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Cargill Ground Turkey Recall A Result Of Salmonella

Posted on 03 August 2011 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Cargill, one of the largest meat processors in the U.S., has announced a massive recall of ground turkey.

Cargill confirmed that they have recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey. Continue Reading

More Muscle Means Less Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Posted on 31 July 2011 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – A new study released this week has found that by increasing muscle mass, you can actually greatly lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

The study was led by researchers from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and focused on over 13,500 adults in total. Continue Reading

Salmonella May Fend Off Cancer

Posted on 10 March 2011 by staff

New research indicates that salmonella bacteria may actually be useful when it comes to fighting cancer.

Salmonella is usually feared by humans as it can make us very sick but according to researchers from the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Centre the bug can actually fend off cancers. Continue Reading

Mediterranean diet Reduces Risk Of Developing Metabolic Syndrome

Posted on 10 March 2011 by staff

New research proves that to live a long happy life free of disease, following the Mediterranean diet is something that you should be doing.

The diet is hpacked with fruits and veggies, seafood and other healthy items, while avoiding dairy, red meat and other tasty treats. Continue Reading

Posted on 09 March 2011 by staff

According to European scientists, who published a study in the journal Nature Medicine they have been able to develop a new blood test to determine if the baby that a woman is carrying has Down syndrome.

The normal testing procedure that is used is very expensive and involves the doctor taking a blood sample from the amniotic fluid or the placenta.

Posted on 09 March 2011 by staff

Results of a new study suggest that when it comes to who is healthier than who, the Brits are superior to the Yanks.

The study was carried out by US researchers and found that when it came to rates of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and risk of heart disease Americans took the cake.

Diabetes More Common In Southeastern States

Posted on 08 March 2011 by staff

Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – It appears that the majority of Americans living with diabetes are from southeastern states, which appear to be the hub for the disease.

It appears that people living in this part of the country are at the highest risk of developing the disease, in which the pancreas fails to produce a hormone called insulin which is used to control the body’s blood sugar levels. Continue Reading

Posted on 08 March 2011 by staff

Results of a new study show that many US teens have suffered from an eating disorder in the past but many of them never had any form of treatment to help them overcome it.

With societal pressure to look thin, it is not hard to believe that teens have eating issues as those who are overweight or obese are often the brunt of bullying and have a hard time fitting in with their peers.

Eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia and binge eating were all focal points of the study which focused on up to 10,000 teens between the ages of 13 and 18.

Released yesterday online in the Archives of General Psychiatry the study showed that binge eating was the most popular form of eating disorder, followed closely by bulimia and anorexia.

Out of the nearly 10,000 teens who took part in the study, more than 1.5% had binge ate, 1% had suffered from bulimia, and 0.3% had been diagnosed with anorexia.

Posted on 08 March 2011 by staff

Scientists Develop urethras From Bladder Cells

It seems like there are constantly new medical breakthroughs being reported and this is no exception as scientists report being able to grow urinary tubes and successfully implant them into patients who need them.

How did they do it? By the use of patient’s very own stem cells taken from the body and cultured in a dish in the lab.

Posted on 07 March 2011 by staff

Washington (HealthKnowItAll) – Results of a new study show that many Americans are not getting the recommended amount of sleep, thanks in large part to technology.

In a world where the internet, cell phones and television sets play such an important part of our lives, it is not far fetched to believe that it is these devices that are responsible for us sleeping less at night.

We are supposed to be getting up to seven hours of uninterupted sleep a night but with pagers going off, texting alerts, video games and late night television, getting the required amount of sleep is not as easy as it used to be.

Researchers from the National Sleep Foundation carried out a study in which they asked people how much technology kept them up at night, with the results proving without a doubt that we can blame electronics for sleeping less.

Up to 95% of people who responded stated that they use an electronic device within an hour of going to bed, while two thirds of people stated that they were not getting the required seven hours of sleep a night thanks to their various electronics.

Sleeping soundly during the night is very important as it leads to better productivity during the day, thus those who are not getting the required amount of sleep should really try to do so, even if it means turning off the cell phone or going to bed a little earlier.