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Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:12:25 PSTMarch was a bloody month for the gun lobby starting with the Alabama, Illinois church and Germany shootings and ended with the Oakland police killings this week.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:34:46 PSTIn a patient study of over 1,000 individuals with coronary artery disease (CAD), researchers have found that high levels of an enzyme called PLTP significantly increased the risk of heart attack in the subset of patients taking statins. While follow-up studies will be needed to tease out the exact connection between PLTP and statins, this connection does suggest levels of PLTP in the blood should be a consideration for potential statin treatment.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:17:48 PSTResearchers at the University of Florida have introduced 'Delicious', a new muscadine grape cultivar. 'Delicious' ripens early, produces high yields, and is disease-resistant. The black fruit features exceptional taste and texture with an edible skin, making it well-suited for fresh fruit consumption and the potential for wine production. The name 'Delicious' was selected based on the comments of vineyard visitors who sampled the fruit
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:16:35 PSTResearchers in Canada are reporting that proteins found in a common garden pea show promise as a natural food additive or new dietary supplement for fighting high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Those potentially life-threatening conditions affect millions of people worldwide.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:14:54 PSTScientists at the University of Liverpool have demonstrated how a single-celled organism, living freely in the environment, could be a source of Salmonella transmission to animals and humans.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:13:54 PSTMany people of East Asian descent possess an enzyme deficiency that causes their skin to redden, or flush, when they drink alcohol. Scientists from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and Japan's Kurihama Alcohol Center now caution that heavy alcohol consumption greatly increases the risk for esophageal cancer among such individuals, who comprise about 8 percent of the world's population.
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Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:36:09 PSTAs any parent knows, children love sweet-tasting foods. Now, new research from the University of Washington and the Monell Center indicates that this heightened liking for sweetness has a biological basis and is related to children's high growth rate.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:34:11 PSTResearchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a gene that plays a critical regulatory role in the process of converting dietary carbohydrates to fat. In a new study, they disabled this gene in mice, which consequently had lower levels of body fat than their normal counterparts, despite being fed the equivalent of an all-you-can-eat pasta buffet.
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 09:31:52 PSTNew evidence by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and researchers in Germany shows that drinking alcohol is the greatest risk factor for acetaldehyde-related cancer. Heavy drinkers may be at increased risk due to exposure from multiple sources.
Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:35:32 PSTMushrooms may reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a case-control study conducted in southeast China. Researchers analyzed dietary records from more than 2,000 pre- and postmenopausal women with breast cancer and a group of matched healthy controls.
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 17:31:08 PSTThe relationships between food, nutrition science, and health outcomes have been intensively analyzed over the past century. Genomic variation among individuals and populations is a new factor that enriches and challenges our understanding of these complex relationships
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 08:36:44 PSTRecommendations to increase fish consumption because of health benefits may not be environmentally sustainable and more research is needed to clarify the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, write Dr. David Jenkins of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and coauthors in an analysis in CMAJ http://www.cmaj.ca/press/pg633.pdf.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:59:47 PST• Low levels of vitamin D were associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and metabolic syndrome in teenagers.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:58:22 PST• A moderate decrease in daily salt intake could benefit the U.S. population and reduce the rates of heart disease and deaths.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:53:46 PSTA study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that men who took a daily folic acid supplement of 1 mg daily had more than twice the risk of prostate cancer compared with men who took a placebo.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:52:11 PSTFifteen-year-old males who ate fish at least once a week displayed higher cognitive skills at the age of 18 than those who it ate it less frequently, according to a study of nearly 4,000 teenagers published in the March issue of Acta Paediatrica.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:50:43 PSTMen with higher vitamin C intake appear less likely to develop gout, a painful type of arthritis, according to a report in the March 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:49:14 PSTHeart disease and stroke linked to increased cognitive decline only in Alzheimer's patients who carry the APOE-e4 gene -- previously implicated in late-onset disease
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:47:08 PSTThe largest study of its kind to evaluate the effect of red versus white wine on breast-cancer risk concludes that both are equal offenders when it comes to increasing breast-cancer risk. The results of the study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, were published in the March issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:43:11 PSTBoosting calcium consumption spurs weight loss, according to a study published in the most recent issue of the British Journal of Nutrition, but only in people whose diets are calcium deficient.
Sat, 07 Mar 2009 07:44:15 PSTYou wouldn't think a veterinarian would have to say, "I love animals." After all, doctors don't say, "I love people." But in 200 email messages to the Daily O’Collegian, the Oklahoma State University (OSU) student newspaper, that's just what vets and vet students are saying to defend the vet school's live dog labs.
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 13:28:04 PST"Today's victory for Diana Levine is really a victory for all American consumers," said Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron. The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, rejected the premise that drug manufacturers who fail to warn consumers of the dangers associated with their products can evade responsibility for the harm they do to Americans.
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:56:27 PSTBuoyed by a President and Secretary of Agriculture who have voiced their support for healthier school foods , health groups say this is the year Congress should take action .
Wed, 04 Mar 2009 13:22:00 PSTAny diet will do? Not if you want to lose fat instead of muscle. Not if you want to lower your triglyceride levels so you'll be less likely to develop diabetes and heart disease. Not if you want to avoid cravings that tempt you to cheat on your diet. And not if you want to keep the weight off long-term.
