Sugary Drinks Tied to Shorter Life Span

Drinking sugary beverages is associated with a slightly increased risk for early death, a new study has found. Researchers used data from two large continuing health studies begun in the 1980s that include more than 118,000 men and women. Among many other health, behavioral and diet characteristics, the researchers collected data about their consumption of…

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Scene City: A Billionaire’s Housewarming Party for 13,000 Fancy New Yorkers

Stephen M. Ross, the billionaire developer, was taking a victory lap at last week’s V.I.P. opening of the Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards, a day before the $25 billion neighborhood-in-a-box opened to the Instagram masses. “It’s the largest project ever done in America,” Mr. Ross, the chairman of the Related Companies, said on the…

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New drug combination shows promise for common pediatric brain tumor

IMAGE: The introduction of everolimus with carboplatin treatment induces DNA damage in tumor cells and kills them. view more  Credit: Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center A new combination treatment aimed at resistant and recurrent low-grade gliomas slowed tumor growth and killed tumor cells in laboratory and mouse models. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center…

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City of Hope scientists showcase new findings at the 2019 AACR meeting

DUARTE, Calif. — City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer and diabetes, will showcase ongoing studies and data on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, immunotherapy against solid tumors and more at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting from March 29 through April 3 in Atlanta.…

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Study links perimenopause to accelerated fat mass gains, lean mass losses

FINDINGS The menopause transition, also known as perimenopause, is the time in a woman’s life when hormonal changes lead to irregular menstruation, hot flashes and other symptoms leading up to menopause, when menstruation stops altogether. The researchers found that women undergoing perimenopause lost lean body mass and more than doubled their fat mass. The women’s…

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Otago discovery paves way for precision medicine in future

IMAGE: This high-dimensional analysis reveals the T cell signature in people with bowel cancer. The new analysis groups cells together so all cells can be viewed at once. In the past… view more  University of Otago scientists have discovered a way to view the immune cell «landscape» of bowel cancer tumours, paving the way towards more…

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Protecting homes with netting window screens can reduce malaria parasite infection

IMAGE: A typical example of improved housing beside a mosquito-producing rice field in rural Tanzania, constructed using bricks, timber and iron sheeting plus netting screens fitted over the windows. view more  In an article published in Lancet Planetary Health(link is external), a team from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI),…

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Girls need more positive experiences of ball skills

Children’s positive perception of moving is an important supporter for natural physical activity and developing motor skills. A study at the University of Jyväskylä suggests that children had high perceptions of motor skills. Some gender differences were identified, however: girls were better in locomotor skills and boys had higher perception and actual skills in ball…

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Sports involvement linked to fewer depressive symptoms in children

Philadelphia, March 21, 2019 Participation in team sports is associated with fewer depressive symptoms in children, whereas non-sport activities have no association with symptoms, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. The association was found only for boys. The findings suggest that exercise could have anti-depressant effects in…

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