Thursday, December 28, 2017

New patch aims to turn energy-storing fats into energy-burning fats

A new approach to reducing bulging tummy fats has shown promise in laboratory trials. It combines a new way to deliver drugs, via a micro-needle patch, with drugs that are known to turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The body's own bathroom scales: New understanding of obesity

Researchers have found evidence for the existence of an internal body weight sensing system. This system operates like bathroom scales, registering body weight and thereby fat mass. More knowledge about the sensing mechanism could lead to a better understanding of the causes of obesity as well as new anti-obesity drugs.

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Impact of obesity on bone marrow cells

New research explores the pernicious effect of obesity on the long-term health of blood-making stem cells (hematopoietic stem cells). Conducted largely in genetic models of obese mice, the study shows obesity causes durable and harmful changes to the hematopoietic stem cell compartment - the blood-making factory in our bodies.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Analysis of new studies including 250,000 people confirms sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to overweight and obesity in children and adults

A new review of the latest evidence on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)- which includes 30 new studies published between 2013 and 2015 (and none of them industry sponsored) -- concludes that SSB consumption is associated with overweight and obesity, and that countries that have not already done so should take action to reduce the consumption of the so-called 'empty calories' that these drinks contain.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

PSA from your gut microbes: Enjoy the holidays, but don't forget your fiber

Anyone watching their waistline this holiday season may want to pay attention to what their gut bacteria are eating. It's not just calories that matter in a healthy diet -- it's fiber, which can influence weight gain, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, and colon health. Research with mice help shed light on how and why fiber has such a powerful effect on the entire body.

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Health benefits of swapping animal proteins for plant proteins

Substituting one to two servings of animal proteins with plant proteins every day could lead to a small reduction in the three main cholesterol markers for cardiovascular disease prevention, a new study suggests.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Diet rich in apples and tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests

The natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, suggesting certain components in these foods might help restore lung damage caused by smoking.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Whole eggs better for muscle building and repair than egg whites

People who consume 18 grams of protein from whole eggs or from egg whites after engaging in resistance exercise differ dramatically in how their muscles build protein, a process called protein synthesis, during the post-workout period, researchers report in a new study. Specifically, the post-workout muscle-building response in those eating whole eggs is 40 percent greater than in those consuming an equivalent amount of protein from egg whites, the team found.

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FDA Proposes New Policy to Target Certain Homeopathic Drugs

FDA proposes new policy targeting unapproved homeopathic products with the greatest potential to harm people.



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Struggling to get your kids to eat healthy? 'Don't give up!' researchers say

Varied diets and persistence in exposing infants and children to healthy foods, even when they don't like them at first, are key to promoting healthy eating behaviors, a new review paper has concluded.

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Reversibility of genetic nervous system disease revealed by scientists

After developing a mouse model of Friedrich's ataxia that shows symptoms similar to patients, researchers have found that many early symptoms of the disease are completely reversible when the genetic defect linked to the ataxia is reversed.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

6 Things To Know About Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons (appearing in the winter or summer months) for at least 2 years. Symptoms of the winter pattern of SAD include having low energy, hypersomnia, overeating, weight gain, craving for carbohydrates, social withdrawal (feel like “hibernating”).



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Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starts in the late fall and early winter and goes away during the spring and summer. Depressive episodes linked to the summer can occur, but are much less common than winter episodes of SAD. To be diagnosed with SAD, people must meet full criteria for major depression coinciding with specific seasons for at least 2 years. Some of the symptoms of the winter pattern of SAD include having low energy, overeating, craving carbohydrates, and social withdrawal.



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Obesity can add five weeks of asthma symptoms per year in preschoolers

Asthma affects almost 1 in 10 children in the US and is a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations in preschoolers. According to new research, symptoms may be worse for children ages 2 to 5 who are overweight.

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What Is Gene Therapy? How Does It Work?

Gene therapy is the process of replacing defective genes with healthy ones, adding new genes to help the body fight or treat disease, or deactivating problem genes. It holds the promise to transform medicine and create options for patients who are living with difficult, and even incurable, diseases. Learn how this innovative therapy works.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Erectile dysfunction is red flag for silent early cardiovascular disease

Despite decades long prevention and treatment efforts, cardiovascular (CV) disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. Early detection of CV disease can allow for interventions to prevent heart attack and stroke, including smoking cessation, medications such as a statins, blood pressure control, weight management, exercise, and improved diet. A new study focuses on a novel risk factor for cardiovascular disease that rarely receives attention -- erectile dysfunction.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Healthy eating linked to kids' happiness

Healthy eating is associated with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems, such as having fewer friends or being picked on or bullied, in children regardless of body weight, according to a new study. Inversely, better self-esteem is associated with better adherence to healthy eating guidelines.

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Your mood depends on the food you eat, and what you should eat changes as you get older

Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research.

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Lactic acid bacteria can protect against influenza a virus

Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a new study.

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Anti-stress compound reduces obesity and diabetes

For the first time, scientists could demonstrate that a stress protein found in muscle has a diabetes promoting effect. This finding could pave the way to a completely new treatment approach.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $8 Million to Consumers Who Bought Deceptively Marketed Weight-loss Supplements

FTC mails refund checks to people who bought weight-loss supplements that were deceptively marketed using illegal spam email, baseless weight-loss claims, and fake celebrity endorsements.



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Supplement Sellers Settle FTC, State of Maine False Advertising Charges

Health Research Laboratories settle FTC and Maine charges company deceived consumers about products.



