Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects, study shows

Public Release: 13-Jul-2018 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer’s growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice. The molecules, called endocannabinoids, are made naturally by the body and have similar properties to…

An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away: 15-year study

Public Release: 12-Jul-2018   A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges Westmead Institute for Medical Research   Credit: Westmead Institute for Medical Research A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely…

Systematic review examines role of walnut consumption on cardiovascular risk factors

Public Release: 12-Jul-2018   Meta-analysis by Harvard researchers reveals the effect of a walnut-enriched diet on cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, and body weight Edelman Seattle FOLSOM, Calif., July 12, 2018 – An updated systematic review from Harvard University examines 25 years of evidence for the role of walnut consumption on cardiovascular risk factors, including cholesterol,…

Being Outside, The Significant Effect on a variety of Health Conditions

Being Outside, The Significant Effect on a variety of Health Conditions Being Outside, The Significant Effect on a variety of Health Conditions Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits — according to new research. A new report reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II…

It’s official — spending time outside is good for you

Public Release: 6-Jul-2018 University of East Anglia Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth,…

Consumption of fast food linked with asthma and other allergic diseases

Public Release: 5-Jul-2018 Wiley A new Respirology review and analysis of published studies reveals a link between fast food consumption and an increased likelihood of having asthma, wheeze, and several other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis. The analysis included 16 studies. In terms of different types of fast food consumption, hamburger…

Brain dreams and processes words during anesthesia

Brain dreams and processes words during anesthesia Brain dreams and processes words during anesthesia All in all, the findings indicate that consciousness is not necessarily fully lost during anesthesia, even though the person is no longer reacting to their environment. However, dream-like experiences and thoughts might still float in consciousness. The brain might still register…

Exposure to paint, varnish, other solvents linked to increased risk of MS

Public Release: 3-Jul-2018 American Academy of Neurology MINNEAPOLIS – People who have been exposed to paint, varnish and other solvents and who also carry genes that make them more susceptible to developing multiple sclerosis (MS) may be at much greater risk of developing the disease than people who have only the exposure to solvents or…

Consciousness is partly preserved during general anesthesia

Public Release: 3-Jul-2018 University of Turku When people are administered an anaesthetic, they seem to lose consciousness – or at least they stop reacting to their environment. But is consciousness lost fully during anaesthesia or does consciousness persist in the brain but in an altered state? This question has been explored in the joint research…

Compounds found in green tea and wine may block formation of toxic metabolites

PUBLIC RELEASE: 2-JUL-2018 Discovery may pave the way for therapies to treat inborn congenital metabolic disorders, Tel Aviv University researchers say AMERICAN FRIENDS OF TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY A new Tel Aviv University study suggests there is hope of treating certain inborn congenital metabolic diseases — a hope found in green tea and in red wine.…

Supplemental antioxidants may reduce exacerbations in cystic fibrosis

PUBLIC RELEASE: 2-JUL-2018 AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY July 2, 2018–An antioxidant-enriched vitamin may decrease respiratory exacerbations in people with cystic fibrosis(CF), according to new research published online in April in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Effects of an Antioxidant-Enriched Multivitamin in Cystic Fibrosis: Randomized, Controlled, Multicenter Trial,” Scott D. Sagel, MD,…

Vitamin B12 identified As An Effective Canker Sore Therapy

Vitamin B12 identified As An Effective Canker Sore Therapy Vitamin B12 identified As An Effective Canker Sore Therapy The researchers tested the effect of vitamin B12 on 58 randomly selected RAS patients who received either a dose of 1,000 mcg of B12 by mouth at bedtime or a placebo, and were tested monthly for six…

Dietary supplement increases muscle force by 50% percent in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy mouse model

Public Release: 28-Jun-2018 Université Laval Québec City, June 28, 2018?A dietary supplement derived from glucose increases muscle-force production in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) mouse model by 50% in ten days, according to a study conducted by researchers from Université Laval’s Faculty of Medicine and Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) de Québec Research Centre-Université Laval. The…

Your brain with a migraine

Public Release: 27-Jun-2018 Penn State   Caption Optical images of the wave of spreading depolarization in the brain, left, the speeding up and drawing to the surface of the wave with negative current, middle, and the confinement of the wave with arrest of the propagation on the right. Credit Steven Schiff, Penn State dit: Steven…

Antidepressants may increase risk of death by 20 percent for those COPD

Public Release: 26-Jun-2018   Serotonergic antidepressants increase respiratory-related adverse events for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, study suggests St. Michael’s Hospital TORONTO, June 26, 2018 – Antidepressant use in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a 20 per cent increase in likelihood of death and a 15 per cent increase…

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. Anna G. Nilsson, Daniel Sundh, Fredrik Bäckhed, Mattias Lorentzon. Lactobacillus reuteri reduces bone loss…

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women

PUBLIC RELEASE: 21-JUN-2018 UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo.…