA study suggests Continue reading