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Vitamin D linked with improved survival in bowel cancer patients
Higher levels of vitamin D in the blood are associated with a much better chance of surviving bowel cancer, scientists from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Edinburgh have discovered. (Medical News Today)

Traumatic brain injury-induced oxidative stress reduced by melatonin
Traumatic brain injury can cause post-traumatic neurodegenerations with an increase in reactive oxygen species and reactive oxygen species-mediated lipid peroxidation. (Medical News Today)

Analyzing the composition of bacterial communities found in the body
Trillions of bacteria live in each person's digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of these bacteria help digest food and stave off harmful infections, but their role in human health is not... (Medical News Today)

Heart disease risk in childhood cancer survivors 'reduced by healthy lifestyle'
Childhood cancer survivors are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, but a new study shows that following a healthy lifestyle can reduce this risk. (Medical News Today)

Could a probiotic prevent obesity?
Researchers from Vanderbilt University genetically modified a bacterial strain to produce a compound that was found to reduce obesity and related complications in mice. (Medical News Today)

Could a high-fat diet lead to reduced sense of smell?
Researchers from Florida State University found mice that developed obesity by eating a high-fat diet only had 50% of the brain cells responsible for encoding odor signals. (Medical News Today)

New methods of detecting Salmonella in pork meat processing
Infections caused by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. (Medical News Today)

Finding ways to build nutrition into the packed-lunch routine for school children
Open a child's lunch box and you're likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines. (Medical News Today)

For pediatric patients, the benefits of combo lipid emulsion no greater than soy-based emulsion
Lipid emulsions are crucial for providing essential fatty acids and energy to infants and children who need intravenous feeding. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes-fighting potential spotted in culinary herbs
A new study shows extracts of rosemary, Mexican oregano, and marjoram contain compounds that can inhibit two enzymes that play a role in insulin secretion and insulin signaling. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes combined with high-salt diet doubles risk of heart disease
People with Type 2 diabetes who eat a diet high in salt face twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as those who consume less sodium, according to a new study published in the Endocrine... (Medical News Today)

Factors that may help parents encourage their obese children to become more healthy
A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain... (Medical News Today)

Inflammation and fibrosis in the heart healed with fat
Too much dietary fat is bad for the heart, but the right kind of fat keeps the heart healthy, according to a paper published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Could vitamin D deficiency increase the risk of schizophrenia?
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to numerous health problems. Now, a new study suggests that people who are vitamin D deficient may be more likely to develop schizophrenia. (Medical News Today)

Food and medication interactions - get the real facts from your pharmacist
A warning by consumer group Choice about the dangers of mixing some foods and drinks with prescription medicines is a timely reminder of the need for people to talk to their pharmacists about the... (Medical News Today)

Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from programs combining exercise and nutritional advice
Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from a rehabilitation program combining exercise, nutritional counselling and symptom control, according to an evidence review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical... (Medical News Today)

Lean beef incorporated into diet helps lower blood pressure
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a growing body of evidence shows that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease, according to recent research by nutritional scientists. (Medical News Today)

Dietary elimination therapy benefits adults with eosinophilic esophagitis
Dietary elimination is a successful method of treatment for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical... (Medical News Today)

The effects of starvation can be passed to future generations
Evidence from human famines and animal studies suggests that starvation can affect the health of descendants of famished individuals. (Medical News Today)

Breastfeeding goals affected by mother's return to work
Breastfeeding is known to provide significant health benefits for both infants and their mothers. (Medical News Today)

Could consuming probiotics help lower blood pressure?
A new study by Australian researchers suggests regular probiotic consumption may do more than promote a healthy gut; it could help reduce and regulate blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

Calorie restriction with resveratrol key to kick-starting cell health
As cells age, damaged proteins and lipids accumulate within them. Impaired cell parts can send free radicals into the body, and dysfunctional proteins and lipids may break down DNA within cells... (Medical News Today)

Consuming probiotics for a month helps diminish fat accumulation in the liver, according to a new study
Spanish scientists have demonstrated through an experiment on obese rats that the consumption of probiotics during thirty days helps diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver. (Medical News Today)

Carbs turned into colorectal cancer by gut microbes in those predisposed to the disease
Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. (Medical News Today)

Last step before full genome sequence of bread wheat genome
The genetic blueprint is an invaluable resource to plant science researchers and breeders. (Medical News Today)

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