Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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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Both high, low levels of magnesium in blood linked to risk of dementia

People with both high and low levels of magnesium in their blood may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a study.

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​​​​​​​How to Prevent Your Fall 2017 Human Subjects Grant Application From Being Withdrawn

If you are planning to submit a grant application that includes human subjects to NCCIH this fall, we want to help you select the best funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to use.  



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​​​​​​​How to Prevent Your Fall 2017 Human Subjects Grant Application From Being Withdrawn

If you are planning to submit a grant application that includes human subjects to NCCIH this fall, we want to help you select the best funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to use.  



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research

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Joint HHS-DoD-VA initiative will award multiple grants totaling $81 million

U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.



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Monday, September 18, 2017

Taking a break from dieting may improve weight loss

Avoiding continuous dieting may be the key to losing weight and keeping the kilos off, the latest research shows. Researchers showed in a randomized controlled trial, that taking a two-week break during dieting may improve weight loss.

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New oral diabetes drug shows promise in phase 3 trial for patients with type 1 diabetes

Sotagliflozin helps control glucose and reduces the need for insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes, research indicates. Sotagliflozin has shown promise in improving glucose control without any increase in severe hypoglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis compared to insulin alone.

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Man develops cyanide poisoning from apricot kernel extract

A 67-year-old man developed cyanide poisoning from apricot kernel extract, reveal doctors in a new article.

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New research to treat acute malnutrition

Researchers and humanitarian organizations have conducted a large study in Burkina Faso in West Africa treating more than 1,600 children with acute malnutrition. The study showed that corn-soy porridge should be replaced with a lipid-based nutrient supplement, a fortified peanut butter. The results of the study can be used directly both in the treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition.

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A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases

It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other ills.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sodium (salt) intake is associated with a risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Sodium intake may be linked to an increased risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults says new research.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Immigrant parents report fewer adverse childhood experiences than US-born parents

A new study found immigrants reported fewer potentially health-harming adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, violence, or divorce, than native-born Americans. The findings suggest immigrants may experience different forms of stress early in life than do those born in the United States.

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Type 2 diabetes is a reversible condition

People with type 2 diabetes can reverse the condition through a low calorie diet.

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Asthma symptoms can be improved by diet and exercise in non-obese patients

Non-obese people with asthma could reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life through diet and exercise, according to new research.

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Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight loss

In the era of personalized nutrition, there might be value in getting your stool tested and your gut bacteria counted before starting on a new diet. The results can be used to predict whether a particular diet will work for you. This follows a study which shows that the increasingly popular fiber-rich 'New Nordic Diet' might not work for everyone.

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Obese inducing brain mechanism

Medical researchers have demonstrated that the protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor type J (PTPRJ) inhibits leptin signaling and that induction of PTPRJ in the hypothalamus is a cause of leptin resistance.

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Decreased glucose metabolism in medial prefrontal areas is associated with nutritional status in patients with prodromal and early Alzheimer's disease

A new study shows that hypometabolism in the medial prefrontal areas is specifically associated with Alzheimer's disease-related nutritional problems, and decrease in fat mass may have a key role.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

The body's own fat-metabolism protects against the harmful effects of sugar

Researchers have discovered that the fat-metabolism in the cells takes place simultaneously with a detoxification of the harmful substances from the blood sugar, which can avert the damage that can in turn lead to age-related diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's and cancer. This indicates that we have a detoxification system which we were not previously aware of.

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Skin patch dissolves 'love handles' in mice

Researchers have developed a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body's metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat and treat metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes.

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Body clock, gut microbiota work together to pack on the pounds, study shows

New clues have been uncovered about how gut bacteria and the body's circadian clock work together to promote body fat accumulation.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Biomarkers in the blood prove strong role of food for type 2 diabetes

A pioneering method has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could render important new knowledge on the connection between food and health. The study finds that diet is one of the strongest predictors of type 2 diabetes risk in older women.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury: FDA Research and Actions

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen to anyone. And these types of injuries, which include concussions, contribute to a substantial number of emergency room visits (and even deaths) each year. Learn more about TBI, and the FDA's related research and regulatory activities.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cold comfort: Fat-rich diets and adaptation among indigenous Siberian populations

Recently, scientists have been exploring the genetic signatures of adaptation in several indigenous cold-adapted human populations. Now, a new study has identified new signals of adaptation across multiple genes and exploring a rich demographic history. By performing extensive analyses on DNA sequencing data for two North-Central Siberian populations, the Nganasan (nomadic hunters) and Yakut (herders), they have been able to infer the most comprehensive demographic and adaptive history.

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Health benefits of olives and olive oil

A research team discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps prevent type 2 diabetes.

