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One in nine American men has oral HPV, study finds

CNN (US) - 16/10/2017
About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

Susie Burrell on nutrients to eat to stay healthy at work 

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/10/2017
Australian nutritionist Susie Burrell believes there's a way to manage your meals and the demands of a hectic life, without letting your nutrition take a backseat.

Sugary diets increase risk of opioid addiction

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/10/2017
Professor Francesco Leri who teaches psychology at the University of Guelph in Canada explains how a person's high fructose corn syrup intake could make them vulnerable to opioid addiction.

Father's diet before sex could contribute to changes in the offspring’s health, study reveals

News Medical (Australia) - 16/10/2017
A new study, conducted by the University of Cincinnati (UC) biology professors Michal Polak and Joshua Benoit, suggests that a father's nutrition could play a similar role to the mother’s nutrition in his offspring’s health. Researchers from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre and the University of Western Australia also collaborated on the study.

Top Balance Nutrition founder discusses protein shakes

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/10/2017
Maria Bella, dietitian, and Nikki Ostrower, a nutritional expert, in NYC explain why the body needs protein and how powders are not always best after a workout. A lot of protein powders are processed.

Marijuana does change your brain and make you addicted

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/10/2017
This new research by Brigham Young University suggests there is still much we do not know about how different properties of the drug impact the brain.

Women born by c-section are more likely to have one

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/10/2017
Researchers from the University of Vienna found females born via c-section due to their mothers having a condition known as fetopelvic disproportion are 2.8 times more likely to have the disorder as well.

Men's heart attack risk starts one decade earlier

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/10/2017
Researchers from the University Heart Center in Hamburg found men are more likely to suffer from an irregular, abnormally fast heartbeat at a younger age, which increases their risk of a heart attack.

BU professor receives $693,695 award to understand risk factors linked to gun injuries

News Medical (Australia) - 16/10/2017
Bindu Kalesan, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of a three-year, $693,695 award from the U.S. Department of Justice to study "racial and ethnic differences in non-fatal firearm injuries using a spatiotemporal approach.

BU researcher wins NIH award for research on molecular mechanism of senile cardiac amyloidosis

News Medical (Australia) - 16/10/2017
Lawreen H. Connors, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health High Priority, Short-Term Project Award, for her research "molecular mechanism of senile cardiac amyloidosis."

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

News Medical (Australia) - 16/10/2017
How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or a hernia repair? Or a gallbladder removal?

Endocrine Society provides report on announcements related to health insurance policy

News Medical (Australia) - 16/10/2017
Last week President Trump made a number of announcements related to health insurance policy. First, he signed an executive order that seeks to increase competition by facilitating access to association health plans, short-term limited duration insurance products, and health reimbursement arrangements.

Americans are too fat to fight crime, war and fires

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/10/2017
More than one quarter of young people in Colorado, the 'fittest' state in the US are too overweight to qualify for military service, according to a new report from the Council for a Strong America.

Results of over 30,000 published studies could be wrong

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/10/2017
Researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands found that more than 30,000 scientific papers have been published based on results from contaminated cells.

Handgun waiting period laws save lives, study says

CNN (US) - 16/10/2017
Over 33,000 people in the United States die each year from firearm injuries, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ellie the robot therapist helps treat soldiers with PTSD

Daily Mail (UK) - 16/10/2017
Ellie was designed by researchers at the University of South California to speak with soldiers who may fear that their PTSD could affect their career prospects.

IGeneX launches three new tests to aid diagnosis of Borreliosis

News Medical (Australia) - 16/10/2017
IGeneX Inc., a CLIA and New York-approved Reference Laboratory, specializing in testing for tick-borne diseases, is pleased to announce the launch of three new tests that are more inclusive and specific for aiding in diagnosis of Borreliosis (Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever, Borreliosis).

Family approach can be effective strategy for managing chronic illness

News Medical (Australia) - 16/10/2017
Family members often play an important role in managing chronic illnesses, and a family approach may produce more effective, long-term benefits for the patient, according to a Penn State researcher.

Raising Concerns About a Widely Used Test to Measure Fertility

New York Times - 16/10/2017
New research shows that the number of eggs a woman has left doesn’t necessarily predict her ability to conceive naturally.