Archive for May, 2010

ASM.org – Do you think that your famous brand of bottled water is cleaner than tap water? A recent study finds that heterotrophic bacteria counts, in more than 70 percent of bottled water samples, exceed the recommended limits specified by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Researchers from Ccrest laboratories reported their results at the 110th […]

ASM.org – Exposure to specific bacteria in the environment – already believed to have antidepressant qualities – could increase learning behavior, according to research presented at the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in San Diego, CA. “Mycobacterium vaccae is a natural soil bacterium which people likely ingest or breath in when […]

Providing single lens distance glasses to older people who wear multifocal glasses and who regularly take part in outdoor activities is a simple and effective way of preventing falls, concludes a study published by the British Medical Journal. However, the researchers warn that this strategy may not be appropriate for frailer people who spend more […]

Nottingham.ac.uk – The type and dosage of statin drugs given to patients to treat heart disease should be proactively monitored as they can have unintended adverse effects, concludes a new study published by the British Medical Journal. Researchers at The University of Nottingham found that some statins can lead to an increased risk of liver […]

MSU.edu – Older patients battling pneumonia spent less time in the hospital when treated using osteopathic manipulative medicine – a drug-free form of hands-on medical care focusing on increasing muscle motion – in addition to conventional care, recently published research shows. Kari Hortos, a Michigan State University professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Department […]

Individuals who have poor oral hygiene have an increased risk of heart disease compared to those who brush their teeth twice a day, finds research published by the British Medical Journal. In the last twenty years there has been increased interest in links between heart problems and gum disease. While it has been established that […]