Month: June 2015

Repeated courses of antibiotics may profoundly alter children’s development

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015 New study in mice from NYU Langone Medical Center finds multiple, long-lasting effects after several courses of antibiotics commonly used in children NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine June 30, 2015, NEW YORK — A new animal study by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers adds to growing…

Hello, gorgeous! ‘Pulse’ technology may replenish skin’s collagen

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015 Tel Aviv University researcher harnesses pulsed electric fields to rejuvenate epidermal function and appearance American Friends of Tel Aviv University Americans spend over $10 billion a year on products and surgery in their quest to find a “fountain of youth,” with little permanent success. Botulinum toxin — notably Botox — which smoothes…

Omega-3 supplements and antioxidants may help with preclinical Alzheimer’s disease

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015 New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that clinical trials of omega-3 and antioxidant supplementation should be undertaken for people with Alzheimer’s disease with mild clinical impairment Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Here’s more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants might be beneficial for at least some people facing…

A high-fat diet may alleviate mitochondrial disease

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015 Salk Institute IMAGE: In young but rapidly aging mice, high-fat diet feeding (right) ramps up heat production and metabolic activity relative to cooler mice fed a normal chow diet (left). Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA– Mice that have a genetic version of mitochondrial disease can easily be mistaken for much older animals…

Eczema treated effectively with L-92 Patented Sterilized Lactic Acid Bacteria

L-92 Patented Sterilized Lactic Acid Bacteria Highlights: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human intervention study included 49 AD patients ages 16 and older and found that changes in AD scores showed 70.8% of the subjects had an improvement in the L-92 group A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was performed in children to determine if L-92 reduces symptoms…

Study: Severe asthma fails to respond to mainstay treatment

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015 University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2015 – The immune response that occurs in patients with severe asthma is markedly different than what occurs in milder forms of the lung condition, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Those unique features could point…

Visits for anaphylaxis climb 29 percent per year, Hispanic children’s visits up 44 percent per year

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015 Emergency visits for childhood food allergy on rise in Illinois Visits for anaphylaxis climb 29 percent per year, Hispanic children’s visits up 44 percent per year Northwestern University Food allergies now impacting children of all races and incomes Hispanic children have highest rise in emergency visits for food allergies Peanut and tree…

Inactivity reduces young people’s muscle strength by 1/3 in 2 weeks.

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015 Inactivity reduces people’s muscle strength University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences New research reveals that it only takes two weeks of not using their legs for young people to lose a third of their muscular strength, leaving them on par with a person who is 40-50 years their…

Big Win for Environmentalists Will Force EPA to Study Glyphosate

  By ELIZABETH WARMERDAM   SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday agreed to analyze effects of glyphosate and three other commonly used pesticides on 1,500 endangered plants and animals in the United States.     The settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity came more than 8 years after the environmental group sued the…

Flu virus mutated to escape current vaccine design

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015 Wistar scientists pinpoint mutations responsible for ineffective 2014-2015 flu vaccine A phenomenon known as ‘antigenic drift’ has caused mutations to accumulate and prevent antibodies from attaching themselves to the virus The Wistar Institute PHILADELPHIA–(June 25, 2015)–Viruses like influenza have the ability to mutate over time, and given that the flu vaccines administered…

New study: Tart cherry juice reduced post-race respiratory tract symptoms after a marathon

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015 Weber Shandwick Worldwide LANSING, Mich. June 25 — While previous research suggests tart cherry juice may help aid muscle recovery after extensive exercise, a new pilot study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that Montmorency tart cherry juice reduced upper respiratory tract symptoms associated with marathon…

Fructose produces less rewarding sensations in the brain

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015 University of Basel   Caption The MRI image clearly shows how the brain’s reward, or limbic, system behaves differently when administered a placebo (top) or one of two types of sugar, glucose (center) and fructose (bottom). Credit: (Image: University of Basel, Department of Biomedicine) Fructose not only results in a lower level…

Honokiol, from magnolia bark, shuts down cancer cells in lab

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015 Compound in magnolia may combat head and neck cancers Honokiol, from magnolia bark, shuts down cancer cells in lab Veterans Affairs Research Communications Magnolias are prized for their large, colorful, fragrant flowers. Does the attractive, showy tree also harbor a potent cancer fighter? Yes, according to a growing number of studies, including…

A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs

Public Release: 25-Jun-2015 Washington University School of Medicine   The acidity of urine — as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet — may influence how well bacteria can grow in the urinary tract, a new study shows. The research, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, may have implications…

Exercise linked to blood poisoning, Colostrum may help

Ralph Turchiano

Extreme exercise linked to blood poisoning / Possible Solution The Impact of a 24-h Ultra-Marathon on Circulatory Endotoxin and Cytokine Profile. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015; DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1398535 And The nutriceutical, bovine colostrum, truncates the increase in gut permeability caused by heavy exercise in athletes. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2011 Mar;300(3):G477-84. doi:…

New Zealand blackcurrants good for the brain

Public Release: 24-Jun-2015 New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Research has shown that New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, or helping people with brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or depression. The…

Medical marijuana ‘edibles’ mostly mislabeled, study shows

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015 “ Laboratory testing showed 44 products (59 percent) had detectible levels of CBD, but the average ratio of THC to CBD was 36-to-1” Review of small sample of dispensary products suggests buyers at risk of overdosing or being cheated Johns Hopkins Medicine In a proof-of-concept study, a team led by a Johns…

Medication may stop drug and alcohol addiction

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015 University of Texas at Austin Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high blood pressure. If the treatment is proven effective in humans, it would be the…

Dietary guidelines for Americans shouldn’t place limits on total fat intake

Public Release: 23-Jun-2015 Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus BOSTON, June 23 — In a Viewpoint published today in the Journal of the Medical Association (JAMA), researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and Boston Children’s Hospital call on the federal government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in…