Archive for February, 2011 – A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in the February 17, 2011 online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University […]

Pecans contain naturally occurring antioxidants – one of them a form of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol – that may help contribute to heart health and prevention of heart disease, according to a new research study from Loma Linda University (LLU). The results were published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition. […] – The newly approved medication dabigatran is an alternative to warfarin (Coumadin) to help prevent dangerous blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to updated guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society. This will be welcome news for many who have found using warfarin (Coumadin) […] – Dietary fiber may be associated with a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, as well as a reduced death risk from any cause over a nine-year period, according to a report that will be published in the June 14, 2011 print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of […]

Markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach vitamin D blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and several other major diseases than had been originally thought, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in […]

JAMA – In a preliminary study in humans, researchers found that 50-minute cell phone use was associated with increased brain glucose metabolism (a marker of brain activity) in the region closest to the cell phone antenna, but the finding is of unknown clinical significance, according to a study in the February 23, 2011 issue of […]