Friday, March 22, 2019

California “Holy Herb” Medicinal Plant May Hold Promise For Alzheimer’s Treatment

The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory...

Poor Sleep Linked to Buildup of Arterial Plaque, Cardiovascular Disease

Getting adequate sleep is key to good health, and studies have shown that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease....

Extra Vitamin C Prevents Antioxidant Depletion of Metabolic Syndrome

A higher intake of vitamin C is crucial for metabolic syndrome patients trying to halt a potentially deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption and health-related...

All Calories Are Not Alike – Low-Carb Diets Burn More Calories

Most people regain the weight they lose from dieting within one or two years, in part because the body adapts by slowing metabolism and...

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,...