- Study Says Glycine Supplement Helps Prevent Osteoporosis
Glycine is a non-essential amino acid used by the organism to synthesise proteins and is present in foods such as fish, meat or dairy products. ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2007 - 11:01am
- Study: Overdoing Antioxidants Leads To Heart Failure In Mice
Reductants, sometimes referred to as antioxidants, are elements or compounds that easily give up an electron to become “oxidized,” while oxidizing agents readily accept electrons. In the body, such oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions are integral to the ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2007 - 12:50pm
- DNA Vaccine Against Multiple Sclerosis Appears Safe
A newly developed DNA vaccine appears safe and may produce beneficial changes in the brains and immune systems of individuals with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study. In patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), the immune system attacks the myelin ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2007 - 4:07pm
- Does Ancient Chinese Secret Help With Menstrual Cramps?
Four-Agents Decoction (Si Wu Tang) is composed of dry roots of four plants native to China: prepared Radix Rehmanniae praeparata (Soe Dee Huang), Radix Paeoniae Alba (Bai Sau), Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Dang Guay), and Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong (Tsuan C ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 22 2007 - 7:45am
- Ivermectin Mutating Parasite That Causes River Blindness
Ivermectin, the standard drug for treating river blindness (onchocerciasis), is causing genetic changes in the parasite that causes the disease, according to a new study by Roger Prichard (McGill University, Canada) and colleagues, published on August 30, ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2007 - 5:01am
- New Heart Anti-Inflammatory Also Helps Kidneys
Scientists have discovered that a lipid known to protect the heart from inflammation and to cause skin allergic reactions also reduces inflammation of the kidneys. The discovery could help devise new ways of treating inflammatory kidney diseases. The lipid ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2007 - 10:58am
- N-acetylcysteine (NAC) Anti-Oxidant May Not Be Safe
According to new research at the University of Virginia Health System, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an anti-oxidant commonly used in nutritional and body-building supplements, can form a red blood cell-derived molecule that makes blood vessels think they are no ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 5 2007 - 12:18am
- Targeting Serotonin Neurons To Create Faster Anti-Depressants
Studies with rats have revealed the potential in an entirely new class of antidepressants that take effect after only days of treatment versus the weeks required for current drugs. The researchers, Guillaume Lucas and colleagues, said that they hope their ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2007 - 8:04am
- Hyperactivity And Sodium Benzoate
A study by researchers at the University of Southampton has shown evidence of increased levels of hyperactivity in young children consuming mixtures of some artificial food colors and the preservative sodium benzoate. The possibility of food colors and pre ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2007 - 12:13pm
- AIDS Healthcare Foundtion Urges Speed-Up Of Atripla In Developing Countries
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today called on Gilead Sciences and Merck to immediately register and distribute the three-in-one, once daily lifesaving HIV treatment, Atripla, in developing countries. When Atripla first received approval from the Foo ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2007 - 4:37pm