Month: December 2015

Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D recommendations

Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D recommendations We review the recent research looking into the effects of daily high doses of vitamin D3 (10,400 IU ) in people with multiple sclerosis. This research was published in the Dec. 30, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Early-life exercise alters gut microbes, promotes healthy brain and metabolism

Public Release: 29-Dec-2015   University of Colorado at Boulder The human gut harbors a teeming menagerie of over 100 trillion microorganisms, and researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that exercising early in life can alter that microbial community for the better, promoting healthier brain and metabolic activity over the course of a…

Top Health News of the Week – 28 DECEMBER 2015

Top Health News of the Week – 28 DECEMBER 2015 1.Health experts want fluoridation stopped amid serious health concerns 2.US Intercepts Cyanide-Laced Chinese Pharmaceuticals – FDA 3.IU researchers find magnesium intake may be beneficial in preventing pancreatic cancer Links: https://clinicalnews.org/…/health-experts-want-fluoridation…/ https://clinicalnews.org/…/us-intercepts-cyanide-laced-chin…/ https://clinicalnews.org/…/iu-researchers-find-magnesium-in…/

Health experts want fluoridation stopped amid serious health concerns

“researchers are now saying it may cause seriously dangerous side effects such as bone and bladder cancers and also lower children’s IQs.”   Fluoride ‘could give you bone cancer’ claim experts as they call for a halt to adding the chemical to drinking water Chemical is added to water supply of 6m in Britain to…

Music therapy increases effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015   The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other chronic respiratory disorders who received music therapy in conjunction with standard rehabilitation saw an improvement in symptoms, psychological well-being and quality of life compared to patients receiving rehabilitation alone, according to a…

Fish Oil Creates Fat Burning Cells

Fish Oil Creates Fat Burning Cells We discuss the recent research titled ” Fish oil helps burn fat by transforming fat-storage cells into fat-burning cells ” In which it is shown that Fish Oil converts white fat storage cells into beige fat burning cells. * Fish oil intake induces UCP1 upregulation in brown and white…

US Intercepts Cyanide-Laced Chinese Pharmaceuticals – FDA

  04:51 23.12.2015 The United States blocked the import of two shipments of pharmaceuticals from a Chinese company after detecting the deadly poison hydrogen cyanide, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a news release. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The agency also noted it is working with the Chinese Food and Drug Administration on…

Low zinc levels may suggest potential breast-feeding problems

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015   Penn State Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation, according to Penn State health researchers. In previous studies, Shannon L. Kelleher and colleagues found that the protein ZnT2 is critical for secreting zinc into breast milk, and women who have…

Vitamin D levels linked to weight-loss surgery outcomes

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015   Seasonal variations in sun exposure may account for difference in postsurgical complications Johns Hopkins Medicine Low levels of vitamin D have long been identified as an unwanted hallmark of weight loss surgery, but now findings of a new Johns Hopkins study of more than 930,000 patient records add to evidence that…

UGA research links inorganic mercury exposure to damaged cell processes

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015   University of Georgia Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia research has found that inorganic mercury, which was previously thought to be a less harmful form of the toxic metal, is very damaging to key cell processes. This study is the first to compare the effects of inorganic and organic mercury compounds…

Country-of-Origin Labels Repealed for Beef, Pork

       (CN) – Most beef and pork sold in the United States no longer requires a country-of-origin label after such requirements were stripped through an omnibus budget attachment passed by Congress.     The country-of-origin labeling rule, or COOL, was repealed under the federal spending bill passed by Congress on Friday. President Barack Obama also signed…

Vitamin A quells severity of preemie GI disease in mice

Public Release: 21-Dec-2015   Swarming, ‘angry’ immune cells initiate disease development and damage intestine, animal study finds Johns Hopkins Medicine After observing that some gastrointestinal disease in premature human and mouse infants progresses only when certain immune system white blood cells go into inflammatory overdrive, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that giving large doses of…

Growing your own Teeth ?

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015 Multiplying teeth RIKEN Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, working with colleagues from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, have found a way to — literally — multiply teeth. In mice, they were able to extract teeth germs — groups of cells formed early in life that later develop into…

IU researchers find magnesium intake may be beneficial in preventing pancreatic cancer

Public Release: 18-Dec-2015   Indiana University Indiana University researchers have found that magnesium intake may be beneficial in preventing pancreatic cancer. Their study, “Magnesium intake and incidence of pancreatic cancer: The VITamins and Lifestyle study,” recently appeared in the British Journal of Cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in both…

Dietary cocoa flavanols improve blood vessel function in patients with kidney dysfunction

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015   American Society of Nephrology Highlight Ingesting a drink rich in cocoa flavanols improved blood vessel function and reduced diastolic blood pressure in patients with kidney failure. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease. Washington, DC (December 17, 2015) — Consuming a beverage containing cocoa…

Fish oil helps transform fat cells from storage to burning

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015   Kyoto University shows how fish oil can improve fat metabolism in mice Kyoto University Caption Kyoto University researchers have found that fish oil transforms fat-storage cells into fat-burning cells, which may reduce weight gain in middle age. Fish oil activates receptors in the digestive tract, fires the sympathetic nervous system, and…

Autism breakthrough

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015   For first time, neurotransmitter in the brain linked with autistic behavior Harvard University In a discovery that could offer valuable new insights into understanding, diagnosing and even treating autism, Harvard scientists for the first time have linked a specific neurotransmitter in the brain with autistic behavior. Using a visual test that…

Mirrors can make unhealthy foods less tasty

Public Release: 17-Dec-2015 Healthy reflections   Cornell Food & Brand Lab   People often choose the unhealthy food because they think it is tastier. Aiming for solutions promoting healthy eating practices and ultimately combating obesity, this research shows that the presence of a mirror in a consumption setting can reduce the perceived tastiness of unhealthy…

Antibiotics alone can be a safe, effective treatment for children with appendicitis

Public Release: 16-Dec-2015   Nationwide Children’s Hospital Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable alternative to surgery when chosen by the family. A study led by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that three out of four children with uncomplicated appendicitis have been successfully treated with antibiotics alone at…