Archive for April, 2007

Penn State – Incorporating macadamia nuts into a heart-healthy diet can reduce cardiovascular disease risk, according to Penn State researchers. “We looked at macadamia nuts because they are not currently included in the health claim for tree nuts, while other tree nuts are recommended as part of a healthy diet,” says Dr. Amy E. Griel, […]

Anti-inflammatory flavonoid inhibits cytokines that cause destruction of cartilage and bone in arthritis. A new study from the University of Michigan Health System suggests that a flavonoid (a type of polyphenol) called EGCG extracted from green tea may provide therapeutic benefits to people with rheumatoid arthritis. The NIH-sponsored study, presented April 29, 2007 at the […]

UCLA – Researchers found that Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese low-impact mind-body exercise, provided significant health benefits for adults suffering from tension headaches. Compared with a control group, patients who participated in a 15-week Tai Chi program were helped not only with headache pain, but also perceived improvement in other areas, reporting increased energy, emotional […]

The University of Nottingham – New technology, the size of a mobile phone, which could save the life of an unborn child, has been developed by scientists from The University of Nottingham, and could be on the market in the UK by October 2007. The device monitors the baby’s heart for signs of potential danger. […]

APA warns NBC and other media that sensationalizing the criminal can inspire copycat crimes. American Psychiatric Association – [Public health news post] 0n April 20 the APA sent an open letter to the news media urging them to stop showing the disturbing writings, photographs and video that NBC News reportedly received from Cho Seung-Hui, who […]

Newswise – There is no evidence that antioxidant supplements interfere with the therapeutic effects of chemotherapy agents, according to a recent systematic review of the use of antioxidants during chemotherapy, available in the May 2007 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cancer Treatment Reviews. In fact, they may help increase survival rates, tumor response, and the […]