Saturday, September 22, 2018

Household Cleaning Products May Contribute to Childhood Obesity by Altering Gut...

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...

Man-Made Antioxidant 100 Times More Powerful Than Vitamin E

Naturally-derived antioxidants have become the 'it' health ingredient to look for in food. But researchers from UBC Okanagan and the University of Bologna have...

Autism Risk Linked to DDT Insecticide Exposure in New Study

A study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that elevated levels of a metabolite of the banned insecticide DDT in the...

Gum Disease Bacteria Linked to Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects a person's joints and internal organs, causing pain and leading to disability. Rheumatoid arthritis...

‘Kissing Virus’ Linked to Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Celiac and Other...

A ground breaking study by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital reveals that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) – best known for causing mononucleosis – also...

Heart Attack Symptoms Often Misinterpreted in Younger Women

Young women who report heart attack symptoms are more likely to have them dismissed by their providers as not heart related, a new study...

Common Acid Reflux Meds May Promote Chronic Liver Disease

Approximately 10 percent of the general population take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug to block stomach acid secretions and relieve symptoms of frequent...

Not All Plant-Based Diets Are Created Equal

Plant-based diets are recommended to reduce the risk of heart disease; however, some plant-based diets are associated with a higher risk of heart disease,...

Aspirin Doubles Heart Attack Risk in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

If you're taking an aspirin a day in the hopes it will reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke, a new study...

Potassium From Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough,...

Unhealthy Diet Linked to 400,000 Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Each Year

If you're eating a diet that's low in healthy food and/or high in unhealthy foods, you're at greater risk of dying from heart and...

Live Viruses (Phages) Effective Against Drug Resistant Lung Infections

Phage therapy may be a safe and effective antibiotic alternative for the treatment of cystic fibrosis lung infections, scientists from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and...