- Maternal Vitamin D Impacts Child's Later Dental Health
Low maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy may affect primary tooth calcification, leading to enamel defects, which are a risk factor for early-childhood tooth decay. Investigators from the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg and Victoria) presented the r ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2008 - 11:26pm
- Splenda May Not Be So “Splendid” After All
Upon opening a shelf in the kitchen of a Splenda, or sucralose, addict it is certain one will find a treasure trove of regular foods that have been touched by the most popular sugar substitute in the U.S. Vitamin C drops, cookies and canned fruit—all with ...
Article - Audrey Amara - Jul 7 2008 - 6:55pm
- Bicycling- Men May Face Sexual Disfunction With The Wrong Bike
Men bicycle frequently could be harming their health if they don't choose the right bicycle, according to consultant urological surgeon Vinod Nargund from St. Bartholomew's and Homerton Hospitals, London, in the urology journal BJU International. ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2008 - 10:20am
- Onychphagia And The Neurology Of Nail Biting
In Greek “Onycho” means fingernail or toenail and “phagia” is to eat or consume. Hence, “Onychphagia,” the clinical name for nail biting as a habit, which affects nearly 45 percent of adolescents. It may seem minor in comparison to addictions such as the e ...
Article - Audrey Amara - Jul 9 2008 - 10:00am
- Kombucha The “Mushroom Tea”
Kombucha starts with a mushroom, but this is not a real mushroom it’s actually the skin that forms over the top of fermenting tea after it’s combined with yeast and the bacteria Acetobacter. Once the tea ferments in about one week, it has successfully beco ...
Article - Audrey Amara - Jul 9 2008 - 7:24pm
- Low Carb, Mediterranean Diets Just As Effective As Low Fat For Weight Loss
A two-year study led by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) reveals that low-carbohydrate and Mediterranean diets may be just as safe and effective in achieving weight loss as the standard, medically prescribed low-fat diet, according ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 16 2008 - 4:53pm
- Defending Dessert- Getting Your Sweet Tooth On Without The Weight Gain
In a diet-focused culture, desserts often get a bad rap, but if you have a sweet tooth don't despair. Some can actually be beneficial. Desserts made with fruit, nature’s natural sweetener, are ideal, healthy after-dinner treats. Reducing the sugar and ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 20 2008 - 10:42am
- What's Worse, The Threat Of Melanoma Or Staying Out Of The Sun?
We are continuously bombarded with messages about the dangers of too much sun and the increased risk of melanoma (the less common and deadliest form of skin cancer), but are these dangers real, or is staying out of the sun causing us more harm than good? F ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 22 2008 - 6:35pm
- Iced Tea Increases Risk For Kidney Stones
Mark Mulac was once an avid lover of iced tea, downing up to six glasses a day. Unfortunately, he was forced to go cold turkey. Iced tea helped to bring on an excruciating bout of kidney stones that led to surgery at Loyola University Hospital in Maywood, ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2008 - 12:04am
On July 18, “Naked Nelson” was detained for stripping off his clothes and trying to open an emergency exit on a flight from Boston to Oklahoma City. Athletes from the New England Revolution, a Major League Soccer team, helped apprehend the man and detained ...
Article - Audrey Amara - Jul 23 2008 - 4:01pm