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Color of Lettuce Determines Its Antioxidant Effect

Color of Lettuce Determines Its Antioxidant Effect

Lettuce, one of the indispensable vegetables in the Mediterranean diet, is a food that greatly benefits health, mainly because it is rich in antioxidants. But not all lettuce varieties have the same antioxidant effect. According to a new study, the color of the leaves determines the speed at which their compounds act, so lettuces with green leaves have antioxidants that react more slowly, while red-leaf ones have a faster effect. The results of this st>> Read Post

Cervical Cancer Symptoms Not Recognized by Young Women

Cervical Cancer Symptoms Not Recognized by Young Women

New research from King's College London suggests that many women under 30 with cervical cancer are diagnosed more than 3 months after first having symptoms. In many cases this was because they did not recognize the symptoms as serious. According to a new study published today in the British Journal of General Practice, approximately 1 in 134 women will get cervical cancer at some point in their lives. It is most common in women in their thirties. Ce>> Read Post

Newly Discovered Estrogen Pathway May Improve Breast Cancer Treatment

Newly Discovered Estrogen Pathway May Improve Breast Cancer Treatment

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which estrogen prepares cells to divide, grow and, in the case of estrogen-positive breast cancers, resist cancer drugs. The researchers say the work reveals new targets for breast cancer therapy and will help doctors predict which patients need the most aggressivetreatment. Estrogen pre-activates the unfolded-protein response (UPR), a pathway that normally protects cells from stress, the >> Read Post

Skin-Like Device Uses 3,600 Crystals To Monitor Heart Health, Moisture Levels

Skin-Like Device Uses 3,600 Crystals To Monitor Heart Health, Moisture Levels

A tiny new patch could deliver important information regarding users’ heart health and skin moisture levels, based on successful early efforts by researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A new study shows the patch is flexible, durable, and able to be worn around-the-clock — qualities, the researchers argue, which make it ideal for wireless health monitoring. Changes in the device’s color signal a >> Read Post

Preventing Immune Cell Death From Oxidative Stress with Vitamin E

Preventing Immune Cell Death From Oxidative Stress with Vitamin E

You're up in the mountains, the snow is blindingly white, and the sun is blazing down from the sky: ideal skiing conditions – but any skiers carrying the herpes virus might also have to reckon with the onset of cold sores after their day out. Increased exposure to UV radiation releases free radicals in the body. These put the body under oxidative stress, which weakens the immune system. And that in turn allows the herpes virus to prosper. Oxidative >> Read Post

Detecting Early Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Detecting Early Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, MIT, and other institutions have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease is diagnosed and symptoms appear. Although the increase isn’t large enough to be the basis of a new test for early detection of the disease, the findings will help researchers better understand how pancreatic cancer affects the rest of the body,>> Read Post

Caffeinated Energy Drink Triggers Heart Arrhythmia, Saves Life

Caffeinated Energy Drink Triggers Heart Arrhythmia, Saves Life

For a teenage boy in England, drinking a highly caffeinated beverage at a gym set off a heart problem he didn't know he had, according to a newly published report of the case in the journal BMJ Case Reports. The 17-year-old boy's heart began racing so he went to the emergency room. His cardiovascular exam looked normal, as did a chest X-ray and routine blood tests. Doctors gave him drugs to slow his heart rate, but the medications instead caused his bl>> Read Post

Study Links Aging to Oxidative Damage in Mitochondria

Study Links Aging to Oxidative Damage in Mitochondria

As long as humans have been alive, they've been seeking ways to extend life just a little longer. So far no one has found the fountain of youth, but researchers have begun to understand how humans age, little by little, offering hope for therapies that may blunt the effects of time on the body. In a new study, University of Pennsylvania scientists used innovative techniques to find evidence that oxidative damage in mitochondria—the small compartment>> Read Post

Will Your Next Heart be Grown on Spider Silk?

Will Your Next Heart be Grown on Spider Silk?

