The benefits of adopting a plant-based vegan diet to boost health outcomes was provided as a presentation to colleagues at George Mason University in Fairfax, by Joanne Evans. M.Ed., R.N., P.M.H.C.N.S,-B.C. The plant-based prescription was soon adopted by 19 nurses who were eager to test it out. ‘Plant-based prescription adopted by nurses were found to…

Children who were born with either lower or higher weight than normal may have an increased risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD). They were also found to be at a higher risk for more severe disease but mostly in different ways. Low birth weight children were associated with advanced scarring of the liver while,…

New guidelines released Tuesday by the American Heart Association insisted more Americans should take cholesterol-lowering medication statins to prevent risk of heart attack or stroke. New Guidelines Say More Americans Should Take Cholesterol-lowering Drugs to Prevent Heart Attack, Stroke “This is a dramatic change from the 2002 federal cholesterol guideline,” said the AHA in a…

The Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) combines sequences for the protein-coding parts of the genome from more than 60,000 people into a database that continues to expand. The study of human genetics has often focused on mutations that cause disease. When it comes to genetic variations in healthy people, scientists knew they were out there, but…

High blood pressure is expected to rise sharply in Nigeria as the country adopts western lifestyles, a study suggests, the condition being already a massive hidden killer here. Researchers who conducted the first up-to-date nationwide estimate of the condition in Nigeria warn that this will strain the country’s already-stretched health system. Increased public awareness, lifestyle…

80% of men will develop benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in India in the coming years and more than 40% of men who develop an enlarged prostate will need surgery to correct symptoms from enlarged prostate, suggest recent medical surveys. With rising cases of prostate enlargement among elderly men, surgeons have suggested the problem can be…

High levels of iron biomarkers in the body are associated with an increased risk fo gestational diabetes (GDM), says new research, raising questions about routine recommendations on iron supplementation during pregnancy. The study was conducted by Dr Cuilin Zhang and Dr Shristi Rawal, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD),…

Among older adults with subthreshold depression (insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria), collaborative care compared with usual care resulted in an improvement in depressive symptoms after four months, although it is of uncertain clinical importance. Depression is the second leading cause of disability worldwide, and one in seven older people meet criteria…

As hunter-gatherers began living in larger populations of early settled agriculturalists, the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) could explain a shift towards the emergence of social norms that favoured one sexual partner over many. Prehistoric humans may have developed social norms that favour monogamy and punish polygamy thanks to the presence of STIs and…

The Irish Dental Association (IDA) said that up to 10,000 children under the age of 15 are being hospitalized in Ireland each year to have teeth extracted under general anesthetic. Thousands of Irish Children Wait Up To A Year For Teeth Removal Due To Dental Cuts The majority of these cases could have been avoided…

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