Archive for April, 2007

American Academy of Neurology – Over-the-counter pain medication naproxen and prescription pain reliever celecoxib do not prevent Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published April 25, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology®, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These findings appear to contradict earlier observational studies, which found sustained use of […]

UIUC — Many women in the menopausal transition experience hot flashes: unpredictable, sometimes disruptive, feelings of intense heat in the upper body, neck and face. Although physicians have often prescribed hormones to reduce these symptoms, very little research has studied the underlying causes of hot flashes. Three new studies explore the role of genes, obesity […]

Too much insulin impairs intestinal metabolism, leading to build up in blood vessels of chylomicrons, which may be a worse form of cholesterol than LDL. U of A, Edmonton – Researchers have discovered a new way that insulin release might contribute to cardiovascular disease, and it is related not to LDL cholesterol, but to a […]

Chronic depression in elderly is an independent risk factor for high blood sugar and type 2 diabetes, possibly because of high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Northwestern University – Chronic depression or depression that worsens over time may cause diabetes in older adults, according to new Northwestern University research. This is the first national […]

UPMC — A natural anthocyanidin found in many fruits and vegetables (as well as red wine) selectively kills leukemia cells in culture while showing no discernible toxicity against healthy cells, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. These findings, published online March 20, 2007 in the Journal of […]

Older adults who don’t get enough vitamin D – either from their diets or exposure to the sun – may be at increased risk for poor physical performance and disability, according to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. “With a growing older population, we need to identify better ways to […]