Researchers identify novel biomarkers to accurately measure dietary intake of key bioactives

A new, objective way of measuring flavanol intake has been developed, which could help nutritional experts assess the link between these compounds and their health benefits at scale. In the first study of its kind published in Nature Scientific Reports, researchers at the University of Reading, the University of California Davis and Mars, Incorporated have…

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Running away from exercise: The curious case of migraine

London, UK: A recent study published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, highlights an overlooked relationship between migraine and exercise. The study, entitled “Anxiety sensitivity and intentional avoidance of physical activity in women with probable migraine”, was led by Samantha G Farris, from Rutgers, Department of Psychology, the State…

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10-year results of NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42 trial

SAN ANTONIO, TX – In the updated results from NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42 trial through 10 years of observation, extending letrozole therapy for additional five years after five years of adjuvant endocrine therapy resulted in a statistically significant improvement in the 10-year disease-free survival (DFS) of postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. The study continues to…

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Study highlights high cost of fossil fuel pollution on children’s health

A new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is the first to compile the estimated per-case costs of six childhood health conditions linked to air pollution–estimates that can be incorporated into benefits assessments of air pollution regulations and climate change mitigation policies.…

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Comprehensive background check policies effective in Oregon but not in Washington

(SACRAMENTO) — Stronger comprehensive background check (CBC) policies enacted 2014 in Washington and 2015 in Oregon require private gun sellers to conduct background checks before selling firearms. But have these newly enacted laws resulted in more background checks for private-party sales – the major source of guns for persons who commit crimes and are prohibited…

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