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Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards

From tinsel to table scraps, holiday hazards for pets abound. Here are some tips to help you keep them safe.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Preventing colon polyps: Another reason to lose those holiday pounds

Being over ideal body weight has known risks with respect to heart and blood pressure problems, but the list is growing. Now researchers have studied nearly 3000 patients undergoing routine physicals over a 6-year period, and found a link between weight and colon polyps.

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Genes may 'snowball' obesity, researchers find

37 genes that are well established as modulating the body mass in 75,230 adults with European ancestry have been examined by researchers, who found nine that have a "snowball effect."

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer's

Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils, yet little is known about its health effects. Now, a study links canola oil consumption in the diet with worsened memory, worsened learning ability and weight gain in mice which model Alzheimer's disease. It's the first study to suggest that canola oil is more harmful than healthful for the brain.

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'Obesity paradox' not found when measuring new cases of cardiovascular disease

Although obesity is a well-known risk factor for getting cardiovascular disease, a controversial body of research suggests that obesity may actually be associated with improved survival among people who have cardiovascular disease. However, a new study finds that the 'obesity paradox' is not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease.

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Hello From NCCIH's New Leadership Team

Hello from NCCIH’s new leadership team! In this message, Acting Director David Shurtleff and Acting Deputy Director Wendy Weber introduce themselves and highlight NCCIH’s research interests and resources.



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Can diet help reduce disability, symptoms of MS?

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and fewer symptoms than people whose diet is less healthy, according to a study.

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Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms, Treatments

In much of the Northern Hemisphere, this is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. While contagious viruses are active year-round, most infections occur in the fall and winter.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Traffic pollution putting unborn babies' health at risk, warn experts

Air pollution from road traffic is having a detrimental impact upon babies' health in London, before they are born, finds a study.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

‘Safe’ tanners who use sprays and lotions less likely to get tattoos and piercings than frequent sunbathers and tanning bed users

People who often sunbathe or use tanning beds are more likely to try risky weight-loss methods and have cosmetic surgery, as well as get tattoos and piercings. But while people who seldom tan also may try unsafe diets and cosmetic surgery, they rarely opt for tattoos or piercings, according to a new study.

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How a nationally recommended diet can improve the environment

Changing your diet can improve both your health and the environment. A new study shows that European dietary recommendations on reducing animal products can reduce environmental impacts in most high-income nations.

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Study Identifies a Novel Mechanism by Which Cells May Detect a Variety of Sensations

Piezo2

Study build on earlier NCCIH-funded research on the Piezo2 protein and Piezo2 gene (the gene guides the production of different forms of the protein, which may play roles in distinguishing sensations).



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Binge eating linked to weight-loss challenges

Overweight or obese patients who binge eat while trying to lose weight drop half as much as those who don't binge eat or those who do and subsequently stop, according to researchers.

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Weight management program can put type 2 diabetes into remission

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed following an intensive weight management program, according a randomized trial in adults who have had the condition for up to 6 years. Almost half of participants achieved and maintained diabetes remission at one year without antidiabetic medications.

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Obesity prevented in mice fed high-fat diet

Researchers activated the Hedgehog protein pathway in the fat cells of mice. After eight weeks of eating a high-fat diet, mice that had been engineered with genes to activate the pathway didn't gain weight, but control animals whose Hedgehog pathways were not activated became obese.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Exercise changes gut microbial composition independent of diet, team reports

Two studies -- one in mice and the other in human subjects -- offer the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of microbes in the gut. The studies were designed to isolate exercise-induced changes from other factors -- such as diet or antibiotic use -- that might alter the intestinal microbiota.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Call for workers to rise up

A new study has found nearly three quarters of office workers believe there is a negative relationship between sitting down all day at work and their health -- and that bosses are crucial to helping solve the problem.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Diet success may depend on your DNA

We can add one more thing to the list of traits affected by genetics: how our bodies respond to a particular diet. Research in animal models with different genetics shows that one diet really doesn't fit all, and what works for some may not be best for others, according to a new study.

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Type 1 diabetes as common in adults as children, but many adults misdiagnosed

Type 1 diabetes is not predominantly a 'disease of childhood' as previously believed, but is similarly prevalent in adults, new research shows.

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Weight loss and risk of death: Rheumatoid arthritis findings may have wider implications

Results suggest that the findings from previous studies regarding lower weight being associated with higher mortality may not be directly related to RA and instead reflect a more generalized phenomenon.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Grant Funding Available for Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder and as an Adjunct to Medication-Assisted Treatment

More than 90 Americans die every day after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and fentanyl—is a public health epidemic in the U.S. Combatting the opioid crisis requires sustained efforts from researchers, health professionals, and community members to implement evidence-based prevention and treatment strategies and to evaluate the effectiveness of new approaches.



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Obesity increases dementia risk

People who have a high body mass index (BMI) are more likely to develop dementia than those with a normal weight, according to a new study.

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Studies examine the effects of weight on patients with rheumatoid arthritis

New research provides insights on the potential effects of weight on the health of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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More than half of US children will have obesity as adults if current trends continue

If current trends in child obesity continue, more than 57 percent of today's children in the US will have obesity at age 35, according to a new study.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Preventing psoriasis with vanillia extract

Small amounts of artificial vanilla extract, also known as vanillin, are in a wide range of products, from baked goods to perfumes. But vanillin's versatility doesn't stop there. In a recent mouse study researchers report that this compound could also prevent or reduce psoriatic skin inflammation.

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Complementary Health Approaches for Travelers

Boarding a plane

Do any complementary health approaches help for travel-related health issues? Find out here.



