According to a recent University of Helsinki study, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health.
Resistance training can promote environmental quality of life and sense of coherence in older adults. This was observed in a study carried out at the University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, Finland, in co-operation with the Gerontology Research Center and the Neuromuscular Research Center.
A new study has found that heart failure patients with pre-existing type 2 diabetes have higher hospitalisation and death rates, but that keeping blood sugars balanced can help lower the risk almost to that of heart failure patients without diabetes.
The study, led by Keele University researcher Claire Lawson, and in collaboration with the University of Leicester, highlights the complex interplay between type 2 diabetes and heart failure.
Decompression surgery does not reduce shoulder pain any more than placebo surgery for people with shoulder impingement – when the tendon rubs and catches in the joint, according to the first placebo-controlled trial in shoulder surgery published in The Lancet.
Single men are significantly less likely to participate in bowel screening tests compared to those who live with a partner, according to a new University of Stirling study.
A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. Their study shows that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up.
Researchers from the University of Granada say that blue light accelerates the relaxation process after acute psychosocial stress such as arguing with a friend or when someone pressures you to quickly finish some task Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR), in collaboration with the School for Special Education San Rafael (Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God, Granada, Spain) have proven, by means of an objective evaluation using electrophysiological measurements, that blue lighting accelerates the relaxation process after acute psychosocial stress in comparison with conventional white lighting.
L Mercieca, *J Cefai, D Micallef, *P Caruana, E Clark, M J Boffa, L Scerri, S Aquilina; Department of Dermatology, Sir Paul Boffa Hospital, Malta & *Department of Microbiology, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
M Cachia, L Mercieca, *C Mallia Azzopardi, M J Boffa; Department of Dermatology, Sir Paul Boffa Hospital, Malta &*Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
R Corso, *P Ellul, M J Boffa; Department of Dermatology, Sir Paul Boffa Hospital, Malta & *Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
D Micallef, M Bonnici, *D Pisani, D Mintoff, *O Woods, M J Boffa; Department of Dermatology, Sir Paul Boffa Hospital, Malta & *Department of Pathology, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta
L Mercieca, S Aquilina, *N Calleja, M J Boffa; Department of Dermatology, Sir Paul Boffa Hospital, Malta & *Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Malta