General Interest Archive

Cancer.org – A new study from American Cancer Society researchers finds use of 30 tablets per month (or more) of acetaminophen for at least five years was associated with an estimated 38 percent lower risk of prostate cancer. The study appears in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention and is one of only two studies of […]

UCSF.edu – A study of 1,455 U.S. men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer has found a link between brisk walking and lowered risk of prostate cancer progression, according to scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and the Harvard School of Public Health. The scientists found that men who walked briskly – at least […]

Recently in PLoS Medicine, Anoop Shah of University College London and colleagues report that, in people with stable coronary disease, there were threshold hemoglobin values below which mortality increased in a graded, continuous fashion. As well as a systematic review and statistical analysis of previous studies, the researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of patients from […]

The risk of developing heart failure was lower for post-menopausal women who frequently ate baked fish or broiled fish, but higher for those who ate more fried fish, in a study reported in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal. In a large-scale analysis, women who ate the most baked/broiled fish (five or more […]

New research suggests an effective post-workout recovery drink may already be in your refrigerator: lowfat chocolate milk. Grabbing lowfat chocolate milk after a tough workout helped give both trained and amateur athletes a post-exercise training advantage, according to three new studies presented at the American College of Sports Medicine and published in the Journal of […]

UCDavis.edu – Women who reported not taking a daily prenatal vitamin immediately before and during the first month of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to have a child with an autistic spectrum disorder as women who did take the supplements – and the associated risk rose to seven times as great when combined with […]