Cultivating replacement organs and tissues from a patient's own cells is on the leading edge of medical research. Regenerating new organs can help solve the problem of transplant rejection, but it's challenge finding a suitable framework, or substrate, to grow cells on. The material should be non-toxic and elastic and should not be rejected by the body or impede cell growth. Now a group of researchers led by Professor Konstantin Agladze of the Mosco>> Read Post

Turmeric Compound Boosts Regeneration of Brain Stem Cells

Turmeric Compound Boosts Regeneration of Brain Stem Cells

A bioactive compound in turmeric has been shown to promote stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain according to new research published today in the open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. The findings suggest aromatic turmerone could be a future drug candidate for treating neurological disorders, such as stroke and Alzheimer's disease. The study looked at the effects of aromatic (ar-) turmerone on endogenous neutral st>> Read Post

Potential New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

Potential New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

  A synthetic derivative of vitamin D was found by Salk Institute researchers to collapse the barrier of cells shielding pancreatic tumors, making this seemingly impenetrable cancer much more susceptible to therapeutic drugs. The discovery has led to human trials for pancreatic cancer, even in advance of its publication today in the journal Cell. By attacking a wound repair mechanism called fibrosis, the findings may also have implications f>> Read Post

Celiac Disease: A Wriggly Solution to a First-World Health Problem

Celiac Disease: A Wriggly Solution to a First-World Health Problem

Australian researchers have achieved groundbreaking results in a clinical trial using hookworms to reduce the symptoms of celiac disease. The results are also good news for sufferers of other inflammatory conditions such as asthma and Crohn's disease. In the small trial run over a year, 12 participants were each experimentally infected with 20 Necator americanus (hookworm) larvae. They were then given gradually increasing doses of gluten -- beginni>> Read Post

Ouch! Plucking Hair in Specific Patterns Regrows Hair Six Times Thicker in Mice

Ouch! Plucking Hair in Specific Patterns Regrows Hair Six Times Thicker in Mice

If there's a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC Stem Cell Principal Investigator Cheng-Ming Chuong has demonstrated that by plucking 200 hairs in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up to 1,200 replacement hairs to grow in a mouse. These results are published in the April 9 edition of the journal Cell. "It is a good example of how basic research can lead to a work with potential translational value," sa>> Read Post

Think You Have Alzheimer's? Study Say You Might be Right

Think You Have Alzheimer's? Study Say You Might be Right

New research by scientists suggests that people who notice their memory is slipping may be on to something. The research, led by Richard Kryscio, PhD, Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at the University of Kentucky, appears to confirm that self-reported memory complaints are strong predictors of clinical memory impairment later in life. Kryscio and his group asked 531 people with an average age of 73 and free of dementia if they had n>> Read Post

Gamma-Tocotrienol Slows Diet-Induced Obesity and Improves Insulin Resistance in Animal Model

Gamma-Tocotrienol Slows Diet-Induced Obesity and Improves Insulin Resistance in Animal Model

Researchers from the University of Florida report that gamma-tocotrienol from red palm oil accumulates in adipose tissues, slowing down high-fat diet-induced obesity and improving insulin sensitivity in mice by inhibiting adipose inflammation. In the new study, Dr. SK Chung and her team investigated the effects of gamma-tocotrienol on early onset obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance in mice. The mice were randomly assigned to three differen>> Read Post

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Gut Microbes Help Immune Cells Develop, Battle Infection Study Finds

Gut Microbes Help Immune Cells Develop, Battle Infection Study Finds

The human relationship with microbial life is complicated. At almost any supermarket, you can pick up both antibacterial soap and probiotic yogurt during the same shopping trip. Although there are types of bacteria that can make us sick, Caltech professor of biology and biological engineering Sarkis Mazmanian and his team are most interested in the thousands of other bacteria — many already living inside our bodies — that actually keep us healthy. His pas>> Read Article

Research Supports Anti-Aging Benefits of “Elite Class” of Tonic Herbs

Research Supports Anti-Aging Benefits of “Elite Class” of Tonic Herbs

By Jim English  Tonic Herbalism is the practice of combining traditional ‘tonic herbs’ to achieve a synergistic effect that far greater than what can be obtained by taking individual herbs. The basis for tonic herbalism is the belief that, through regular consumption, tonic herbs help the body maintain its self-regulatory capacity, assuring optimal functioning. Tonic herbs, referred to in Asia as “superior herbs,” comprise an “elite class” of about 60 >> Read Article

