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Cancer researcher wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:07

Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection. The prestigious prize is awarded annually to an outstanding researcher who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the fight against cancer and has made exceptional advances in the field.

JAMA Commentary Exposes Food Industry's Skewed Science

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:31

Controversial headlines proclaiming "butter is back," "being a little overweight is good for you," "cholesterol is safe," and the like may be the product of faulty research, according to a JAMA exposA© released Sept. 18, 2017 .

Effects of Statin Intensity and Adherence on the Long-Term Prognosis...

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 23:06

From the Department of Neurology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, South Korea ; and Department of Neurology , Biostatistics Collaboration Unit , and Department of Preventive Medicine , Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. From the Department of Neurology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, South Korea ; and Department of Neurology , Biostatistics Collaboration Unit , and Department of Preventive Medicine , Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Anesthesia-Related Outcomes for Endovascular Stroke Revascularization [Original Contributions]

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 23:34

From the Department of Radiology , Department of Neurosurgery , Department of Anesthesia , Division of Preventive Medicine , Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit , and Department of Neurology , Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. From the Department of Radiology , Department of Neurosurgery , Department of Anesthesia , Division of Preventive Medicine , Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit , and Department of Neurology , Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Ul Ehs Sustainability Partners with U.S. Preventive Medicine to...

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:37

U.S. Preventive Medicine uniquely combines innovative wellness programs with health coaching and care management. UL EHS Sustainability is the industry's leading provider of workplace health, safety, and sustainability solutions.

U.S. Navy trains Sri Lanka Navy personnel on preventive medicine and causality care

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:37

Sept 13, Colombo: The United States Navy is training Sri Lanka Navy personnel on preventive medicine and causality care and the training program, Sri Lanka Health Engagement 17 got off to a start at the naval base SLNS Gemunu in Welisara on Monday. The US Marine Corps Forces Pacific is conducting the training engagement for the personnel of the Sri Lanka Navy.

Nearly 40 People Got Sick After Playing With Petland Puppies

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:41

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday that 39 people contracted a bacterial infection from contagious puppies at the pet store chain Petland. Of the 39 people who have sought treatment for Campylobacteriosis, 12 are Petland employees, while the other 27 people either visited the store, purchased a dog from the chain or simply come into contact with a Petland puppy.

Menopause hormones don't shorten lives, long follow-up says

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:50

Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on risks and benefits of a once popular treatment. That research was halted early when unexpected harms were found from using replacement hormones - estrogen alone or with progestin - versus dummy pills for five to seven years.

Kids and high-intensity drinking

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:17

About 2 percent of kids 14 to 16 years old report high-intensity drinking-drinking 10 or more drinks in a row-in the last two weeks, according to a University of Michigan study. The study examined high-intensity drinking among 14- and 16-year-olds in the United States.

You Asked: How Can I Avoid Getting Sick on Vacation?

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:55

Or worse, a stomach bug or flu. Why does this always happen to you? It's not just you.

Kalter: Researchers sound childhood obesity alarm on popular school fundraiser

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 02:10

Elsie Taveras and her daughter Gracie Benavidez, 10, pose with some of the healthier foods they try to eat for breakfast at their Chestnut Hill home on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Taveras prefers to avoid the unhealthy breakfast foods and suggests that the Box Tops school program can still be supported by purchasing other household items such as Ziplock bags.

Obesity prevention guidelines are not followed for preschool children

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 15:15

In a study of nearly 400 preschool children, only one child adhered to obesity prevention guidelines over the course of a single day at child care and at home. The 5-2-1-0 guidelines recommend children eat at least five servings a day of fruits and vegetables, view less than two hours of screen time, participate in one hour of physical activity and consume no sugar-sweetened beverages daily.

Federal preemption of taxes on state and local sugar-sweetened beverages is not warranted

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:52

Federal, state, and local governments each have a role to play in protecting health. Federal and state government, however, can alter or hinder state and local activity through a legal mechanism called preemption - when a higher level of government blocks the action of a lower level of government.

Waters Rising: How Harvey's Floods Endanger Health

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 19:43

Houston and other parts of southeast Texas are in the midst of historic flooding from Harvey, now a tropical storm, with heavy rain still expected to batter the region in the coming days. How does flooding put people's health at risk? The public health implications run deeper than the risk of injury and drowning during a flood, though these are a serious concern.

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