Tag: Conditions and Diseases

A Request from Healthline in partnership with the COPD Foundation

You Are Not Your COPD In partnership with Here is your chance to help others by sharing your story or advice about living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For every submission, Healthline will donate $10 to the COPD Foundation. The Healthline editorial team will also select one winner from the top five most shared…

Serious studies on the many risks of statins

I have decided to post a quick data rebuttal, after the publishing of a few misguided headlines (i.e ” Statins have virtually no side-effects, study finds”, and “Give statins to all over-40s, says heart surgery pioneer”, from the London Telegraph ).  This coincides with the wildly unsubstantiated recommendations being presented in prescribing statins . I felt I was…

Gluten-free diet reduces risk of type 1 diabetes in mice

Gluten-free diet reduces risk of type 1 diabetes in mice – The experiment showed that the diet changed the intestinal bacteria in both the mother and the pups. The intestinal flora plays an important role for the development of the immune system as well as the development of type 1 diabetes. * Journal Diabetes May…

Heart attack survivors who eat lots of fiber live longer

Highlights: – Those who ate most fibre had a 25% lower chance of dying in the nine years after their heart attack compared with those who ate least fibre, the researchers found. Every 10g per day increase in fibre intake was associated with a 15% lower risk of dying over the nine-year follow-up period. *…

It is predicted that the incidence of type 1 diabetes in Europe will rise by an alarming 70% between 2005 and 2020

Sweden has 2-3 times as many adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes as previously thought; Findings have potential implications for other high-income countries New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) suggests that Sweden—the country already thought to have the second highest prevalence of type…

Contact allergies may trigger immune system defences to ward off cancer

Public release date: 11-Jul-2011 Association between cancer and contact allergy: A linkage study 2011 Contact allergies (reactions caused by direct contact with substances like common metals and chemicals) may help prime the immune system to ward off certain types of cancer, suggests research published today in the online only title BMJ Open. Previous research has…

Indirubin — Component Of Chinese herbal remedy might block brain tumor’s spread

Public release date: 12-Jul-2011 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The active ingredient in a traditional Chinese herbal remedy might help treat deadly brain tumors, according to a new study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). The researchers discovered…

Coffee drinking improves hepatitis C treatment response

Public release date: 7-Jun-2011 Advanced hepatitis C patients with chronic liver disease may benefit from drinking coffee during treatment, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. Patients who received peginterferon plus ribavirin treatment and who drank three or more cups of coffee per day were…

Overweight more harmful to the liver than alcohol in middle-aged men

Public release date: 7-Jun-2011 Overweight carries a greatly increased risk of cirrhosis of the liver in men, reveals a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy. “Given the increasing problem of overweight in Sweden, there is reason to fear that more people will develop cirrhosis of the liver,” says Jerzy Kaczynski, docent at the Sahlgrenska Academy…

Allergies lower risk of low- and high-grade glioma

Public release date: 7-Feb-2011 PHILADELPHIA — The more allergies one has, the lower the risk of developing low- and high-grade glioma, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

What makes fructose fattening? OHSU researchers find some potential clues in the brain

Public release date: 9-Feb-2011 PORTLAND, Ore. – The dietary concerns of too much fructose is well documented. Sweeteners  containing fructose are commonly added to processed foods. Many dietary experts believe this increase directly correlates to the nation’s growing obesity epidemic. Now, new research at Oregon Health & Science University demonstrates that the brain – which…