Archive for July, 2010 – Resveratrol, a popular plant extract shown to prolong life in yeast and lower animals due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, appears also to suppress inflammation in humans at a modest dose of 40 mg per day, based on results from the first prospective human trial of the extract conducted by University at […] – Hot summer weather can pose special health risks to older adults. The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has some advice for helping older people avoid heat-related illnesses, known as hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms of […] – A portable device – the “Walk n’Play” – to help motivate people to be more active has been designed by Chinmay Manohar in the Department Endocrinology, Nutrition and Diabetes of the Mayo Clinic, and is available through iTunes®. His team has developed a program that helps people monitor their normal day-to-day physical activity […] – An evidence-based clinical practice guideline on “The Treatment of Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis” has been approved and released by The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). This major joint in the shoulder — the ball and socket joint — is sometimes affected by osteoarthritis, causing pain, loss of function, and reduced quality of life. […] – A kind of sugar molecule – sialic acid – that is common to chimpanzees, gorillas and other mammals but not found in humans provokes a strong immune response in some people, likely worsening conditions in which chronic inflammation is a major issue, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School […]

The more people logged on and used an interactive weight management website, the more weight loss they maintained, according to a Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study published online in the open access Journal of Medical Internet Research. The National Institutes of Health-funded study evaluated an Internet-based weight maintenance intervention involving 348 participants. Consistent […]