Archive for May, 2007

Newswise β€” The nighttime breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea increases a person’s risk of having a heart attack or dying by 30% over a period of four to five years, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society 2007 International Conference. The more severe the sleep apnea at the beginning of […]

Youthful muscle-building insulin response restored with a 45-minute walk. UT Galveston – Why do older people tend to lose muscle mass and grow frail? One reason is the reduced ability of the elderly to respond to the muscle-building stimulus of the hormone insulin. Insulin is best known for its link to diabetes β€” a condition […]

Society for Neuroscience – A natural flavonoid – epicatechin – found in blueberries, tea, grapes, and cocoa enhances memory in mice, according to newly published research. This memory-boosting benefit was increased further when mice also exercised regularly, indicating that this particular combination of a natural phytonutrient with exercise might protect against cognitive decline and dementia […]

Newcastle University – New research shows treatment of a borderline low thyroid hormone level lowers cholesterol, reverses weight gain and reduces the risk factors for heart disease. Putting on weight and feeling lethargic? Then this new study shows it is worth having your thyroid levels checked – as these can be symptoms of borderline thyroid […]

University of Leicester – A study funded by the British Heart Foundation reveals that the level of physical inactivity among inner city children in Britain has reached epidemic levels. Researchers from Leicester have just published one of the largest studies of physical activity levels of inner city school children. Prof Khunti et al surveyed over […]

A noninvasive ultrasound procedure effectively shrinks uterine fibroids and significantly relieves fibroid-related symptoms in women, according to the results of a multicenter clinical trial reported in the June 2007 issue of the journal Radiology. Magnetic resonance-guided, focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) allows radiologists to precisely target fibroids without harming healthy surrounding tissue. “This treatment immediately stops […]