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Playing hunger games: Are gamified health apps putting odds in your favor?
For many people, finding motivation to exercise is a challenge. Thankfully, there are Zombies chasing you.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:35:48 GMT

Coronary calcium predicts heart disease risk in patients with chronic kidney disease
Calcium buildup in the coronary arteries may be a better indicator of kidney disease patients' risk of heart disease than traditional risk factors used in the general population, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings provide valuable new information that could help safeguard the heart health of patients with kidney disease.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:35:48 GMT

New drug may fight serious respiratory virus in infants
(HealthDay)—An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:35:48 GMT

Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice
Title: Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:45:17 GMT

Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens
Title: Pigs' Hearts Beat for a Year in Baboons' Abdomens
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:45:17 GMT

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Title: Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:45:17 GMT

When it comes to how pizza looks, cheese matters
Most consumers have an idea what they want their pizza slice to look like. Golden cheese with that dark toasted-cheese color scattered in distinct blistery patches across the surface with a bit of oil glistening in the valleys. A new study evaluated the pizza baking performance of different cheeses (mozzarella, cheddar, colby, Edam, Emmental, Gruyere, and provolone) in conjunction with a new quantifiable evaluation technique to see how their composition and functional differences affected browning and blistering.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:45:18 GMT

Primary care physicians can be critical resource for abused women in rural areas
Many primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence, according to public health researchers. Rural women who are exposed to such violence have limited resources if they seek help. However, the United States Preventive Services Task Force now recommends IPV screening in the primary care setting.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:45:18 GMT

Laser device may end pin pricks, improve quality of life for diabetics
Researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood. In a new article, the researchers describe how they measured blood sugar by directing their specialized laser at a person's palm.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:45:18 GMT

Playing hunger games: Are gamified health apps putting odds in your favor?
(Brigham Young University) For many people, finding motivation to exercise is a challenge. Thankfully, there are Zombies chasing you.At least that's the approach of Zombies, Run! -- one of more than 31,000 health and fitness apps on the market today, and one of the growing number of apps that use games to increase physical activity.Gamification is currently the popular trend for mobile fitness apps, but whether or not it's the best way to exercise remains to be seen.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:45:18 GMT

Measuring calcium buildup to predict heart disease in those with chronic kidney disease
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Calcium buildup in the coronary arteries of chronic kidney disease patients may be a strong indicator of heart disease risk, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health assert that coronary calcium outperforms two other commonly used measures of subclinical atherosclerosis in predicting the risk of heart disease among individuals with kidney disease.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:45:18 GMT

Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation
(Indiana University) A study of American singles found that during sex with a familiar partner, men have the highest orgasm rates. On average, men experience orgasm 85.1 percent of the time, with their sexual orientation making little difference. For women, orgasm occurrence is less predictable. On average, women experience orgasm 62.9 percent of the time -- and this varies with women's sexual orientation, with lesbian women experiencing orgasm more often than heterosexual or bisexual women.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:45:18 GMT

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