Chronic Sleep Deprivation hurts Bone Health

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(Best Syndication News) - A study of rats found that bone and marrow abnormalities were present in rodents who lacked sleep on a long-term basis. The researchers found abnormal blood serum levels that measure bone metabolism in the rats lacking in sleep. The study was reported in the September 2012 issue of Experimental Biology and Medicine.

Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin investigated further by directly measuring bone parameters in rats that had been sleep deprived for much of their young adulthood.

Rural Living associated with Higher Rates of Obesity

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that rural living brings higher rates of obesity compared to living in the city. The findings were published in the National Rural Health Association's Fall 2012 Journal of Rural Health.

Researchers from the University of Kansas investigated data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The information gathered on heights and weights of people is the most recent in over 30 years. They reviewed the information in this self-reporting study.

Cantaloupe recall announced for possible Salmonella

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of cantaloupes that were distributed by DFI Marketing Inc. out of Fresno, California. A single sample of cantaloupe tested positive for Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported. Out of a concern for safety, the company is recalling certain cantaloupes that were shipped to Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Mexico.

Women weigh less when they read Food Nutrition Labels

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that women who read the food nutrition labels weighed almost nine pounds less than those who did not. The researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela used data from the US women consumers to determine their findings. Additionally, the University of Tennessee, Arkansas (USA) and the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural Finance Research also participated in the study.

What the researchers found is that the women who read the labels had a body mass index (BMI) rating that was 1.49 point less than those who would never look at the package nutrition information while shopping.

TIA ‘Mini’ stroke could lead to Serious Disability

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that a transient ischemic attack (TIA) could develop into a serious disability in the first 90 days of the event. TIA or “mini” strokes are often considered too mild to treat. The study was published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Coutts, M.D., lead author of the study at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, said that TIA and minor stroke patients are at a significant risk for becoming disabled and that patients should be imaged earlier and more aggressive treatments with thromboloysis should be used if a blockage is seen.

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