Archive for January, 2011

Sahlgrenska.gu.se – Exercise improves symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and is protective against symptom deterioration. The study, which was conducted at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and at AlingsÃ¥s Hospital, included 102 IBS patients between the ages of 18 and 65. Half the group was randomly allocated to increase their physical activity […]

Emory.edu – New technology has made it possible for surgeons to reconstruct ACL tears in young athletes without disturbing the growth plate. John Xerogeanes, MD, chief of the Emory Sports Medicine Center, and colleagues in the laboratory of Allen R. Tannenbaum, PhD, professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech […]

Asthma is one of the world’s most common chronic diseases, affecting as many as 300 million people. It is estimated that by 2025 there could be an additional 100 million people with the disease. This rapid increase in asthma is most likely due to changing environmental or lifestyle factors, and over the last 15 years, […]

Depending on the level of smoking and dietary vitamin C intake, vitamin E supplementation may extend the life-span of restricted groups of men, according to a study published in the journal Age and Ageing. Several large randomized trials of humans found that vitamin E supplementation does not reduce mortality. However, the average effect on mortality […]

Using inexpensive HEPA air filters may help reduce cardiovascular disease risk that results from exposure to air pollution, according to researchers from Canada, who studied healthy adults living in a small community in British Columbia where wood burning stoves are the main sources of pollution. The researchers found that high efficiency particle air (HEPA) filters […]

Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable improvements in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in the January 30, 2011 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, […]