Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from King’s College London have assessed just how much sun protection people actually receive, based on typical use. It is well known that people don’t receive the full ultraviolet radiation blocking benefit of sunscreen, because they are applying it more thinly than manufacturers recommend. The findings are published in journal […]Continue Reading ...
Dan Ramdath of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, U of G Ph.D. student Dita Moravek and U of G Prof. Alison Duncan. Credit: University of Guelph Replacing potatoes or rice with pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study. Prof. Alison Duncan, Department […]Continue Reading ...
Satellite image of hurricane Maria’s passage across the Caribbean The number of people who died as a result of Hurricane Maria—which hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017—may be as high as 1,139, surpassing the official death count of 64, according to researchers. The researchers used official government records to calculate the number, which took […]Continue Reading ...
Parents cite restaurants as most common source of food sickness in kids but just one-fourth check inspections before dining out. Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan. No parent wants to come home from a picnic or restaurant with a little one whose stomachache turns into much […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who want to increase their participation in regular exercise and adopt a healthier lifestyle may be best to mentally visualise it, new research by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the leading journal Health Psychology, found that ‘mental imagery interventions’, or visualising an activity or task, may be […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A toddler’s self-regulation—the ability to change behavior in different social situations—may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys. Self-regulation is something all children must develop, and poorer self-control in childhood is associated with worse adult […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Infants who sleep less may have lower cognitive and language skills by age two, but early intervention to reduce risk factors could help avoid more serious behavioural, cognitive and emotional problems down the road, new University of Alberta research has found. In a pair of studies led by Piush Mandhane, an […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Warning labels that include photos linking sugary drink consumption with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay, may reduce purchases of the drinks, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Business School. In a field study conducted in a hospital cafeteria, […]Continue Reading ...
A new study involving mice raises another concern about the danger of e-cigarettes in humans after experiments showed that short-term exposure to the device’s vapors appeared to increase the risk of clot formation. A higher risk of clots forming can lead to a greater chance of a stroke or heart attack. In the study published […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: berez_ka/Shutterstock.com Humans have gone unshod for millions of years; it is only in the last few centuries that people have started wearing shoes. However, a recent survey shows that shoe wearing among young boys isn’t universal. German children and teenagers spend most of their day in shoes, while about 90% of their South African […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Tero Vesalainen A new study from researchers at the University of Chicago shows that despite an increase of supermarkets across Chicago, low-income neighborhoods have not reaped the benefits. The study, published in the July issue of the journal Health & Place, contributes to a growing body of research on food deserts—economically disadvantaged areas where […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research links outdoor air pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Eating foods high in salt is known to contribute to high blood pressure, but does that linear relationship extend to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death? Recent cohort studies have contested that relationship, but a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology by investigators from Brigham and Women’s […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Shutterstock/JaromirChalabala Paramedics face violence on a daily basis so a new law which will bring in tougher sentences for those who attack emergency workers when they are on duty is most welcome. It is hoped it will act as a deterrent because offenders currently escape what many would see as meaningful justice (attackers are […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Vera Kratochvil/public domain Ex-smokers may not be able to resist lighting up again in order to recover a sense of ‘who they are’– according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New findings published today in the Journal of Substance Use suggest that smokers who have quit often relapse because they want […]Continue Reading ...
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