Saturday, July 20, 2019

Health Research News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Health Research News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

An image of a large plate of food to illustrate the concept of overeating and cannabinoid receptors

Controlling overeating: how does signalling to cannabinoid receptors influence eating habits?

A new study has found that overactive signalling to cannabinoid receptors in the gut drives overeating in diet-induced obesity in a mouse model. Endocannabinoids are...
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How effective is a sugar tax and health warnings for reducing obesity in America?

Research presented at Nutrition 2019 assesses how effectively policies such as a sugar tax and health warnings for sugary drinks could reduce obesity. Sugary drinks...
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Trans youth: how family and school support helps to prevent substance use

A new national study in Canada showed that strong family and school support for trans youth can help to prevent substance use. According to the...
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How does body fat distribution link to the risk of aggressive prostate cancer?

The first prospective study of the link between measured body fat distribution and aggressive prostate cancer has been done. Prior studies have demonstrate an association...
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The mucopolysaccharidoses: from gargoylism to gene therapy

Professor Susanne Gerit Kircher looks at past therapy options for mucopolysaccharidoses and explores what the future might hold. Mucopolysaccharidoses are a group of rare inherited...
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Faecal transfer: how healthy donor faeces could be used to treat C.diff infection

Christian Lodberg Hvas and Simon Mark Dahl Jørgensen, from the Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, discuss C. diff infection...
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Recreating embryonic conditions could help to heal broken bones faster

Researchers have developed a unique technique using stem cells to recreate embryonic conditions at a break site to heal broken bones faster. The stem cells applied...
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Hungry or in a pain? A language acquisition algorithm detects the reason behind a...

Parents who are wondering whether their crying baby is hungry, tired, or even in pain could soon be able to use a language acquisition...
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Obesity and acid reflux: does gastric bypass surgery help to relieve reflux?

A new study has assessed whether gastric bypass surgery can help to relieve acid reflux in patients with severe obesity. The authors note that:"Physicians and...
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The consequences of a poor economy: how does economic downturn affect child mental health?

A study has researched the effects of economic conditions on child mental health, finding that economic downturn has a negative impact on children's mental...

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