- L.A. Commuting: Six Percent Of Their Time Accounts For Almost Half Of Their Pollution Intake
A new study in the journal Atmospheric Environment by researchers at USC and the California Air Resources Board found that the average Los Angeles driver spends about six percent (1.5 hours) of his or her day on the road, yet that period of time accounts f ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 30 2007 - 3:28pm
- Can Danish Researchers Knock Out HIV?
With the latest advances in treatment, doctors say they can successfully neutralize the HIV virus. The so-called ‘combination therapy’ prevents the HIV virus from mutating and spreading, allowing patients to rebuild their immune system to the same levels a ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 1 2007 - 10:57am
- Sickle Cell Treatment: Heptapeptide Could Remove Iron From Ferritin
A new study led by Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute senior scientist, Elizabeth Theil, Ph.D., is the first to suggest that a small protein or heptapeptide (seven amino acids wrapped into one unit) could be used to accelerate the removal ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 4 2007 - 8:52pm
- Women's Health Initiative
Here’s a nice essay about the Women’s Health Initiative, a nine-year mega-million-dollar experiment to measure the effect of “healthy eating” especially a low-fat diet. ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Nov 7 2007 - 1:19am
- Will Fasting Improve Your Heart? This Study Says Yes
Foregoing food for a day each month is one of the religious practices of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS or Mormons), who have lower rates of heart disease than other Americans, researchers reported at the American Heart Ass ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 9 2007 - 11:57pm
- Study: Omega-3 Oils Reduce Chances Of Alzheimer's, Omega-6 Oils Increase It
A diet rich in fish, omega-3 oils, fruits and vegetables may lower your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, whereas consuming omega-6 rich oils could increase chances of developing memory problems, according to a study published in the November 13, 2 ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 12 2007 - 5:20pm
- Omega-3s And Brain Function
Two papers in the latest issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition provide more support for the idea that omega-3s improve brain function. The first was a cross-sectional study involving about 2000 persons 70-74 years old in Norway. Their fish c ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Nov 12 2007 - 6:38pm
- Snus Kills, Says Swedish Study
A new study from the Karolinska Institutet states that consumers of Swedish moist snuff – a smokeless tobacco called 'snus' – run a higher risk of dying from cardiac arrest and stroke. Snus also increases the risk of high blood pressure, a known ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2007 - 10:06pm
- Study: Exercise Can Make You More Prone To Illness
Elite athletes- often perceived as the epitome of health and fitness – may be more susceptible to common illness and are therefore proving useful in helping scientists understand more about the immune system. Nic West, a PhD candidate at Griffith Universit ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 4 2007 - 12:10pm
- Gary Taubes's Berkeley Talk
Gary Taubes spoke at Berkeley a few weeks ago; the title of his talk was “The Quality of Calories: What Makes Us Fat and Why No One Seems to Care” (webcast). Did you know that the last edition of Dr. Spock’s baby book advocated a vegan diet? One of many f ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Feb 18 2010 - 7:28pm