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Fish Oil Supplements helped Heal Bedsores

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 03:39:17 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Taking fish oil supplements may help bedsores heal in critically ill patients, according to a study from the Tel Aviv University. The researchers noticed a 20-25 percent reduction in pressure ulcers when eight grams of fish oil were taken daily for three weeks. The results were published in the British Journal of Nutrition and the American Journal of Critical Care.

Prof. Pierre Singer of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine explained that bedsores are a common problem for critically ill patients because of constant pressure on the skin and tissue. Bedsores form from a lack oxygen because the blood flow is reduced and there is skin wetness. Other studies have found fish oil supplements were helpful for lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation of the skin and in joints.

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Childhood Psoriasis associated with increased risk for being Overweight and Obese

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:22:57 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Children who have psoriasis are at an increased risk for being overweight or obese, according to a new study. The research findings were published in the JAMA Network publication, Online First by Archives of Dermatology.

The study authors explain that previous research suggested that adults with psoriasis are at an increased risk for obesity, heart attacks, strokes, and type-2 diabetes. Other recent investigations suggested that there was a relationship between children with psoriasis and obesity.

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Banana Boat Sunscreen Recall announced for Fire Hazard

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 03:37:45 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of several Banana Boat sunscreen products with the continuous spray mist. Before the sunscreen is completely dry, the person wearing the product could potentially catch on fire if exposed to an ignition source.

Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ENR) based out of St. Louis, MO are the distributors of the Banana Boat branded products. They have voluntarily recalled 23 different products (see recall list below) that spray or mist the sunscreen on the skin. The company distributed the recalled products nationwide between January of 2010 and September 30, 2012.

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New Hayfever Vaccine Treatment may be more Helpful and Less Costly

Tue, 11 Sep 2012 03:52:05 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - UK scientists from Imperial College London and King's College London are investigating a new hayfever vaccine that might be more effective at blocking antibodies in the bloodstream and may cost less than current treatments. The clinical trial is being funded by the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research via the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme to confirm if the new hayfever vaccine is a viable option.

The current immunotherapy vaccine used to treat severe hay fever cases requires high doses of the allergen delivered under the skin and sometimes as a tablet or drops. The injections usually required are in large quantities, and the tablets or drops must be taken continuously to slow the allergic symptoms. The treatments can often be expensive over the long run.

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Strawberry Extract protects Skin Cell from damaging UVA Rays

Sat, 04 Aug 2012 04:33:06 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from Italy and Spain found that strawberry extract protected skin cell cultures when exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UVA) rays. The strawberry extract has potential to be used as a topical sunscreen cream. The results of the study of strawberry extract and protection from UVA rays was published in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry.

Maurizio Battino, researcher at the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy and lead author said to SINC that their study verifies that strawberry extract protects against UVA rays from damaging skin cells.

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Over 3,000 cases of Melanoma Skin Cancer in Europe associated with Sunbed Use

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 05:18:00 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - A European study estimates that 5.4 percent of all new cases of cutaneous melanoma skin cancer are related to the use of sunbed tanners. People who use sunbeds to get a golden tan are at a 20 percent increased risk of getting skin cancer compared to those that never used one. The skin cancer risk more than doubles if they used sunbeds before age 35.

Researchers from the International Prevention Research Institute in France, along with the European Institute of Oncology of Italy, wanted to learn more about the relationship between sunbed use and melanoma skin cancer in the Western European region. The researchers investigated and analyzed information gathered in 27 different studies on skin cancer and sunbed use between 1981 and 2012. The participants included people from the UK, France, and Germany.

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Aspirin and other NSAID Pain Relievers might reduce Skin Cancer

Wed, 30 May 2012 04:33:48 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - A study from Denmark found that squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma might be reduced when a person takes aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen on a regular basis. The reduction was seen when patients filled at least two prescriptions for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They had a 15 percent decreased risk for developing squamous cell carcinoma and a 13 percent decreased risk for developing malignant melanoma. The study results were published online in CANCER, which is a journal of the American Cancer Society.

Sigrún Alba Jóhannesdóttir, BSc, of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark along with colleagues investigated medical records from northern Denmark from 1991 through 2009. They found 1,974 diagnoses of squamous cell carcinoma, 13,316 diagnoses of basal cell carcinoma, and 3,242 diagnoses of malignant melanoma. They also compared information from 178,655 individuals that did not have skin cancer and compared this against their prescriptions. They were looking for prescription of two or more refills of an NSAID.

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Prescription Acne Medicine might Increase Risk of Pink Eye Infections

Thu, 24 May 2012 03:05:21 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from Tel Aviv Universtiy found that commonly used acne prescription - Isotretinoin medications - such as Accutane or Roaccutane could increase the chances of eye infections including conjunctivitis (pink eye) or sties. The study results was published in the Archives of Dermatology.