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5 Christmas gifts for him

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Stem cells in intestinal lining may shed light on behavior of cancer cells

The lining of the intestines -- the epithelium -- does more than absorb nutrients from your lunch. It grows, shrinks, and adjusts the very makeup of its cells in response to whatever you just ate. And understanding that process might just give scientists new insights into the behavior of cancer cells.

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Weight loss through exercise alone does not protect knees

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose weight through diet and exercise or diet alone, according to a new MRI study.

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Type 2 diabetes: It all starts in the liver

Among the detrimental effects of obesity is the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If the strong links between obesity and type 2 diabetes are well known, the cellular and molecular mechanisms were so far poorly understood. Scientists unravel the factors linking obesity and insulin resistance. By deciphering how the protein PTPR-? inhibits insulin receptors located at the surface of liver cells, they open door to potential news therapeutic strategies.

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Fat distribution in women and men provides clues to heart attack risk

It's not the amount of fat in your body but where it's stored that may increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and diabetes, according to a new study. The study looked at the differences in fat distribution patterns among overweight and obese men and women and their associated cardiometabolic risk.

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Worried about holiday weight gain? Your scale isn't giving you the whole picture

A new, long-term diet study used MRI imaging technology for the first time to plot the diverse changes in an array of body organ fat storage pools during 18 months of Mediterranean/low-carb (Med/LC) and low-fat diets, with and without moderate physical exercise.

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Removing chemical used to make teflon-like coatings has led to fewer low birth weights and less brain damage, study suggests

Government and industry efforts since 2003 to phase out chemicals used to make non-stick coatings, such as Teflon, have prevented more than 118,000 low-weight births and related brain damage in the United States, researchers say.

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Exercise may help protect smokers from inflammation, muscle damage

Regular exercise may protect smokers from some of the negative effects associated with smoking, such as muscle loss and inflammation, according to a new study.

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How social media can help people lose weight

Sharing the triumphs and tribulations of your weight loss journey with other members of an online virtual support community plays an important role in achieving success, according to a new study. The study examines the role of virtual communities and public commitment in setting and reaching weight loss goals.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Our Royal Parks Half Marathon review

Article Nov 27, 2017

Taking part in this race was a royally enjoyable experience. Read all about it!



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Internet Marketers of Dietary Supplement and Skincare Products Banned from Deceptive Advertising and Billing Practices

A network of online marketers and the three people behind it have settled FTC charges that they sold weight-loss, muscle-building, and wrinkle-reduction products to consumers using unsubstantiated health claims, fake magazine and news sites, bogus celebrity endorsements, and phony consumer testimonials.



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Parental diet affects offspring immunity: Meta-analysis

A multidisciplinary wide-ranging study across the animal kingdom has found a close relationship exists between parents' diets and the immunity of offspring, with implications for wildlife conservation and animal husbandry as well as human health.

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Leaving the Center in Good Hands

In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center’s focus on pain research.



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Raw Dough's a Raw Deal and Could Make You Sick

Eating raw dough or batter could make you sick. Whether you're baking at home, making flour-based 'play' clay, or eating at a restaurant that offers the kids raw dough to play with until the food comes, do not eat it. And make sure your kids don't, either.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Low-salt, heart-healthy dash diet as effective as drugs for some adults with high blood pressure

A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure test -- especially in people with higher baseline systolic readings.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Florida-based Supplement Sellers Settle FTC False Advertising Charges

NextGen Nutritionals, Strictly Health, and Cyber Business Technology, and owners Anna McLean and Robert McLean have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively marketed and sold dietary supplements.



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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Building the Understanding of the Effects of Tai Chi Training on Walking in Older People

Tai Chi

Tai chi may help older people who have problems with walking (and falling).



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Disordered eating among young adults found to have long-term negative health effects

According to a recent study, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health. Disordered eating among 24-year-old women and men was an indicator of higher body weight, larger waist circumference and lower psychological well-being as well as a lower self-evaluation of general health both at age 24 and ten years later.

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Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays

Following these safe food-handling practices will help prevent foodborne illness.

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No Bones (or Bone Treats) About It: Reasons Not to Give Your Dog Bones

Bone treats are real bones that have been processed, sometimes flavored, and packaged for dogs. Giving your dog a 'bone treat' might lead to an unexpected trip to your veterinarian, a possible emergency surgery, or even death for your pet.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Sleeve gastrectomy, common weight-loss surgery, lowers women's tolerance to alcohol

Women who have had gastric sleeve surgery to lose weight may want to consider limiting the number of alcoholic drinks they consume post-surgery. A new study found that after undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, women could be legally intoxicated after drinking half the number of drinks than women who did not have this surgery.

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Proteins in breastmilk protect offspring against food allergy

The breastmilk of mothers exposed to egg during pregnancy and breastfeeding has been found to protect nursing newborns against egg allergy symptoms. This research in mice reinforces recent guidance that women should not avoid allergenic foods while they are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Pose your way to a peaceful night's sleep

Article Nov 20, 2017

SIMBA Sleep has partnered with Chroma Yoga to take us through a soporific sequence to do before bed.



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Why the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) is the best swim tracker around

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dieting combined with high-intensity exercise helpful in reducing risk of weight regain, study finds

Combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss, researchers report.

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Redefining obesity in postmenopausal women

There is no doubt the prevalence of obesity has increased significantly across all age groups, creating greater health risks. What exactly constitutes obesity, however, is subject to debate, especially for postmenopausal women who have a different body composition than younger women. A study now demonstrates that the long-accepted BMI definition for obesity may no longer be accurate.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Cardiorespiratory fitness is essential to reduce risk of coronary heart disease

New findings emphasize the importance of measuring and maintaining aerobic fitness.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring

Scientists looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children's metabolic characteristics -- including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease -- in approximately 1,100 children followed from gestation through early adolescence.

