- Nearly 1 In 10 US Children At Risk For Diabetes
About nine percent of teenagers may have metabolic syndrome, a clustering of risk factors that put them on the path toward heart disease and diabetes in adulthood. This shocking statistic represents some of the first concentrated efforts to define and meas ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2008 - 10:10pm
- Case: Bacteria In Body Moisturizer Put Critically Ill Patients At Risk
Healthy consumers can handle low levels of bacteria occasionally found in cosmetics but for severely ill patients these bacteria may trigger life-threatening infections, as patients in the intensive care unit at one Barcelona hospital discovered after usin ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 30 2008 - 7:26pm
- Study: Beetroot Helps Beat Hypertension
More than 25 per cent of the world’s adult population are hypertensive, and it has been estimated that this figure will increase to 29 per cent by 2025. In addition, hypertension causes around 50 per cent of coronary heart disease, and approximately 75 per ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2008 - 2:49pm
- Metabolic Syndrome Linked To Cold Tolerance
Researchers from the University of Chicago have discovered that many of the genetic variations that have enabled human populations to tolerate colder climates may also affect their susceptibility to metabolic syndrome, a cluster of related abnormalities th ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 15 2008 - 12:30am
- Digestive Reflex May Mean Artificial Sweeteners End Up Causing Weight Gain
If you want to lose weight, diet soft drinks are not the answer, according to findings in the February issue of Behavioral Neuroscience. Psychologists at Purdue University’s Ingestive Behavior Research Center say the widespread use of no-calorie sweeteners ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 10 2008 - 10:05pm
- Study: Artificial Sweeteners Helpful In Weight Control
If you just got done reading our previous article, Digestive Reflex May Mean Artificial Sweeteners End Up Causing Weight Gain, it may seem confusing that we now have an article saying artificial sweeteners help with weight loss. Welcome to the world of neu ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 10 2008 - 10:14pm
- Lose Weight By Eating Purple Foods?
Scientists are reporting new evidence that natural pigments responsible for the beautiful blue/purple/reddish color of certain fruits and vegetables may help prevent obesity. Their animal study, published in the Feb. 13 issue of Journal of Agricultural and ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2008 - 1:19pm
- Traffic Study: Air, Road Noise Can Increase Blood Pressure Even While Sleeping
Night-time noise from aircraft or traffic can increase a person’s blood pressure even if it does not wake them, according to a new study published today in the European Heart Journal. Scientists from Imperial College London and other European institutions ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 13 2008 - 12:30am
- Interview With Gary Taubes (part 8)
Continued from Part 7: I interviewed Gary Taubes by phone a few weeks ago, shortly after he gave a talk about the main ideas of his new book — Good Calories, Bad Calories — at UC Berkeley. The interview lasted about 2 hours. This is part 8. SETH: Marc Hel ...
Article - Seth Roberts - Feb 26 2008 - 6:00pm
- New Safer Cigarette Could End Smoking Ban In The UK
LONDON, February 18 /PRNewswire/-- A new initiative from a Belgian company, in collaboration with European scientists and research laboratories has succeeded in producing a less harmful substance for a 'safer' cigarette, without combustion. It c ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Mar 1 2008 - 2:11pm