Health Implications of access to high-quality fruits and vegetables 2018-03-24T10:31:55.000000000-04:00 Researchers have shown how access to high-quality fruits and vegetables - or lack thereof - strongly influences whether healthy foods make it to a person's breakfast, lunch or dinner plate. Brain development disorders in children linked to common environmental toxin exposures 2018-03-24T10:31:52.000000000-04:00 Exposures of pregnant women and children to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins may be linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders, according to new research. The review describes how numerous, common chemicals can interfere with normal thyroid hormone actions, which are... Bystander T cells can steal the show in resolving inflammation 2018-03-23T14:13:42.000000000-04:00 New research reveals that bystander cell accumulation antagonizes rather than abets cell-killing by specific CTLs, curbing inflammation. The finding is noteworthy because that chief anti-inflammatory role has been traditionally ascribed to what are called regulatory T cells, or 'Tregs,' which dam... New innovations in cell-free biotechnology 2018-03-23T13:27:04.000000000-04:00 A new platform to conduct cell-free protein synthesis could lead to improved quality of manufactured protein therapeutics and biomaterials. First proof a synthesized antibiotic is capable of treating superbugs 2018-03-23T13:08:35.000000000-04:00 A 'game changing' new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesized and used to treat an infection for the first time -- and could lead to the first new class of antibiotic drug in 30 years. Higher-dose RT lowers risk of recurrence but does not improve survival for men with prostate cancer 2018-03-23T12:17:52.000000000-04:00 High-dose radiotherapy did not improve survival for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer but did improve biochemical control and rates of distant metastases, when compared to standard radiotherapy. Men who received higher-dose radiotherapy underwent fewer salvage therapies to control tumors... Is knee pain linked to depression? 2018-03-23T12:17:50.000000000-04:00 According to researchers, knee osteoarthritis affects some 55 percent of people over age 40 in Japan. A research team recently published a study examining the effects of knee pain on depression since, until now, few studies have focused on how knee pain and impaired knee function relate to depres... Older adults who have slower walking speeds may have increased risk for dementia 2018-03-23T12:17:47.000000000-04:00 Because there's currently no cure for dementia, it's important to know about risk factors that may lead to developing it. For example, researchers have learned that older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk than those with faster walking speeds. Recently, researchers hav... Searching for long-term success in weight management? Forget dieting and eat regularly 2018-03-23T11:32:24.000000000-04:00 Early adulthood is particularly critical for putting on weight. According to a recent study common factors among young women and men who succeeded in managing their weight in the long term included eating regularly rather than dieting. Diagnosing breast cancer using red light 2018-03-23T11:32:21.000000000-04:00 Optical Mammography, which uses harmless red or infrared light, has been developed for use in conjunction with X-rays for diagnosis or monitoring in cases demanding repeated imaging where high amounts of ionizing radiation should be avoided.