Thursday, February 22, 2018

High Levels of Microplastics Found in Northwest Atlantic Fish

A new study sheds light on the magnitude of microplastic pollution in our oceans. The study, published this week in open-access journal Frontiers in...

Yogurt Consumption Significantly Reduces Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease Risk

A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular...

Viruses – Lots of Them – Are Falling From the Sky

An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth's atmosphere – and falling from it – according to new research from scientists in...

Menopause Shown to Worsen Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women

A recent study published in Rheumatology suggests that women with rheumatoid arthritis suffer a greater decline in physical function following menopause. After studying 8189 women with...

Second Hand Plastic Toys Pose Risk to Children’s Health

Plastics found in many second hand toys could pose a risk to children's health, according to new research published in Environmental Science and Technology....

New Study Links Advanced Gum Disease with Increased Cancer Risk

Data from a long-term health study is providing new evidence of a link between advanced gum disease and increased risk of developing cancer. The study,...

Fibromyalgia Pain Linked to Hypersensitive “Explosive Synchronization” of Brain Networks

A new study finds that patients with fibromyalgia have brain networks primed for rapid, global responses to minor changes. This abnormal hypersensitivity, called explosive...

Curcumin-Derived Alzheimer’s Drug Reverses Aging in Mice, Human Trials Soon

An experimental drug derived from curcumin is proving to be something of a modern elixir of life. The drug, referred to as J147, has...

Eating Apples and Tomatoes May Help Repair Lungs of Ex-Smokers

A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower...

How a Popular Sugar Additive is Helping to Create and Spread...

Two bacterial strains that have plagued hospitals around the country may have been at least partly fueled by a sugar additive in our food...

Diabetes Drug ‘Significantly Reverses Memory Loss’ in Mice With Alzheimer’s

A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's after scientists discovered that it "significantly reversed memory loss" in mice through a...

Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Fail to Prevent Bone Fractures in...

Nutrition researchers have been arguing for decades as to whether vitamin D and calcium supplemental actually work to prevent or reduce the incidence of...