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June 04, 2014

Remote school gardens for Indigenous kids

Gardens in remote schools could boost students’ healthy eating habits at a low cost.

This is the finding from a study published in the June issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Andrew Hume from Menzies School of Health Research, led the study that tested a novel, low-cost program to get remote schools started in gardening and nutrition.

June 02, 2014

Does Your Stomach Bacteria Protect you From Obesity?

Research in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics suggests that treating the bacteria Helicobacter pylori is linked to weight gain.

June 02, 2014

Research Explores Success of HIV Prevention Strategies

The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology reviews the development of HIV topical microbicides, their limited successes, their failures, and what has been learned

12:00 AM EDT June 02, 2014

Speaking Two Languages Benefits the Aging Brain

New research reveals that bilingualism has a positive effect on cognition later in life. Findings published in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, show that individuals who speak two or more languages, even those who acquired the second language in adulthood, may slow down cognitive decline from aging.

June 02, 2014

Study Explores Psychological Impact of Surviving a Campus Mass Shooting

The Journal of Traumatic Stress explores the long-term psychological impact for survivors of campus shootings

12:00 AM EDT May 29, 2014

Circumcision Linked to Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer in Some Men

Circumcision is performed for various reasons, including those that are based on religion, aesthetics, or health. New research indicates that the procedure may help prevent prostate cancer in some men. The findings, which are published in BJU International, add to a growing list of advantages to circumcision.

12:00 AM EDT May 29, 2014

Researchers Offer Strategies to Address Major Geographic Disparities in Access to Kidney Transplantation in the United States

There is substantial geographic variation in access to kidney transplantation among the more than 4000 US dialysis facilities that treat patients with kidney failure, with a disproportionate lack of access to those in the Southeast.

12:00 AM EDT May 27, 2014

An Area’s Level of Poverty or Wealth May Affect the Distribution of Cancer Types

A new analysis has found that certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions.

7:00 PM EDT May 25, 2014

Anti-Doping Scientists Pilot Detection Test for EPO Producing Xenon Gas

Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry reports on scientists attempts to detect doping drug Xenon

12:00 AM EDT May 23, 2014

Healthcare professionals must be aware of the signs, symptoms and appropriate response to rarer causes of headaches in pregnancy, suggests new review

Most headaches in pregnancy and the postnatal period are benign, but healthcare professionals must be alert to the rarer and more severe causes of headaches, suggests a new review published today (23 May) in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).

12:00 AM EDT May 22, 2014

Could Cannabis Curb Seizures? Experts Weed through the Evidence

The therapeutic potential of medical marijuana and pure cannabidiol (CBD), an active substance in the cannabis plant, for neurologic conditions is highly debated. A series of articles published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), examine the potential use of medical marijuana and CBD in treating severe forms of epilepsy such as Dravet syndrome.

12:00 AM EDT May 22, 2014

New Insights into Premature Ejaculation Could Lead to Better Diagnosis and Treatment

There are many misconceptions and unknowns about premature ejaculation in the medical community and the general population. Two papers, both being published simultaneously in Sexual Medicine and The Journal of Sexual Medicine, provide much-needed answers that could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment for affected men.

12:00 AM EDT May 22, 2014

New Insights into Premature Ejaculation Could Lead to Better Diagnosis and Treatment

There are many misconceptions and unknowns about premature ejaculation in the medical community and the general population. Two papers, both being published simultaneously in Sexual Medicine and The Journal of Sexual Medicine, provide much-needed answers that could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment for affected men.

12:00 AM EDT May 21, 2014

More maternal mental health surveillance is needed, suggests new study

Maternal depression is more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, and there needs to be a greater focus on maternal mental health, suggests a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

May 20, 2014

E-Cigarettes Can Help Smokers to Quit, New Research Shows

People attempting to quit smoking without professional help are approximately 60% more likely to report succeeding if they use e-cigarettes.

May 19, 2014

Does a Rose-Tinted Portrayal of Past Nursing Legitimatise Health Policies?

Journal of Advanced Nursing explores how health coverage in the British media often compares nurses with an idealized ‘golden age’ a comparison which can distort public perception and serve to legitimize retrograde government policies.

May 19, 2014

Does birth control impact women's choice of sexual partners?

Birth control is used worldwide by more than 60 million women. Since its introduction, it has changed certain aspects of women’s lives including family roles, gender roles and social life. New research in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found a link between birth control and women’s preferences for psychophysical traits in a sexual mate

May 19, 2014

Reform and Redirection: National Nursing Body Looks to the Future of Nursing Research

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) has recently launched the NINR Innovative Questions (IQ) Initiative, an effort to address emerging health needs by engaging the scientific community and the public in shaping the future of nursing science.

May 19, 2014

Teens who participate in sports show lower levels of hazardous drinking

New research in Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health aims to find the relationship between participation in organized sports and an increase in hazardous drinking. Unlike previous research, the study focused on an underrepresented group – young offenders – adolescents who were either excluded from school or involved with the justice system.

7:00 PM EDT May 14, 2014

Zinc Supplementation Boosts Immune System in Children, Cochrane Review Finds

Zinc supplements reduce diarrhoea and other infections in malnourished children, and may prevent death, according to a new study published in The Cochrane Library. The study is the first Cochrane systematic review to focus on zinc as a means to prevent childhood death, including deaths caused by diarrhoea, one of the biggest killers of under-fives.