In case you missed it, here are the biggest headlines of the week!
Vitamin B6 Reduces Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Recent studies have uncovered an inverse relationship between vitamin B6 levels and risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated this relationship in a prospective case-control study of 600 CRC cases and 1200 controls … [read more]
Mobile Phone App Exergame May Motivate Exercise in Diabetes Patients
A new study will look at whether exercise game apps developed for mobile phones may be useful tools to promote physical activity among type 2 diabetes patients … [read more]
Mental Health Risks Associated With Hair Loss Medication
A study in Canada has found that inhibition of the 5α-reductase enzyme is linked to an increased risk of depression and self-harm, particularly in the first 18 months, but not suicide … [read more]
Screen and Treat Approach in Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: Does It Work?
A new study shows that the screening of people ‘at-risk’ of developing type 2 diabetes may not be foolproof. Although subsequent lifestyle and/or drug interventions are relatively effective in preventing individual progression to diabetes, more research and resources need to be directed at the accurate detection of pre-diabetics … [read more]
Obesity During Pregnancy and Cerebral Palsy in Offspring
A nationwide study in Sweden showed that obesity during early pregnancy is associated with higher occurrence of cerebral palsy in children … [read more]
Does Indoor Chemical Exposure Cause Atopic Dermatitis?
No matter what the season, atopic dermatitis – skin irritation causing inflammation – can be a bane to all, but especially to children. Chemical exposure, measured through children’s urine, can increase their degree of irritating itching and levels are higher in the morning than in the afternoon … [read more]