If summer beckons you outside to play, take precautions to lower your chance of getting hurt during your pursuit of recreation. “While it is impossible to prevent every sports injury, the rates could be reduced significantly if athletes took appropriate preventative steps no matter what sport you enjoy playing,” Dr. Victor Khabie, chief of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Northern Westchester Medical Center.
Archive for June, 2009
The UK Dairy Council has welcomed the European Food Safety Authorityís recent statements about greater transparency in its nutrition and health claims assessment process, but warned now-valid claims in member states were in jeopardy.
Many animals and people experience chronic joint pain. In dogs, a common source of joint pain is hip dysplasia, a developmental defect of the hip joint. Implantation of gold into the soft tissues around the hip joints of dogs with dysplasia can relieve pain and lessen stiffness for several years.
Another thing that can spoil a picnic or other outing is food-borne bacteria from improperly handled, prepared or stored foods,î said Rebecca Dittmar, AgriLife Extension associate for food protection management. ìHot temperatures accelerate the production of bacteria that contain toxins which may cause food poisoning,î Dittmar said.
Fat from red meat and dairy products can increase your risk for pancreatic cancer, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute report. Pancreatic cancer, which is usually fatal, is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
Researchers claim to have discovered a particular gene variant that could affect sweetness perception among different ethnic groups, raising the possibility of more targeted flavor profiling of foods.
The physical and cognitive performance of female soldiers can be improved if they are given iron supplements, according to new research. The researchers gave 219 women in eight-week basic combat training (BCT) either a placebo or supplements containing 100 mg ferrous sulphate. Those given the iron supplements recorded improved scores for two-mile running tests and cognitive performance.
Antidepressant drug sales may have been hit by worries that they increase the risk of suicide, especially among children and adolescents ñ but doctors have discovered something that works just as well to prevent depression.