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Nov 2015

Higher Heart Rate, Higher Mortality

HeartRate

A higher resting heart rate is associated with a higher risk for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, even in those without traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Read More…

Fake Path Lab

Pathology

I have wondered if it would be possible to set up a Pathology Laboratory and just generate random results without the tiresome necessity to purchase any analysers. Apparently it is. Read More…

Home Chlamydia test fail

chlamydia

The BioChekSwab rapid test for Chlamydia did not detect any of the patients with proven Chlamydia infection. Read More…

Perfluoroalkyls (PFAS) and obesity

PFAS

Childhood Obesity Link to Prenatal Exposure to Perfluoroalkyls Read More…

Microbes increase white fat

Microbiome

A study in mice has found that killing gut microorganisms triggers the browning of white fat and improves glucose control and insulin sensitivity. Read More…

1:3 to get Diabetes

Sugar
Nearly half of middle-aged European adults with normal glucose levels will develop prediabetes during the remainder of their lifetime, and most of them will eventually progress to type 2 diabetes, according to the latest data from a prospective cohort study in the Netherlands. Read More…

Alarming drug resistance

Superbug

Polymyxins remain the last line of defense against antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Now, researchers report that a gene that confers resistance to these drugs is found in a growing number of bacteria from meat samples in China — and from some hospital patients. Read More…

Happy Coffee News

coffee

People with a moderately increased intake of coffee—caffeinated, decaffeinated, or overall—have a significantly lower mortality risk than coffee nondrinkers Read More…

NICE supports HRT

Menopause

Menopause Therapy: 'Don't Suffer Silently,' Says NICE Read More…

Allergies linked to IGS

IrritableBowel

Food Allergy Connected to Irritable Bowel Syndrome Read More…

Statins good for the brain

Brain

Statins Linked to Less White Matter Damage Read More…

Cancer DNA in blood

LiquidBiopsy

Two new studies on patients with breast and prostate cancers add to growing evidence that detecting bits of cancer DNA circulating in the blood can guide patient treatment. Read More…

BaconGate-The Facts

bacon

Cancer Research UK has put out some helpful advice following the confusion caused by the WHO report on red meat . Read More…

Iron Deficiency is common

irondeficiency

A lack of iron is by far the most common deficiency we see in the lab. Read More…