Citrus Fruits May Help Prevent Obesity-Related DiseasesAntioxidants in citrus could reduce the risk of chronic diseases caused by obesity, such as heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes.
Clinical trials show that more than one third of the adults in the United States are overweight. Being overweight causes a variety of chronic illnesses and diseases such as liver ...More »
Stroke Speeds Brain AgingA stroke can steal 8 years of brain power overnight.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. Deborah A. Levine, from the University of Michigan (Michigan, USA ...More »
Mediterranean Diet for Brain HealthNew review concludes that those who follow the Mediterranean diet are less likely to experience cognitive decline and to develop Alzheimer's disease.
The journal, "Frontiers in Nutrition", contains important findings from researchers at Melbourne, Australia’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at the Swinburne University of Technology. Roy Harman, the lead author, together ...More »
One Night of Sleep Deprivation Causes Insulin ResistanceA single night of inadequate sleep could equal six months on a high-fat diet (canine model)
Demonstrating once again the importance of a good night's sleep, new research has found that a six-month high-fat diet and one night of sleep deprivation could both impair insulin ...More »
Onion Skin Extract Lowers Blood PressureTaking a dietary supplement made from onion-skin has been shown to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension.
People suffering from hypertension may benefit from taking a dietary supplement made from onion skins. Researchers from the University of Bonn, Germany, studied the effects of taking a dietary supplement ...More »
Potent PollutantsAuto exhaust and smog contain pollutants that may play a role in the rise in airborne allergies.
Nitrogen dioxide – present in automotive exhaust, and ozone – the main component of smog, may provoke chemical changes in certain airborne allergens that could increase their potency. Researchers from the Max ...More »
Family Trumps Friends for LongevityClose relationships with family members, but not friends, decreases the likelihood of death.
Recent studies show that older adults will live longer, if they are involved in an active family social setting. Social settings provide an opportunity for people to meet and greet ...More »
Peanuts PrevailPeanuts Improve markers of vascular health, if consumed as part of a high-fat meal.
A legume, peanuts are a good source of vitamin E, niacin, folate, manganese protein and fiber. Previously, some studies suggest that consumption of peanuts may lower the risks of coronary ...More »
Early Detection Is Key for Diabetes ManagementScreening and early treatment of Type 2 diabetes could have substantial health benefits.
A study combining large scale clinical observations and innovative computer modeling suggests that screening to identify Type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits. Researchers ...More »
Otulipenia, a New Inflammatory Disease DiscoveredResearchers Link Fatal Inflammatory Disease to Chromosome 5 Malfunction
Researchers have discovered a new and potentially fatal disease that affects the Chromosome 5 gene. The disease identified is Otulipenia, a rare and oftentimes fatal inflammatory disease, that mainly affects ...More »
Nanorobots Target Cancerous TumorsCancer Research Breakthrough - Researchers effectively use swarms of nanorobots as drug delivery system against active cancerous cells of tumors.
Researchers have successfully used advanced nanotechnology to target cancer tumours with more precision than ever before. This is a big breakthrough in using nanocarriers in modern medicine. In this case ...More »
Kiwi Enhances Bowel HealthKiwifruit contains nutrients that may reduce constipation, in healthy adults.
With its characteristic fuzzy brown exterior and bright green flesh speckled with black seeds, kiwifruit (Chinese gooseberry) is an abundant source of vitamin C. Researchers from The New Zealand Institute ...More »
Latino Longevity Mystery UnraveledOften referred to as the "hispanic paradox", Latinos have a lower risk of mortality than other ethnic groups and researchers may have discovered the key.
A longevity mystery has been puzzling scientists for some time, according to a new study published online from Genome Biology. Latinos in America have a life expectancy of 82 years ...More »
Time of Day Influences Susceptibility to InfectionsCircadian rhythm affects the ability of viruses to replicate and spread between cells, causing higher susceptibility to infection at certain times of the day.
Routinely disrupted patterns in the body, such as unpredictable sleep patterns and shift work, play a major role in how and when infections occur in the body. A study suggests ...More »
Lessen Lunch CaloriesCooked oatmeal for breakfast increases feelings of fullness.
Enjoying a hearty breakfast may help a person to eat fewer calories at lunch. Allan Geliebter, from Columbia University Medical Center (New York, USA), and colleagues enrolled 36 men and ...More »
Exercise Curtails Death RiskRegular physical activity may reduce the risk of premature death, in urban and high-trafficked areas.
Physical activity heightens respiratory processes and may raise the deposition of air pollutants in the lung. But a team from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) submits that there are benefits ...More »
New Drug for Parasitic Infections May Save Millions of LivesA new drug, successfully tested on animals and now about to enter human testing, can knock out three killer diseases.
