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August 17th, 2016 The best ventilation strategy to prevent chronic lung disease, one of the most significant complications in preterm infants, has been evaluated in a Canadian meta-analysis. The study compared seven different ventilation strategies. Based on data...

August 10th, 2016 Fidgeting during prolonged sitting is sufficient to prevent the decline in arterial function associated with the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), found a University of Missouri study. Previous research has shown that sitting for an...

August 10th, 2016 A large Harvard study found a link between habitual nut consumption and significantly lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers. In a cross-sectional analysis, researchers looked at the association between habitual nut consumption and inflammatory...

August 10th, 2016 From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals  years their senior, according to research led by the University of Cambridge. White matter is the tissue that connects...

August 3rd, 2016 Professional cyclists were found in a University of Kent study to have better willpower and a greater resistance to mental fatigue than recreational cyclists. As Chris Froome celebrates his third Tour de France victory, research shows that such...

August 3rd, 2016 New evidence suggests that it would be appropriate to remove the diagnosis of transgender from its current classification as a mental disorder, according to a field trial conducted in Mexico City. The study is the first field trial to evaluate a...

August 3rd, 2016 Astronauts from the Apollo missions have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) than astronauts who have flown in low Earth orbit missions or those who have never flown orbital missions, according to a Florida State University...

July 27th, 2016 Estradiol initiated within six years of menopause does not affect verbal memory, executive functions, or global cognition differently than therapy begun 10+ years after menopause, found a large, long-term Stanford University clinical...

July 27th, 2016 The role of haemorrhoidal artery ligation, widely accepted as a safe intervention for grade II–III haemorrhoids in preference to rubber band ligation, requires re-evaluation as a first-line treatment, according to the UK's HubBLE Study. Tens of...

July 27th, 2016 A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the 'gold standard' of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the large multi-centre COBRA study has concluded. Behavioural Activation (BA) is relatively simple,...

July 27th, 2016 Cloned sheep, all created from the famous Dolly who was born 20 years ago, age normally, suggests a University of Nottingham study. Cloned sheep, which are created by a technique called somatic-nuclear cell transfer, age normally, suggests a new...

July 27th, 2016 A small, double-blinded randomised Spanish study analyses the effect of consuming the alkaloid p-synephrine - a popular food supplement in weight loss products - on the burning of lipids. It refutes the value of 'miracle' diets, with a best case...
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