Sleeping with artificial light at night may cause weight gain in women

Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. The research, which was published online June 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine, is the first to find an association between any exposure to artificial light … Read more

Eating 150g blueberries every day improves heart health

Eating a cup of blueberries a day reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease – according to new research led by the University of East Anglia, in collaboration with colleagues from Harvard and across the UK. New findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces the risk … Read more

Midday nap improves IQ and academic performance in children

Children who nap are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems – a Penn study of nearly 3,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in China revealed strong connections between 30 to 60 minutes of shuteye at least three days a week and positive outcomes in a handful of areas. Ask just about any parent … Read more

35% drop in new diabetes diagnoses in US

New cases of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. decreased by 35 percent since a peak in 2009 – the first sign that efforts to stop the nation’s diabetes epidemic are working, CDC researchers report. New cases have declined from 1.7 million new cases per year in 2008 to 1.3 million new cases in 2017. And … Read more

Better designed mobile phone app boosts physical activity in women

Activity trackers and mobile phone apps are all the rage, but do they really help users increase and maintain physical activity? A new study has found that one mobile phone app designed for inactive women did help when combined with an activity tracker and personal counseling. Researchers said the findings offer important clues about how … Read more

High dose folic acid helps smoker pregnant to have better fetal growth

Women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy and took higher-dose folic acid supplements delivered infants with better fetal growth than smokers who took standard-dose folic acid, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. The 345 active smokers, who were less than 21 weeks pregnant at the start of the study, were randomized to receive 4 … Read more

Evenity approved to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Evenity (romosozumab-aqqg) to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of breaking a bone (fracture). These are women with a history of osteoporotic fracture or multiple risk factors for fracture, or those who have failed or are intolerant to other osteoporosis therapies. More than 10 million people … Read more

Advair Diskus approved for younger asthma patients also

Advair Diskus – a combination of fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder – is approved by FDA for the twice-daily treatment of asthma in patients aged four years and older and maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction and reducing exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Mylan obtained approval to market its generic inhaler … Read more

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