Month: September 2016

Chronic pain effectively treated with Corydalis yanhusuo – UC Irvine Study

Chronic pain effectively treated with Corydalis yanhusuo – UC Irvine Study Chronic pain effectively treated with Corydalis yanhusuo – UC Irvine Study We review the study “Corydalis yanhusuo extract for use as an adjunct medicine for low to moderate chronic pain” Citation Title: The Antinociceptive Properties of the Corydalis yanhusuo Extract.

Old fashioned roller coasters can help patients pass kidney stones

  Date: September 26, 2016 Source: Michigan State University Summary: A urologist has discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate. Share: FULL STORY Certain roller coasters can help patients pass kidney stones. Credit: © Matt Magnone / Fotolia A Michigan State University urologist has…

Morning sickness linked to lower risk of pregnancy loss

  Date: September 26, 2016 Source: National Institutes of Health Summary: Nausea and vomiting that occurs in pregnancy is often called “morning sickness,” as these symptoms typically begin in the morning and usually resolve as the day progresses. For most women, nausea and vomiting subside by the 4th month of pregnancy. Others may have these…

Have more than eight dental fillings? It could increase the mercury levels in your blood 150%

  Date: September 27, 2016 Source: University of Georgia Summary: Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research. FULL STORY Dentist examining a patients teeth (stock image). Mercury exposure from dental fillings is not…

Manuka honey curbs activity, growth of bacteria even at low dilutions

  Date: September 26, 2016 Source: University of Southampton Summary: Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms – the thin but resilient layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic, according to new research. FULL STORY Even low dilutions of Manuka…

Research Updates in Brief 26 SEP 2016

Research Updates in Brief 26 SEP 2016 1. Fungus identified as a key factor in Crohn’s disease 2. U.S. Children are among the most unfit children in the world 3. Apple, lettuce, and mint can remedy garlic breath

Apple, lettuce can remedy garlic breath

  Date: September 23, 2016 Source: Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Summary: Garlic — consumers either love or hate the taste, but one thing is for certain, no one likes it when the scent of it sticks around on their breath. Now, garlic lovers may have a new solution to their halitosis problem. A study…

Vitamin B levels during pregnancy linked to eczema risk in child

  Date: September 23, 2016 Source: University of Southampton Summary: Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, new research has shown. The study is the first to link maternal serum levels of nicotinamide, a naturally occurring…

Greater Strength Gains with accentuated eccentric loading

Greater Strength Gains with accentuated eccentric loading   Greater Strength Gains with accentuated eccentric loading We review the study titled ” Overcome strength-training plateau with accentuated eccentric loading ” in regard to one of the most efficient ways to quickly develop greater strength. *Citation Title: Greater Strength Gains after Training with Accentuated Eccentric than Traditional…

Desalinated sea water linked to iodine deficiency disorders

  Date: September 19, 2016 Source: Hebrew University of Jerusalem Summary: Desalination can dramatically increase the prevalence of inadequate iodine intake, new research suggests. An estimated 300 million people worldwide rely on over 17,000 desalination plants in 150 countries for water, and the numbers are likely to grow.   Hebrew University study suggests that desalination…

Fungus in humans identified for first time as key factor in Crohn’s disease

  Date: September 20, 2016 Source:  Case Western Reserve University Summary: A fungus has been identified as a key factor in the development of Crohn’s disease, an international team of researchers has identified for the first time.   FULL STORY Crohn’s disease is a debilitating inflammatory bowel disease, which causes severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight…

Sleep is key to curing chronic pain

  Date: September 21, 2016 Source: University of Warwick Summary: A link between chronic pain and lack of sleep has been identified by a team of researchers. They also discovered that people with pain who believe they won’t be able to sleep are more likely to suffer from insomnia, thus causing worse pain. A pioneering…

Sitting for long periods of time is the cause of 4% of deaths worldwide

  Date: September 21, 2016 Source: Plataforma SINC Summary: The next time you wrap up your work day and realize you’ve been sitting in front of the computer for almost eight straight hours, maybe you won’t feel so proud of yourself. A new study, conducted in 54 countries around the world, declares that 3.8% of…

50-country comparison of child and youth fitness levels: US near the bottom

  Date: September 21, 2016 Source: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Summary: Scientists studied the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries. America placed 47 out of 50 and the least fit country evaluated is Mexico.   FULL STORY Fitness by country. Children and youth from countries with a small gap between…

Health Minute 19 SEP 2016

Health Minute 19 SEP 2016 1. Public water is safe to drink if you are healthy, potentially lethal if you’re not. 2. Omega-3, omega-6 supplement improves reading for children 3. Lack of romantic desire successfully treated by exposure to bright light

Lack of romantic desire successfully treated by exposure to bright light

  Date: September 18, 2016 Source: European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Summary: Exposure to bright light increases testosterone levels and leads to greater sexual satisfaction in men with low sexual desire. These are the results of a pilot randomised placebo-controlled trial.   Exposure to bright light increases testosterone levels and leads to greater sexual satisfaction…

Omega-3, omega-6 supplement improves reading for children

  Date: September 14, 2016 Source: University of Gothenburg Summary: Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study. Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in their reading with the addition of these fatty acids. Share: FULL STORY Supplement of omega-3 and…

Testosterone Naturally does not decline with age? (Study Review)

Testosterone Naturally does not decline with age? (Study Review) We review some compelling studies challenging the popular assumption that testosterone naturally declines with age. Studies reviewed ” Older age does not cause testosterone levels to decline in healthy men “,”Declining testosterone levels in men not part of normal aging, study finds”,”Restoring testosterone rather than replacing…

Eating your greens could enhance sport performance

  Date: September 12, 2016 Source: Frontiers Summary: Nitrate supplementation in conjunction with Sprint Interval Training in low oxygen conditions could enhance sport performance a study has found. Nitrate is commonly found in diets rich in leafy green foods, like spinach and is important for the functioning of the human body, especially during exercising. Nitrate…