Archive for September, 2009

Springer-sbm.de – One of the most problematic side effects of cancer treatment, chemobrain – a range of symptoms including memory loss, inability to concentrate, difficulty thinking and other subtle cognitive changes following chemotherapy – seriously diminishes women’s quality of life and daily functioning. As a result, they have to adopt a range of coping strategies […]

SMU.edu – Two professors at Southern Methodist University in Dallas are expanding a breathing technique study – using a capnometer – that shows promise for reducing both the expense and suffering associated with chronic asthma. Thomas Ritz and Alicia Meuret, both in SMU’s Psychology Department, have developed a four-week program to teach asthmatics how to […]

American Heart Association – Vitamin D deficiency in premenopausal women may triple the risk of developing high blood pressure (systolic hypertension) 15 years later, according to research reported at the American Heart Association’s 63rd High Blood Pressure Research Conference. Researchers examined women enrolled in the Michigan Bone Health and Metabolism Study and analyzed data from […]

Androgen deficiency, or low testosterone levels, might be the underlying cause for a variety of common clinical conditions, including diabetes, erectile dysfunction, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Lahey Clinic Northshore, MA. These findings appear in the September/October 2009 issue of the Journal of […]

American Heart Association – A high-fructose diet raises blood pressure in men, while allopurinol – a medication used to treat gout – seems to protect against the blood pressure increase and some aspects of metabolic syndrome, according to research reported at the American Heart Association’s 63rd High Blood Pressure Research Conference. “This is the first […]

Marshall.edu – Recent studies conducted by Dr. Eric Blough and his colleagues at Marshall University have shown that use of the common pain reliever acetaminophen may help prevent age-associated muscle loss and other conditions. Their study examined how acetaminophen may affect the regulation of protein kinase B (Akt), an enzyme known to play an important […]