Archive for October, 2007

Bipolar medication lithium enhances neuroprotective and anti-aging gene function in lab study. – Nematode worms treated with lithium show a 46 percent increase in lifespan, raising the tantalizing question of whether humans taking the mood affecting drug are also taking an anti-aging medication. Results of the Buck Institute study, funded with NIH grants and […]

Newswise — The genetic family ties that bind brothers and sisters also link their risk for developing clogged arteries and having potentially fatal heart attacks, scientists at Johns Hopkins report. And according to researchers, brothers bear the brunt of the burden. In a study to be published in the November 1, 2007 edition of the […]

Dose of polyphenols from red wine, fruit, or vegetables is important: high dose to prevent cancer, low dose to improve circulation in heart disease. – The next cancer drug might be all natural, and come from the fruits and vegetable section of the grocery store, according to new research on red wine polyphenols published […]

Researchers have determined that television viewing is not only linked to childhood obesity, but also to hypertension in children, according to a study published in the December 2007 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Childhood obesity is a major health concern in the United States. As of 2004, the National Health and Nutrition […]

University of Michigan — Spending just 10 minutes talking to another person can help improve your memory and your performance on tests, according to a study to be published in the February 2008 issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. “In our study, socializing was just as effective as more traditional kinds of mental […]

Newswise — For the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) caused by pollens such as grass and ragweed, a new natural treatment option has been revealed – noninhaled, intranasal carbon dioxide (CO2). The Creighton University study will be reported in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Allergy & Clinical […]