Category: Health News

Loss of protein p53 helps cancer cells multiply in ‘unfavourable’ conditions: The loss of tumor protein p53 ensures cancer cells can still multiply in a hostile environment that lacks proper growth stimuli

Researchers have discovered a novel consequence of loss of the tumour protein p53 that promotes cancer development, according to new findings in eLife. The study in mouse and human cells, from the Netherlands Cancer Institute, suggests that multiplication of cancer cells in the absence of appropriate growth stimuli is supported by the additional loss of

Patients at risk of coverage denial

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed a national sample of Emergency Department visits between 2011-15 to determine what proportion of them could be denied coverage if commercial insurers across the U.S. adopted the policy of a large national insurer, Anthem, Inc., to potentially deny coverage, after the visit, based on ED discharge diagnoses. Researchers

The SEVEN signs you’re not eating enough protein

From thinning hair to flabby muscles and brain fog: The SEVEN signs you’re not eating enough protein (and simple tips for how to get more) Government says protein consumption should be 0.8g per kilo of body weight Despite this, countless people regularly fail to eat anywhere near this amount Here, nutritionists Rick Hay and May

Try Small ‘Bites’ to Get Kids to Exercise

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — Kids take their cues from mom and dad, so it only makes sense to participate with them when teaching them the merits of exercise. Couch potato kids are a real concern. The College of New Jersey exercise science professor Avery Faigenbaum defined the term exercise-deficit disorder — or EDD —

Tough laws prevent gun deaths

A major global report confirms gun-related homicides, suicides and accidents are falling in Australia after the introduction of anti-gun laws, and that the effect of such tough laws is similar elsewhere. Associate Professor Richard Franklin from James Cook University in Australia joined hundreds of academics and organisations around the world to produce the report, that

Can a dose of strong cocoa help people with Raynaud’s disease?

People with a circulation condition called Primary Raynaud’s are being asked to help researchers at the University of Nottingham find out whether antioxidant compounds in cocoa can help alleviate symptoms. Raynaud’s is a circulatory condition in which the small blood vessels in the fingers or toes constrict in response to the cold. It can be

Juul Drawing Lots of Teen Followers on Twitter

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — Though the maker of Juul e-cigarettes has claimed its product is aimed at adult smokers trying to quit, almost a quarter of the company’s Twitter followers are under 18, a new study finds. And many of these young fans are retweeting the company’s messages, investigators added. The findings are cause

Benylin’s cough tablets slammed for containing the exact same drug

Benylin’s range of cough medicines all contain ‘IDENTICAL’ ingredients – despite being marketed differently The 46-year-old, AKA the MoneySavingExpert, took to Twitter on Thursday Warned customers not to believe that the £4.99 tablets offer ‘something extra’ Previously, Lewis urged people not to pay inflated price of branded medicines Benylin’s range of cough medicines have been

How schools can optimise support for children with ADHD

New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximise their academic outcomes. The study, led by the University of Exeter and involving researchers at the EPPI-Centre (University College London), undertook a systematic review which analysed all available research into non-medication measures to support

Test Strips for Fentanyl May Help Prevent ODs

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 — Fast-acting test strips for fentanyl could reduce drug overdose deaths, a new study suggests. “Test strips could be a lifesaving intervention for many young adults who use drugs,” said study leader Brandon Marshall, of Brown University in Rhode Island. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid often used to lace other

3-Drug Therapy Might Be Cystic Fibrosis ‘Breakthrough’

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 — In what researchers are calling a “breakthrough,” two preliminary trials have found that either of two triple-drug regimens could potentially benefit 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis. The trials were short-term, finding that the drug combinations improved adult patients’ lung function over four weeks. But experts said they were