Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents The study to be published on 19 July 2018 found that cumulative RF-EMF brain exposure from mobile phone use over one year may have a negative effect on the development of figural memory performance in adolescents, confirming prior results published in 2015. Foerster M., Thielens A.,…

The dark side of antibiotic ciprofloxacin

Public Release: 25-Jul-2018 Baylor College of Medicine The use of ciprofloxacin and other antibiotics of the class of fluoroquinolones may be associated with disruption of the normal functions of connective tissue, including tendon rupture, tendonitis and retinal detachment. These observations reported in a number of journals resulted in the drugs currently having a black box…

Breast cancer fuelled by mysterious Yin Yang protein

Public Release: 23-Jul-2018   Scientists have unveiled clues about a mysterious molecule called Yin Yang1 — and revealed it may fuel tumour growth in breast cancer Imperial College London IMAGE: Human breast cancer cells (with nucleus in green) Credit: Imperial College London Scientists have unveiled clues about a mysterious molecule called Yin Yang1 – and…

Turmeric eye drops could treat glaucoma

Public Release: 23-Jul-2018 University College London A derivative of turmeric could be used in eye drops to treat the early stages of glaucoma, finds a new study led by UCL and Imperial College London researchers. In the new Scientific Reports paper, the researchers report a new method to deliver curcumin, extracted from the yellow spice…

Common painkillers triple harmful side effects in dementia

Public Release: 24-Jul-2018 Commonly-prescribed opioid-based painkillers led to harmful side effects tripling in people with dementia University of Exeter Commonly-prescribed opioid-based painkillers led to harmful side effects tripling in people with dementia. Researchers from the University of Exeter, King’s College London and the University of Bergen are presenting two studies at the Alzheimer’s Association International…

New study: Omega-3s help keep kids out of trouble

Public Release: 24-Jul-2018   Research led by UMass Lowell prof is one example of how diet, biology can prevent bad, even criminal behavior University of Massachusetts Lowell LOWELL, Mass. – Something as simple as a dietary supplement could reduce disruptive, even abusive behavior, according to newly released research by a team led by a UMass…

Yeast species used in food industry causes disease in humans

Public Release: 19-Jul-2018 PLOS Caption A phylogenetic tree of strains was constructed from data from a filtered set of 150,306 SNP sites, using RRHS and Maximum Likelihood (see Methods). Branch supports represent pseudo-bootstrap values. Strains named in red are clinical isolates, and strains named in blue are environmental. For each strain, four circles indicate relative…

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents

Public Release: 19-Jul-2018 Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute The rapid evolution of information and communication technologies (ICT) goes along with an increase in exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in our daily life. The most relevant exposure source to the brain is the use of a mobile phone close to the head. Several studies…

Study: ADHD drugs do not improve cognition in healthy college students

Public Release: 19-Jul-2018 Medication may also impair working memory, researchers at URI, Brown University report University of Rhode Island KINGSTON, R.I., July 19, 2018 — Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning, according to a study…

Macular Degeneration risk reduced 60% by eating Oranges

Macular Degeneration risk reduced 60% by eating Oranges The research showed that people who ate at least one serving of oranges every day had more than a 60% reduced risk of developing late macular degeneration 15 years later. Bamini Gopinath Gerald Liew Annette Kifley Victoria M Flood Nichole Joachim Joshua R Lewis Jonathan M Hodgson…

Beef jerky and other processed meats associated with manic episodes

Public Release: 18-Jul-2018   Johns Hopkins Medicine An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates–chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks–may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia. The…

Cannabinoids may have a vast array of anti-cancer effects

Public Release: 18-Jul-2018   Wiley Previous research has shown that cannabinoids can help lessen side effects of anti-cancer therapies. Now a new British Journal of Pharmacology review has examined their potential for the direct treatment of cancer. Phytocannabinoids are the most notable type of cannabinoid, and they occur naturally in the cannabis plant. Studies have…

Fish consumption may prolong life

Public Release: 18-Jul-2018   Wiley Consumption of fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids was associated with lower risks of early death in a Journal of Internal Medicine study. In the study of 240,729 men and 180,580 women who were followed for 16 years, 54,230 men and 30,882 women died. Higher fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty…

Neurons can carry more than one signal at a time

Public Release: 18-Jul-2018   Study sheds light on how the brain encodes complex information Duke University DURHAM, N.C. — Back in the early days of telecommunications, engineers devised a clever way to send multiple telephone calls through a single wire at the same time. Called time-division multiplexing, this technique rapidly switches between sending pieces of…

The scent of coffee appears to boost performance in math

Public Release: 17-Jul-2018 Smelling a coffee-like scent, which has no caffeine in it, creates an expectation for students that they will perform better on tests Stevens Institute of Technology Drinking coffee seems to have its perks. In addition to the physical boost it delivers, coffee may lessen our risk of heart disease, diabetes and dementia.…

Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects, study shows

Public Release: 13-Jul-2018 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer’s growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice. The molecules, called endocannabinoids, are made naturally by the body and have similar properties to…

An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away: 15-year study

Public Release: 12-Jul-2018   A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges Westmead Institute for Medical Research   Credit: Westmead Institute for Medical Research A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely…

Systematic review examines role of walnut consumption on cardiovascular risk factors

Public Release: 12-Jul-2018   Meta-analysis by Harvard researchers reveals the effect of a walnut-enriched diet on cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, and body weight Edelman Seattle FOLSOM, Calif., July 12, 2018 – An updated systematic review from Harvard University examines 25 years of evidence for the role of walnut consumption on cardiovascular risk factors, including cholesterol,…

Being Outside, The Significant Effect on a variety of Health Conditions

Being Outside, The Significant Effect on a variety of Health Conditions Being Outside, The Significant Effect on a variety of Health Conditions Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits — according to new research. A new report reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II…