While a CDC report suggests that 77 percent of men wash their hands when leaving the restroom, new research has found that this figure increased to 86 percent among men who were primed with messages in bathrooms. Maria Lapinski, Michigan State University; Erin Maloney, University of Pennsylvania; Mary Braz, Westchester University; and Hillary Shulman, North Central College published their findings in Human Communication Research from a field study of college-aged men, according to Medical Xpress.
A new study suggests that a diet high in fiber may have the clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients who are diagnosed at the initial stages of the disease. The background of the study has that the number of prostate cancer cases in Asian cultures is similar to that in Western cultures, however, while in the West, prostate cancer tends to progress, in Asian cultures it does not. Why?
While currently, doctors asking for the details of number of hours their patient stays active is not a common practice, a movement is stirring to change that. A new national survey has indicated that only one-third of Americans have their doctors asking them about their physical activity or prescribing it.
Holidays are here and in the festive season, it is almost next to impossible to be able to stop one- self from gorging on the delicacies. It is the season of joy and eating and drinking are an obvious part of celebrations. However, experts say that if you are unaware of the fact that may be you have type 2 diabetes, the lovely doses of drinks and food may be risky for you. "As tempting and tasty as it might be, eating high-fat foods with excess calories, carbohydrates and salt will put people who don't know they have the disease at great risk," Dr. Dale Hamilton, an endocrinologist and diabetes specialist with the Methodist Hospital in Houston, said in a hospital news release.
A new Danish study suggests that among HIV patients who are receiving well-organized care with free access to antiretroviral therapy, patients who smoke are at an earlier risk of death from smoking-related health issues than to HIV. The findings of the study emphasize the importance of kicking the butt among HIV infected patients in long-term.
A new study has found that eating a lot of snack foods raises the risk of cancer in people who have an inborn susceptibility to colorectal and other cancers. According to the study, these people with a risk of Lynch Syndrome may lower their risk by eating fewer snacks. People who inherit Lynch syndrome have high risks of developing colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, and other cancers at an early age.
The number of obese people is rapidly increasing and more and more research work is done to find a solution for the epidemic that entails many health problems along with it. Obesity is a problem not only in adults but in children as well. From junk food to video games, many factors have been blamed on the additional pounds that people are increasingly adding to their frames. According to a new report, obesity has now become a bigger health crisis globally than hunger. It is also the leading cause of disabilities around the world, the report says.
A new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University has linked childhood abuse to the adult onset of asthma in African-American women. According to the study, those who reported being abused before age 11 were more likely to contract asthma as adults when compared to women who were not abused either in childhood or during their teenage years. For the study, researchers followed 28,456 African-American women. They were asked to answer health questionnaires and were also asked about physical and sexual abuse during childhood up to age 11 or during adolescence, between ages 12 and 18.
Contrary to the earlier beliefs that in order to set a healthy metabolism rate, one must eat smaller meals several times a day, a new study suggests that for obese women, this formula might not work. "Our data suggests that, for obese women, eating fewer, bigger meals may be more advantageous metabolically compared to eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day," said the study's lead author, Tim Heden, a doctoral student in University of Missouri's Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.
A new study suggests that sleeping an hour earlier every day could help lower down high blood pressure.
A new study reveals that commonly used drugs such as aspirin and other pain killers could keep liver cancer and other forms of hepatic diseases at bay. For the study, researchers observed and followed up people who consumed the tablets and found that those who took aspirin were 41 percent less likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma and 45 percent less likely to die from chronic liver disease, according to a report in healthcareglobal.com.
A new research reveals that lung surgeries fall more expensive for obese patients. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 19,000 American patients who had a portion of lung surgically removed due to lung cancer between 2006 and 2010. The findings revealed that for every 10-unit increase in BMI, the doctors took 7.2 extra minutes for the surgery. This finding was not limited to new hospitals, but even for hospitals with years of experience in caring for obese patients.
A new study by researchers from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine suggests that in countries where accessibility to mammograms is difficult, ultrasound screening can be the next best option, in terms of affordability and convenience in detecting early breast cancers. The researchers conducted a multinational study that looked at ultrasound as an adjunct to screening mammography, Medical Xpress reported.
A soft drink a day raises the chances of prostate cancer in men. According to a new Swedish study, a normal-sized soft drink per day can raise the chances of men contracting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. "Among the men who drank a lot of soft drinks or other drinks with added sugar, we saw an increased risk of prostate cancer of around 40 percent," said Isabel Drake, a PhD student at Lund University.
Scientists from the University of Warwick and consumer goods manufacturer Unilever are all set to conduct a combined research that would examine the effect of nutrients in everyday fruits and vegetables in improving the cardiovascular health in people and also against protection from Type-2 diabetes.