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When vegetables are closer in price to chips, people eat healthier

A new study determined that the difference in price of healthy foods compared to unhealthy foods plays a significant role in whether people have a healthy diet.

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Link between obesity and cancer is not widely recognized

A new study has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types of cancer, including those of the breast, kidney, bowel, and womb. However, after surveying 3293 adults, taken as representative of the UK population, researchers found that only a quarter of respondents were aware of the link between obesity and cancer.

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Train for your first triathlon with the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) on EE

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Running with the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) on EE

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The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) is your perfect HIIT partner

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Get to the heart of the matter with the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) on EE

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Cycling with the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) on EE

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10 reasons to buy an Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G)

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How the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + 4G) on EE will help you push harder

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Cochlear Implants: A Different Kind of 'Hearing'

What are cochlear implants? Who uses them? How do they work?

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Uninsured heart attack, stroke patients face ‘catastrophic’ costs

Heart attack and stroke patients without medical insurance face “devastating” health care costs that can bankrupt them, research shows.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Does this one gene fuel obesity?

Variants in a gene called ankyrin-B -- carried by millions of Americans -- could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own, new research demonstrates.

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Vegan diet as lifestyle choice and the need for risk communication

Tofu sausages on the barbecue, followed by cake made with bananas instead of eggs? There is no doubt that the vegan diet is in vogue. Alongside the proven positive effects on health, however, there are also risks.

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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on FDA advisory about deadly risks associated with kratom

FDA issues statement on kratom, voices safety concerns.



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Gut microbes can protect against high blood pressure

Microbes living in your gut can help protect against the effects of a high-salt diet, according to a new study.

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Obesity during pregnancy may lead directly to fetal overgrowth, study suggests

Obesity during pregnancy -- independent of its health consequences such as diabetes -- may account for the higher risk of giving birth to an atypically large infant, according to researchers.

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Gobbling your food may harm your waistline and heart

People who eat slowly are less likely to become obese or develop metabolic syndrome, a cluster of heart disease, diabetes and stroke risk factors, according to preliminary research.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Leaving the Center in Good Hands

In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center’s focus on pain research.



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New spin on how 'beige' fat cells burn calories

It has been known for decades that low temperatures can trigger specialized fat cells to burn energy to produce heat, but in a new study, researchers have discovered a new heat-producing pathway in fat cells that works by burning excess blood glucose, suggesting a potential new approach to treating metabolic disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Eating regular variety of nuts associated with lower risk of heart disease

People who regularly eat nuts, including peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts, have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease compared to people who never or almost never eat nuts, according to a new study. The study is the largest to date looking at frequency of nut consumption in relation to incident cardiovascular disease.

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Increased taxes on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children’s diets

Increasing the tax on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children’s diets. This is one of the recommendations from a new report that includes recommendations that are aimed at tackling the causes of poor diets in children.

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Filling in Wrinkles Safely

In the quest for youthful looks, both men and women are seeking treatments to minimize laugh lines and other wrinkles. Learn about a popular treatment that involves injecting dermal fillers into the face, its benefits and risks.

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Sugary beverage consumption in US declining but remains high among certain groups

Consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) fell for both children and adults between 2003 and 2014, according to a new study. But despite this positive trend, the researchers found, consumption remains high among adolescents and young adults, and is particularly high among black, Mexican American, and non-Mexican Hispanic populations.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Gene prompts cells to store fat, fueling obesity

Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: people are eating too much and exercising too little. But evidence is growing that at least some weight gain is predetermined. New research suggests variants in a gene called ankyrin-B could be causing millions of Americans to put on pounds through no fault of their own. The study shows that the gene causes fat cells to suck up glucose faster than normal, more than doubling their size.

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Low sodium-DASH diet combination dramatically lowers blood pressure in hypertensive adults

A combination of reduced sodium intake and the DASH diet lowers blood pressure in adults with hypertension, according to preliminary research.

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Omega-6 fatty acids do not promote low-grade inflammation

The higher the serum linoleic acid level, the lower the CRP, according to a new study. Linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Both obese and anorexic women have low levels of 'feel good' neurosteroid

Women at opposite extremes of the weight spectrum have low levels of the neuroactive steroid allopregnanolone, according to new research.

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Consumption of antioxidant-rich foods is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, study shows

A lower risk of type 2 diabetes has been observed among individuals consuming food rich in antioxidants. This effect is largely contributed by fruit, vegetables, tea and other hot beverages, as well as moderate consumption of alcohol, as shown in a recent study.

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Report from groundbreaking 'EndoVators Summit' offers guidance for obesity treatment

Research breaks new ground in defining the role and value of the latest approaches for obesity management. The paper reports on the scope and impact of the obesity problem as well as the multiple factors and players involved in treating this chronic condition.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Study reveals how a very low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes

A research team has uncovered how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models. If confirmed in people, the insight provides potential new drug targets for treating this common chronic disease, said the researchers.

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Low protein diet in early life increases lifespan in fruit flies

Fruit flies raised on a low protein diet early in life can live over twice as long as their peers.

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Study lists foods for fighting rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and progression

Scientists propose a list of foods that can help patients manage rheumatoid arthritis, based on a new comprehensive review of foods with proven long-term beneficial effects on inflammation, joint stiffness and pain, joint destruction and oxidative stress.

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Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all lots of Naturally HL Bedsore Cream, Pretat by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, & All Naturally HL Hemorrhoid products due to manufacturing concerns at the facility

Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally voluntarily recalls all lots within expiry of Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine.



