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Boomers building muscle at the gym — but where’s the passion

Boomers building muscle at the gym — but where’s the passion

As the first generation to embrace exercise, baby boomers continue going to the gym, yet more out of necessity than for the challenge and enjoyment of physical activity. In a study recently published in the International Journal of Wellbeing , James Gavin, a professor in Concordia’s Department of Applied Human Sciences, investigates our motivations for exercise, from looking good to having fun. Continue reading

Drug reverses brain deficits of Alzheimer’s in animal model

Drug reverses brain deficits of Alzheimer’s in animal model

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new drug compound that reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer’s disease in an animal model. Their findings are published in the Aug. 5 issue of the journal PLoS Biology . Continue reading

Butterflies could hold key to probes that repair genes

Butterflies could hold key to probes that repair genes

New discoveries about how butterflies feed could help engineers develop tiny probes that siphon liquid out of single cells for a wide range of medical tests and treatments, according to Clemson University researchers. The National Science Foundation recently awarded the project $696,514 Continue reading

Eating more dietary pulses can increase fullness, may help manage weight

Eating more dietary pulses can increase fullness, may help manage weight

Eating about one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can increase fullness, which may lead to better weight management and weight loss, a new study has found. Continue reading

3-in-1 optical skin cancer probe

3-in-1 optical skin cancer probe

As thousands of vacationers hit the beach this summer, many of them will expose their unprotected bare limbs to direct UV sunlight, potentially putting them at risk of skin cancer later in life. To fight back, scientists can also turn to light, designing optical devices that may detect cancerous skin lesions early on, leading to better treatment outcomes and ultimately saving lives Continue reading

Mammography benefits women over 75, new study finds

Mammography benefits women over 75, new study finds

Mammography-detected breast cancer is associated with a shift to earlier stage diagnosis in older women, subsequently reducing the rate of more advanced, difficult-to-treat cases, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology . Researchers said the findings lend support to regular mammography screening in women ages 75 and older Continue reading

Mammography benefits women over 75, new study finds

Mammography benefits women over 75, new study finds

Mammography-detected breast cancer is associated with a shift to earlier stage diagnosis in older women, subsequently reducing the rate of more advanced, difficult-to-treat cases, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology . Researchers said the findings lend support to regular mammography screening in women ages 75 and older. The value of mammography screening in older women has been subject to much debate in recent years. Continue reading

Eating baked, broiled fish weekly boosts brain health, study says

Eating baked, broiled fish weekly boosts brain health, study says

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine , add to growing evidence that lifestyle factors contribute to brain health later in life. Scientists estimate that more than 80 million people will have dementia by 2040, which could become a substantial burden to families and drive up health care costs, noted senior investigator James T Continue reading

Students cope well with healthier snacks

Students cope well with healthier snacks

Students do not mind buying healthier snacks from vending machines, according to research published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health . The findings could have implications for campus health initiatives as well as vendor profits. The common stereotype of the busy student is of someone who will grab a junk food snack between lectures and rarely chooses a decent, hot meal over a chance to share a beer or two with fellow students. Continue reading

BMJ ‘right’ in statins claims row

BMJ ‘right’ in statins claims row

unable to retrieve full-text contentAn investigation backs the British Medical Journal’s handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it published on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins. Continue reading