A New Vaccine May Actually Ward Off Heart Disease
Protecting your heart may one day be as easy as rolling up your sleeves: A new vaccine may help prevent heart disease, according to a preliminary new study just published in the European Heart Journal. In the study, researchers injected mice with either a control vaccine or one called AT04A.
Parkinson’s May Begin in Gut Before Affecting the Brain
Parkinson's disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain, may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence supporting the idea. The new study shows that a protein in nerve cells that becomes corrupted and then forms clumps in the brains of people with Parkinson's can also be found in cells that line the small intestine.
Exercise may stave off postpartum depression
(Reuters Health) - - Physical activity during and after pregnancy improves psychological wellbeing and may protect against postpartum depression, according to a new analysis of existing research. Even low-intensity exercise, such as walking with a baby stroller, was linked to a lower likelihood of depressive symptoms in new mothers, researchers found.
Your Cancer Risk Spikes If Your Waist Is Just 4 Inches Above Average
You know that carrying around extra weight is bad news for your heart. But your gut might be warning you about something else just as serious: cancer. Your waist measurement may predict your cancer risk, a new meta-analysis in the British Journal of Cancer suggests.
The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working
Like most people, Kevin Hall used to think the reason people get fat is simple. "Why don't they just eat less and exercise more?" he remembers thinking. Trained as a physicist, the calories-in-vs.-calories-burned equation for weight loss always made sense to him. But then his own research--and the contestants on a smash reality-TV show--proved him wrong.
For Diabetic Moms, Diet Drinks During Pregnancy May Hike Kids’ Obesity Risk
Emerging research suggests moms with gestational diabetes could increase the risk of obesity in their children if they drink at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day. Investigators from the National Institutes of Health compared children born to women who had gestational diabetes and drank water instead of artificially sweetened beverages.