Month: June 2016

Parsley and dill help fight cancer, research shows

Public Release: 28-Jun-2016   A team of Russian scientists proposed an efficient approach to a novel agents with anticancer activity. A synthesis of these compounds is based on compounds extracted from parsley and dill seeds Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology IMAGE: Synthesis of glaziovianin A. Credit: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology A team…

What effect does oral aloe vera have on diabetes?

Public Release: 28-Jun-2016   Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News New Rochelle, NY, June 28, 2016 — A meta-analysis of studies in people with diabetes and pre-diabetes has shown that oral aloe vera use was associated with significant decreases in both fasting blood glucose (FBG) and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c). The data indicate that people with…

Lower levels of coenzyme Q10 in blood associated with multiple system atrophy

Public Release: 27-Jun-2016   The JAMA Network Journals The neurodegenerative disease known as multiple system atrophy (MSA) affects both movement and involuntary bodily functions. Questions have been raised about the potential role of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) insufficiency in the development of MSA. Little is known about blood levels of CoQ10 in patients carrying either COQ2…

USF professor: No association between ‘bad cholesterol’ and elderly deaths

“older people with high levels of a certain type of cholesterol, known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C), live as long, and often longer, than their peers with low levels of this same cholesterol. “ Public Release: 27-Jun-2016   Systematic review of studies of over 68,000 elderly people also raises questions about the benefits of statin drug…

UI researcher finds link between gut bacteria and MS

Public Release: 27-Jun-2016   MS patients show lower levels of good bacteria University of Iowa Health Care If asked to list problems that bad gut bacteria can cause, most would likely name digestive issues: constipation, excessive gas, or diarrhea. Researchers are now saying bad gut bacteria – or an insufficient amount of good bacteria –…

Chronic fatigue syndrome is in your gut, not your head

Public Release: 27-Jun-2016   Cornell University Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert. Now, for the first time, Cornell University researchers report they have identified biological…

Health News for 27 JUN 2016 (Beta)

1. The World Health Organization may have caused thousands of unnecessary TB deaths 2. Study links omega-3s to reduced mortality 3. Beneficial bacteria may protect breasts from cancer

Beneficial bacteria may protect breasts from cancer

Public Release: 24-Jun-2016   “Colleagues in Spain have shown that probiotic lactobacilli ingested by women can reach the mammary gland,” said Reid. “Combined with our work, this raises the question, should women, especially those at risk for breast cancer, take probiotic lactobacilli to increase the proportion of beneficial bacteria in the breast?” American Society for…

Broccoli sprout extract may protect against oral cancer recurrence

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016   University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences PITTSBURGH, June 23, 2016 – Potent doses of broccoli sprout extract activate a “detoxification” gene and may help prevent cancer recurrence in survivors of head and neck cancer, according to a trial by the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, partner with UPMC CancerCenter,…

Hops could help reduce breast cancer risk

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016   American Chemical Society Hops, the flower cones used in beer-making, are also found in dietary supplements designed to help treat post-menopausal symptoms and other conditions. Scientists are now investigating whether an extract from the plant could also help fend off breast cancer. In the ACS journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, one…

Low doses of common cancer drug may promote cancer spread

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016   Wiley New research indicates that paclitaxel, which is the most commonly used chemotherapy for breast cancer, suppresses tumors when given at a certain dosage, but at low doses, it actually promotes cancer spread to the liver. The findings suggest that lowering the dose of paclitaxel to reduce toxic side-effects is not…

Study links omega-3s to reduced mortality

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016   Meta analysis shows 9 percent reduced risk associated with omega-3 intake GOED A recent meta-analysis in Scientific Reports supports a link between EPA and DHA omega-3 intake and a reduced risk of death by any cause. The meta-analysis included 11 studies involving 371,965 participants and 31,185 death events, with a subset…

Autism Symptom Reversed by Gut Bacteria that raises Oxytocin levels ( Animal Study)

We review the study ” A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice ” . In addition to this same bacteria being responsible for oxytocin levels. * Citation – Microbial reconstitution reverses maternal diet-induced social and synaptic deficits in offspring. Cell, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.06.001 Further Info on the video data…

The healing powers of music: Mozart and Strauss for treating hypertension

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016   Deutsches Aerzteblatt International   COLOGNE. The music of Mozart and Strauss is able to lower blood lipid concentrations and the heart rate. This is the result of a study of the effect of different musical genres on the cardiovascular system, which Hans-Joachim Trappe und Gabriele Volt of Ruhr University Bochum present…

New study finds link between omega-3 supplementation and reduced hospital stays

Public Release: 21-Jun-2016   Patients spent an average of 2.4 fewer days in hospital GOED A new meta-analysis published in Clinical Nutrition found that cardiac surgery patients who received omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (compared to placebo) in advance of surgery experienced reduced postoperative cardiac arrhythmias and significantly reduced the length of hospital stay by up…

Top Health Headlines 20 JUN 2016 ( Beta)

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Top Health Headlines 20 JUN 2016 (links in order) 1. Overcome strength-training plateau with accentuated eccentric loading 2. A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice _ L. reuteri enhanced release of oxytocin 3. Pre and post testing show reversal of memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease in 10 patients 1.…

Pre and post testing show reversal of memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease in 10 patients

“After 22 months on the protocol he returned for follow-up quantitative neuropsychological testing; results showed marked improvements in all categories with his long-term recall increasing from the 3rd to 84th percentile” Public Release: 16-Jun-2016   Small trial from the Buck Institute and UCLA succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders Buck Institute for Research on…