Archive for August, 2007

UT Southwestern Medical Center – New findings from studies in mice suggest that defects in the brain’s ability to respond to glucose play a role in the development of non-insulin dependent (type 2) diabetes, and that a high-fat diet may contribute to impairing brain cells’ ability to regulate glucose throughout the body. The new NIH-funded […]

Newswise – A new Mayo Clinic study suggests that ground flaxseed in the diet can decrease hot flashes in post-menopausal women who do not take estrogen. The findings from the pilot study are published in the summer 2007 issue of the Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology. A hot flash is often described as […]

Brown University – A groundbreaking public health study has found a connection between damp, moldy homes and depression. The study, led by Brown University epidemiologist Edmond Shenassa, is the largest investigation of an association between mold and mood and is the first such investigation conducted outside the United Kingdom. Shenassa said the findings about the […]

University of Buffalo – It’s football season again, and sports medicine physicians are braced for a wave of new joint injuries in football players. “After only a few days of practice at UB we’ve had three players with ACL injuries, a medial collateral ligament tear, a dislocated shoulder and a dislocated elbow,” said Marc Fineberg, […]

Pine bark extract as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). A study to be published in the Scandinavian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reveals that the supplement Pycnogenol® (pic-noj-en-all), a pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree, reduces peri-menopausal “climacteric symptoms” such as hot flashes, depression, panic attacks, cholesterol and other common […]

Newswise — The debate about whether or not lycopene or some other phytochemicals from tomatoes might reduce prostate cancer risk is apparently not over. Dr Edward Giovannucci from Harvard Medical School published an editorial in the July 2007 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that responded to a report in the same […]