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In mice, calorie restriction reduces fat but increases fur

Calorie restriction may help mice stay slim and live longer, but it also means less fat to keep their bodies warm. Researchers in Brazil have found that mouse skin responds to caloric restriction by stimulating fur growth, increasing blood flow, and altering cell metabolism to increase energy efficiency. The study reveals that animals may use this as an evolutionary adaptation to stay warm -- and alive -- in limited food conditions.

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Your stools reveal whether you can lose weight

Something as simple as a feces sample reveals whether you can lose weight by following dietary recommendations characterized by a high content of fruit, vegetables, fibers and whole grains, report scientists.

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Abdominal fat a key cancer driver for postmenopausal women

Body fat distribution in the trunk is more important than body weight when it comes to cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a new study.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Whole grains decrease colorectal cancer risk, processed meats increase the risk

Major new report finds strong evidence of links between lifestyle and colorectal cancer risk. Physical activity and whole grains lowers risk of this cancer; too much alcohol and red meat, processed meats and obesity increase the risk. An estimated 47 percent of US colorectal cancers could be prevented each year with lifestyle changes.

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Genetic effects are influenced by lifestyle

The risk for developing obesity is influenced by our lifestyle as well as our genes. Researchers now show that our genetic risk for obesity is not static, but is influenced by our lifestyle.

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Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index

Investigators examine the relationships between body fat and body mass index, and the timing of food consumption, to time of day and to the body's circadian or body clock.

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Hurricane Season: Be Prepared

It's important to safeguard your food, water, and medicine before, during and after any severe weather event.

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Seven steps to keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age

A set of simple steps that promote heart health, called Life's Simple 7, can also foster ideal brain health, an expert panel says. Improving your health status with Life's Simple 7 may reduce the risk of dementia caused by strokes, vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Children exposed to chemicals in 9/11 'dust' show early signs of risk of heart disease

Sixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a 'cloud' of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and fumes are showing early signs of risk for future heart disease.

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Mediterranean-style diet may eliminate need for reflux medications

A plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet has been shown to provide the same medical benefits for treating laryngopharyngeal reflux as popular reflux medications, according to new research.

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Health of more than half of US adults affected by obesity

Considering weight across the life course, the prevalence of obesity among adults in the US rises considerably, suggesting that the effects on population health may be even more pervasive than previously understood, according to a new study.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

SNAP benefits aren't enough to afford a healthy diet

A new study finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet. The study highlights the challenges lower-income households face in trying to eat a healthy diet.

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Eat fat, live longer?

As more people live into their 80s and 90s, researchers have delved into the issues of health and quality of life during aging. A recent mouse study sheds light on those questions by demonstrating that a high fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity, but improves physical strength.

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Physical activity can lead to difference in diet preferences between males, females

Approximately 90 percent of adult Americans fail to reach the US Department of Health guidelines for physical activity, which could be contributing to surging obesity rates. Now, new research suggests that physical activity can change diet preferences in males, but not in females -- an area that researchers say has not been thoroughly studied.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Synthetic version of popular anticoagulant poised for clinical trials

A synthetic version of low molecular weight heparin is poised for clinical trials and development as a drug for patients with clotting disorders, and those undergoing procedures such as kidney dialysis, heart bypass surgery, stent implantation, and knee and hip replacement.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Eating meat linked to higher risk of diabetes

Higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to their higher content of heme iron in these meats, new research shows.

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Boosting a lipid fuel makes mice less sensitive to the cold

Humans, like other animals, become more sensitive to cold with age. Now, scientists report that delivering a single dose of a nutritional supplement called L-carnitine to older mice restores a youthful ability to adapt to the cold. After treatment, they tolerate chilly conditions that would ordinarily trigger hypothermia. The supplement works by boosting levels of a newly discovered fuel source for brown fat, or “good fat”.

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Prostate Cancer: Symptoms, Tests, and Treatment

Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. Learn more.

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Exercising during pregnancy is good for mother, baby, research confirms

Researchers have clarified doubts over the physical activity recommended during pregnancy. Their work highlights how exercise should be taken not only by healthy, previously active women, but that it is also a good time to adopt a healthy lifestyle. There are clear advantages for both the mother and baby.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Mysterious protein-folding molecule could trigger metabolic disorders

A molecule with few known functions can trigger the cell's response to unfolded proteins and perpetuate metabolic disease, report researchers.

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Adipose tissue may affect cancer development in multiple ways

Adipose tissue, or fat, may influence the development of cancer in diverse ways, depending on the type of fat and the location in the body.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Eating protein three times a day could make our seniors stronger

Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. Eating enough protein is one way to remedy it, but it would seem that spreading protein equally among the three daily meals could be linked to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly.

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Lifestyle factors may affect how long individuals live free of disability

New research indicates that a healthy lifestyle may help reduce the duration of an individual's disabled period near the end of life.

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Discovery may be key to obesity, Diabetes Rx

Research has demonstrated the potential of a protein to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes.

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Revisiting dietary fat guidelines?

