- More Harm Than Good? Survey Reveals Sports Are Bad For Your Joints
A new survey(C) released by Litozin joint health reveals that men and women who aim to keep fit, could in fact, be damaging their joints. Over two thirds (68%) of all active respondents who took part in the survey had suffered from joint pain at some poin ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 7 2007 - 9:33pm
- Blood Transfusion: Banked Blood May Do More Harm Than Good, Say Researchers
Almost immediately after it is donated, human blood begins to lose a key gas that opens up blood vessels to facilitate the transfer of oxygen from red blood cells to oxygen-starved tissues. They also found that adding this gas back to stored blood before t ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 8 2007 - 5:42pm
- Report: Poor Border Control, Inadequate Pandemic Planning Are Threats To EU Security
A report to be published in an upcoming issue of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Bulletin will call for urgent attention to the politically sensitive issue of border control, and the need for coherent and robust national plans in the face of a catastro ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 10 2007 - 5:28pm
- Alternative Food Networks Lead To Healthier Eating, Says Study
New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) examines the motivations and practices of consumers and producers involved in ‘alternative food’ networks like organic vegetable boxes, community gardens and farm animal adoption and sa ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 11 2007 - 12:15am
- HIV-Positive Older Men Have Riskiest Behavior
A study of 130 middle-aged and older men in the USA found that many of the 40 to 65 year-olds were engaging in high-risk sexual practices. 38 per cent didn’t use condoms during oral sex, with 25 per cent having unprotected vaginal sex and 22 per cent havin ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2007 - 7:31pm
- Study: Stretching Won't Prevent Sore Muscles
Stretching has many beneficial qualities but if you are doing it to prevent later muscle soreness, it probably isn't working, a team of Cochrane Researchers has found. Many people stretch before starting to exercise, and some stretch again at the end ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 17 2007 - 12:40am
- It's A Fat World After All- 40 Percent Of Men Worldwide Are Overweight
A new global study revealed that 40 percent of men and 30 percent of women are overweight, while 24 percent of men and 27 percent of women are obese, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. In the study, 168,159 peop ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2007 - 5:09pm
- Caloric Restriction Leads To Longer Life, Says Study
Severely restricting calories leads to a longer life, according to research in the October issue of Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. The study says such a diet can also maintain physical fitness into advanced age, ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2007 - 1:17am
- Lack Of Sleep Is Making Us A Nation Of Zombies
Burdensome though it is, the $5.2 trillion national debt never killed anyone. But the national sleep debt is another story, according to Cornell University psychologist and sleep expert James Maas- the man who coined the term 'power nap.' One hun ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2007 - 2:29am
- Unlike Most, Longevity For Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Hasn't Increased, Says Study
An autoimmune inflammatory disease that takes a progressive toll on the heart, kidney and liver as well as the joints, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a high risk of early death. This sobering fact is well known. Less is known about whether lo ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2007 - 12:25am