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Sugar intake in children

Sugar Intake In European Children

The European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition has released new guidance for clinicians and parents on the recommended maximum intake of free sugar intake in children and adolescents; which shows that current sugar intakes are up to three times more than they should be in European countries. Free sugars are sugars that are…

Geriatrics

Patients Experiment With Prescription Drugs To Fight Aging

Over the past two years, more than 200 patients have flocked to see Green after learning that two drugs he prescribes could possibly stave off aging. One 95-year-old was so intent on keeping her appointment that she asked her son to drive her from Maryland after a snowstorm had closed the schools. Anti aging effects…

Patient Outcomes

Interdisciplinary Medication Education Improves Patient Outcomes

Patients understanding their medications and taking them as instructed are important parts of improving the care; and outcomes of heart attack patients, as well as potentially reducing avoidable readmissions; according to research presented at the ACC Quality Summit in New Orleans. A heart attack is typically an unexpected event, which can leave patients overwhelmed by…

Health in Bhutan

Rethinking Development In Bhutan

As planners, policy makers and development partners meet in the capital to discuss Bhutan’s development, several aspects of Bhutan’s development journey are highlighted. The round table meeting has provided a forum for discourse to take stock of how far the country has come in terms of development and how far it plans to go. Discussions…

Sports

An Energizing Workout? Take It Outside

Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons, including increasing growth and development, preventing aging, strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, improving health and also for enjoyment. Many individuals choose to exercise outdoors where they can congregate in groups, socialize, and enhance well-being. The warmer weather means more opportunities to get…

AIDS

'Highly Significant' Results Of HIV Transmission Study Released

Positive results from a University of Liverpool led research project; that aims to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV have been presented; at the Annual international Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). DolPHIN-2, a consortium led by the University; seeks to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV; during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding; in women most at…

Fatty acids

Free Fatty Acids: Rewire Cells To Promote Obesity-related Breast Cancer

Scientists at the University of Illinois have found that free fatty acids in the blood appear to boost proliferation and growth of breast cancer cells. The finding could help explain obese women’s elevated risk of developing breast cancer after menopause.”When taken up by estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer cells, these fatty acids activated pathways that increased…

Gastroenterology

Lymph Node Dissection Safe In Gastroesophageal Carcinoma

Extended lymphadenectomy (LAD) to improve staging accuracy for gastroesophageal carcinoma can be done safely, according to a new case series. “In this relatively large study from our high-volume Western center, Therefore They demonstrated that gastrectomy with extended (D1+ or D2) LAD can be performed safely, and that it significantly improves nodal yield and thus ensures…