Month: May 2015

Study shows hypothermia occurs during surgery in around half of patients

Public Release: 29-May-2015 ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology) A study presented at this year’s Euroanaesthesia congress in Berlin (30 May-2 June) shows that hypothermia occurs in around half of patients undergoing surgery, despite national guidelines for its prevention. The study is by Dr Esther Godfrey, Department of Anaesthesiology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK, and colleagues.…

Component in green tea may help reduce prostate cancer in men at high risk

Public Release: 28-May-2015 ASCO: Polyphenon E reduced combined rates of prostate cancer and atypical small acinar proliferation rates, as well as decreased levels of prostate-specific antigen in men who have premalignant prostate lesions or high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute TAMPA, Fla. – Prostate cancer is the second most common…

Vitamin E needed for Muscle

Scientists figure out how vitamin E keeps muscles healthy Vitamin E has long known as a powerful antioxidant, and now scientists have shown that without it, the plasma membrane, which essentially keeps a cell from spilling its contents and controls what moves in and out, cannot properly heal. The scientist suspects knowing the cell membrane…

False breast cancer alarm has negative impact on health long term

Public Release: 27-May-2015 “they are so affected by the first message that they still show signs of stress and depression several years after the false alarm” University of Copenhagen – The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences The psychological strain of being told that you may have breast cancer may be severe, even if it…

Special fats proven essential for brain growth

Public Release: 25-May-2015 Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Research led by a Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) scientist has proved that certain special fats found in blood are essential for human brain growth and function. Duke-NUS Associate Professor David Silver co-led two Nature Genetics published studies which showed that mutations in the protein Mfsd2a…

Therapy-resistant breast cancer mechanism revealed Resveratrol may help

  “Furthermore, resveratrol, a kind of polyphenol, was found to repress these RNAs and inhibit the proliferative activity of breast cancer cells which had acquired resistance.” Kumamoto University Mitsuyoshi Nakao, Director of the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics in Kumamoto University and Associate Professor Noriko Saitoh revealed that a cluster of defined, non-coding RNAs…

Drug treatments to prevent hip fracture are neither viable, cost effective, yet dangerous

Public Release: 26-May-2015 “Pharmacotherapy can achieve at best a marginal reduction in hip fractures at the cost of unnecessary psychological harms, serious medical adverse events Current strategy is inefficient and associated with considerable harms, say experts Professor Teppo Järvinen and colleagues say drug treatment “can achieve at best a marginal reduction in hip fractures at…

Vaccines that Contain Latex ;CDC PINKBOOK Feb 2015 ;Packaging Exposure

 ” should not be administered unless the benefit of vaccination outweighs the risk for a potential allergic reaction”   Below this line is for search engine access. Latex in Vaccine Packaging “If a person reports a severe (anaphylactic) allergy to latex, vaccines supplied in vials or syringes that contain natural rubber, or whose product information does…

Breastfeeding protects against environmental pollution

Public Release: 22-May-2015 A piece of research by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country analyses the effects of PM2.5 pollution particle matter and NO2 in pregnant women and their offspring University of the Basque Country Aitana Lertxundi has conducted her research work within the framework of the INma (Childhood and Environment) programme led by Jesús…

Infections can affect your IQ by over 9 points

Public Release: 21-May-2015 New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale; the study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation between infection levels and impaired cognition Aarhus University New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an…

Thunder god vine caused up to a 45% decrease in body weight in obese mice

Public Release: 21-May-2015   Thunder god vine used in traditional Chinese medicine is a potential obesity treatment Cell Press An extract from the thunder god vine, which has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, reduces food intake and causes up to a 45% decrease in body weight in obese mice. The weight-loss…

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals in baby teethers

Public Release: 21-May-2015 Two out of 10 plastic rings release chemicals with hormone-like effect Goethe University Frankfurt FRANKFURT. In laboratory tests, two out of ten teethers, plastic toys used to sooth babies’ teething ache, release endocrine disrupting chemicals. One product contains parabens, which are normally used as preservatives in cosmetics, while the second contains six…

Snacking on protein can improve appetite control and diet quality in teens

Public Release: 21-May-2015 Soy-protein snacks promote feelings of fullness and reduce unhealthy eating habits in young people University of Missouri-Columbia COLUMBIA, Mo. — Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults, little information exists to guide parents on what types of snacks might benefit their adolescent children. Now, MU researchers have found…

Obese teens’ brains unusually susceptible to food commercials, Dartmouth study finds

Public Release: 21-May-2015 – TV food commercials activated overweight adolescents’ brain region that controls their mouths Dartmouth College IMAGE: The most surprising finding of a new Dartmouth College study was that TV food commercials activated overweight adolescents’ brain region that controls their mouths, suggesting they mentally simulate unhealthy eating habits. Credit: Kristina Rapuano HANOVER, N.H.…

Chamomile Tea a Life Saver ?

Drinking chamomile decreases risk of death in older women Observational Study The study examined a seven-year period during which researchers tracked the effects of chamomile and the cause of death in older Mexican- Americans. The researchers analyzed data from 1,677 women and men from the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly, a…

Natural plant chemicals could help fight tooth decay, study shows

Public Release: 20-May-2015 University of Edinburgh Oral care products containing a natural chemical that stops bacteria harming teeth could help prevent decay, a study suggests. The plant natural product acts against harmful mouth bacteria and could improve oral health by helping to prevent the build-up of plaque, researchers say. The compound – known as trans-chalcone…

Caffeine intake associated with reduced levels of erectile dysfunction

Public Release: 20-May-2015 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston HOUSTON – (May 20, 2015) – Men who drink the equivalent caffeine level of two to three cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED), according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).…

Drinking chamomile decreases risk of death in older Mexican American women

Public Release: 20-May-2015 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with a decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American American women over 65. The findings were recently published online in The Gerontologist. Chamomile is one…