Sunday, October 17, 2021

Researchers Identify Gene Implicated in Statin Muscle Pains, Discomfort

Researchers have used a novel approach to identify a genetic variant that may contribute to the muscle pain and weakness experienced by some statin...

Omega-3 Reduces ADHD Symptoms in New Animal Study

A new multidisciplinary study shows a clear connection between the intake of omega-3 fatty acids and a decline in ADHD symptoms in rats. Researchers at...

Stomach Bacteria Switch Off Human Immune Defenses to Cause Disease

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that establishes a life-long stomach infection in humans, which in some cases can lead to duodenal ulcers or stomach cancer....

Fruit Consumption, Not Juice, Shown to Reduce Type-2 Diabetes

Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. Blueberries cut the risk of developing Type-2...

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...

Translating Nature’s Library Yields Drug Leads for AIDS, Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease

An ingredient, prostratin, derived from a medicinal tea traditionally brewed from tree bark by tribal healers on the South Pacific island of Samoa is...

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,...

Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Nutrition and Aging

By Ward Dean, MD Every cell in the human body is packed with tiny organelles called mitochondria (Fig. 1). Mitochondria are often referred to as...

Going Viral – Bacteriophages Offer Sustainable, Powerful Method of Controlling Microbes

In the early 1900s, most researchers believed that DNA was a “stupid molecule,” too simple to be of any value in the transmission of...

Gut Microbes Closely Linked to Proper Immune Function, Other Health Issues

A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the...

Lithium in the Brain

At present lithium is most popular for its use in rechargeable batteries. But for decades now, lithium has also been used to treat various...

Commonly Prescribed Statin Linked to Memory Impairment in Animal Study

New research on two commonly prescribed statin drugs has found that one of the drugs tested caused memory impairment in rats (1). These findings...