Parasitic infection afflicts up to 20 million people worldwide. Most of these people are located in the poorest of nations: Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These diseases are more commonly ...More »
Predictive PersonalityFriends may be best able to perceive personality traits that may raise your risks of death.
Previous studies suggest that self-rated personality traits predict risk of death. Joshua J. Jackson, from Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, USA), and colleagues explored whether a person’s friends ...More »
Prebiotics for Exercise-Induced AsthmaBoosting good gut bacteria growth could help exercise-induced asthma aufferers.
Upper respiratory problems such as asthma affect 6.3 million children and 17.7 million adults in the United States. Asthma, categorized as chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath and ...More »
Will a Protein Become the Next Big Sweetener?Brazzein, a fruit protein, is 2,000 times sweeter than sugar, and has fewer calories.
As consumers become more aware of their caloric intake, sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are losing their popularity and being replaced by low and no-calorie alternatives. A fruit protein called ...More »
More Fiber Lowers BPIncreasing dietary insoluble fiber intake may markedly lower systolic blood pressure.
Whole wheat and wheat bran foods are abundant dietary sources of insoluble fiber. GS Aljuraiban, from Imperial College London (United Kingdom), and colleagues analyzed data collected on 2,195 men ...More »
Balance Training Reduces Falls & InjuriesImproving balance may lower fall-related injuries by 20%, among older women.
Brittle bones are common among aging women, with falls having the potential to cause major disability risks. Fabienne El-Khoury, from the Pierre Louis Institute for Epidemiology and Public Health (France ...More »
New Superbug-Fighting Antibiotic Found in Nasal BacteriaResearchers have identified a bacterium found in the human nose that can produce antibiotics to destroy Staphyloccus aureus (Staph).
Scientists in Germany have created a new drug-resistant antibiotic they call "lugdunin." A bacteria (staphylococcus lugdunensis) that colonizes your naval cavity was discovered in the human nose, and can produce ...More »
Dried Plums Deter Colon CancerEating dried plums may beneficially affect gut bacteria.
Research suggests that eating dried plums can positively affect the gut microbiota – the bacteria that live in the gut – and possibly reduce the risk of colon cancer. Dr Nancy Turner ...More »
Does Burned Food Really Give You Cancer?Do you hesitate to eat a plate of barbecued food that has been blackened, because of the common belief that burned food could possibly cause cancer?
Acrylamide is a chemical molecule that forms when food is cooked at high temperatures. However, while it is known to be a potential carcinogen and toxic in its industrial ...
Distracted EatingEating “on the go” may prompt weight gain.
Dieters who eat “on the go’ may increase their food intake later in the day, which could lead to weight gain and obesity. Jane Ogden, from the University of Surrey ...More »
Obesity Linked to Premature Aging of BrainResearchers find that obese people's brains age more rapidly than those of leaner people, however, no connection was found in relation to cognitive abilities.
Scientists make a remarkable discovery that connects the brain with progressive aging and genetic illnesses. Middle-aged, obese individuals’ brains show something totally different from individuals who are not overweight, according ...More »
Attitude & LongevityFeeling youthful may improve a person's chances of living longer.
A large-scale study confirms the notion that feeling younger than your chronological age reduces the chances of dying. Andrew Steptoe, from the University College London (United Kingdom), and colleagues analyzed ...More »
Diabetics Should Think Twice Before Starting the Paleo DietThere is no long-term evidence showing the benefits of the Paleo diet for those with type 2 diabetes, and it may actually do more harm than good.
Associate Professor Sof Andrikopoulos of the University of Melbourne Department of Medicine, stated in the Medical Journal of Australia that those with type 2 diabetes should not get too hyped ...More »
Sleep for Healthy ThoughtsLate evenings, short sleep may promote repetitive negative thoughts.
People tend to have repetitive negative thinking when they have bothersome pessimistic thoughts that seem to repeat in their minds. Previous studies have linked sleep problems with such repetitive negative ...More »
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Does Burned Food Really Give You Cancer?
Do you hesitate to eat a plate of barbecued food that has been blackened, because of the common belief that burned food could possibly cause cancer?Read the full article »
The Importance of Nutrition in Mental Health
Mounting evidence suggests that ensuring diet quality and addressing nutritional deficits have a role in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.Read the full article »
Hormone That Reverses Cell Aging in Humans Identified
Danazol, a synthetic male hormone, reverses cell aging, potentially leading to new treatments to counter diseases caused by cell deterioration.Read the full article »
Looking through the Eyes of Alzheimer’s Disease
What do your eyes have to do with the development of Alzheimer’s disease? A lot, according to scientists.Read the full article »
Pineapples Halt Harmful Gut Bacteria
Enzymes found in roots and stems of pineapples show promise in the war against superbugs.Read the full article »
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