- Myth: Coffee Consumption Leads To Dehydration
Because caffeine is a mild diuretic, there is a common assumption that caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, also have this effect. The problem is that a kernel of scientific knowledge can be misconstrued in news outlets. As we discussed on Thanksgiving, ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 9 2014 - 6:43pm
- Chinese Herbal Medicines Might Slow Progression Of Diabetes
A new paper claims that traditional Chinese herbal medicines might slow the progression of diabetes- by slowing the more vague condition referred to as "prediabetes." Prediabetes is considered to mean elevated blood sugar levels without the rise ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 2 2014 - 11:07am
- Vitamin D Controls Blood Pressure- Sort Of
UV-B radiation in sunlight is the most important factor for the production of vitamin D, and that is why some people suffer from low levels of vitamin D during the winter months. Many foods contain vitamin D, though not all have enough to make food an ade ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 17 2014 - 3:38pm
- Ibuprofen And Other NSAIDs Don't Increase Risk Of Miscarriages
Women who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac during pregnancy are not at increased risk of miscarriages. NSAIDs are used by pregnant women in the first trimester to combat pain, fever and inflammatio ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 3 2014 - 4:14pm
- Weight Loss: Sorry, Still No Magic Pill And Approved Drugs May Be Dangerous
Since most people don't want to engage in the only weight loss plan guaranteed to work- consuming fewer calories than they burn- options are limited in America's battle of the bulge and are likely to stay limited. The Federal Drug Administration ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 12 2014 - 6:00am
- PHPS1 Compound Improves Cardiac Function In Mice With Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital heart disease is the most common form of birth defect, affecting one out of every 125 babies, according to the National Institutes of Health. Researchers from the University of Missouri recently found success using chemical compound PHPS1 to t ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 28 2014 - 3:30am
- Do Saturated Fats Really Cause Heart Disease?
An international collaboration recently analyzed existing cohort studies and randomized trials on coronary risk and fatty acid intake and drew a conclusion that will surprise you if you only get your science and health news from mainstream newspapers or t ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 17 2014 - 5:37pm
- Why Vitamin D Could Prevent Autism
Researchers have noticed a link between Vitamin D and ASD for years. A new study explains how a lack of the vitamin could lead to problems in fetal and neonatal brain development, creating the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. Rhonda Patrick and Bru ...
Blog Post - Susan Kuchinskas - Mar 18 2014 - 9:44am
- Blood Glucose Doesn't Predict Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease
It's hard to find an article on food or metabolism that doesn't imply it has implications for predicting cardiovascular disease (CVD) or diabetes. Because higher glucose levels have been associated with higher CVD incidence, it has been proposed ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2014 - 7:26pm
- Vaccination Changes Body Odor
Body odor can convey a lot of personal information, according to new research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) which reveals that immunization can trigger a distinct change in body odor. This is the firs ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 2 2014 - 11:20pm