Archive for March, 2011

SirWeb.org – A unique formulation of antioxidants taken orally before imaging with ionizing radiation (such as X-rays) minimizes cell damage, noted researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 36th Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, Ill. In what the researchers say is the first clinical trial of its kind, as much as a 50 percent reduction […]

JeffersonHospital.org – Researchers from Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center have genetic evidence suggesting the antioxidant drugs currently used to treat lung disease, malaria and even the common cold can also help prevent and treat cancers because they fight against mitochondrial oxidative stress – a culprit in driving tumor growth. For the first time, the researchers show […]

ACS.org – Scientists have reported discovery of the active ingredients in an herb used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine for skin whitening, changing skin color to a lighter shade. The ingredients are poised for clinical trials as a safer, more effective alternative to skin whitening creams and lotions that millions of women and some men […]

URI.edu – Researcher Navindra Seeram has discovered 34 new beneficial, healthy compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 natural compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health. At the 241st American Chemical Society’s National Meeting in Anaheim, CA, the assistant pharmacy professor at University of Rhode Island […]

ACS.org – A new scientific study positions walnuts in the Number 1 slot among a family of foods that lay claim to being among Mother Nature’s most nearly perfect packaged foods: Tree and ground nuts. In a report at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, scientists presented an analysis showing […]

If you want to increase your chances of losing weight, reduce your stress level and get adequate sleep. A new Kaiser Permanente study found that people trying to lose at least 10 pounds were more likely to reach that goal if they had lower stress levels and slept more than six hours but not more […]