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To increase physical activity, focus on how, not why

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Most people know that exercise is important to maintain and improve health; however, sedentary lifestyles and obesity rates are at all-time highs and have become major national issues. In a new study, University of Missouri res…

Noninvasive test for trisomy 21 closer at hand

St. Louis, MO, February 10, 2011 — In 1980 in the United States, approximately 4.5% of all pregnant women were of advanced maternal age. By 2007 that figure had increased to 14%. Women over 35 are at increased risk of giving birth to babies with t…

The not-so-sweet truth about sugar — a risk choice?

More and more people have become aware of the dangers of excessive fructose in diet. A new review on fructose in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) indicates just how dangerous this simple sugar may be….

Getting bubbles out of fuel pumps

Washington, D.C. (November 16, 2010) — For more than 250 years, researchers have known that under certain conditions vapor bubbles can form in fluids moving swiftly over a surface. These bubbles soon collapse with such great force that they can pok…

Rectal cancer rates are rising in young individuals

A new analysis has found that while colon cancer rates have remained steady over the past several decades among people under the age of 40, rectal cancer rates are increasing in this population across races and in both sexes. Published early online …

Researchers challenge myth of the well-adjusted Asian-American

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Two University at Buffalo researchers are challenging the “myth of the well-adjusted Asian American,” detailing how members of one of the country’s fastest-growing ethnic groups face crucial disadvantages preventing them from receiv…

Parkinson’s Disease Linked to High Iron Intake

People with high levels of iron in their diet are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a study in the June 10 issue of Neurology. People with both high levels of iron and manganese were nearly two times more likely to develop the disease than those with the lowest levels of the minerals in their diets. The study compared 250 people who were newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s to 388 people without the disease. Interviews were conducted to determine how often participants ate certain foods during their adult life.

Artist’s work evolves despite dementia

The case of a talented artist whose paintings evolved as her dementia progressed suggests that language skills are not necessary, and may even inhibit, some types of creativity. The case is reported in the May 27 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.