Archive for January, 2009 – Commercial manufacturers of garlic supplements and garlic researchers alike have been arguing for years about which form of garlic supplement is better, and about how garlic actually provides health benefits in the body. Now a Queen’s-led team has finally discovered the antioxidant mechanism of action of garlic. Researchers have widely believed that the […] – There’s an emerging star in the super-food world. Plums are sporting newly discovered high levels of healthy nutrients, say scientists at Texas AgriLife Research. Plainly, “blueberries have some stiff competition,” said Dr. Luis Cisneros, AgriLife Research food scientist.”Stone fruits are super fruits with plums as emerging stars.” The plum is being ushered in […]

Patients need to be informed and not just pick a doctor out of the phone book or off the Internet when considering getting a colonoscopy. Recent research has shown that an inexperienced doctor can lead to less than perfect outcomes. “Patients need to ask a lot of questions before undergoing a colonoscopy,” said Dr. Karen […]

An Internet program helps to reduce depressive symptoms and prevent episodes of clinical depression in adolescent patients at risk, reports a study in the February 2009 issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Called “Project CATCH-IT,” the program is an engaging and effective new alternative for managing depression in teens, according to a […] – Starting a weight-loss regimen significantly reduces urinary incontinence for women, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the University of California, San Francisco. A six-month program of diet, exercise and behavior modification resulted in a loss of 17 pounds and nearly one-half (47 percent) fewer incontinence episodes per […] – Children who talk on cell phones while crossing streets are at a higher risk for injuries or death in a pedestrian accident, said psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in a new study that will appear in the February 2009 issue of Pediatrics. “Cell phones clearly offer convenience and safeguards […]