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Study suggests more than 10 hours of sitting per day may lead to heart disease

Health Headlines Commentary for August 3, 2016

Source: Ten hours or more of sitting each day is most heart damaging: study Reference: Continuous Dose-Response Association Between Sedentary Time and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Small area in Miami issued Zika virus warning

Health Headlines Commentary for August 2, 2016

Source: CDC issues historic travel warning over Miami Zika outbreak  

Study showing alcohol increases risk of certain cancers does not show cause and effect

Health Headlines Commentary for July 29, 2016

Source: Study showing alcohol increases risk of certain cancers does not show cause and effect Alcohol ‘a direct cause of seven types of cancer’ Reference: Connor J. Alcohol consumption as a cause of cancer. Addiction. Published online July 21 2016

Study suggests increasing daily activity may offset risks of sedentary-work environment

Health Headlines Commentary for July , 2016

Source: One hour of daily activity could offset risks of desk-job lifestyle: study An hour of exercise a day may compensate for an ‘office lifestyle’ Reference: Does physical activity attenuate, or even eliminate, the detrimental association of sitting time with mortality? A harmonised meta-analysis of data from […]

No evidence that sugar-laden sports drinks should be used for recharging or rehydration especially in children

Health Headlines Commentary for July 27, 2016

Source: Sports drinks aren’t ‘recharging’ your kids. They’re just pumping them full of sugar.  

Colorado cannabis legalization shows small absolute increase in children’s accidental ingestion of products

Health Headlines Commentary for July 26, 2016

Source: As More People Get High In Colorado, More Kids Head To The Hospital Reference: Unintentional Pediatric Exposures to Marijuana in Colorado, 2009-2015

Evidence is weak that oily fish helps bowel cancer patient survival

Health Headlines Commentary for July 25, 2016

Source: Eating oily fish may boost bowel cancer survival: study Reference: Eating oily fish ‘may boost bowel cancer survival’ Marine ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis. Gut, 2016; gutjnl-2016-311990 DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-311990

Gene discovery opens new avenue to understand what causes asthma

Health Headlines Commentary for July 22, 2016

Source: Could this be the end of asthma? Gene controlling coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath ‘can be turned off’ Reference: Soluble ADAM33 initiates airway remodeling to promote susceptibility for allergic asthma in early life. JCI Insight, 2016; 1 (11) DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.87632

Lyme disease misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s in Kris Kristofferson

Health Headlines Commentary for July 21, 2016

Source: Kris Kristofferson’s Lyme disease misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s  

Certain difficult-to-treat acid reflux patients may benefit from established minimally-invasive surgical procedure

Health Headlines Commentary for July 20, 2016

Source: Now acid reflux can be banished for good without surgery: New technique using electric needle toughens up your insides  

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