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Gene drives can beat pests, but we can ’t afford any mistakes
Invasive pests could be eliminated by so-called gene drives, but we must make sure they can ’t spread beyond our control (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Why we should celebrate Scotland ’s minimum alcohol price plan
Death and ill health will be averted now Scotland's pioneering minimum alcohol policy has finally cleared legal hurdles, say John Holmes and Petra Meier (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Brain training game linked to lower dementia risk a decade later
Could just ten sessions of brain training be enough to lower your risk of dementia by 29 per cent a decade later? A study suggests so, but some are sceptical (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Exposure to a community-wide campaign is associated with physical activity and sedentary behavior among Hispanic adults on the Texas-Mexico border
This study assessed the associations of exposur... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Natalia I. Heredia, MinJae Lee and Belinda M. Reininger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of a decision aid about stratified ovarian cancer risk-management on women ’s knowledge and intentions: a randomised online experimental survey study
Risk stratification using genetic and other types of personal information could improve current best available approaches to ovarian cancer risk reduction, improving identification of women at increased risk o... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanne F. Meisel, Maddie Freeman, Jo Waller, Lindsay Fraser, Sue Gessler, Ian Jacobs, Jatinderpal Kalsi, Ranjit Manchanda, Belinda Rahman, Lucy Side, Jane Wardle, Anne Lanceley and Saskia C. Sanderson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Amish gene can make them live 10 years longer and avoid diabetes
A gene variant that arose six generations ago in an Amish group seems to make people carrying the gene live ten years longer, and protect them from diabetes (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

We ’ re heading for a male fertility crisis and we ’ re not prepared
Fertility has been considered a woman's problem for so long, but sperm counts are dropping and men have a ticking clock too. It's time to redress the balance (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Users ’ experiences of wearable activity trackers: a cross-sectional study
This study aimed to explore users ’ experience of activity trackers, including usage patterns, sharing of d... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carol Maher, Jillian Ryan, Christina Ambrosi and Sarah Edney Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Worklife expectancy in a cohort of Danish employees aged 55 –65 years - comparing a multi-state Cox proportional hazard approach with conventional multi-state life tables
Work life expectancy (WLE) expresses the expected time a person will remain in the labor market until he or she retires. This paper compares a life table approach to estimating WLE to an approach based on mult... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacob Pedersen and Jakob Bue Bjorner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Quantifying the need for enhanced case management for TB patients as part of TB cohort audit in the North West of England: a descriptive study
Patients with TB have diverse and often challenging clinical and social needs that may hamper successful treatment outcomes. Understanding the need for additional support during treatment (enhanced case manage... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Angela Tucker, Jeniffer Mithoo, Paul Cleary, Mark Woodhead, Peter MacPherson, Tom Wingfield, Stefanie Davies, Carolyn Wake, Paddy McMaster and S. Bertel Squire Tags: Research article Source Type: research

NHS reforms have failed to boost community-based care in England
Re-organising the National Health Service in England has failed to reduce the proportion of people being referred for expensive hospital treatments (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

How long should you let a pregnancy run before being induced?
If your pregnancy runs past its due date, how long should you wait for a natural birth? It may be safer to induce at 40 weeks, for older mums at least (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

A comparative content analysis of media reporting of sports betting in Australia: lessons for public health media advocacy approaches
Harmful gambling is a significant public health issue. There has been widespread discussion in the Australian media about the extent and impact of sports betting on the Australian community, particularly relat... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer L. David, Samantha L. Thomas, Melanie Randle, Steven J. Bowe and Mike Daube Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Coffee and plant-based diets linked to lower heart failure risk
Drinking coffee, and diets consisting mostly of vegetables, fruit, beans and whole grains, have both been linked to a lower risk of developing heart failure (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

