Increasing secondary education protects against HIV infection

Top Health News — ScienceDaily Increasing secondary education protects against HIV infection Longer secondary schooling substantially reduces the risk of contracting HIV, particularly for girls, according to new research from Botswana. The researchers estimate that pupils who stayed in school for an extra year of secondary school had an eight percentage point lower risk of HIV infection about a decade …

New strategies, solutions to fight pediatric asthma

Top Health News — ScienceDaily New strategies, solutions to fight pediatric asthma Low flu vaccination rates, medication compliance and limited access to primary care providers have contributed to the high pediatric asthma rates in California, researchers conclude. This new study details several issues affecting asthma care and offers a number of public policy strategies that could help remedy these shortcomings. …

Daily Exercise Lowers Death Risk

World Health Daily Exercise Lowers Death Risk Exercising for 30-minutes a day, 6-days a week, is linked to a 40% lower risk of death from any cause in older men. More… more info…

Most of amateur athletes undergoing hypoxic training are not advised by specialists

Top Health News — ScienceDaily Most of amateur athletes undergoing hypoxic training are not advised by specialists Physical performance after periods of hypoxic training — in low-oxygen conditions — has become a matter of growing controversy within the scientific community. An international study compared professional and amateur athletes’ knowledge and understanding of this type of training According to the results, …

Multiple pathways progressing to Alzheimer’s disease

Top Health News — ScienceDaily Multiple pathways progressing to Alzheimer’s disease The amyloid cascade hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) posits that sticky aggregations or plaques of amyloid-beta peptides accumulate over time in the brain, triggering a series of events that ultimately result in the full-blown neurodegenerative disorder. The hypothesis has been a major driver of AD research for more than …

A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs

Top Health News — ScienceDaily A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs The acidity of urine — as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet — may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research may have implications for treating urinary tract infections, which are …

13 Zinc-Rich Foods

Food & Recipes – Health.com 13 Zinc-Rich Foods A little bit of zinc does your body plenty of good. These sources of the crucial mineral will help keep your immune system (and much more) in tip-top shape. more info…

Antioxidant Potential of Coffee By-Products

World Health Antioxidant Potential of Coffee By-Products The antioxidant effects of coffee by-products are 500-times greater than those found in vitamin C. More… more info…

14 Most Dangerous Summer Foods

Food & Recipes – Health.com 14 Most Dangerous Summer Foods Don’t let food poisoning ruin your summer fun. Here are the 14 foods most likely to make you sick. more info…

Norepinephrine aids brain in sorting complex auditory signals

Top Health News — ScienceDaily Norepinephrine aids brain in sorting complex auditory signals The neuromodulator norepinephrine has an unexpected, direct action on auditory processing of complex signals, specifically bird songs in the zebra finch, new research suggests. more info…