Lithium Orotate

Lithium Orotate

The Unique, Safe Mineral with Multiple Uses   By Ward Dean MD and Jim English Lithium is a mineral with a cloudy reputation. It is an alkali metal in the same family as sodium, potassium and other elements. Although lithium is highly effective in the treatment of manic depressive illness (X4 DI), its pharmaceutical (prescription) versions – lithium carbonate and lithium citrate – must be used with caution. (1) The reason for the caution with pr>> Read Article

Breakthrough Defense For Colds and Flu

Breakthrough Defense For Colds and Flu

Health authorities around the globe continue to warn of a potential influenza pandemic that they fear the world is ill prepared to cope with. As communicable disease experts scrutinize daily reports for signs of an impending outbreak, public health specialists and drug manufacturers are working to develop vaccines, drugs, and strategies to quarantine and treat the ill. Unfortunately these plans will take years to implement, and some of the most dangerous s>> Read Article

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Allergy Season

'Pollen Vortex' Cause of Worst Allergy Season Ever?

'Pollen Vortex' Cause of Worst Allergy Season Ever?

Winter is over and everyone should feel free to retire “snowpocalypse” and “polar vortex” from their vocabulary. If letting go of these buzz words isn’t that easy, take comfort in this: The harsh winter could cause a historically bad allergy season because of what some are referring to as the “pollen vortex.” Essentially, the long wint>> Read Article

Increase In Allergies Is Not from Being Too Clean, Just Losing Touch With 'Old Friends'

Increase In Allergies Is Not from Being Too Clean, Just Losing Touch With 'Old Friends'

A new scientific report out October 3 from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH)[i] dismantles the myth that the epidemic rise in allergies in recent years has happened because we're living in sterile homes and overdoing hygiene. But far from saying microbial exposure is not important, the report concludes that losing>> Read Article

Corticosteroids Not Effective For Treating Acute Sinusitis, Study Suggests

Corticosteroids Not Effective For Treating Acute Sinusitis, Study Suggests

Corticosteroids, frequently prescribed to alleviate acute sinusitis, show no clinical benefit in treating the condition, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The common cold is the main cause of acute sinusitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the nasal cavities, >> Read Article

AllerPhase,

AllerPhase, "It Is The Only Thing That Works For Me."

I live in the beautiful Northwest where there is much mold and pollen, plus I often pet-sit for people and am allergic to animals (especially during allergy season). This year the pollen hit suddenly and I was much in need of some relief! Thankfully, I still had some AllerPhase from last year's allergy season and it helped almost immediat>> Read Article

Allerphase And Pet Dander

Allerphase And Pet Dander

I have to say I’m quite impressed with AllerPhase. I have suffered with severe hay fever and allergies for years in Canada until I moved to California a few years ago. The allergens and pollens are different here than on the east coast so I considered myself pretty much allergy free once I moved. Recently, I adopted a dog which does not s>> Read Article

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AllerPhase® User Reports “Enormous Difference”

I first read about your product, AllerPhase, in an article in HSI that said it would only take 25 to 35 minutes to work. They were exactly correct, as I felt an enormous difference right then. I now take 2 caps in the morning and 2 in the night, and I feel perfectly good. This is substantially better than taking allergy shots. I have been>> Read Article

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Customer Surprised With AllerPhase® And ImmunoPhase®

February 12, 2010 I first heard about AllerPhase and ImmunoPhase through my dentist. I bought the products with much speculation, basically to shut him up. I had the product in my cabinet for about 2 months and had not taken any of them. I have struggled with seasonal issues associated with molds and cedar pollen for 42 years. I was>> Read Article

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AllerPhase® Helps Reader Breath Freely Again

I have really bad allergic reactions to all of the perfumes and chemicals found in lotions, hairsprays and aftershave. I simply can’t be around any those products and need to have fresh air. The only way I can cope with this problem is to stay in my own room, away from other people, or to carry oxygen bottles with me everywhere I go so th>> Read Article

