Social cues affect choices we make on a daily basis, from how we dress to what kind of car we drive. But now, research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that what other people eat influences our own food choices.
It is understandable that some teenagers may find it difficult to talk to their doctors about sexual health. But new research suggests that around one-third of adolescents who have annual visits with their physicians do not have conversations about sex or sexuality issues, and that physicians should provide more education and counseling in this area.
Health behavior researchers have found that fit and healthy young men who participated in high school and college sports were also more likely to be physically active when they reached their 70s.The study analyzed survey responses from 712 veterans who had fought in World War II and gotten through it in good health without wounding.
Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia say they have discovered that a gene called mec-17 has the ability to protect against adult-onset progressive nerve degeneration. This is according to a study published in the journal Cell Reports.The research team, led by Dr.
A new anti-smoking campaign launched in the closing days of 2013 by Public Health England (PHE) includes TV adverts that show in graphic detail the harmful effects of smoking on the brain, heart and lungs.
Using 2008 global cancer rates from the World Health Organization, a new international study has found that certain lifestyle factors - specifically smoking and eating diets high in animal products - have the strongest association with cancer rates.Publishing their findings in the journal Nutrients, the researchers say the results could impact international food policies.
It is a well known fact that the more calories one consumes, the more weight is gained. Previous studies suggest that eating speed may affect how many calories the body consumes. But new research suggests that eating speed, rather than caloric intake, may have more of an impact on hunger suppression.
New research from Finland suggests many thousands of people who have arthroscopic knee surgery to fix a torn cartilage could be wasting their time.
Biologists have discovered genetic material that may help to explain part of how our immune defense is triggered. Dubbing it THRIL, they say it could be targeted in the development of treatments against inflammatory diseases such as Kawasaki disease, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
By mixing a key surface protein from a number of different strains of the malaria parasite, researchers say they have improved the effectiveness of a potential vaccine against the disease spread by mosquitoes.
For the treatment of cancer, many would consider chemotherapy to be the best option. But for tongue cancer, new research suggests that surgery may be the most effective primary port of call. This is according to a study published in the journal JAMA Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Researchers have found a way to fine-tune MRI scanning that may help to diagnose multiple sclerosis earlier and to track its progression.The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), has found a way to improve a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approach called quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM).
Researchers have discovered that low oxygen conditions can trigger the production of proteins that contribute to the spread of breast cancer cells. This is according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Biologists from Johns Hopkins University found that low oxygen conditions prompted increased production of proteins called RhoA and ROCK1.
Researchers from the University at Buffalo in New York say two bacteria that cause many common infections in children and the elderly, such as strep throat and ear infections, can live outside the human body for long periods of time on various objects, including books, cribs and toys.