Archive for October, 2008

Elderly people who have a positive outlook, lower stress levels, moderate alcohol consumption, abstention from tobacco, moderate to higher income and no chronic health conditions are more likely to thrive in their old age, according to a study in the October 2008 issue of the Journals of Gerontology, Medical Sciences. The study was funded by […]

A team of scientists at Arkansas Nanotechnology Center at UALR (the University of Arkansas at Little Rock) has developed what promises to be a non-invasive method of eradicating cancer cells while reducing the life-threatening side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The new nano technique, described in the current issue of the journal Nanotechnology, was developed […] – A powerful antioxidant in green tea – EGCG – may prevent or delay the onset of type 1 diabetes by reducing a destructive autoimmune disease process, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Researchers were testing EGCG, green tea’s predominant antioxidant, in a laboratory mouse with type 1 diabetes and primary Sjogren’s syndrome, which […] – According to trials, a new anti-obesity weight loss drug, Tesofensine, which may be launched on the world market in a few years, can produce weight loss twice that of currently approved obesity drugs. The Danish company Neurosearch and a number of researchers at the Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen are […]

A clinical trial of 306 subjects 50 years of age or older who were hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, showed a one-day reduction in the length of hospital stay in those patients who received osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) in addition to standard medical care as compared to patients who received only conventional medical care. Using a […]

Rheumatologists, dermatologists, and patient advocates have come together to publish the first-ever international guidelines for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, a disease that mainly affects people who have psoriasis but also some people without it. The guidelines by the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) were presented at the annual […]