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Mushrooms are full of antioxidants that may have antiaging potential

Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of researchers.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Exposure to BPA during pregnancy may cause health problems for offspring

A chemical called bisphenol A -- BPA -- used in plastic packaging and in the linings of food and beverage cans, may be passed from a mother to her offspring during pregnancy and cause changes in the gut bacteria of the offspring, according to an international team of researchers.

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After repeated C. diff infections, people change their behaviors

After suffering repeated bouts of debilitating Clostridium difficile infections, many patients significantly change their behaviors, but some precautions may do little to prevent future infections, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

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A focus on dental health can protect children from becoming overweight

Talking about dental health with children and parents - about what is healthy and unhealthy for your teeth - can be one way to prevent children from becoming overweight.

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Research on reversing negative effects of maternal obesity

A drug that increases energy metabolism may lead to a new approach to prevent obesity in children born to overweight mothers, researchers have found.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Potential long-term negative impact of high protein diets

High protein diets may lead to long-term kidney damage among those suffering from chronic kidney disease, according to new research.

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Healthiest college students keep weight down, spirits up

Optimists and happy people are healthier overall, enjoying lower blood pressure and less depression and anxiety, among other measures, research shows.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

The NIH Collaboratory Launches a New Resource on Methods and Best Practices for Pragmatic Clinical Trials

The NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory, an NIH Common Fund project, has been supporting nine large-scale pragmatic clinical trials in partnership with health care systems around the United States.  NCCIH and NIA have been leading the Collaboratory program, and NCCIH staff have previously blogged about its progress.



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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Gut bacteria linked to age-related conditions

New research shows for the first time that an imbalance in the good and bad bacteria in the gut of old mice causes inflammatory responses in young mice -- responses that are linked to age-related conditions such as stroke, dementia and cardiovascular disease. Therapies that target the bacterial composition of the gut in elderly people, through changes to diet and pre- and probiotic supplements, may lead to a healthier aging population.

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Several reasons why whole grains are healthy

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products -- such as white bread and pasta -- with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the amount of inflammation in their bodies decreases.

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Why do some obese people have 'healthier' fat tissue than others?

One little understood paradox in the study of obesity is that overweight people who break down fat at a high rate are less healthy than peers who store their fat more effectively.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lose fat, preserve muscle: Weight training beats cardio for older adults

Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts.

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Brain tumor's 'addiction' to common amino acid could be its weakness

Starving a childhood brain tumor of the amino acid glutamine could improve the effect of chemotherapy, according to an early study.

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Researchers link Western diet to vascular damage, prediabetes

Could short-term exposure to the average American diet increase one's risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease? According to a recent study, researchers provide compelling evidence to support this hypothesis.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Less but more frequent exercise best to reduce weight? Study provides a clue

Low magnitude, high frequency mechanical stimulation (LMMS) reduces adipose (fat) tissue and thus may be a method of reducing weight and health risks such as diabetes. A new study takes this concept to another level.

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Intake of pesticide residue from fruits, vegetables and infertility treatment outcomes

Eating more fruits and vegetables with high-pesticide residue was associated with a lower probability of pregnancy and live birth following infertility treatment for women using assisted reproductive technologies, report researchers.

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Making Decisions for Your Health: Getting the Info You Need

The FDA is working hard to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your health.

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For older adults with diabetes, losing weight with diet, exercise can improve circulation

Type 2 diabetes affects blood circulation. When blood flow in the brain is impaired, it can affect the way we think and make decisions. Recently, researchers examined information from a 10-year-long study, focusing on whether participants with type 2 diabetes who lowered calories in their diet and increased physical activity had better blood flow to the brain.

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Less fat, more hair and younger skin: Study in mice shows benefits from calorie-restricted diet

Scientists show that mice subjected to the diet presented body fat reduction and fur production increase. The research group also noted that liver, pancreas and brain cells from these mice boasted a higher performance in activities related to metabolic regulation.

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Black Licorice: Trick or Treat?

Black licorice is an old fashioned treat that can be harmful if you eat too much. If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could cause an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia).

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Friday, October 27, 2017

High-intensity interval training alters brain glucose metabolism in insulin resistant people

Researchers have studied how high-intensity interval training (HIIT) alters the brain's glucose metabolism in physically inactive insulin resistant people. Only two weeks of HIIT training reduced glucose metabolism in all areas of the brain.

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For older adults, keeping your heart healthy may protect against disability

Recently, a team of researchers studied older Latin Americans to examine the relationship between the American Heart Association's definition of 'ideal cardiovascular health' and disability.

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Mammography: What You Need to Know

Mammograms are still the best tool for breast cancer screening. As we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, learn how FDA certifies facilities that perform mammography, and clears and approves mammography devices, to help keep you safe.

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Breast Cancer Screening: Thermogram No Substitute for Mammogram

Thermography should not be used in place of mammography, which is still the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer.

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Nipple Aspirate Test Is No Substitute for Mammogram

Some companies are marketing the nipple aspirate test as the latest and greatest tool in early breast cancer screening. But FDA warns that the nipple aspirate test is no substitute for a mammogram. Find out why.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Weight loss after bariatric surgery can improve heart health

In overweight and obese people, fat often gets deposited in the midsection of the body. Large amounts of this belly fat can lead to unhealthy changes in a heart's function and size. But according to new findings a bariatric surgical procedure, and the weight loss that follows it, actually allows the heart to return to its natural shape and function.

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Where and How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Here's how to dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medicines.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Seasonality of hair loss

A new study explores the relationship between seasonality and hair loss at a population level using Google Trends data.

