Nut consumption lowers risk of diseases

Large study links nut consumption to reduced death rate — Research also shows people who eat nuts weigh less – In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn’t consume nuts, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Low cost antenatal ultrasound imaging possible now

Low cost design makes ultrasound imaging affordable to the world – An ultra-low cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer or laptop to reveal vital information about the unborn child has been developed by engineers at Newcastle University, UK.

Obese youth face higher risk of gallstones

Kaiser Permanente study finds obese youth have significantly higher risk of gallstones — Girls and Hispanic youth at higher risk of disease usually seen in adults – Children who are overweight or obese face an increased risk for gallstones, revealed by Kaiser Permanente researchers. Children and adolescents who were overweight were twice as likely to have gallstone disease, compared to children and adolescents who had a normal body mass index.

Coffee may reduce prostate cancer risk

Coffee may reduce risk of lethal prostate cancer in men – It is a good news for men who regularly drink coffee. They appear to have a lower risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer, revealed by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) US.

Moderate alcohol intake reduces gallstone risk

Moderate alcohol intake reduces gallstone risk – two units of alcohol per day reduces the risk of developing gallstones by a third. – Health researchers at the University of East Anglia have found that drinking two units of alcohol per day reduces the risk of developing gallstones by a third.

12 new genes identified for managing cholesterol, glucose, melatonin, sleep

New genes present drug targets for managing cholesterol and glucose levels – Scientists have identified 12 new genes that are somewhat strange bedfellows: Some link gallstones and blood cholesterol levels, others link melatonin and sleep patterns to small increases in glucose levels and larger jumps in the risk of diabetes.

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