Archive for May, 2009

A study led by sports medicine researcher Anne Hoch, D.O., at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee has revealed that young female professional dancers face the same health risks as young female athletes when they don’t eat enough to offset the energy they spend, and stop menstruating as a consequence. “These two components of […] – A leading medical journal has published a meta-analysis of six large-scale randomized clinical trials of aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among over 95,000 apparently healthy men and women worldwide. Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., a professor in the College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University, is a member of an […]

People who have gum disease and also suffer from a severe form of rheumatoid arthritis reduced their arthritic pain, number of swollen joints and the degree of morning stiffness when they cured their dental problems – specifically their gum disease. Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals of […] – Eating red meat or white meat, including meat cooked at high temperatures, does not increase the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a large study conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study was published this month in the International Journal of Cancer. A […] – Oxidative stress has been linked to aging, cancer and other diseases in humans. Paradoxically, researchers have suggested that small exposure to oxidative conditions may actually offer protection from acute doses in a process called hormesis. Now, scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have discovered the gene responsible for this effect. Their […] – A medication currently FDA-approved for use in diabetes shows some protective effects in the brains of patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine report in a study currently available online in the Journal of Neuroimmunology. In a small, double-blinded clinical trial, patients with […]