Public Health

Omega-3 Fats Won't Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas becomes unable to produce enough insulin.  Though there is sometimes a genetic factor but it is overwhelmingly a lifestyle disease caused by being overweight and inactive. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 22 2019 - 9:50am

Dogs Are Your Heart's Best Friend: The Link To Better Cardiovascular Health

The first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study examines the association of pet ownership-- specifically dog ownership-- with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular health. It finds that owning a pet may help maintain a healt ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 23 2019 - 3:52pm

Statistically Delicious: Red Wine Linked To A Better Microbiome

The microbiome is the collection of microorganisms in an environment and plays an important role in human health. An imbalance of 'good' microbes compared to 'bad' is linked to adverse health outcomes. A person's gut microbiome wit ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2019 - 5:00am

Though Deaths Remain Infrequent, There Are Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Pregnancy-Related Mortality

Emily E. Petersen, MD; Nicole L. Davis, PhD; David Goodman, PhD; et al. have produced a report on racial disparities in pregnancy-related deaths between 2007 and 2016. The sample is small, only about 700 women die of pregnancy or its complications each yea ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2019 - 12:15pm

Endocrine Disruptor Hype: 'Vaping May Harm Fertility In Young Women' Says Press Release, But The Study Was In Mice

If we want to understand why one political group denies vaccines and another that pollution is bad, we need look no farther than press releases touting mouse studies or statistical correlation as having human relevance, when they are only exploratory. Ever ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 9 2019 - 7:11pm

Hemophilia May Be More Common Than Believed

Hemophilia, a rare inherited bleeding disorder in which blood doesn't clot normally- meaning any cut can be deadly- is a lot less rare than previously estimated.  A new paper states that as many as 1,125,000 men around the world have it, 418,000 with ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2019 - 12:07pm