- Vitamin A Really Does Reduce Wrinkles, Study Shows
Applying topical retinol to the skin appears to improve the wrinkles associated with natural aging and may help to promote the production of skin-building compounds, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Dermatology. The wrinkles and brown ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2007 - 3:38pm
- Concern: Effects Of Global Warming On Infectious Diseases
As the Earth’s temperatures continue to rise, we can expect a signficant change in infectious disease patterns around the globe. Just exactly what those changes will be remains unclear, but scientists agree they will not be for the good. "Environmenta ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 10:08am
- Exercise Reverses Aging In Human Skeletal Muscle
Not only does exercise make most people feel better and perform physical tasks better, it now appears that exercise – specifically, resistance training-- actually rejuvenates muscle tissue in healthy senior citizens. A recent study, co-led by Simon Melov a ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2007 - 9:32pm
- Botox For Prostate Problems
Botox is not just for keeping aging actresses looking eerily young any more. Injecting botulinum toxin A, or Botox, into the prostate gland of men with enlarged prostates eased symptoms and improved quality of life for up to a year after the procedure. The ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2007 - 6:56pm
- Experimental Gene Therapy 'abolishes' Arthritis Pain
Early-stage research has found that a new gene therapy can nearly eliminate arthritis pain, and significantly reduce long-term damage to the affected joints, according to a study published today in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. While the study was ...
Article - News Staff - May 26 2007 - 7:19pm
- Cytokines And Alzheimer's Disease
People whose blood shows signs of inflammation are more likely to later develop Alzheimer's disease than people with no signs of inflammation, according to a new study. The study, which is part of the larger Framingham Heart Study, involved 691 health ...
Article - News Staff - May 28 2007 - 8:46pm
- Epicatechin And Exercise Boosts Memory In Mice
A natural compound found in blueberries, tea, grapes, and cocoa enhances memory in mice, according to newly published research. This effect increased further when mice also exercised regularly. "This finding is an important advance because it identifi ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2007 - 6:58pm
- Even Low Doses Of Ecstasy Lead To Memory Loss
Ecstasy is an illicit recreational drug popular among young people, according to background information in the article. Research in both humans and animals suggests that the drug can harm the brain. Ecstasy may damage nerve cells that respond to the hormon ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 12:35am
- What Did Dinosaurs Hear?
What did dinosaurs hear? Probably a lot of low frequency sounds, like the heavy footsteps of another dinosaur, if University of Maryland professor Robert Dooling and his colleagues are right. What they likely couldn't hear were the high pitched sounds ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 8:37am
- Correlation Between Birth Weight, Adult Weight And Future Success, Study Says
Birth weight has significant and lasting effects, a new study finds. Weighing less than 5.5 pounds at birth increases the probability of dropping out of high school by one-third, reduces yearly earnings by about 15 percent and burdens people in their 30s a ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 4:11pm