Month: January 2016

The human brain uses several frequency bands for the flow of information between lower and higher areas

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016 The brain communicates on several channels Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Caption The human brain ‘fires’ on different channels: nerve cells are active in alpha, beta and gamma channels with different frequencies. This ensures that information can be exchanged between differing brain areas — also, in opposite directions, without the information streams getting mixed up. Credit:…

New therapy halts progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease in mice

Public Release: 28-Jan-2016   Oregon State University IMAGE: Copper, zinc superoxide dismutase is essential to life, but when damaged can become toxic. Credit: (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University) CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University announced today that they have essentially stopped the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease,…

Eating soy may protect women from health risks of BPA

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016   Soy-rich diet linked to improved success of infertility treatments among women exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemical The Endocrine Society Washington, DC–Consuming soy regularly may protect women who are undergoing infertility treatments from poor success rates linked to bisphenol A exposure, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of…

Experts: High drug price trend has ‘infected’ generics

“as companies value profit at the expense of long-term utility to society” Public Release: 27-Jan-2016   Authors highlight concern that pharmaceutical companies use strategies to delay patient access to affordable generic drugs American Society of Hematology (WASHINGTON, January 27, 2016) – An article published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of…

Flavonoids from fruits and vegetables may help with weight maintenance

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016   BMJ Eating fruit and vegetables that contain high levels of flavonoids, such as apples, pears, and berries, may be associated with less weight gain, suggests findings from a study published in The BMJ today. Dietary flavonoids are natural compounds found in fruits and vegetables. These have been linked to weight loss,…

Asthma and allergies: A protective factor in farm milk

“Fresh, unprocessed cow’s milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than does pasteurized, homogenized or low-fat milk. This factor partly explains why children who consume the unprocessed product are less likely to develop asthma.” Public Release: 27-Jan-2016   Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Fresh, unprocessed cow’s milk has a higher content of omega-3 fatty acids than…

Study shows zinc supplement boosted serum zinc levels and immunity in older adults

Public Release: 27-Jan-2016   Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus BOSTON (Jan. 27, 2016)–The immune system weakens as the body ages, making older adults more susceptible to infections. Low levels of zinc impair immunity, particularly in older adults. A research team set out to determine if it was feasible to increase serum zinc concentrations in older…

Ancient medicinal clay shows promise against today’s worst bacterial infections

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016   University of British Columbia IMAGE: UBC researchers Julian Davies and Shekooh Behroozian with a bucket of the clay. Credit: University of British Columbia. Naturally occurring clay from British Columbia, Canada — long used by the region’s Heiltsuk First Nation for its healing potential — exhibits potent antibacterial activity against multidrug-resistant pathogens,…

Toxic exposures caused illness in gulf war veterans, new report says

“These “toxic wounds” resulted in damage to veterans’ nervous systems and immune systems, including neuroendocrine and immune dysregulation, autonomic nervous system irregularities, and reduced white and gray matter in veterans’ brains” Public Release: 26-Jan-2016   Boston University Medical Center Twenty-five years after 700,000 U.S. troops fought and won the first Gulf War with remarkably low…

Study: Anti-asthma drugs taken during pregnancy associated with autism risk

Public Release: 26-Jan-2016   Drexel University By comparing birth records over a period of nine years, Drexel researchers found that the children of mothers who took a certain asthma medication during pregnancy faced an elevated risk of being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. “Since the teratogenic [an agent which could cause development issues in a…

Allegations of Scientific Misconduct by GACVS/WHO/CDC Representatives et al

An open-letter of complaint to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan chanm@who.int Cc:        The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, www-admin@nhlw.go.jp              Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, shiozaki@y-shiozaki.or.jp              Thomas Frieden, Director CDC, tomfrieden@cdc.gov  Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon, The University of Auckland, s.mccutcheon@auckland,ac.nz   From: Sin…

Monsanto Sues California Over Roundup

  By ELIZABETH WARMERDAM      FRESNO, Calif. (CN) – In a preemptive strike, Monsanto sued California to try to stop it from listing glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, as a carcinogen.     Monsanto sued the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on Thursday in Fresno County Court, seeking an injunction to stop it from…

Top Health News for 25 Jan 2016 ( Beta)

Top Health News for 25 Jan 2016 ( Beta) 1. New study shows aged garlic extract can reduce dangerous plaque buildup in arteries 2. Omega 3 levels affect whether B vitamins can slow brain’s decline 3. Chickenpox, shingles vaccine may cause corneal inflammation in some patients 1.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160121122158.htm 2. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/uoo-ola011916.php 3. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160120142959.htm

1 in 50 16-year-olds affected by chronic fatigue syndrome

Public Release: 25-Jan-2016   University of Bristol   In what is believed to be the biggest study of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) — also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) — in children to date, researchers at the University of Bristol (UK), have found that almost 2 per cent of 16-year-olds have CFS lasting more than…

New study shows aged garlic extract can reduce dangerous plaque buildup in arteries

Public Release: 21-Jan-2016   Supplement can help prevent progression of heart disease Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed) LOS ANGELES – The supplement Aged Garlic Extract can reverse the buildup of deadly plaque in arteries and help prevent the progression of heart disease, according to a new study scheduled for…