Archive for April, 2009 – A group of endocrinologists in Sydney have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low vitamin D levels. The sicker they are, the lower the vitamin D levels. Dr Paul Lee, Professor John Eisman and Associate Professor Jackie Center, researchers at Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research, examined a cohort of […]

Folic acid, or vitamin B9, essential for red blood cell health and long known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects, may also suppress allergic reactions and lessen the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms, according to new NIH-funded research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. In what is believed to be the first […] – Pregabalin (Lyrica®), a medication widely used to treat seizures and anxiety, appears to be an effective treatment for restless legs syndrome (RLS) and helps people with the disorder get more deep sleep, or slow wave sleep, according to a study that will be presented as part of the Science Program at the American […] – Many women have heard of the benefits of breastfeeding and pacifier use in reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) as well as other advantages. But many may question the effects of pacifiers on breastfeeding success. Many mothers have also suffered in fear after having been told by well-meaning breastfeeding advocates […]

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center have shown that depression is linked with the accumulation of visceral fat, or belly fat – the kind of fat packed between internal organs at the waistline – which has long been known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The study is posted online and will […] – Dairy products have an advantage over calcium carbonate supplements in promoting bone growth and strength, according to a new Purdue University study. Connie Weaver, distinguished professor and head of the food and nutrition department, found that the bones of rats fed nonfat dry milk were longer, wider, more dense and stronger than those […]