Archive for January, 2008

Duke University Medical Center – Daily consumption of caffeine in coffee, tea or soft drinks increases blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes and may undermine efforts to control their disease, say scientists at Duke. Researchers used new technology that measured participants’ glucose (sugar) levels on a constant basis throughout the day. Dr. […]

Newswise — An anti-inflammatory drug similar to aspirin – salsalate – may provide an inexpensive means of treating or reducing the risk for diabetes in overweight young adults by lowering inflammation and reducing glycemia. The study being published in the February 2008 issue of Diabetes Care finds that salsalate lowered both fasting blood glucose and […]

Newswise – A modified version of a popular high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet – the so-called Atkins diet – can significantly reduce the number of seizures in adults with epilepsy, a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The Atkins-like diet, which has shown promise for seizure control in children, may offer a new lifeline for patients […]

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Could the pursuit of happiness go too far? Most self-help books on the subject offer tips on how to maximize one’s bliss, but a new study suggests that moderate happiness may be preferable to full-fledged elation. The researchers, from the University of Virginia, the University of Illinois and Michigan State University, looked at data from […]

Babies conceived during a period of famine are at risk of developing addictions later in life, according to new research published in the international journal Addiction. Researchers from the Dutch mental health care organization, Bouman GGZ, and Erasmus University Rotterdam studied men and women born in Rotterdam between 1944 and 1947, the time of the […]