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Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Though there are many medical reasons why breastfeeding is widely recommended, researchers at the University of Cambridge have made an unlikely connection through a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that breastfeeding could be …

Incense Smoke Can Cause Lung Inflammation, Shows Study Incense Smoke Can Cause Lung Inflammation, Shows Study
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In many cultures across the world, burning incense is ceremonial or a widespread pastime. A new study, however, has shown that the smoke produced by burning incense could be causing lung problems. The study, published in the August issue of …

Study: Money Doesn’t Protect People From Toxicants, Just Changes Them Study: Money Doesn’t Protect People From Toxicants, Just Changes Them

It’s a simple assumption that those with greater means will be able to live cleaner, healthier lives away from pollution with access to better foods. A new study, however, shows that even the rich are not immune to toxicants that …

Exercise Doesn’t Reduce Hot Flashes, Shows Study Exercise Doesn’t Reduce Hot Flashes, Shows Study
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Tough news today for women going through menopause. A new study conducted by researchers with the MsFLASH Research Network shows that exercise will not help to ease hot flashes. The study, published in the North American Menopause Society’s journal Menopause, …

Breast Reductions Improve Health, Shows Study Breast Reductions Improve Health, Shows Study
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Though the reasons for a woman to undergo breast reduction surgery may vary, the surgery is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. Now, a new study has shown that breast reduction surgery is effective in improving patient …

Mathematicians Bring Numbers to the Gun Debate Mathematicians Bring Numbers to the Gun Debate

The elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last December put gun control back in the American political spotlight. Since that time, passionate people on both sides of the gun debate have been arguing the merits of stricter gun laws. Now, …

Peanut Allergies Not the Epidemic Americans Might Think Peanut Allergies Not the Epidemic Americans Might Think
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The shift from the customary airplane packets of peanuts to off-brand Chex mix was made in part to protect those with peanut allergies. Throughout the 90s, advocacy groups and stories about peanut allergy attacks led to a greater awareness of …

Are You As Satisfied With The Google Experience As You Used To Be? Are You As Satisfied With The Google Experience As You Used To Be?
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Research out this week from Foresee finds that customer satisfaction with Google (and other search engines and social networks) is down significantly. The firm suggests that the proliferation of advertising (especially in search engines) is “diminishing the customer experience.” Do …

Shaming Doesn’t Help Obese People Lose Weight, Shows Study Shaming Doesn’t Help Obese People Lose Weight, Shows Study
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Americans are now larger than ever, and predicted to become even larger over the next few decades. Along with the rise in obesity has come a rise in associated health problems and costs. Medical professionals across the U.S. are now …

Cities Safer Than Rural Areas, Shows Study Cities Safer Than Rural Areas, Shows Study
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Americans’ vision of the rural U.S. is often the idyllic Mayberry setting of The Andy Griffith Show. However, a new study has now shown that the rural U.S. can actually be more dangerous than U.S. cities. The study, to be …

Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source

Social media is largely thought of as a way for people across the world to keep in touch and share moments from their lives. The information being collected on sites like Twitter and Facebook, however, can also be used for …

New Diabetes Treatment Uses Injectable “Smart Sponge” New Diabetes Treatment Uses Injectable “Smart Sponge”

Researchers from several U.S. universities this week announced a new diabetes treatment method that uses a “smart sponge” as a drug delivery device. The injectable sponge-like material surrounds an insulin core, expanding and contracting in response to blood sugar levels …

Obesity Risk Could be Passed on Through Sperm, Shows Study Obesity Risk Could be Passed on Through Sperm, Shows Study
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Though a mother’s health during pregnancy can dramatically affect the health of a child, researchers have now found evidence that the health of fathers may also contribute. A new study out of the University of Adelaide has found “molecular signals” …

Lionfish Moving into the Atlantic Coast, Caribbean Lionfish Moving into the Atlantic Coast, Caribbean

A deep-sea expedition last month found that Atlantic Ocean lionfish are moving into the Atlantic coast in large numbers. Even more disturbing for researchers was the fact that the lionfish found during the expedition were large, meaning they can more …

Interspecies Transplants Could Help Diabetes Patients, Shows Study Interspecies Transplants Could Help Diabetes Patients, Shows Study

Researchers at Northwestern University this week revealed that they have successfully transplanted insulin-producing cells called islets from one species to another. They believe that this successful interspecies transplant could be the first step toward animal-to-human transplants as a treatment for …

Vaccinations in Children Protect the Elderly, Shows Study Vaccinations in Children Protect the Elderly, Shows Study

A new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that vaccines given to children to prevent blood and ear infections are reducing the spread of pneumonia to older, at-risk adults. In fact, Vanderbilt University researchers …

U.S. Falling Behind on Health Outcomes, Shows Study U.S. Falling Behind on Health Outcomes, Shows Study

Though it hosts the best medical research in the world and spends more money on healthcare than any other country, a new study shows that the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to actual health outcomes. The …

Google’s New Databoard Lets You Create Custom Infographics Google’s New Databoard Lets You Create Custom Infographics
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Google has just unveiled a nice little data sharing tool for businesses that aims to keep up with the latest data available from studies Google chooses to include. It lets you easily get right to the data points you’re looking …

New Cancer Drug Could Fight Breast Cancer New Cancer Drug Could Fight Breast Cancer

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia this week announced that a new anti-cancer compound shows promise in treating a common type of breast cancer. The compounds, known as BH3-mimetics, have been shown to be effective …

Fat Cells’ DNA Changes After Exercise, Shows Study Fat Cells’ DNA Changes After Exercise, Shows Study

Everyone knows that exercise is good for human health, but a new study has shown that it can actually alter DNA expression in our bodies. The study, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, looked at fat cells in the bodies …

Poor Planning Skills Could Hold People Back, Shows Study Poor Planning Skills Could Hold People Back, Shows Study

While the grades gap between children from rich and poor families has been attributed to a variety of factors over the years, a new study shows that poor planning skills could be a major factor in the so-called income-achievement gap. …