Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across U.S.

Among women of childbearing age in the U.S., fish consumption has increased while blood mercury has decreased, suggesting improved health for women and their babies.

Photos show promise as dietary assessment tool, but more training needed

Research at suggests that photos of your food are good for a lot more than just entertaining your friends on social media – they might help improve your health and also national nutrition policy.

New protein could be key in fighting debilitating parasitic disease

A naturally occurring protein has been discovered that shows promise as a biocontrol weapon against schistosomiasis, one of the world’s most prevalent parasitic diseases.

Air pollution and lack of physical activity pose competing threats to children in China

Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school.

Chronically ill women underusing online self-care resources, study shows

Barriers to internet use may be preventing chronically ill middle-aged and older women from being as healthy as they otherwise could be, new research from Oregon State University suggests.

 

Repeatedly thinking about work-family conflict linked to health problems

Thinking over and over again about conflicts between your job and personal life is likely to damage both your mental and physical health, research from Oregon State University suggests.

Boosting levels of known antioxidant may help resist age-related decline

Researchers have found that a specific detoxification compound, glutathione, helps resist the toxic stresses of everyday life – but its levels decline with age and can lead to health problems.

System changes improve prenatal care for Oregon Medicaid beneficiaries

Oregon’s 2012 shift to an incentivized, accountable-care system for Medicaid beneficiaries led to positive changes for expectant mothers and their babies, OSU research shows.

Want to optimize those 10,000 (or fewer) steps? Walk faster, sit less

Want to get the most out of those 10,000 daily steps? Walk as briskly as you can as much as you can, and minimize the amount of time you spend sitting around.

Lack of pharmacy access sends some patients back to the hospital

A new study suggests that improved access to pharmacies could help address a problem with hospital readmissions that are higher in rural, remote or smaller communities.

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