Month: November 2014

Folic acid lowers risk of autism

22 Mar 2013 Women who take a vitamin B9 supplement (folic acid) during the beginning weeks of their pregnancy can cut the risk of having a child with autism in half. But the supplement has no effect if it is started more than 8 weeks into the pregnancy. These findings are the result of a…

Bitter melon juice prevents pancreatic cancer in mouse models

By Garth Sundem in In the Lab · March 12, 2013 A University of Colorado Cancer study published this week in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells’ energy source and eventually killing them. “Three years ago researchers showed the…

Study: Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups

23 Mar 2013 University of Michigan study helps explain benefits of probiotics for patients with stress-associated gastrointestinal disorders ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For those with irritable bowel syndrome who wonder if stress aggravates their intestinal disorder, a new University of Michigan Health System study shows it’s not all in their head. Researchers revealed that while…

Green tea, coffee may help lower stroke risk

22 Mar 2013 Green tea and coffee may help lower your risk of having a stroke, especially when both are a regular part of your diet, according to research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. “This is the first large-scale study to examine the combined effects of both green tea and coffee…

Olive oil makes you feel full

How oils and fats regulate feeling of satiety 14.03.2013, Research news Reduced-fat food products are gaining in popularity. More and more people are choosing “light” products in an attempt to lose weight, or at least in the hope that they will not gain any pounds. But whether these products are effective or not is a…

How to shop for Male Enhancement supplements

* Not an Ad, but a quick analytical breakdown on this sensitive topic ;-)* CNO members are open to comment and make further suggestions A quick primer on shopping for male enhancement supplements. This is a PG-13 shopping guide in what to look for in the general classes of ingredients. There are no specific products…

Elderly brains learn, but maybe too much

Elderly brains learn, but maybe too much – But in this study when it came to the irrelevant skill of discerning the prevailing direction of dot movement, older people learned that, too, even when it was at its most obvious. Younger people, meanwhile, only showed improvement on discerning movement when it was insidiously subtle. If…

Moderate coffee consumption may lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to 20 percent

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 26-Nov-2014 Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day may help to protect against Alzheimer’s Disease, according to research highlighted in an Alzheimer Europe session report published by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC), a not-for-profit organisation devoted to the study and disclosure of science related to coffee and health. The…

Italy bans Novartis flu vaccine after suspicious deaths

English.news.cn 2014-11-28 04:53:05 ROME, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — The Italian competent authority for drugs (AIFA) on Thursday blocked the use of two lots of a flu vaccine after three people died for reasons potentially linked to the drugs. AIFA prohibited the use of lots of FLUAD vaccine numbered 142701 and 143301 after four “serious and…

Elderly brains learn, but maybe too much

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 26-Nov-2014 PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new study led by Brown University reports that older learners retained the mental flexibility needed to learn a visual perception task but were not as good as younger people at filtering out irrelevant information. The findings undermine the conventional wisdom that the brains of older…

FDA often ignored or just not there for many drug approvals and trials

Study examines FDA influence on design of pivotal drug studies An examination of the potential interaction between pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss future studies finds that one-quarter of recent new drug approvals occurred without any meeting, and when such meetings occurred, pharmaceutical companies did not comply with one-quarter…

Selenium compounds boost immune system to fight against cancer

24 November 2014 Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukaemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have now demonstrated that selenium – naturally found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli – slows down the immune over-response. In the long term, this may…

Healthy gut microbiota can prevent metabolic syndrome, researchers say

  ATLANTA–Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Cornell University. Their findings are published in the journal Gastroenterology. The study,…

Does a yogurt a day keep diabetes away?

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 24-Nov-2014 A high intake of yogurt has been found to be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research published in open access journal BMC Medicine. This highlights the importance of having yogurt as part of a healthy diet. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that…

Study Shows How Vitamin E Can Help Prevent Cancer

  COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have identified an elusive anti-cancer property of vitamin E that has long been presumed to exist, but difficult to find. Many animal studies have suggested that vitamin E could prevent cancer, but human clinical trials following up on those findings have not shown the same benefits. In this new work,…

New study highlights strong anti-cancer properties of soybeans

22 Mar 2013 First study to report that proteins found in soybeans, could inhibit growth of colon, liver and lung cancers, published in Food Research International Soybean meal is a bi-product following oil extraction from soybean seeds. It is rich in protein, which usually makes up around 40% of the nutritional components of the seeds…

Study finds higher levels of several toxic metals in children with autism

Tin (+115 percent) James Adams, a professor of materials science and engineering, has done extensive research into autism. He directs the ASU Autism/Asperger’s Research Program. Posted February 25, 2013 In a recently published study in the journal Biological Trace Element Research, Arizona State University researchers report that children with autism had higher levels of several…