Dr. Gabriel Chodick of TAU's School of Public Health at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine to investigate to see if there was an increased risk for eye infection from taking Isotretinoin medication that is used for acne. Dr. Chodick worked with Drs. Meira Neudorfer, Orna Shamai-Lubovitz and Varda Shalev from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Inbal Goldshtein from Maccabi Health Care Services on this research.

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Thyme Herbal Remedy used for Acne Treatment has Antibacterial Benefits

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 04:47:38 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Researchers from Leeds Metropolitan University found that a tincture of thyme was more effective as an antibacterial acne treatment than concentrations of benzoyl peroxide. The researchers presented their findings at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin that is going on this week.

The study involved testing tinctures of thyme, marigold, and myrrh on bacterium that is known to cause acne. The bacteria engaging the skin pores cause the development of white heads to puss-filled cysts. Out of the three tinctures, the thyme was the most effective anti-bacterial effect than marigold, or myrrh. All three had anti-bacterial properties. However, the thyme tincture was more potent than standard concentrations of benzol peroxide for antibacterial properties.

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Melanoma Death Rate declined but only for the most Educated

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:49:36 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - An American Cancer Society study found a decline in melanoma cancer deaths for non-Hispanic Whites in the United States who had the highest level of education.

Overall, the melanoma death rate in Non-Hispanic Whites has been on the decline since the early 1990’s for men and women ranging in age between 25 to 64 years. The researchers wanted to determine if the decline was associated with socioeconomic status.

Researchers led by Vilma Cokkinides, Ph. D, looked at death certificates from 26 states to find the melanoma death rate and education level. The data represented around 45 percent of the US population. They found a ten percent melanoma mortality rate decrease over the last 10 years (records spanning 1993-97 to 2003-07).

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UV Sunscreen protection from Grape Flavonoid Polyphenolic Extracts

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:20:33 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Spanish researchers found that compounds in grapes can help protect the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Polyphenolic substances that come from the flavonoids found in grapes can reduce the UVA and UVB rays ability to cause damaging 'reactive oxygen species' (ROS) from developing. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Marta Cascante, a biochemist at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and director of the research project, said that the grape extracted compounds activated the JNK and p38 enzymes, which offered the sun protection.

Ultraviolet rays are shown to contribute to skin cancer, sunburn, and premature aging. Polyphenolic extracts could be used to make new UV sunscreen protection skin products.

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Health Quiz on 'The Dr. Oz Show' points out Symptoms and Signs of more Serious Medical Conditions

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 05:20:49 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - On today’s ‘The Dr. Oz Show’, Dr. Oz had a quiz asking ‘How Healthy Are You?’ He said sometimes we take our health for granted. Working with a panel of medical doctors Oz came up with this questionnaire. Doctors say that there are warning signs that happen before a big health problems occur and Doctor Oz wanted people to be aware of these signs. He gave the viewers and the audience a questionnaire that a panel of doctors helped to put together.

Here are the Questions asked on the show:

1. Do you wake up more than twice a night?

If you answer Yes give yourself 1 point, if No 0 points

Carol Ash DO is a sleep medicine specialist that was on Doctor Oz’s panel of experts on the show today. She explained that you need an average of 8 hours of sleep at night. If you have chronic lack or disrupted sleep you are at risk for developing diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Lack of sleep can also impair your immune system. Additionally, not having enough good sleep at night can interrupt your thinking and can cause daytime accidents.

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Dr. Andrew Weil shares Alternative Medicine Therapies on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

Sat, 02 Jul 2011 05:04:55 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Dr. Andrew Weil was a guest on today's ‘The Dr. Oz Show.’ He came on the TV show to listed some foods that help reduce inflammation. He also shared on supplements, foods, and products that could protect the brain, lungs, and heart. Dr. Weil is an author or several books including, "8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power."

Dr. Andrew Weil is a physician. He said that he did not learn prevention in medical school. When he was getting older, he was not feeling so well, so he started to learn alternative medicinal treatments. He stopped eating meat, started meditating among other things, which had made him feel better. During his investigation into medicinal treatments worldwide, he found many great cures and some that were nonsense. When he shared what he learned with his colleagues, they did not share his enthusiasm. He calls the combined traditional medicine with alternative treatments and therapies integrated medicine. Dr. Weil’s integrated medicine will help people to learn to eat better and to handle stress. Dr. Weil explained that he hopes one day they drop the word integrative and just call it good medicine.

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Doctor Oz Discusses the Over 40 Survival Kit on his Dr Oz Show

Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:07:36 +0000


(Best Syndication News) Doctor Mehmet C Oz provided solutions to common problems women face after they turn 40 years old. Women complain about aching knees, memory problems and a reduced metabolism.

