Saturday, November 27, 2021

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Severe Heart Disease

Results Suggest Vitamin D Deficiency is Cause – Not Consequence – of Atherosclerosis Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease, and...

Mouth Bacteria Linked to Joint Infection, Failure of Artificial Joints —

Researchers have discovered bacteria that normally resides on teeth in the synovial fluid of patients requiring joint replacement surgery. The study from the Case...

How Stress Influences Disease: Study Targets Inflammation as the Culprit

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. For example, psychological stress is associated with greater risk for depression, heart disease and infectious diseases....

Xanax, Valium, Other Benzodiazepines Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s More Than 43%

Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as tranquilizers, are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. A new study from an international team of Canadian...

Having a Heart Attack? Ask for Some Sugar: Emergency Treatment Cuts...

Paramedics can reduce your chances of having a cardiac arrest or dying by 50 percent by immediately administering a mixture of glucose, insulin and...

Potassium Cuts Stroke and Death Risks in Postmenopausal Women

Older women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have a stroke and die than those consuming less potassium-rich foods, according...

Bananas Aren’t Best Source of Potassium For Reducing Stroke Risk

Until middle age, women tend to have lower stroke risks than men. But then menopause happens, and a swirling mix of hormones changes everything....

The Body’s Ecosystem – Understanding the Influence of Microbes Throughout the...

The human body is teeming with microbes—trillions of them. The commensal bacteria and fungi that live on and inside us outnumber our own cells...

Repairing Nerves With Crab Shells?

Researchers have crafted a hybrid of natural and synthetic materials that they believe can help repair severed nerves. In the clothing industry, mixing polyester...

Insomnia Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Failure

People with insomnia appear to be at increased risk of developing heart failure, according to the largest study to investigate the link. The study,...

Why Pain Medications Are Less Effective for People With Irritable Bowel...

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that people with irritable bowel syndrome have a defective immune system, which explains why sufferers have ongoing issues...

Japanese Mushroom Extract Eradicates Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in Clinical Trial

A readily available Japanese mushroom extract appears to be effective at eradicating human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a pilot clinical trial at The University of...