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In Praise of Scientific Curiosity

As I wrap up matters here at NIH and think over my tenure as Director of this Center, I have a few very brief final reflections. The topic of this post is scientific curiosity.



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Genetics may put a person at risk of high triglycerides, but adopting a healthy diet can help

Triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, are important for good health. But having high triglycerides might increase a person's risk of heart disease, and may be a sign of metabolic syndrome.

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Want to Lose Weight? Snap That Selfie, Set That Goal, Share with Others

Progress pics, before and after selfies and public declarations in virtual communities are helpful for reaching weight loss goals, new study finds.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Protein regulates vitamin A metabolic pathways, prevents inflammation

Researchers have discovered how uncontrolled vitamin A metabolism in the gut can cause harmful inflammation. The discovery links diet to inflammatory diseases, like Crohn's disease and inflammatory bowel syndromes, and could inform nutritional interventions.

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Drug can dramatically reduce weight of people with obesity

A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity, according to new research.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Personal omics data informative for precision health and preventive care

Multi-omics profiling, the measurement and analysis of a person's genome along with other biomolecular traits, is an important step toward personal health management that provides valuable, actionable information, according to new findings.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Maternal diet may program child for disease risk, but better nutrition later can change that

A mother's diet during pregnancy, particularly one that is high-fat, may program her baby for future risk of certain diseases such as diabetes, new research shows. The new study shows that switching the offspring to a new diet -- a low-fat diet, in this case -- can reverse that programming.

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Halloween Safety: Costumes, Candy, and Colored Contact Lenses

Enjoy a happy and safe Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Physical inactivity and restless sleep exacerbate genetic risk of obesity

Low levels of physical activity and inefficient sleep patterns intensify the effects of genetic risk factors for obesity, according to new results.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

NCCIH Introduces Know the Science Initiative

Science literacy efforts include interactive modules, videos to equip consumers for informed decision-making​​​​​​​

NCCIH launches “Know the Science”, an initiative designed to clarify and explain scientific topics related to health research.



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Know the Science of Complementary Health Approaches

This issue of NCCIH’s Clinical Digest discusses the newly launched “Know the Science” initiative to help consumers better understand complex scientific topics related to health research.



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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Obesity: Engineered proteins lower body weight in mice, rats and primates

Researchers have created engineered proteins that lowered body weight, bloodstream insulin, and cholesterol levels in obese mice, rats, and primates.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Variations in the Types and Amounts of Bacteria in Echinacea Plants May Influence the Herb’s Effects on Infectious Disease

Echinacea

Results of a 2016 study add to the growing body of literature suggesting that differences in the bacteria inside echinacea plants may determine whether and how much the herb enhances the immune system and fights infectious diseases like the common cold. Both the types of bacteria and the quantity of bacteria within the plants may contribute to differences in their effects.



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Variations in the Types and Amounts of Bacteria in Echinacea Plants May Influence the Herb’s Effects on Infectious Disease

Echinacea

Results of a 2016 study add to the growing body of literature suggesting that differences in the bacteria inside echinacea plants may determine whether and how much the herb enhances the immune system and fights infectious diseases like the common cold. Both the types of bacteria and the quantity of bacteria within the plants may contribute to differences in their effects.



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On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity, study finds

Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders. Such fasting already shows benefits after only six weeks, according to a new study.

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U.S. District Court Rules in FTC’s Favor, Imposes $40 Million Judgment Against Weight-Loss Supplement Marketers for Order Violations

 A federal district judge in Atlanta has issued an order finding several defendants, including repeat offender Jared Wheat, in contempt for violating previous court orders related to the sale of weight-loss dietary supplements. The order imposes a more than $40 million judgment against the defendants, part or all of which the Federal Trade Commission may use to provide refunds to deceived consumers who bought the products.



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GP referral to Weight Watchers avoided type 2 diabetes in third of patients

More than a third of patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes avoided developing the condition after they were referred by their family doctor (GP) to a diabetes prevention program delivered by the commercial weight management provider, Weight Watchers, finds research.

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Stress might be just as unhealthy as junk food to digestive system

We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet.

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Sales of sugar-sweetened drinks at restaurant chain fall by 11 percent after small levy

Introducing a small levy of 10 pence per drink to the price of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) sold in Jamie's Italian restaurants across the UK is likely to have contributed to a significant decline in SSB sales, according to new research.

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Media Advisory: AAAS CEO Emeritus to present “Communicating Science to the Public: Follow the Science” on October 19

​​​​​​​What: Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., CEO Emeritus of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will give a lecture on science communication, touching upon needs for engaging with the public about science and lessons learned from communicating about complex topics.



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Friday, October 13, 2017

Calcium in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis

A new clinical guide summarizes the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Like it or not: Broccoli may be good for the gut

For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.

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Biology study suggests father's nutrition before sex could contribute to health of baby

Doctors long have stressed the importance of good nutrition for expectant mothers. Now biologists say the father's diet, too, could play a similar role in the health of a baby.

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River Ness 10K - WF's race report

Article Oct 12, 2017

Our Art Director Nicola took to the Highlands to see if she could spot Nessie on race day!



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Mice delivered by C-section gain more weight than those delivered naturally

Mice born by cesarian section experienced dramatically greater weight gain as they matured than mice born vaginally.