“This show is very special,” Oz told his audience Monday.

Aching Joints

Author and orthopedic physical therapist Peggy Brill provided a solution for throbbing knees. Inflammation can cause pain.

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Melanoma Skin Cancer – Some Women who took Calcium and Vitamin D supplements cut risk in half

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:01:39 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Some women that were at high risk for developing melanoma had reduced their risk for developing the deadly skin cancer by taking calcium and Vitamin D supplements. The supplements did not benefit all women at reducing the melanoma cancer risk. The study was conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine and will be published in the online June 27 edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

The researchers from Stanford used data from a large clinical trial to find women with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. The researchers said that the non-fatal skin cancers give a person a higher chance to develop melanoma later on. The data showed women who were once treated for a non-melanoma skin cancer and took calcium combined with vitamin D, had 57 percent fewer melanoma diagnosis compared to women with similar skin cancers who did not take the supplements. The non-melanoma skin cancers included basal cell and squamous cell cancers.

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Sunscreen products have new labeling and testing requirements

Tue, 14 Jun 2011 21:24:30 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new labeling requirements and testing standards for manufacturers of sunscreen that are sold over-the-counter. The final test requirements and product labeling will be in effect in one year.

The new regulation will limit the highest sunscreen rating to “SPF 50+.” The FDA says that anything higher than 50, has not been proven to show anymore benefit than SPF 50 rating. The FDA suggests that consumers read both the front and back of the product label to determine the amount of protection, the sunscreen lotion or spray offers.

Products must pass testing for certain criteria in order to claim that it protects from the sun's rays. The manufacturers will have to follow new methods to test the sunscreen effectiveness as outlined by the FDA. The label will need to reflect the test results.

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Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen discuss their new book for teens on ‘GMA’

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 22:19:26 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen have written a new book called, “You: The Owner’s Manual for Teens” and shared a few tips on ABC’s ‘GMA’ TV show today. The two doctors offered a few tips to improve the health of teens.

In the first part of the segment, Doctor Oz went to a school to answer questions for teens. Doctor Oz had his sixteen-year old daughter with him. The first question was about hair loss in teen years. Dr. Oz said there is medicine that can slow down the process. Another teen asked about dark circles even though she has plenty sleep and eats healthy. Dr. Oz said that is a sign of allergies and she should change her pillow to either a Hypoallergenic one or put a casing on the pillow. Doctor Oz surveyed the class about how much sleep they were getting at night. Almost half the kids in the class did not get at least 7 hours of sleep.

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Friday is ‘Don’t Fry Day’ – EPA says Melanoma Skin Cancer is on the Rise

Mon, 23 May 2011 19:03:38 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Wear your sunscreen and minimize sun exposure reminds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This Friday is called “Don’t Fry Day” to remind people that getting to much sun can be a bad thing. The EPA Sunwise program and the National Council of Skin Cancer Prevention have teamed up to get the word out before Memorial Day Weekend - the unofficial start to summer.

Melanoma cases have been increasing says the EPA. The number one cancer is melanoma for people between 25 and 29 year old. Skin cancer kills one American every hour. Over two million people are affected by skin cancer in the US every year. This outnumbers breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer combined. The cause of skin cancer is having to much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation which comes from the sun.

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Dr. Oz outlines a 24-hour anti-aging plan to stop aging

Sat, 21 May 2011 22:25:26 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Doctor Oz was outlined a 24-hour anti-aging plan to put a stop the aging process. On the segment “24 hours to stop aging” segment of the “Dr. Oz” TV show, he had Dr. Greenfield who is an Integrative Medicine Specialist as a guest on the show.

Doctor Oz Anti-aging daily routine to stay young longer

Morning – Prevent wrinkles by eating less sugar
Cut down on the sugar you eat for breakfast. Dr. Greenfield said that cutting down on sugar will help prevent damage to skin tissue. He explained that when sugar and protein combine, it causes less elasticity throughout the body. Less elasticity in the skin causes wrinkles.

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Dr. Oz Anti-aging Hot List – Four products that help you look younger

Sat, 21 May 2011 19:48:52 +0000


(Best Syndication News) - Doctor Oz gave a list of products that he said will help to make you look younger on yesterday’s ‘Dr. Oz’ TV show. He said that he did not receive any money to recommending these products and said that each product has been clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging. Three of the four products on his hotlist were cosmetic wrinkle prevention routines and one would protect the skin against UV damage.

The Dr. Oz Anti-aging Hot List:

1. The Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System – For just one minute a day and 100 percent in the research saw improvements. The system costs around $185. The micro massager is applied to the crows feet around the eye along with a special serum.

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