Archive for January, 2007

UCLA cardiology promotes heart health for kids and adolescents with these 7 tips for heart health, which begins in childhood. Newswise – “It’s important for children to adopt healthy heart habits early,” said Dr. Thomas Klitzner, professor of pediatric cardiology at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. “The path to heart disease begins in childhood. Obesity […]

Cardiologists at UCLA have released the following 10 health tips for adults to help prevent heart attacks and other cardiovascular diseases. Newswise – “Coronary heart disease remains one of the leading causes of death for both men and women in the United States,” said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, UCLA’s Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine […]

NIH – A new study finds that women who take folic acid supplements early in their pregnancy can substantially reduce their baby’s chances of being born with a facial cleft.  Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that 0.4 milligrams (mg) a day of […]

Scientifically rigorous Cochrane Review has determined that a new nicotine receptor stimulant Chantix(R) increases the odds of stopping smoking by 300 percent. The new anti-smoking drug varenicline (Chantix) was first licensed for use in the UK on 5th December 2006. An early Cochrane Review of its effectiveness shows that it can give a three-fold increase […]

Warning about mercury in freshwater fish especially important for pregnant women and young children. OSU – A new survey by researchers at Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of more than 600 rivers and streams in the western United States found widespread mercury concentrations in freshwater fish. Though few of the more […]

LSU – Peripheral neuropathy is a degenerative nerve disease with no cure and few effective treatment options – until now. Li Li, professor of kinesiology at LSU, is conducting a study into the benefits of tai chi for elderly patients with peripheral neuropathy. So far, those practicing tai chi show far greater levels of improvement […]