- Pediatric Obesity Weighs Heavy On Society
Do you ever get the feeling that science figures out a problem a few years after the fact, but then discovers that their methods for fixing the problem are also hopelessly outdated or just plain wrong, which puts us back another several years and at that ...
Article - Becky Jungbauer - May 28 2008 - 5:32pm
- Mediterranean Diet Protects Against Diabetes- Study
The traditional Mediterranean diet provides substantial protection against type 2 diabetes, according to a study published on bmj.com today. The Mediterreanean diet is rich in olive oil, grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and fish, but low in meat, dairy pr ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2008 - 8:43pm
- If Wipes Don't Kill Bacteria, How Do We Keep MRSA From Spreading?
Disinfectants are routinely used on hard surfaces in hospitals to kill bacteria, with antimicrobial containing wipes increasingly being employed for this purpose. A study by the University's Welsh School of Pharmacy looked into the ability of antimicr ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2008 - 4:14pm
- Chinese Food That Can Lower Risk Of Heart Attacks
A clinical study on patients who have suffered a heart attack found that a partially purified extract of Chinese red yeast rice, Xuezhikang (XZK), reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by 45%, revascularization (bypass surgery/angioplasty), cardiovascul ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2008 - 12:42am
- Homeopathy: Putting Your Money Where Your Science Is...
A few hundred years ago, the Germans played a practical joke on the rest of the world; they invented a medical field based on the idea that you could cure a disease by using something that caused similar symptoms. It is called homeopathy and some people st ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 17 2009 - 8:52am
- Low Leptin Levels May Undermine Weight Loss Efforts
Individuals who are obese are at increased risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. As 75%-95% of previously obese individuals regain their lost weight, many researchers are interested in developing treatments to help individuals ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2008 - 8:32am
- How Safe Is Your Bassinet?
Bassinet use in 2006 was nearly double what it was in 1992, and even though more than 45% of infants between the ages of 0-2 months use them, little is known about bassinet safety. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has guidelines regarding bass ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2009 - 10:01pm
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases Double Among Baby Boomers In The Last Decade
Rates of sexually transmitted infections have doubled among the over 45 population in less than a decade, reveals research in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. Sexual behavior studies tend to ignore older age groups and focus on young people, sa ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2008 - 8:29pm
- “Natural” Trans Fat Not Harmful Like The Artificial Kind
If you're in one of those municipalities that would rather ban foods than learn science, you probably aren't allowed to have food with trans fats in a restaurant. That's because, they say, trans fat lowers “good” HDL cholesterol and raises t ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 30 2008 - 1:27am
- Get Smart With Good Food: Eggs, Beets And Fish Oil
New research findings say that if we get smart about diet, even our intelligence can improve. In an MIT study published in The FASEB Journal, gerbils were given various combinations of three compounds needed for healthy brain membranes: choline, found in e ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 2 2008 - 9:19pm