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To assess a cell’s health, follow the glucose

A new spectroscopic technique reveals that glucose use in live cells provides valuable information about the functional status of cells, tissues, and organs. Shifts in a cell’s use of glucose can signal changes in health and progress of disease. How

A health home run: Pro baseball players live longer, healthier lives

(HealthDay)—It can look like a less strenuous sport than football or soccer, but professional baseball players might be the healthiest athletes out there, a new study finds. Athletes in Major League Baseball (MLB) tend to live about 24% longer than

Serious falls are a health risk for adults under 65

Adults who take several prescription medications are more likely to experience serious falls, say Yale researchers and their co-authors in a new study. This heightened risk can affect middle-aged individuals—a population not typically viewed as vulnerable to debilitating or fatal

Sleep disorders up health care visits, costs for low back pain

(HealthDay)—The presence of a sleep disorder diagnosis has a significant effect on low back pain (LBP)-related health care visits and costs, independent of pain intensity and disability, according to a study published online July 5 in Spine. Daniel Rhon, D.Sc.,

Why declaring Ebola a public health emergency isn’t a silver bullet

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It took the decision based on International Health Regulations agreed in 2005. These require the

Alzheimer’s gene may impact cognitive health before adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s Disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene creates a protein, apolipoprotein E, which packages cholesterol and other fats to transport them through the bloodstream. There are three versions, or

Big Sugar and neglect by global health community fuel oral health crisis

Oral health has been isolated from traditional healthcare and health policy for too long, despite the major global public health burden of oral diseases, according to a Lancet Series on Oral Health, published today in The Lancet. Failure of the

The older you get the more time you spend alone—that can mean more health problems

As concerns have grown about the dangers of isolation and loneliness in late life, a new study from Pew Research Center finds that Americans spend increasing amounts of time alone as they age, with people in their 70s averaging three

Research associates independent travel with better mental health

New research from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin highlights the importance of older adults being able to travel independently—whether by driving themselves or taking public transport. The research, recently published in the journal Transportation

Neighborhood environment and health

It is well understood that urban black males are at a disproportionately high risk of poor health outcomes. But little is known about how the neighborhood environments where these men live contribute to their health. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers

Health insurance idea could help millions of Americans spend less

Millions of Americans with chronic conditions could save money on the drugs and medical services they need the most, if their health insurance plans decide to take advantage of a new federal rule issued today. And the idea behind that

Massive potential health gains in switching to active transport

Swapping short car trips for walking or biking could achieve as much health gain as ongoing tobacco tax increases, according to a study from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Lead author Dr. Anja Mizdrak, of Otago’s Burden of Disease

How to protect your DNA for big health benefits

(HealthDay)—You might think that stress affects you only emotionally or that a lack of sleep simply leaves you feeling cranky. But these are among the many lifestyle factors that can lead to health problems because of changes that they cause

Health impairment through carbofuran in red chili unlikely

Carbofuran is a plant protection product which can be used against certain insects, mites, ticks and nematodes. On the basis of the amount of the carbofuran residues and estimated dietary intake of red chilies, exceeding the acute reference dose (ARfD)

Micro-ribonucleic acid in milk: Health risk very unlikely

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) occurs in animal and plant cells and has many biological functions. RNA plays a central role in the reading of genetic material, thereby ensuring that important substances are produced for the cells. Among other things, it also

Global commission into health inequities of mental illness gives blueprint for change

Findings released today by a commission into health inequities experienced by people with mental illness lays bare their drastic physical health challenges, and recommends changes to health policy and treatment innovations to tackle what is regarded as a “human rights

Study asked people with mental health disorders to recommend changes to international diagnostic guidelines

A Rutgers University researcher contributed to the first study to seek input from people with common mental health issues on how their disorders are described in diagnostic guidelines. The study, which was conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom and

Doctor burnout costs health care system $4.6 billion a year

Burnout among doctors is costing the U.S. health-care system an estimated $4.6 billion a year in billings because of reduced hours, physician turnover, and expenses associated with finding and hiring replacements, according to a first-time analysis of the overall economic

Dance your way to better health

(HealthDay)—Two very different studies show that dancing is more than just fun. It can keep your mind sharp and your heart healthy. The first was done in the United Kingdom and published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Researchers

Health care professionals exhibit gender bias

(HealthDay)—Survey results show that health care professionals have implicit and explicit gender bias, according to a study published online July 5 in JAMA Network Open. Arghavan Salles, M.D., Ph.D., from Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues assessed the Gender-Career

Five threats to heart health you may not be aware of

Many people can recite the major risk factors for heart disease, the stuff of posters, public service ads and dire warnings: smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, lack of exercise. But what about these? Air pollution, loneliness, lack

$3.5 trillion a year: America’s health care system has become one of the world’s largest money making scams

If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would have the fifth largest GDP on the entire planet.  At this point only the United States, China, Japan and Germany have a GDP that is larger than the 3.5

California, New York roll out taxpayer-funded health care for illegal aliens; the sick will now flock to these states en masse

California Governor Gavin Newsom and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio are rolling out new “free” healthcare initiatives for illegal immigrants. While illegals may be able to access care in these areas free of charge, it will cost tax-paying Americans a

Important acupressure points for optimum kidney health

Your kidneys play an important role in the elimination of toxins from your body. If you eat an unhealthy diet or if you are regularly exposed to pollution, these harmful toxins can accumulate in your body and overload your kidneys.