Inoculation with friendly bacteria to beat depression?

Mycobacterium vaccae activates a specific group of serotonin brain cells and causes functional improvement. University of Bristol – Treatment of mice with a ‘friendly’ bacteria, normally found in the soil, altered their behavior in a way similar to that produced by antidepressant drugs, reports research published in the latest issue of Neuroscience. These findings, identified […]

Vitamin and mineral synergy prevents hearing loss from loud noise

Antioxidant-mineral combination protects against damage for days after noise exposure. UMHS – In a new study in animals, University of Michigan researchers report that a combination of high doses of vitamins A, C, and E and magnesium, taken one hour before noise exposure and continued as a once-daily treatment for five days, was very effective […]

Tai Chi practice improves immune system response in older adults

UCLA News – Tai chi chih, the Westernized version of the 2,000-year-old Chinese martial art characterized by slow movement and meditation, significantly boosts the immune systems of older adults against the virus that leads to the painful, blistery rash known as shingles, according to a new UCLA study. The 25-week study, which involved a group […]

Organic Milk Much Higher in Omega 3 Fatty Acids than Conventional Milk

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today received a letter from 14 top scientists, asking the organisation to recognise the mounting body of evidence that organic milk naturally contains higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids than non-organic milk. The letter, sparked by the publication of ground breaking new research and sent to Dame Deidre […]

New MAO Inhibitor Rasagiline Approved for Parkinson’s

In July 2006 the FDA approved a new irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitor, Rasagiline, for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.  It will be marketed with the trade name of Azilect by Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Ltd. It can be used as monotherapy with early Parkinson’s disease as well as combined with levodopa in later stages.  Trials in animal […]