Month: March 2017

Follow-up study suggests group meditation reduced murder rates in large US cities

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017 Large groups practicing the advanced Transcendental Meditation program were associated with significant reductions in murder rates in US urban areas during the period 2007-2010 Maharishi University of Management     Caption A slightly rising trend in the urban murder rate during the baseline was reversed significantly when the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi…

Sleep-inducing herb: The key component identified Ashwagandha leaves

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017   University of Tsukuba   IMAGE: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an Indian herb. Credit: University of Tsukuba Can’t sleep? Your sleep problems may be improved if you try an Indian herb, Ashwagandha. Researchers in the sleep institute in Japan found that an active component of Ashwagandha leaves significantly induces sleep. Ashwagandha (Withania…

Larger doses of vitamin C may lead to a greater reduction in common cold duration

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017   University of Helsinki The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per day. Dozens of animal studies using different animal species have found that vitamin C significantly prevents and alleviates infections caused by diverse bacteria, viruses, and…

Very low frequency electromagnetic field exposure linked to motor neurone disease

Public Release: 29-Mar-2017   Association evident among men exposed through work BMJ Workplace exposure to very low frequency electromagnetic fields may be linked to a doubling in risk of developing the most common form of motor neurone disease–amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS for short–suggests research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. The association was…

Infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function and balance

Public Release: 29-Mar-2017   Lack of vitamin has long-term consequences for children’s health, Tel Aviv University researchers say American Friends of Tel Aviv University A new Tel Aviv University study published in Maternal and Child Nutrition found that infantile Vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula…

Vitamin C effective in targeting cancer stem cells

Ralph Turchiano Clinical Review

We review the study ” Vitamin C effective in targeting cancer stem cells ” in regard to how it is at least 10 times more effective at eliminating cancer stem cells than other tested pharmaceutical agents. We will also briefly look at the highlights in regard to: Stiripentol (a Pharmaceutical) , Honey-bee propolis (CAPE) ,…

‘Medicinal food’ diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017   Monash University IMAGE: Monash University researchers, Dr. Eliana Mariño and Professor Charles Mackay. Credit: Monash University Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers have led an international study that found – for the first time – that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate provided a…

Group investigates how phototherapy combats neuropathic pain

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017   The researchers found that as diabetes progressed, the structure of the sciatic nerve’s myelin sheath changed. After four sessions of the treatment, however, the myelin had almost completely recovered. Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo   Low-level laser therapy has been shown by recent studies to be…

Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise

We review the research ” Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise ” in regard to helping the incapacitated or those unable to participate in a regular exercise program. * This research can easily be incorporated into designing hospital beds the can generate whole body vibration in an effort to assist those whom…

UNSW scientists unveil a giant leap for anti-aging

Public Release: 23-Mar-2017   University of New South Wales IMAGE: This is professor David Sinclair and his UNSW team. Credit: Britta Campion UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help NASA get its astronauts to Mars. In a paper…

Surprising new role for lungs: Making blood

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017   Cells in mouse lungs produce most blood platelets and can replenish blood-making cells in bone marrow, study shows University of California – San Francisco Using video microscopy in the living mouse lung, UC San Francisco scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production. As reported…

Alzheimer’s disease linked to the metabolism of unsaturated fats, new research finds

Public Release: 22-Mar-2017   King’s College London   A new study published in PLOS Medicine‘s Special Issue on Dementia has found that the metabolism of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids in the brain are associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder, which causes impaired memory, executive function and…

Do you really have high blood pressure?

Public Release: 20-Mar-2017   University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM)   Caption An increasing number of medical clinics are equipped with automatic electronic devices. Yet in the spring of 2016, a survey among Canadian family doctors says that : 52 percent of the 769 respondents indicated that they used a manual tensiometer to measure…

Bacterial Strains may help fix Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

We briefly review the research ” ‘Good’ bacteria is potential solution to unchecked inflammation seen in bowel diseases ” in regard to helping the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Citation Tile: NLRP12 attenuates colon inflammation by maintaining colonic microbial diversity and promoting protective commensal bacterial growth. Nature Immunology, 2017;…

Dietary anti-cancer compound may work by influence on cellular genetics

Public Release: 16-Mar-2017   Oregon State University   IMAGE: Research has discovered one of the underlying reasons why broccoli is so good for you, in work leading to a new way to approach the genetic basis of cancer. Credit: Photo courtesy of Oregon State University CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers have discovered one of the reasons…

Link between Vitamin D treatment and autism prevention

Public Release: 16-Mar-2017   University of Queensland Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, University of Queensland researchers have discovered. The discovery provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development, said lead researcher Professor Darryl Eyles, from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute. “Our study…

Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise

Public Release: 15-Mar-2017 Mouse study is the first to show less strenuous alternative can benefit bone health The Endocrine Society WASHINGTON–A less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration (WBV) can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise in mice, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal…