Although busy intersections and well-connected streets are convenient for active adults, they may discourage children from playing outside, a new study suggests. well-connected streets and a high density of intersections in a given area — helps adults stay physically active since it makes it easier and more efficient for them to walk to work or a local store,” lead researcher Graham Mecredy, a graduate student in the Queens University Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, said in a news release. Read full post…
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Besides lip balm, I also have a hand cream addiction that is borderline obsessive. It’s what I call a “gateway” product; a wallet-friendly product that introduces me to a new line. This is how I’ve amassed so many lip balms!
Votre Vu is a French brand that makes decadent bath and body products as well as skincare. Its products pamper me to no end; my skin has loved its time with the this summer.
is my newest obsession. What’s genius is that Votre Vu has combined the two products women use most—lip balm and hand cream— into one product. And what’s even better? There’s even a mirror in the cap!
MONDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) — Coffee lovers, take heart: Women who drink four or more cups of caffeinated coffee daily seem to have a lower risk of depression than those who don’t drink java or stop at one cup a day, a new study suggests.
Although it’s way too early to start recommending regular coffee consumption as a way to prevent depression, the findings may comfort those who feel guilty about their habit.
“This may lessen concerns that caffeine consumption will have a negative impact,” said Dr. Christopher Cargile, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
What arent vitamin supplements good for? After all, they provide the body with valuable nutrients while reducing the time and effort it takes to consume them. Certain vitamins are especially important for healthy growth and development, as indicated in a study recently published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health.
Scientists at the Child and Family Research Institute at British Columbias Childrens Hospital determined that many expecting mothers had too little vitamin D in their systems, even though many took dietary supplements.
Based on a survey of more than 330 pregnant women, the team determined that nearly 80 percent had insufficient blood levels of the nutrient, compared to clinical recommendations for mothers-to-be.
Lead author Timothy Green said that pregnant women may consider taking more vitamin D each day, rather than expending effort on adding fortified foods to their diet.
“There are few good natural sources of vitamin D and fortified foods do not contain enough vitamin D on their own.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a new drug from Pfizer for a subset of lung cancer patients with a particular genetic mutation.
About 1 per cent to 7 per cent of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer have an abnormal gene that causes tumour growth. Pfizer’s drug Xalkori works by blocking proteins produced by the gene.
The twice-a-day pill is the second medication approved by the FDA this year targeting a specific genetic mutation.
A study has indicated that women whose breasts appear dense on mammograms are at a higher risk of breast cancer and their tumours are more likely to have certain aggressive characteristics than women with less dense breasts.
Mammographic breast density–a reflection of the proportions of fat, connective tissue, and epithelial tissue in the breast–is a well-established risk factor for breast cancer.
Women with higher amounts of epithelial and stromal tissue have higher density and higher risk. However, it has not been clear whether breast density was associated with specific tumour characteristics and tumour type.
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