Tag: Research

Exercise may trump mental activity in protecting against brain shrinkage

02 NOV 2012 MINNEAPOLIS – Exercising regularly in old age may better protect against brain shrinkage than engaging in mental or social activities, according to a new study published in the October 23, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Research suggests that brain shrinkage may lead to…

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…

More than 40 plant-based compounds can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer

07 SEP 0212 WSU researcher documents links between nutrients, genes and cancer spread More than 40 compounds turn on genes slowing metastasis PULLMAN, Wash.—More than 40 plant-based compounds can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer, according to a first-of-its-kind study by a Washington State University researcher. Gary Meadows, WSU professor and associate…

Asthma symptoms could be aggravated by imbalance problems

Vienna, Austria: Asthma patients could be at a higher risk of worsening symptoms due to problems with their balance, according to new research. The study will be presented today (2 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress in Vienna. Researchers aimed to assess the link between asthma, anxiety and balance. Anxiety and imbalance…

High dietary antioxidant intake might cut pancreatic cancer risk

” those whose vitamins C, E, and selenium intake was in the top 25% of consumption were 67% less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who were in the bottom 25%” If link proves causal, 1 in 12 of these cancers might be prevented, say researchers Increasing dietary intake of the antioxidant vitamins C,…

Raisins as effective as sports chews for fueling workouts

  FRESNO, Calif. (July 23, 2012) – New research published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggests that eating raisins may provide the same workout boost as sports chews. Conducted by researchers at the University of California-Davis, the study evaluated the effects that natural versus commercial carbohydrate supplements have on endurance…

Moderate drinking may reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis

12 JULY 2012 3 drinks per week can halve the risk of developing the condition Research: Long term alcohol intake and risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women: a population based cohort study Moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with a reduced risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. The results…

Physicians are biased when evaluating medical conflict of interest policies

29 JUN 2012 Same patterns found in finance industry; Researchers suggest need for third parties in conflict of interest policy-making process PITTSBURGH—Medical institutions have been under pressure to develop and implement policies to avoid conflicts of interest between physicians and pharmaceutical companies. In most cases, medical professionals who have a stake in the issues at…

Menopausal women could ‘work out’ their hot flashes

29 JUN 2012 Menopausal women who exercise may experience fewer hot flashes in the 24 hours following physical activity, according to health researchers. In general, women who are relatively inactive or are overweight or obese tend to have a risk of increased symptoms of perceived hot flashes, noted Steriani Elavsky, assistant professor of kinesiology at…

Scientific Evidence Proves why Healers See the “Aura” of People

04 May 2012 • University of Granada researchers affirm that healers present synesthesia, a neuropsychological phenomenon involving a “mingling” of the senses. • The results of this study have been published in the prestigious journal Consciousness and Cognition. • The authors remark the significant “placebo effect” that healers have on ill people. Researchers in Spain…

Another mechanism discovered by which sulforaphane prevents cancer

09 Mar 2014 CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have discovered yet another reason why the “sulforaphane”compound in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables is so good for you – it provides not just one, but two ways to prevent cancer through the complex mechanism of epigenetics. Epigenetics, an…

Biological time-keeper linked to diabetes

10 Feb 2012 Researchers in Lille and Paris demonstrated that mutations in the melatonin receptor gene (melatonin or the “hormone of darkness” induces sleep) lead to an almost sevenfold increase in the risk of developing diabetes. This research, which was published in Nature Genetics on 29 January 2012, could contributed to the development of new…

Vitamin D could help combat the effects of aging in eyes

30 Jan 2012 Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have found that vitamin D reduces the effects of ageing in mouse eyes and improves the vision of older mice significantly. The researchers hope that this might mean that vitamin D supplements could provide a simple and effective way to combat…

Mobile phones negatively affect male fertility, new study suggests

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 9-Jun-2014 Men who keep a mobile phone in their trouser pocket could be inadvertently damaging their chances of becoming a father, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter. Previous research has suggested that Radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by the devices can have a detrimental effect on male…

NIH study shows caffeine consumption linked to estrogen changes

Moderate caffeine intake associated with higher level for Asians, lower for whites Asian women who consumed an average of 200 milligrams or more of caffeine a day—the equivalent of roughly two cups of coffee—had elevated estrogen levels when compared to women who consumed less, according to a study of reproductive age women by researchers at…

Tart cherry juice drinkers gain sleep advantage

17 DEC 2011   New research suggests red hot super fruit may be a natural sleep aid   LANSING, Mich. — Americans seeking a better night’s sleep may need to look no further than tart cherry juice, according to a new study in the European Journal of Nutrition. 1 An international team of researchers found…

Suggested link between radon and skin cancer

Public release date: 14-Nov-2011 A new study published this week suggests that a link may exist between radon exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer Researchers from the European Centre for Environment & Human Health (part of the Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry) have detected a connection following analysis of data on radon exposure and skin…