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Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in U.S. Community Practice—Results From Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT‐AF)

• Cappato R,<br>• Calkins H,<br>• Chen SA,<br>• Davies W,<br>• Iesaka Y,<br>• Kalman J,<br>• Kim YH,<br>• Klein G,<br>• Natale A,<br>• Packer D,<br>• Skanes A,<br>• Ambrogi F,<br>• Biganzoli E<p>. Updated worldwide survey on …

Fibrillation

An Unsupported Preference for Intravenous Antibiotics

by Ho Kwong Li, Ambrose Agweyu, Mike English, Philip Bejon

Acne Vulgaris

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acnevulgaris

Acne: Risk Indicator for Increased Body Mass Index and Insulin Resistance

<i>Bodo C. Melnik, Swen Malte John, Gerd Plewig</i> <b><br>DOI:</b> 10.2340/00015555-1677<p>Abstract<p>Acne appears to represent a visible indicator disease of over-activated …

Diabetes

With diabetes, fewer meals may mean less hunger, depression

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with type 2 diabetes may have less depression and fewer hunger pains if they opt for a big breakfast and lunch rather than six smaller meals throughout the day, suggests a new study.<p>A tradition pancake breakfast in Calgary, Alberta, July 7, 2012. REUTERS/Todd Korol<p>…

Diabetes

Families, lawsuits, raise questions about NuvaRing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Erika Langhart had a zest for life. By the time she finished college she had already visited 37 countries. After graduating from college she was working in Washington and thinking about going to law school. Her life was full of promise, but all that ended suddenly when she was just 24 years …

Weedkiller alert over cancer link

The World Heath Organisation's cancer agency has declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular herbicide Roundup, is 'probably carcinogenic'<p>The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared that one of the UK’s most widely used weedkillers is “probably carcinogenic to …

Kids exposure to secondhand smoke tied to clogged arteries

(Reuters Health) – - In a Finnish study spanning 26 years, kids exposed to parental smoking were more likely to develop plaque in their carotid arteries as young adults than kids who were not exposed to secondhand smoke.<p>These findings and others suggest the health effects of passive smoking on …

Public Health

World's diet worsening with globalization, major study finds: TRFN | Reuters

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world’s diet has deteriorated substantially in the last two decades, a leading nutrition expert said on Monday, citing one of the largest studies available on international eating habits.<p>Food is seen on a table at a restaurant at the port of El Masnou, near …

Tobacco 'kills two in three smokers'

<b>The death risk from smoking may be much higher than previously thought - tobacco kills up to two in every three smokers not one in every two, data from a large study suggests.</b><p>The study tracked more than 200,000 Australian smokers and non-smokers above the age of 45 over six years.<p>Mortality risk …

Study links common food additives to Crohn's disease, colitis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Common additives in ice cream, margarine, packaged bread and many processed foods may promote the inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease as well as a group of obesity-related conditions, scientists said on Wednesday.<p>An ice cream cone is held …

Ice Cream

Übergewicht bei Kindern und Jugendlichen nimmt weltweit weiter zu

Übergewichtige Jugendliche: Kinder in den USA wiegen heute durchschnittlich fünf Kilogramm mehr als ihre Altersgenossen vor 30 Jahren

Sugar: spinning a web of influence

• Jonathan Gornall, freelance journalist, Suffolk, UK<p>jgornall{at}bmj.com<p>Public health scientists are involved with the food companies being blamed for …

Medical Journals

The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol

The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.<p>The group’s finding that cholesterol in the diet need no longer be considered a “nutrient of concern” …

All cause mortality and the case for age specific alcohol consumption guidelines: pooled analyses of up to 10 population based cohorts

Rehm J, Baliunas D, Borges GL, Graham K, Irving H, Kehoe T, et al. The relationship between different dimensions of alcohol consumption and burden of …

Medical Journals

The management of peanut allergy

• Bock SA,<br>• Muñoz-Furlong A,<br>• Sampson HA<p>. Fatalities due to anaphylactic reactions to foods.J Allergy Clin Immunol 2001;107:191–3.<p>Hourihane JO,<br>• Aiken …

allergyclinimmunol

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Changes in Body Weight in Clinical Trials of Vegetarian Diets

In observational studies, vegetarians generally have lower body weights compared with omnivores. However, weight changes that occur when vegetarian …

Packaged toddler foods often high in sugar, salt

Reuters Health - In the U.S., commercial foods for toddlers often have high amounts of sodium or added sugars, a new study shows.<p>For younger babies, most commercial foods were low in sodium and the majority of infant meals, vegetables, fruits, and dry infant cereals did not contain added sugars, …

Nutrition

This Is the No. 1 Driver of Diabetes and Obesity

Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Martha Holmes—The LIFE Picture …

Diabetes

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Brown Rice Contains Almost Double the Arsenic of White Rice

Well, that's a bummer...<p>Back in 2012, <i>Consumer Reports</i> tested 60 different varieties of rice and rice products—and found arsenic in every single one. Pretty scary stuff since regular exposure to arsenic (even in small amounts) may lead to a higher risk of several types of cancer, as well as heart …

Call to banish fruit juice from recommended five a day

<b>Fruit juice should be removed from the recommended list of healthy things to eat daily because it is confusing for parents, say campaigners.</b><p>Action on Sugar found many children's juices contain at least six teaspoons of sugar - more than cola - and come in cartons larger than recommended.<p>Official …

Warnung vor der Wurst

Der regelmässige Biss in Wurst, Steak oder Filet schade der Gesundheit. Die Ernährungskommission ruft darum den Bund auf, mehr Zurückhaltung zu …

Eat Better and Stress Less: It’ll Make Your Cells (and Maybe You) Live Longer

It’s not quite the Fountain of Youth, but it may be the river that leads to it. In a paper published in the journal <i>Lancet Oncology</i>, scientists found …

Just Say No: When It Makes Sense Not to Take Your Medicine

It sounds like something a quack would support, but it’s true. There’s growing evidence that lifestyle changes such as eating a healthier diet and …

12 Frightening Facts About Milk

A large observational cohort study[1] in Sweden found that women consuming more than 3 glasses of milk a day had almost twice the mortality over 20 …

Multiple Sclerosis

Milk: Is It the Elixir We’ve Been Sold?

Milk sales first began to slow in the US in 1970, and the industry has been scrambling to stop the free fall ever since. Although the connection …

Weight Loss