Researchers are calling for a reconsideration of global dietary guidelines in light of new data on fat intake and cardiovascular risk and early mortality.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Millennials prefer healthy habits, less likely to choose opioids to manage pain

Often spending their days hunched over phones, tablets or computers and their free time at spin class or playing sports, millennials are the next generation poised to experience chronic pain. Even at their young age, millennials say acute and chronic pain are already interfering with their quality of life.

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How dietary fats' impact healthy or obese adults

Metabolically healthy obese adults consuming a diet high in unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat may be able to decrease their total cholesterol by 10 points, a new study suggests. However, there was little research evidence to support current dietary recommendations that replacing saturated fat with unsaturated fat aids in weight loss, the researchers also reported.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Obese people lack cells with satiety hormones

Individuals with severe overweight have an inhibited sense of satiation -- they release fewer satiety hormones than people of normal weight. The reason: the responsible cells in the gastrointestinal tract of obese people are severely reduced. Surgical weight-loss procedures can repair this disorder.

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Obesity prevention guidelines are not followed for preschool children

In a study of nearly 400 preschool children, only one child adhered to obesity prevention guidelines over the course of a single day at child care and at home.

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Extreme exposure

Researchers have unraveled the negative effects of pesticide exposure on birth outcomes, such as weight, gestation and abnormalities.

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Moderate consumption of fats, carbohydrates best for health, international study shows

A diet that includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death, research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown.

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Strategies to optimize statin treatment for muscle symptoms

10 to 20 percent of patients taking statins report muscle-related symptoms including aches, pains and cramps that prevent the use of recommended doses. Patients who have difficulty taking statins have a high risk of cardiovascular events, resulting in higher health care costs. To address these concerns, researchers are providing approaches to optimize cardiovascular risk reduction for these patients.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Shedding consistent pounds each week linked to long-term weight loss

Those whose weights fluctuated the most during the first few weeks of a weight loss program had poorer weight loss outcomes one and two years later, compared to the men and women who lost a consistent number of pounds each week.

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Compounded Curcumin Emulsion Product for Injection by ImprimisRx: FDA Investigation - Serious Adverse Events Associated with Use



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Anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth

The long-term use of over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth in young, healthy individuals engaging in weight training, according to a new study.

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Early weight gain in pregnancy correlates with childhood obesity, first study of its size shows

Weight gain in early pregnancy has the greatest impact on infant size at birth, according to a new study. The study is the largest ever analysis of the effect that weight gain in early pregnancy has on infant size.

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Compounds in cocoa may help delay onset of type 2 diabetes

What if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? It's crazy enough to laugh off. But here's the thing: Researchers have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa can actually help your body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better. Insulin is the hormone that manages glucose, the blood sugar that reaches unhealthy levels in diabetes.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of early death

Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of early death, according to new research. The observational study in nearly 20 000 participants suggests that coffee can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people.

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Gene therapy using ‘junk DNA’ could lower risk for heart disease

Researchers successfully used a gene that suppresses cholesterol levels as part of a treatment to reduce plaque in mice with a disorder called familial hypercholesterolemia. In a preclinical study, researchers found that the gene, LeXis, lowered cholesterol and blockages in the arteries, and the treatment appeared to reduce the build-up of fat in liver cells.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Microbes compete for nutrients, affect metabolism, development in mice

If our microbiome overindulges, we might not have access to the nutrients we need. That's the suggestion from new research that shows mice that harbor high levels of microbes that eat choline are deprived of this essential nutrient.

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This is how belly fat could increase your cancer risk

A new study now offers new details showing that a certain protein released from fat in the body can cause a non-cancerous cell to turn into a cancerous one. The research also found that a lower layer of abdominal fat, when compared to fat just under the skin, is the more likely culprit, releasing even more of this protein and encouraging tumor growth.

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Heart hormones protect against obesity and insulin resistance

By fleshing out how one signaling receptor contributes to causing obesity through its activity in fatty tissue but not in muscle cells, scientists have zeroed in on an important new avenue of exploration for combating metabolic disease. More than one-third of American adults are considered to be obese, which dramatically increases their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, high blood pressure, and multiple inflammatory conditions.

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Win the chance to join Team Triaction 2

Article Aug 25, 2017

We've got the scoop on Triumph's newest Triaction styles - plus your chance to inspire others as the face of Team Triaction 2.



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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hunter-gatherers' seasonal gut-microbe diversity loss echoes our permanent one

Scientists have examined the seasonal variations in the gut-microbial composition, or microbiota, of the Hadza, one of the world's few remaining traditional hunter-gatherer populations. The findings confirm that the Hadza microbiota is more diverse than, and substantially different from, that of industrialized countries' urban-dwelling denizens.

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Enzyme produced in the liver promotes obesity, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance

In mice that are given a high-fat diet, an increased production of the enzyme DPP4 by the liver promotes an increase in body fat, the development of fatty liver disease and insulin resistance.

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