Archive for June, 2008

UMich.edu – Before you stop buying fresh fruit, meat, vegetables and healthy food often perceived as costing a lot, check out these tips from a University of Michigan Health System dietitian. Holly Scherer, R.D., says you can follow a few easy guidelines and still buy healthy foods. She suggests that you make your own coffee, […]

JAMA / Archives – Individuals with lower blood levels of vitamin D appear to have an increased risk of death overall and from cardiovascular causes, according to a report in the June 23, 2008 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine . A recent consensus panel estimated that about 50 percent to 60 percent of older […]

AACR.org – New research suggests that the form of tomato product one eats could be the key to unlocking its prostate cancer-fighting potential, according to a report in the June 1, 2008 issue of Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Processing of many edible plants through heating, grinding, mixing […]

Study finds that oral jewelry piercings fracture teeth and increase gum disease in young adults AFTAU.org – Skin piercings might be the rage among teens, but researchers from Tel Aviv University have found good reasons to think twice about piercing one’s tongue or lip. Dr. Liran Levin, a dentist from the Department of Oral Rehabilitation, […]

Unexplained skin irritations and itchy rashes happen to millions of Americans and many say they have no idea what causes the breakouts. According to experts jewelry allergies – especially to nickel – are not only extremely common, but very simple to prevent. “We see it quite frequently,” says Lisa Garner, M.D., dermatologist on the medical […]

UCLA researchers discovered that an FDA-approved drug – rapamycin – reverses the brain dysfunction and learning disability inflicted by a genetic disease called tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Because half of TSC patients also suffer from autism, the findings offer new hope for addressing learning disorders due to autism. Nature Medicine publishes the findings in its […]