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Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine

Salty diet makes you hungry, not thirsty

Weve all heard it: eating salty foods makes you thirstier. But what sounds like good nutritional advice turns out to be not true in the long run. In a study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars, an international group of scientists has found exactly the opposite to be true. Cosmonauts who ate more salt retained more water, werent as thirsty, and needed more energy. Leer ms


Scientists uncover why hair turns gray

A team of European scientists have finally solved a mystery that has perplexed humans throughout the ages: why we turn gray. Despite the notion that gray hair is a sign of wisdom, these researchers show that wisdom has nothing to do with it. Leer ms

Indiana University

Study shows real-world massage is effective treatment for low back pain

In the first study of its kind, researchers found real-world massage therapy to be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain. Leer ms

Integrity of the food chain.

Tougher food inspections from farm to fork

Plans to tighten up official food inspections, from farm to fork, were adopted by Parliament on Wednesday. The new rules, already informally agreed by MEPs and the Council, aims to improve food traceability, combat fraud and restore consumer trust in the integrity of the food chain. Leer ms

Sleep trackers can prompt sleep problems

A 39-year-old man whom well call Mr. R received a sleep-tracking device from his girlfriend. Since starting a new job several years earlier, he sometimes had trouble getting a good nights sleep. Not surprisingly, the next day hed feel tired, irritable and absentminded.  Leer ms

American Academy of Neurology

Living with children may mean less sleep for women, but not for men

New research backs up what many women already know: Theyre sleep deprived. Unlike men, a good nights sleep for women is affected by having children in the house, according to a preliminary study by the American Academy of Neurologys, study finds. Leer ms

6,000-8,000 identified named rare diseases

Research is the Theme for Rare Disease Day 2017

February 28 is international Rare Disease Day, a day dedicated to raising public awareness of a myriad of diseases that many people know very little (if anything) about. One of the days main goals is to highlight the difficulties patients of rare diseases face in terms of diagnosis, treatment, and everyday living. Leer ms


Can weight gain in pregnancy cause childhood obesity?

Various studies have established the link between high body-mass index (BMI) in pregnancy and overweight newborn babies. But does this link apply to children and teenagers? New research funded in part under the OBESITYDEVELOP project has set out to verify this hypothesis. Leer ms

Health research

Europe promotes a better use of antibiotics

Commission awards 1 million to breakthrough test which distinguishes between viral or bacterial infections. The awards are part of the Commissions efforts to promote better use of antibiotics and fight the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.  Leer ms

University of California San Diego

Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging, study finds

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. Leer ms

Association for Psychological Science

Children gain more weight when parents see them as overweight, study finds

Children whose parents considered them to be overweight tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a normal weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that children whose parents identified them as being overweight perceived their own body size more negatively and were more like Leer ms

Cancer cells vulnerable to high-dose vitamin C

High-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells

Vitamin C has a patchy history as a cancer therapy, but researchers at the University of Iowa believe that is because it has often been used in a way that guarantees failure. Leer ms

American Chemical Society

How Does Alcohol Get You Drunk?

With the holiday season in full swing, the American Chemical Society has taken the time to put together a handy explainer on what actually goes on in your brain while youre downing drinks. Leer ms

25 women scanned before and after their first pregnancies

Study finds that pregnancy changes womens brains

Pregnancy affects not only a womans body: It changes parts of her brain too, a new study says. When researchers compared brain scans of women before and after pregnancy, they spotted some differences in 11 locations. They also found hints that the alterations help women prepare for motherhood. Leer ms


Researchers find that aging may be reversible

New research suggests it is possible to slow or even reverse aging, at least in mice, by undoing changes in gene activitythe same kinds of changes that are caused by decades of life in humans. Leer ms

Extra weight gain through yo-yo dieting

Researchers warn that repeated dieting may lead to weight gain

Researchers from the EU-funded EVOMECH project have warned that repeated dieting may lead to weight gain as the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages. Leer ms

Saving Brains

Kangaroo mother care helps premature babies thrive 20 years later

Study funded by Saving Brains shows Kangaroo Mother Care kids 20 years later are better behaved, have larger brains, higher paychecks, more protective and nurturing families Leer ms

Journal of Alzheimers Disease

New study shows marijuana users have low blood flow to the brain

Hippocampus, the brains key memory and learning center, has the lowest blood flow in marijuana users suggesting higher vulnerability to Alzheimers Leer ms

Radiological Society of North America

Parents may soon be able to watch their unborn babies in realistic 3-D immersive visualizations

Parents may soon be able to watch their unborn babies grow in realistic 3-D immersive visualizations, thanks to new technology that transforms MRI and ultrasound data into a 3-D virtual reality model of a fetus, according to research being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Leer ms

Hungarian Scientific Research Fund

Dogs remember what we do, study finds

Researchers find that dogs, like humans, appear to have memories linked to specific times and places. A team from Hungary have discovered that dogs are able to recall their owners actions, even when they were not specifically instructed to do so, suggesting that dogs, like humans, have what is known as "episodic memory" memories linked to specific times and places. Leer ms

Life expectancy exceeds 80 years in most EU countries "Health at a Glance: Europe 2016"

Life expectancy exceeds 80 years in most EU countries

European Commission/OECD joint report shows that policies that aim at promoting good health and preventing diseases as well as more effective healthcare could save lives and billions of euros in the European Union. Leer ms

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Kids continue to consume too much salt, putting them at risk

High sodium intake from a variety of foods makes children vulnerable to heart disease later in life, according to a new report from investigators at CDC published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Leer ms

UBCs Okanagan campus.

Music may help make high-intensity interval training, study fiinds

Listening to music may make it easier for people to adopt short duration exercise regimens that could help them stay in shape, according to researchers at UBCs Okanagan campus. Leer ms

1 in 3 Europeans does not eat any fruit or vegetables every dayConsumption of fruit and vegetables in the EU

1 in 3 Europeans does not eat any fruit or vegetables every day

egular consumption of fruit and vegetables is considered as an important element of a healthy and balanced diet. In the European Union (EU) however, slightly more than a third (34.4%) of the population aged 15 or over did not eat them on a daily basis in 2014, while less than 15% (14.1%) consumed at least 5 portions each day Leer ms

Baylor University study.

Good relationships with parents may benefit childrens health decades later

Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a childs physical health even decades later -- but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study. Leer ms
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