Month: March 2016

Born to run? Study suggests love of exercise starts in the womb

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016   Baylor College of Medicine Baylor College of Medicine researchers have discovered that female mice that voluntarily exercise during pregnancy have offspring that are more physically active as adults. The research appears in The FASEB Journal. Dr. Robert A. Waterland, associate professor of pediatrics – nutrition and of molecular and human genetics…

Eating beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils may help lose weight and keep it off

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016   United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization have designated 2016 as the International Year of Pulses St. Michael’s Hospital TORONTO, March 30, 2016–Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils could contribute to modest weight loss, a new study suggests. Eating about 3/4 cup (130 grams) each…

Are you what you sweat?

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016   The importance of electrolyte concentration in perspiration FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Spanish researchers have analysed how the sodium lost through sweat during a marathon influences the maintenance of stable and physiologically sound conditions that allow the body to carry out its functions. Excessive electrolyte loss may lead…

Heart and liver disease linked to shutdown of body’s antioxidant

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016   Rutgers scientists identify a protein causing damage and serious illness Rutgers University A protein that should help fight infection and keep us healthy may be targeted for treating devastating illnesses like heart and liver disease, according to a new Rutgers study. In research published in Molecular Cell, Rutgers scientists discovered that…

Exercise keeps muscles — and you — young: Study

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016   University of Guelph   A University of Guelph professor has uncovered the “secret” to staying strong as we age – superb fitness. Geoff Power found elderly people who were elite athletes in their youth or later in life – and who still compete as masters athletes — have much healthier muscles…

De Niro bullied by Vaccine Lobbyist not to show Documentary

    ”This is the first time in the history of film and media that the totality of the media establishment has condemned a film that none of them have ever viewed, desperately trying to make sure no American ever witnesses the hour and a half of film footage that is now “forbidden” to be…

Are we what we eat?

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016   Evidence of a vegetarian diet permanently shaping the human genome to change individual risk of cancer and heart disease Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)   Caption Worldwide map shows frequency of an adaptive allele to a vegetarian diet. By using reference data from the 1000 Genomes Project, a Cornell…

Many industrialized countries may now facing population extinction ?

“Japan has been worrying for a while now about whether its population may one day become extinct. In 2006, the Japanese National Institute of Population and Social Security Research predicted that by the end of the present century, population would decline to around 50m, falling further to 10m by the end of the next”  …

Health Headlines of 28 MAR 2016

Health Headlines of 28 MAR 2016 1. Why do sunbathers live longer than those who avoid the sun? 2. More ancient viruses lurk in our DNA than we thought 3. Increased vitamin C in the diet could help protect against cataracts

CRI researchers link absence of protein to liver tissue regeneration

“mice lacking Arid1a would develop liver damage and, eventually, liver cancer. They were surprised when the opposite proved to be the case – no liver damage occurred. In fact, livers of the mice regenerated faster and appeared to function better” Public Release: 25-Mar-2016   UT Southwestern Medical Center Credit: UT Southwestern DALLAS – March 25,…

Omega-3’s help reduce major depression

Omega-3’s help reduce major depression We review the study ” Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Control Major Depressive Disorder, Especially In Patients Taking Antidepressants “. Citation Title: Meta-analysis and meta-regression of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation for major depressive disorder Transl Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 15;6:e756. doi: 10.1038/tp.2016.29

Increased vitamin C in the diet could help protect against cataracts

Public Release: 23-Mar-2016   King’s College London Higher dietary intake of vitamin C has been found to have a potentially preventative effect on cataract progression in the first twin study of cataracts to examine to what degree genetic and environmental factors influence their progression with age. Cataract is a common condition in which the lens…

Study finds link between rage disorder and exposure to a common parasite

Public Release: 23-Mar-2016 Does a common parasite play a role in rage disorder?   University of Maryland School of Medicine In recent years, a common parasitic infection – as many as a third of the world’s population may have it – has been linked to a range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,…

More ancient viruses lurk in our DNA than we thought

“in about 50 of the 2,500 people studied, contains an intact, full genetic recipe for an entire virus” Public Release: 22-Mar-2016   One whole endogenous retrovirus genome — and bits of 17 others — were spotted in a study of 2,500 human genomes University of Michigan Health System BOSTON and ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Think…

Why do sunbathers live longer than those who avoid the sun?

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016   Wiley New research looks into the paradox that women who sunbathe are likely to live longer than those who avoid the sun, even though sunbathers are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer. An analysis of information on 29,518 Swedish women who were followed for 20 years revealed that longer…

Autism genes are in all of us, new research reveals

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016   University of Bristol New light has been shed on the genetic relationship between autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and ASD-related traits in the wider population, by a team of international researchers including academics from the University of Bristol, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The researchers…

Reverse your diabetes — and you can stay diabetes-free long-term

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016   Newcastle University People who have had Type 2 diabetes for up to 10 years can reverse their condition Keeping weight down means Type 2 diabetes stays reversed A new study from Newcastle University has shown that people who reverse their diabetes and then keep their weight down remain free of diabetes.…

Top Health News for 21 Mar 2016

Top Health News for 21 Mar 2016 (Links in Order) 1. Preventing Alzheimer’s disease through supplementation with natural omega-3 fatty acids 2. Re-energizing the aging brain with Pyruvate 3. New study supports link between Omega-3 supplementation and reduction in depression 1. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/c-ub-ofa031516.php 2. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160316194205.htm 3. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/g-nss031716.php

Brain calcium controls how long we sleep

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016   RIKEN We know calcium is good for our bones, but it might also be the key to a good night sleep. Researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC) and the University of Tokyo in Japan have unveiled a new theory for how sleep works. Published in the journal Neuron, the…