Sunday, October 17, 2021

Life-Extending Hormone Protects Thymus Gland, Bolsters Body’s Immune Response

A hormone that extends lifespan in mice by 40% is produced by specialized cells in the thymus gland, according to a new study by...

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Repair Tissues Grown From Nose Cells

Swiss doctors have used cartilage cells harvested from patients' own noses to successfully produce cartilage transplants for the treatment of the knees of 10 adults...

Vitamin C Effective in Targeting, Stopping Cancer Stem Cells

Vitamin C is up to ten times more effective at stopping cancer cell growth than pharmaceuticals, according to scientists in Salford, UK. The new...

Bacteria Responsible for Gum Disease Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic periodontal disease (PD) – one of the most prevalent infectious inflammatory diseases affecting humans – has been positively linked to systemic inflammatory disorders,...

Study Reveals Best Test for Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) Diagnosis

The largest study of its kind, carried out by experts at the University of Leeds, has shown the most effective test for the diagnosis...

Promising New Approach for Gum Disease Treatment Identified

Nearly 50 percent of all adults in the United States suffer from the gum disease, periodontitis. Of these 17 percent suffer from a more severe form of periodontitis that increases their...

Magnesium Levels Vital to Aging Brain Health

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month and the serious issues of cognitive health will be in the spotlight in the coming weeks. The medical...

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,...

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...

Environmental Estrogens: The Invisible Threat That Surrounds Us

On a daily basis we consume and breathe environmental estrogens known to cause birth defects and cancer in animals. These substances are everywhere, in...

Common Food Additive Linked to Microbiota and Gut Inflammation

New research provides evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have a substantial and harmful influence on human health. The study,...

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...