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AllerPhase Relieves Discomfort Aggravated By Smoke

January 1, 2010 I wanted to let your readers know how well AllerPhase works for me. After years of suffering non-stop from seasonal irritations aggravated by smoke (we have a wood burning stove), my nose ran and I sneezed all the time. I tried HistaBlock from Nature Sunshine, and nothing worked at all. I tried an over-the-counter produ>> Read Article

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AllerPhase Brings Relief In Under An Hour

To Whom It May Concern: I caught the flu, whether seasonal or H1N1, I do not know, and being a loyal Tango Nutrition veteran, I immediately began taking a defense regimen of three ImmunoPhase and three BronchoPhase capsules every four hours. On Day Two, I began experiencing an irritating nasal drip that soon caused me to start coughing.>> Read Article

Sleep

Brain-Calming Botanical Promotes Safer, Natural Deep Sleep Cycles

Brain-Calming Botanical Promotes Safer, Natural Deep Sleep Cycles

By Patton L. Whittington Not since the poet Epimenides stumbled into a cool, dark cave and fell asleep for 57 years, has sleep been such a precious commodity. Sleep experts nationwide report a sharp increase in bleary-eyed people seeking medical attention for poor sleep. "Something's happening out there," says Bethesda, Maryland pediat>> Read Article

Study Reveals Why Aging Humans Experience Sleep Loss, Disruption

Study Reveals Why Aging Humans Experience Sleep Loss, Disruption

As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer's disease, this common and troubling symptom of aging tends to be especially pronounced, often leading to nighttime confusion and wandering. Now, a study led by researchers a>> Read Article

New Implantable

New Implantable "Sleep Pacemaker" for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the United States to begin offering a new FDA-approved treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This first-of-its-kind treatment consists of a small implantable system called Inspire™ Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy. It has been clinically proven to signific>> Read Article

Healthy Lifestyle Habits Buffer Stress and Slow Cellular Aging

Healthy Lifestyle Habits Buffer Stress and Slow Cellular Aging

A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of daily stress accumulates overtime and accelerates cellular aging, these negative effects may be reduced by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising and sleeping well. "The study participants who exercised, slept well and ate well had less telomere shortening >> Read Article

Restoring Deep, Slow Wave Sleep to Enhance Health and Increase Lifespan

Restoring Deep, Slow Wave Sleep to Enhance Health and Increase Lifespan

by Jim English If you have trouble falling asleep, wake up frequently in the middle of the night, or drag yourself out of bed in the morning feeling drained and exhausted, you're not alone. A survey conducted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reveals that as many as 40 million Americans suffer from disrupte>> Read Article

Heart Disease in Shift Workers Linked to Damaged Blood Cells, Sleep Disruption

Heart Disease in Shift Workers Linked to Damaged Blood Cells, Sleep Disruption

Austrian researchers have found that jetlag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers. However, these effects can be counterbalanced by fresh, young red blood cells – making blood donations a potential therapy for shift workers. The scientists, led by Dr Mar>> Read Article

Brain Aging Accelerated by Lack of Sleep in Adults

Brain Aging Accelerated by Lack of Sleep in Adults

Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of a rapidly aging society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia. Past re>> Read Article

Insomnia Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Men

Insomnia Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Men

Insomnia, the most common sleep disorder, affects up to one-third of the population in the United States. In new findings, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that some insomnia symptoms are associated with an increased risk of mortality in men. "Insomnia is a common health issue, particularly in older ad>> Read Article

Sleep Well, Be Well: National Campaign Makes Healthy Sleep a Priority

Sleep Well, Be Well: National Campaign Makes Healthy Sleep a Priority

Adequate Sleep as Critical to Overall Health as Nutrition, Exercise A nationwide “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign was launched May 12, 2014 as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sleep Resear>> Read Article

Sleeping Pills Increase Cardiovascular Events in Heart Failure Patients

Sleeping Pills Increase Cardiovascular Events in Heart Failure Patients

Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by 8-fold, according to new research from Japan. The findings were presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiolog>> Read Article