Wed, 04 Mar 2009 08:07:26 PSTAs researchers continue to examine the role of sweeteners in the diet, it's important that people understand the differences among various ingredients used in scientific studies, according to the Corn Refiners Association (CRA). Interchanging two distinctly different ingredients, such as pure fructose and high fructose corn syrup, creates factually incorrect conclusions and misleads consumers
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 11:14:47 PSTA new study suggests that eating garlic daily may help patients with diabetes and or high blood pressure.
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:32:01 PSTIf you’re looking for a quick, nutritious and flavorful dinner tonight, you’ve come to the right place. Requiring only a handful of ingredients and taking less than 20 minutes to prepare, this lemon Dijon salmon is the perfect alternative to quick-fix frozen dinners.
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 09:43:50 PSTTaking supplements with vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid helps reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women, according to a study reported in the Feb 23, 2009 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
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Sun, 01 Mar 2009 09:57:58 PSTCompounds extracted from green vegetables when used along with selenium could be a potent treatment for melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, according to a new study published in the March 2009 issue of Clinical Cancer Research.
Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:22:41 PSTTaking certain nutrient supplements like beta-carotene and some other carotenoids-containing dietary supplements may raise the risk of lung cancer, particularly in smokers, a study published in the Feb 2009 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests.
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:55:17 PSTIn December 2006 a psychiatrist at a state mental hospital in California, along with a number of co-authors, first theorized that daily supplementation with proper daily doses of vitamin D would prevent influenza and many varieties of the common cold.
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:39:36 PSTShiitake mushrooms are the third most popular mushroom species in the U.S. In addition to taste, shiitake have a multitude of health benefits. Low in calories, glucose and sodium, shiitake are high in potassium, phosphorus, copper, and zinc.
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:19:47 PSTFresh strawberries. Just the mention of this iconic spring and early summer fruit can elicit mouthwatering memories of shortcake, fruity drinks and sweet desserts.
Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:18:01 PSTBlack raspberries have been studied for decades by scientists and medical researchers interested in the fruits' apparent ability to limit the onset or severity of degenerative diseases, including cancer
Wed, 25 Feb 2009 13:42:14 PSTResearchers at Purdue University have precisely measured the impact of a high-fat diet on the spread of cancer, finding that excessive dietary fat caused a 300 percent increase in metastasizing tumor cells in laboratory animals.
Tue, 24 Feb 2009 19:47:13 PSTPostpartum depression is a serious—and often undiagnosed—condition affecting about 10 to 12 percent of new mothers. Some of the causes might include personal history of depression, stressful life events, and lack of social, financial or emotional support.
Tue, 24 Feb 2009 15:00:52 PSTPresident Obama and new USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack are being urged to take immediate action to repair the USDA’s increasingly dysfunctional National Organic Program (NOP).
Tue, 24 Feb 2009 14:58:46 PSTGlobal warming and our "absurd over-dependence on carbon-based fuels" is interconnected with the looming economic and national security crises said former US Vice President Al Gore to an overflow audience at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Chicago in February.
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:34:11 PSTA new study in the Jan 15, 2009 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that women exposed to organic solvents on the job are at higher risk of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:04:38 PSTA previously unknown effect of an infectious agent relevant to the prevention and/or treatment of lung cancer has been discovered by a UMDNJ research team led by Melissa Rogers, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:01:34 PSTDrinking at least three cups of green or black tea a day can significantly reduce the risk of stroke, a new UCLA study has found. And the more you drink, the better your odds of staving off a stroke.
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:59:42 PSTCapsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers, is most often experienced as an irritant, but it may also be used to reduce pain. A new work published by Drs. Feng Qin and Jing Yao in this week's PLoS Biology uses capsaicin to uncover novel insight into how pain-receptor systems can adapt to painful stimuli.
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:58:33 PSTVitamin D may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, report investigators from the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Children's Hospital Boston
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:56:54 PSTWomen with higher intake of calcium appear to have a lower risk of cancer overall, and both men and women with high calcium intakes have lower risks of colorectal cancer and other cancers of the digestive system,
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:55:22 PSTTaking a combination of vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid appears to decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration in women, according to a report in the February 23 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Sat, 21 Feb 2009 14:07:33 PSTA new study suggests that eating too much fast food may increase risk of stroke, the third largest killer in the United States, Reuters reported.
Sat, 21 Feb 2009 10:12:43 PSTThe French government is ready to warn its citizen not to drink wine as evidence suggests that drinking alcohol boosts risk of a number of cancers, Timesonline.co.uk reported on Feb 20.
Thu, 19 Feb 2009 13:27:08 PSTWomen who have multiple sclerosis may reduce their risk of relapses after pregnancy if they breastfeed their babies, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 25 to May 2, 2009.
Wed, 18 Feb 2009 11:30:09 PSTA study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati shows that high-fat diets, even if consumed for a short amount of time, can inflame fat tissue surrounding blood vessels, possibly contributing to cardiovascular disease.
Wed, 18 Feb 2009 08:48:46 PSTUntil recently, most of the concern surrounding the health risks of phthalates has focused on the use of these plasticizers in toys, personal care products, food packaging, and medical equipment such as intravenous tubing.
Wed, 18 Feb 2009 08:15:55 PSTA new study examining data on incidence trends, mortality rates and survival rates from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registries indicates that the incidence of liver cancer in the United States tripled between 1975 and 2005