Archive for October, 2006

New research findings suggest adding blueberries and strawberries to the diet may help slow the decline or senility that often occurs with aging.   Blueberries and strawberries may help slow the decline in learning and memory that often occurs as we age. That’s according to new findings from tests with 60 laboratory rats, studied for […]

Add suppression of heart artery endothelin to the dietary benefits of walnuts Already shown in some studies to reduce “bad” (LDL) cholesterol, walnuts may have yet another way of enhancing your cardiovascular health. Tests on 100 laboratory hamsters that ate feed containing ground walnuts for a half-year showed they had significantly lower levels of a […]

Phytotherapy Research – Diabetes is a growing health problem. Giving natural compounds or extracts from plants may in the future become accepted as one way of helping people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels. The herbal medicine extracted from seeds of the Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum (silymarin), is known to have antioxidant properties […]

An ancient spice–turmeric, which contains curcumin–long used in traditional Asian medicine, may hold promise for the prevention of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, according to a recently completed study at The University of Arizona College of Medicine. Turmeric, the spice that flavors and gives its yellow color to many curries and other foods, has been used […]

Boston, MA – Many patients over the age of 65 who are hospitalized with an acute illness experience a subtle change in their cognitive ability that often goes undiagnosed, untreated and underreported. As a result, a patient’s ability to make decisions about his or her medical treatment may be negatively impacted. These findings by Sharon […]

Parents should listen to their instincts and pick up their newborn babies when they cry, Queensland University of Technology researcher Professor Karen Thorpe said. A joint study with QUT and the Riverton Early Parenting Centre has found many parents of infants up to 12 weeks, were uncertain about how best to settle their crying baby […]