Archive for June, 2008

Energy drinks are now a billion dollar industry. Currently, there are at least 200 energy drinks on the market. So is there a dark side to getting an energy drink buzz? ‚ÄúThere was a time when we would get our caffeine intake from coffee and cola, but now there are a number of caffeine containing […]

Scientists at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center are about to embark on a human trial to test whether a new cancer treatment – Leukocyte InFusion Therapy (LIFT) – will be as effective at eradicating cancer in humans as it has proven to be in mice. [Readers, please help get the word out by posting […] – Researchers have determined that calorie restriction or fasting blocks the effects of growth hormone via another hormone – FGF21 – which is also currently being tested by Eli Lilly for treating diabetes. FGF21 may have implications for extending life span as well. “It’s been well-established that growth is blunted during starvation. But our […]

Adults with type 2 diabetes who eat unhealthy, high-fat meals may experience memory declines immediately afterward, but this can be offset by taking antioxidant vitamins with the meal, according to new research from Baycrest. There is already growing evidence linking diabetes to cognitive complications in humans. Adults with type 2 diabetes are especially vulnerable to […] – Visions of future technology don’t involve being chained to a desktop machine. People move from home computers to work computers to mobile devices; public kiosks pop up in libraries, schools and hotels; and people increasingly store everything from e-mail to spreadsheets on the Web. But for the roughly 10 million people in the […] – Stimulant medications such as Ritalin have been prescribed for decades to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and their popularity as "cognition enhancers" has recently surged among the healthy, as well. What’s now starting to catch up is knowledge of what these drugs actually do in the brain. In NIMH-sponsored research results published […]