Archive for February, 2007

BOSTON – Androgen deprivation therapy – one of the most common treatments for prostate cancer – may increase the risk of death from heart disease in patients over age 65, according to a new study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and other institutions. The study results were based on data […]

If you’re over 65 years old without bad high blood pressure, regular caffeine use may reduce cardiac death. SUNY Downstate Medical Center – Habitual intake of caffeinated beverages provides protection against heart disease mortality in the elderly, say researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Brooklyn College. Using data from the first federal National Health […]

Nutrition solution for seniors decreases common cause of injury in nursing homes by 72 percent. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. – New research suggests that reducing the number of falls suffered by seniors in nursing homes may be helped by taking a vitamin, along with other measures known to decrease falls. According to a study in the Journal […]

Beta-blockers as anti-hypertensive meds carry increased risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes. HBNS – Beta-blocker medications such as Tenormin, Inderal and Lopressor should not be a doctor’s first choice for treating high blood pressure, according to a large new Cochrane review of studies. The review of blood pressure drugs, coming on the heels of […]

Chocolate phytonutrients belonging to the polyphenol class might improve cognition, alertness, and mental performance by enhancing brain circulation. University of Nottingham – Eating chocolate could help to sharpen the mind and give a short-term boost to cognitive skills, a University of Nottingham expert has found. A study led by Professor Ian Macdonald found that consumption […]

Natural spearmint infusion might inhibit male hormones, reducing libido in men but helping women reduce abnormal hair growth. Phytotherapy Research – Women with hirsutism grow hair on their faces, breasts and stomachs. The hair grows in this uncommon fashion because they have abnormally high levels of the ‘masculinising’ androgen hormones. Androgens travel around the body […]