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Gadget Island, Inc. dba Gear Isle Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Rhino 7 Platinum 5000, Papa Zen 3300, Fifty Shades 6000 and Grande X 5800, Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil, Tadalafil and Desmethyl Carbodenafil

Newark, CA, Gadget Island, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Rhino 7 Platinum 5000 capsules, All LOTS, Papa Zen 3300 capsules, LOT# NSS050888, Fifty Shades 6000 capsules, all Lots, Grande X 5800 capsules, all Lots, to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the products to be tainted with Sildenafil and Tadalafil, which are the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), as well as Desmethyl Carbodenafil which is structurally similar to sildenafil.



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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Buying Pet Medicines Online: Ensuring Products are Safe

If you're purchasing medications for your pet online to save money or for convenience, there are Internet sites that represent legitimate pharmacies. But the FDA has found that there are others that sell unapproved pet drugs and counterfeit pet products, make fraudulent claims, dispense prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, and sell expired drugs. Any of these practices could mean that the products you are buying could be unsafe or ineffective for your pet.

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Despite effectiveness women remain skeptical of hormones at menopause -- what's the problem?

Women today have more options than ever before for treating their menopause symptoms, although hormone therapy still ranks as the most effective treatment for debilitating symptoms such as hot flashes. A new study demonstrates, however, that women remain skeptical regarding the safety of hormone therapy and prefer less proven options.

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Gut fungi could play a role in obesity epidemic

A high-fat diet changes fungi in the gut and may play a role in the development of obesity, according to a new study. While gut microbes have previously been implicated in the development of obesity, this study shows that fungi may also play a role.

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World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022

The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, according to a new study. If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022.

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A specific protein regulates the burning of body fat to generate heat

Scientists have identified a protein that holds promise as a target for therapies to reduce obesity. They have demonstrated that MKK6 controls the conversion of fat stores, known as white fat, into brown fat, in which lipids are burned to maintain body temperature and reduce obesity.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $9.8 Million to People Who Were Charged for “Free Trials” for Health Products

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 227,000 refund checks totaling more than $9.8 million to people who bought “fat burning” and “weight loss” products and other dietary supplements, DVDs, or skin creams, including Pure Green Coffee Bean Plus and RKG Extreme, from Health Formulas LLC and related companies. The average refund amount is $43.



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Breath instead of a blood test

Blow into the tube, please. In the future, the procedure will not just be used by police checking for alcohol intoxication, but also for testing the condition of athletes and for people who want to lose that extra bit of weight. A new sensor makes it possible to measure when the body starts burning fat with a convenient breathalyser.

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Fatty diet may boost risk of relapse in kids with multiple sclerosis, while high vegetable intake may halve risk

A fatty diet may boost the risk of a relapse in kids with multiple sclerosis (MS) by as much as 56 per cent, with saturated fat associated with a tripling in risk, suggests new research.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Making fat mice lean: Novel immune cells control neurons responsible for fat breakdown

The biological causes underlying obesity have been under intense scrutiny with studies suggesting a link between the nervous and the immune systems. Now, in a breakthrough study to be published in Nature Medicine on Oct. 9, a research team led by Ana Domingos, from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, discovered an unforeseen population of immune cells associated with neurons that play a direct role in obesity.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

New findings on mechanisms for body temperature regulation by fat tissue

New discoveries about the mechanism responsible for heat generation in the body related to fat tissue oppose classical views in the field and could lead to new ways to fight metabolic disorders associated with obesity, according to a study.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Is your partner's hearing loss driving you mad?

The impact of a person's hearing loss on their nearest and dearest should be considered when personalizing rehabilitation plans for patients with deafness, suggest researchers.

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Bariatric surgery lowers cancer risk for severely obese patients

Bariatric surgery lowers the risk of cancer for severely obese patients. The risks drop most for postmenopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, pancreatic cancer and colon cancer.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $210,000 to Consumers Who Bought Elimidrol ‘Opiate Withdrawal’ Product

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 5,379 refund checks totaling more than $210,000 to people who bought Elimidrol, a product marketed by Sunrise Nutraceuticals, LLC, as an effective treatment for opiate addiction withdrawal. The average refund amount is $39.



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A need for bananas? Dietary potassium regulates calcification of arteries

Researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model. Such arterial stiffness in humans is predictive of heart disease and death from heart disease, and it represents an important health problem for the nation. The researchers also found that increased dietary potassium levels lessened vascular calcification and aortic stiffness. Furthermore, they unraveled the molecular mechanism underlying the effects of low or high dietary potassium.

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Understanding how gastric bypass works: Finding drug targets for obesity and diabetes

Medical researchers have made a technological advancement toward accelerating the discovery of drug targets for obesity, type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases.

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Too much sugar? Even 'healthy people' are at risk of developing heart disease

Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Federal Strategies To Address Opioid Epidemic Among Talks To Be Streamed at Oct. 6 Advisory Council Meeting

NCCIH’s National Advisory Council to meet Friday, October 6, 2017; agenda includes panel titled “The National Pain Strategy and Federal Pain Research Strategy―Response to the Prescription Opioid Epidemic.”



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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Federal Strategies To Address Opioid Epidemic Among Talks To Be Streamed at Oct. 6 Advisory Council Meeting

On Friday, October 6, the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) will hold its first meeting of Fiscal Year 2018. NCCIH grantees and potential applicants may find it useful to hear updates on the Center’s activities and presentations by staff about future funding priorities. We will provide a livestream of the meeting’s open session via NIH Videocast from 9:45 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. ET.



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IBD patients may stay healthier when doctors monitor medications before they lose efficacy

Proactive monitoring of blood levels of the therapeutic drug infliximab was associated with improved outcomes including lower risk of surgery and hospitalization.

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Problems with senses may predict older adults' overall health, ability to function

Researchers have mainly focused on what happens after people lose one or two of their senses. However, we know that losing more than two senses occurs frequently for older adults. Until now, no studies have examined how losing multiple senses affects older adults. To learn more, a team of researchers designed a study to focus on just that.

