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Amazonian Fruit May Help Prevent Obesity.

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In this study, researchers found that consuming camu camu—a fruit native to the Amazon— improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and reduced blood endotoxins and metabolic inflammation in mice that were fed a high-sugar, high-fat diet. The findings suggest that camu camu phytochemicals may play a role in the fight against obesity and metabolic disease, but further studies are needed to determine if such benefits would extend to humans.

Gut, July 2018

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Superbug Spreading in Hospitals.

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Three variants of the multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria have been discovered in samples from 78 hospitals in ten countries. It is suspected that the superbug is spreading rapidly due to the high use of antibiotics in intensive care units, where patients are routinely prescribed strong drugs. Researcher Dr. Ben Howden adds, “This highlights that the use of more and more antibiotics is driving more drug-resistant bacteria… With all bacteria in a hospital environment we are driving more resistant strains and ...

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Depression and Anxiety Are Common in Adults with Autism.

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Using data from 35 studies published between 2000 and 2017, researchers estimate that nearly one in four (23.7%) adults with autism spectrum disorder currently have depression while 27% suffer from an anxiety disorder.

Psychological Medicine, September 2018

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Vitamin D and Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

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Diabetics who maintain healthy vitamin D levels have a reduced risk for painful peripheral neuropathy. This suggests that strategies to improve vitamin D levels (getting more sun exposure, eating more vitamin D-rich foods, taking a supplement) should be incorporated into the diabetes management process.
Diabetes Medicine, August 2018

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Office Workers with Neck Pain Have Poor Posture.

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Work-related neck disorders are common among office workers. In a new study, researchers assessed the relationship between moderate work-related neck disorders and head posture, stiffness, and pain thresholds of the neck muscles in 16 office workers with work-related neck pain and 16 asymptomatic office workers. They discovered that female office workers with work-related neck pain were more likely to exhibit forward head posture and experience more stiffness in the upper trapezius muscles. The findings suggest that employers could reduce work-related ...

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