How social stress makes your brain vulnerable to depression
Bullying and other social stresses may make it easier for inflammatory substances to enter your brain, altering your mood and leaving you susceptible to depression (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Brain implant boosts human memory by mimicking how we learn
A device that zaps the brain with electricity has improved people ’s scores on memory tests. It may have the power to help dementia, or boost other brain skills (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Exclusive: Brain implant boosts human memory for the first time
A device that zaps the brain with electricity has improved people ’s scores on memory tests. It may have the power to help dementia, or boost other brain skills (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Less healthy breakfast cereals are promoted more frequently in large supermarket chains in Canada
The objective of th... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Potvin Kent, Erika Rudnicki and Crystal Usher Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Medical cannabis vendors must stop making bogus health claims
There are enough real benefits of medical marijuana, so why are people making them up? It ’s time to stop overhyping what weed can do (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Gluten-sensitive? It may actually be a carb making you ill
Rather than gluten, fructan molecules seem to be to blame for sensitive guts. If true, gluten-free people could eat soy sauce and sourdough bread again (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Dilemma between health and environmental motives when purchasing animal food products: sociodemographic and nutritional characteristics of consumers
Dietary guidelines in France give quantitative recommendations for intake of meat, fish and dairy products whereas consumers are increasingly concerned by the environmental impacts associated with the producti... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandrine P éneau, Philippine Fassier, Benjamin Allès, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Serge Hercberg and Caroline Méjean Tags: Research article Source Type: research

State of unrest: Can fidgeting really help you concentrate?
Once seen as a sign of boredom, fidgeting is now touted as a way to boost focus, help kids with ADHD or even lose weight. Should we believe the hype? (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Evaluation of a physical activity intervention for new parents: protocol paper for a randomized trial
Identifying critical life transitions in people ’s physical activity behaviors may illuminate the most opportune intervention apertures for chronic disease prevention. A substantive evidence base now indicates ... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alison Quinlan, Ryan E. Rhodes, Mark R. Beauchamp, Danielle Symons Downs, Darren E. R. Warburton and Chris M. Blanchard Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Daytime injuries heal twice as fast as wounds sustained at night
Burn injuries sustained during the day take an average of 11 days less to heal than night-time burns (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Boy with a genetic disease has had almost all his skin replaced
Gene therapy has saved the life of a boy with a rare skin-peeling disease. The boy received grafts of sheets of genetically-altered skin grown in the lab (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Correction to: Ideas, actors and institutions: lessons from South Australian Health in All Policies on what encourages other sectors ’ involvement
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that Table 1 has been formatted poorly in the original version so that the columns are not aligned with their corresponding informatio... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fran Baum, Toni Delany-Crowe, Colin MacDougall, Angela Lawless, Helen van Eyk and Carmel Williams Tags: Correction Source Type: research

China ’s dreadful air pollution seems to have got a bit better
While China ’s capital Beijing is once again suffering a severe smog, a new study suggests that nationally pollution has fallen 21 per cent over two years (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: disease energy environment health Source Type: research

Ice-associated norovirus outbreak predominantly caused by GII.17 in Taiwan, 2015
On 5 March 2015, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control was notified of more than 200 students with gastroenteritis at a senior high school during excursion to Kenting. We conducted an outbreak investigation to id... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hao-Yuan Cheng, Min-Nan Hung, Wan-Chin Chen, Yi-Chun Lo, Ying-Shih Su, Hsin-Yi Wei, Meng-Yu Chen, Yen-Chang Tuan, Hui-Chen Lin, Hsu-Yang Lin, Tsung-Yen Liu, Yu-Ying Wang and Fang-Tzy Wu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Lives Saved Tool (LiST) costing: a module to examine costs and prioritize interventions
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require careful allocation of resources in order to achieve the highest impact. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) has been used widely to calculate the impact of mate... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lori A. Bollinger, Rachel Sanders, William Winfrey and Adebiyi Adesina Tags: Research Source Type: research

Available studies fail to provide strong evidence of increased risk of diarrhea mortality due to measles in the period 4 –26 weeks after measles rash onset
Measles vaccination effectiveness studies showed dramatic decreases in all-cause mortality in excess of what would be expected from the prevention of measles disease alone. This invited speculation that measle... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bianca D. Jackson and Robert E. Black Tags: Research Source Type: research

Introduction: reporting on updates in the scientific basis for the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)
(Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neff Walker and Ingrid K. Friberg Tags: Introduction Source Type: research