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Possible therapeutic target for regulating body weight

A new study reveals a novel gene involved in maintaining body weight.

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High BMI and blood pressure create a heavy heart

New research uses UK Biobank data to reveal -- for the first time -- the direct damage that carrying extra weight has on the heart's weight and size, and implicates a range of other modifiable risk factors including high blood pressure.

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Black tea may help with weight loss, too

Black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut, research indicates for the first time.

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Reduced exposure to bullying could reduce mental illness in extreme preemies

Meaningful interventions for extremely low birth weight survivors and their parents can improve the lives of preterm survivors and potentially prevent the development of depression and anxiety in adulthood, say researchers.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Study links neighborhood affluence, positive birth outcomes

It’s not uncommon for new parents to relocate in search of neighborhoods with better schools, safer streets and healthier, more kid-friendly activities. But a new study has found that living in such neighborhoods before a baby is born protects against the risks of poor birth outcomes.

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Healthy bacteria in yogurt may reduce lupus symptoms in mice

Researchers have released findings that explain how a type of healthy bacteria in yogurt and other dairy products might reduce disease symptoms in certain patients with lupus.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Skipping breakfast associated with hardening of the arteries

Skipping breakfast is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries due to a build-up of plaque, according to research.

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Study reveals molecular pathway of weight-controlling hormone

Scientists have revealed deep insights into the role that a little-understood human hormone plays in regulating body weight. Named Growth and Differentiation Factor 15 (GDF15), this hormone is typically active only when the body experiences acute or prolonged stress, including following exposure to tissue-damaging toxins, such as chemotherapy, or during chronic disease, such as obesity or cancer. As a result, the GDF15 pathway holds promise for the development of potential therapeutics for diseases of both excess and insufficient body weight.

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Risks and rrecommendations for weight gain management in midlife women

A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population.

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GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver function

Researchers have tested a genetically-modified soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil, the major vegetable cooking oil used in the United States, with popularity on the increase worldwide. The study also compares the GM soybean oil to coconut and olive oils.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Immune system cells protect against CMV-induced hearing loss in mice

Immune system cells known as natural killer cells play an important protective role against hearing loss in mice infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV), according to a new study.

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An epidemic of dream deprivation: Unrecognized health hazard of sleep loss

A sleep and dream specialist has completed a comprehensive review of data about the causes, extent and consequences of dream loss includes recommendations for restoring healthy dreaming.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Expectant mother’s elevated blood pressure raises child’s risk of obesity

When expectant mothers have elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, it may raise their children’s risk of developing childhood obesity.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Iron supplements have long-term benefits for low birth-weight babies

Babies classified as low birth weight (under 2,500 grams) are at risk of iron deficiency, which is linked to impaired neurological development. A long-term randomized study now shows that providing such babies with iron supplements can prevent behavioral problems at school age.

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Drug slows stomach emptying, may individualize obesity treatment, study shows

Liraglutide injection, a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity is associated with marked slowing of stomach emptying and is an effective weight loss therapy, finds a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

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Brain cells that control appetite identified for first time

Dieting could be revolutionized, thanks to the groundbreaking discovery of the key brain cells which control our appetite.

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Early odor exposure enhances response of smell cells

Mice exposed to scents of mint or fresh cut grass before and shortly after birth show increased responses in a specific population of odor-processing neurons to a variety of odors, according to new research. The study demonstrates how early experience shapes the brain's processing of the sense of smell.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Weight loss for adults at any age leads to cost savings, study suggests

Helping an adult lose weight leads to significant cost savings at any age, with those savings peaking at age 50, suggests a new study.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Maternal diet could affect kids' brain reward circuitry

Researchers have found that rats who ate junk food during pregnancy had heavier pups that strongly preferred fat straight after weaning. However, a balanced diet in childhood seemed to reduce the pups' desire for fat. The pups also showed altered brain reward circuitry into adulthood. The findings could have implications for childhood nutrition and obesity in Western countries.

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Diet, in addition to alcohol consumption, may play important role in liver problems

A new study finds that mice bred to consume high amounts of alcohol, but controlled by diet, did not necessarily develop the most severe liver injuries, suggesting that diet may pay an important role in liver injury development.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Our weight tells how we assess food

A new study demonstrated that people of normal weight tend to associate natural foods such as apples with their sensory characteristics. On the other hand, processed foods such as pizzas are generally associated with their function or the context in which they are eaten. But that's not all. The research also highlighted the ways in which underweight people pay greater attention to natural foods and overweight people to processed foods.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Welcoming New Projects and Partners to Address Pain in the Military Population

I am proud to announce NIH’s newest interagency research initiative on pain management in military service members and veterans. 

NCCIH, lead for this multi-agency initiative called the NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory, is contributing more than half the funding for these 12 projects to develop, implement, and test nondrug approaches for managing pain and its related conditions in the military and veteran population―including opioid misuse, abuse, and disorder. The total funding for this project will be $81 million over 6 years. 



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Former Surgeon General Discusses Stress and Well-being at 2017 Straus Lecture

Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., delivered 2017 Straus Lecture on the public health consequences of stress on Americans.



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Individualized diets for irritable bowel syndrome better than placebo

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome who follow individualized diets based on food sensitivity testing experience fewer symptoms, say researchers. Their study is among the first to provide scientific evidence for this medication-free approach to a debilitating condition.

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Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditions

A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers. Understanding how these compounds work on a molecular level could be an initial step toward finding treatments for people with cancer, they added.

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