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  • Smokers at greater risk of hearing loss March 14, 2018
    Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over eight years.
  • Caloric restriction in combination with low-fat diet helps protect aging mouse brains March 12, 2018
    New research finds that a low-fat diet in combination with limited caloric consumption prevents aging-induced inflammatory activation of immune cells in the mouse brain - and that exercise is significantly less effective than caloric restriction in preventing these age-related changes. This indicates that the fat content of a diet, as well as caloric intake, are […]
  • Gluten-free diet may help people with neuropathic pain February 28, 2018
    A strict gluten-free diet may help protect against the nerve pain that some people with gluten sensitivity experience, according to a preliminary study.
  • 'Obesity paradox' debunked February 28, 2018
    A new study debunks the 'obesity paradox,' a counterintuitive finding that showed people who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease live longer if they are overweight or obese compared with people who are normal weight at the time of diagnosis. Obese people live shorter lives and have a greater proportion of life with cardiovascular disease, […]
  • Obesity could be linked to early childhood behavior February 27, 2018
    New research has found that it is generally a combination of unhealthy behaviors among youth that could be the greatest predictors of whether or not young people will experience obesity issues in adulthood.
  • Diet shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce risk of depression February 26, 2018
    People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study.
  • Pilot study in Kenya shows link between chronic pain and glutamate consumption February 16, 2018
    Preliminary research from a small pilot study carried out in Meru, in eastern Kenya, shows a link between chronic pain and consumption of glutamate, a common flavor enhancer found in Western and non-Western diets worldwide.
  • Hearing loss is common after infant heart surgery February 15, 2018
    Children who have heart surgery as infants are at risk for hearing loss, coupled with associated risks for language, attention and cognitive problems, by age four. In a cohort of 348 preschoolers who survived cardiac surgery, researchers found hearing loss in about 21 percent, a rate 20 times higher than is found in the general […]
  • Short kids may have higher future stroke risk February 15, 2018
    Being a short kid is associated with increased risk of having a stroke in adulthood, according to new research.
  • Most parents don't believe their child's BMI report card February 14, 2018
    Fifty-three percent of parents who receive their child's body mass index (BMI) report card do not believe that it accurately categorizes their child as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese, according to new research.