Blood cells in chronic fatigue syndrome are drained of energy
Cells from people with chronic fatigue syndrome fail to meet even modest energy demands, adding to evidence that the disease is physiological, not psychological (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Your brain signals weaken and slow down when you ’re really tired
We ’ve seen how sleep deprivation disrupts the way neurons communicate with each other, and it may explain why a bad night’s sleep makes it hard to concentrate (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Correction to: The effectiveness of a life style modification and peer support home blood pressure monitoring in control of hypertension: protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the methodology outlined in the original article was not able to be fully carried out. The article planned a two armed randomized co... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tin Tin Su, Hazreen Abdul Majid, Azmi Mohamed Nahar, Nurul Ain Azizan, Farizah Mohd Hairi, Nithiah Thangiah, Maznah Dahlui, Awang Bulgiba and Liam J. Murray Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Correction to: Effects of a multi-level intervention on the pattern of physical activity among in-school adolescents in Oyo state Nigeria: a cluster randomised trial
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that there is an error in figure 1. The number of excluded secondary schools should read “50” and not “72”. The rest of the data in th... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mojisola Morenike Oluwasanu and Oladimeji Oladepo Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Correction to: The GREENH-City interventional research protocol on health in all policies
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that in the original publication the third author ’s name was spelt incorrectly. The correct spelling is “Emmanuelle Faure”. This was prev... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marion Porcherie, Zo é Vaillant, Emmanuelle Faure, Stéphane Rican, Jean Simos, Nicola Luca Cantoreggi, Zoé Heritage, Anne Roue Le Gall, Linda Cambon, Thierno Amadou Diallo, Eva Vidales and Jeanine Pommier Tags: Correction Source Type: research

A comparison of licensed and un-licensed artisanal and small-scale gold miners (ASGM) in terms of socio-demographics, work profiles, and injury rates
Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) represents one of the most hazardous work environments. While formalization of this sector has been suggested (e.g., Minamata Convention) as a means to improve work... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benedict N. L. Calys-Tagoe, Edith Clarke, Thomas Robins and Niladri Basu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Social capital and health in China: exploring the mediating role of lifestyle
Although social capital as a key determinant of health has been well established in various studies, little is known about how lifestyle factors mediate this relationship. Understanding the cross-relationships... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Xindong Xue and Mingmei Cheng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Old Scientist: Why aren ’t there more British Nobels?
Why did a maverick British astronomer never get the gong? New Scientists of Novembers past reveal it ’s a perennial worry (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Anorexia films and documentaries must avoid being voyeuristic
At last, Louis Theroux's Talking to Anorexia documentary offered a rare, nuanced take on one of the deadliest mental illnesses, says Lara Williams (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Blood cells in chronic fatigue syndrome are drained of energy
Cells from people with chronic fatigue syndrome fail to meet even modest energy demands, adding to evidence that the disease is physiological, not psychological (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

Associations between the structural and functional aspects of social relations and poor mental health: a cross-sectional register study
Social relations influence mental health through different pathways. To capture the complexity of social relations, it is beneficial to consider both the structural (e.g., reachability of social network and so... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lise R øntved Hansen, Stinna Bibi Pedersen, Charlotte Overgaard, Christian Torp-Pedersen and Line Rosenkilde Ullits Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Psychosocial predictors of breast self-examination behavior among female students: an application of the health belief model using logistic regression
Breast cancer is a life-threatening condition affecting women around the world. The early detection of breast lumps using a breast self-examination (BSE) is important for the prevention and control of this dis... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alireza Didarloo, Bahram Nabilou and Hamid Reza Khalkhali Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Breathing pure oxygen could heal footballers with concussion
Up to 5 per cent people who are concussed suffer long-term health problems. Research suggests that  bouts of hyperbaric oxygen therapy might help (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

People with face blindness are missing a ‘hub’ in their brains
People who can ’t recognise faces have massive differences in how their brains are connected, which could be identified early in life to help kids circumvent the disorder (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research

The latest science reads remind us why we really do need experts
Mary Halton reflects on how books on forecasting, rock-reading and the grisly world of Victorian medicine highlight how we have always relied on those in the know (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: biology books and art economics environment health politics Source Type: research

“Active Team” a social and gamified app-based physical activity intervention: randomised controlled trial study protocol
Physical inactivity is a leading preventable cause of chronic disease and premature death globally, yet over half of the adult Australian population is inactive. To address this, web-based physical activity in... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Edney, Ronald Plotnikoff, Corneel Vandelanotte, Tim Olds, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Jillian Ryan and Carol Maher Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Effect of prohibiting the use of Paraquat on pesticide-associated mortality
This study aimed to examine the association between the national public health policy that banned the use of paraquat and the incidence... (Source: BMC Public Health)
Source: BMC Public Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jinyong Kim, Sang Do Shin, Seungmin Jeong, Gil Joon Suh and Young Ho Kwak Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is modern life making today ’ s teenagers more depressed?
The media is full of stories about a teenage mental health crisis, but the reality is more complex. The real problem is we don't do enough to help those who need it (Source: New Scientist - Health)
Source: New Scientist - Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research