- New Cholesterol Treatment Brings Safety Concerns
Preliminary research suggests that use of a novel, potent drug to treat cholesterol disorders decreases triglycerides and increases HDL-C, the "good" cholesterol, but also raises some safety concerns, according to a study in the March 28 issue o ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2007 - 11:17am
- Tilarginine Does Not Reduce Risk Of Death For Heart Attack Patients With Refractory Shock
The medication tilarginine, a drug that was believed could be beneficial for patients who develop cardiogenic shock (low blood pressure due to impaired cardiac function) after a heart attack, did not reduce the risk of death up to six months after a heart ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2007 - 6:17pm
- Study Finds High Arsenic Levels In Herbal Kelp Supplements
A study of herbal kelp supplements led by UC Davis public health expert Marc Schenker concludes that its medicinal use may cause inadvertent arsenic poisoning and health dangers for consumers, especially when overused. Schenker and two researchers evaluat ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2007 - 10:44am
- Pros And Cons Of Antioxidants
In the U.S. more than $20 billion was spent on dietary supplements in 2005. Over $7 billion was spent on plant-based herbal dietary supplements such as grape seed extract, St. John's wort, ginseng and biloba extract. Researcher Dr. Susanne Mertens-Ta ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 18 2007 - 6:24pm
- Green Tea May Help Prevent Autoimmune Diseases
Green tea may help protect against autoimmune disease, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Researchers studied an animal model for type I diabetes and primary Sjogren's Syndrome, which damages the glands that produce tears and saliva. ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 19 2007 - 9:37am
- Aspirin May Be Less Effective Heart Treatment For Women Than Men
A new study shows that aspirin therapy for coronary artery disease is four times more likely to be ineffective in women compared to men with the same medical history. Historically, studies have shown that aspirin therapy is less effective in women than in ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 1:04am
- Cherries May Help Reduce Heart Disease Risk Factors
Increasing intake of antioxidant-rich cherries may help lower the risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, suggests a new study(1) presented today at the Experimental Biology annual meeting. Researchers say the animal study is encouraging and ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2007 - 11:34pm
- Higher Calcium And Vitamin D Intake Linked To Brain Lesions In Elderly
Elderly men and women who consumed higher levels of calcium and vitamin D are significantly more likely to have greater volumes of brain lesions, regions of damage that can increase risk of cognitive impairment, dementia, depression and stroke. Duke Univer ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 9:37am
- How Does Soy Promote Weight Loss?
Research shows that when soy consumption goes up, weight goes down. A new University of Illinois study may help scientists understand exactly how that weight loss happens. "We wanted to compare the effects of soy protein hydrolysates and soy peptides ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 9:56pm
- Valproate Users During Pregnancy Have Children With Lower IQs
Children of women who took the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy appear to be at a greater risk for lower IQ, according to research presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 28 – May 5, 2007. The stud ...
Article - News Staff - May 5 2007 - 10:46pm