Tag: Doctor of Philosophy

Study shows clear new evidence for mind-body connection

Study shows clear new evidence for mind-body connection – A group working out of Alberta Health Services’ Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology has demonstrated that telomeres – protein complexes at the end of chromosomes – maintain their length in breast cancer survivors who practise meditation or are involved…

Coenzyme Q10 helps veterans battle Gulf War illness symptoms

Coenzyme Q10 helps veterans battle Gulf War illness symptoms – CoQ10 is a fat-soluble antioxidant made by the body to support basic cell functions, including directly assisting mitochondrial energy production. Over a course of three and a half months, the veterans in the study received a pill form of either CoQ10 or a placebo. Researchers…

BPA shown to disrupt thyroid function in pregnant animals and offspring

19 NOV 2012 New study uses animal model similar to humans and shows BPA can affect thyroid function Chevy Chase, MD –– In utero exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) can be associated with decreased thyroid function in newborn sheep, according to a recent study accepted for publication in Endocrinology, a journal of The Endocrine Society.…

Feinstein Institute researchers discover that bean used in Chinese food could protect against sepsis

mung bean (Vigna radiata) 02 NOV 2012 MANHASSET, NY – Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that a bean commonly used in Chinese cuisine protects against the life-threatening condition sepsis. These findings are published in the current issue of Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM). It has been found that a…

Drop in testosterone tied to prostate cancer recurrence

Fox Chase researchers find that men whose testosterone falls after radiation are more likely to experience a rise in PSA   BOSTON, MA (October 28, 2012)—Men whose testosterone drops following radiation therapy for prostate cancer are more likely to experience a change in PSA levels that signals their cancer has returned, according to new research…

I have to walk how many miles to burn off this soda?

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 16-Oct-2014 Easy-to-understand signs linking exercise to sugar-sweetened beverage consumption helps teens make healthier choices, researchers say Adolescents who saw printed signs explaining the number of miles they would need to walk to burn off the calories in a sugary drink were more likely to leave the store with a lower calorie beverage,…

Chocolate: A sweet method for stroke prevention in men?

07 SEP 2012 MINNEAPOLIS – Eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke in men, according to a new study published in the August 29, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “While other studies have looked at how…

Chemical exposure in the womb from household items may contribute to obesity

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Aug. 30, 2012 Pregnant women who are highly exposed to common environmental chemicals – polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) – have babies that are smaller at birth and larger at 20 months of age, according to a study from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health published online in the August 30…

Heavy drinking rewires brain, increasing susceptibility to anxiety problems

7 SEP 2012 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Doctors have long recognized a link between alcoholism and anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Those who drink heavily are at increased risk for traumatic events like car accidents and domestic violence, but that only partially explains the connection. New research using mice reveals heavy alcohol…

Healthy humans make nice homes for viruses

September 16, 2014 By Caroline Arbanas The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. On average, healthy individuals carry about five types of viruses…

Potency of statins linked to muscle side effects

24 AUG 2012 These include commonly reported problems such as pain and weakness, as well as life-threatening muscle breakdown, known as rhabdomyolysis. Statin myopathies can significantly increase pain and injury risk and affect mobility, especially in older individuals. A study from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, published August 22 online by…