Monday, August 15, 2022

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Herbal Treatment Improves Spinal Cord Injuries in Animal Study

A new study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience demonstrates that Chinese herbal medicine Ji-Sui-Kang (JSK), given systemically for three weeks after injury in rats, improved...

Niacin – The “Cholesterol Wars” Champion Can Also Raise Growth Hormone

By Ward Dean, MD A  study in the Archives of Internal Medicine (Guyton, et al, 2000) confirms my long-held belief in the superiority of niacin...

High Lifetime Costs for Type 2 Diabetes

A person with type 2 diabetes may spend an average of nearly $85,500 to treat the disease and its complications over his or her...

New Study Redefines How Plaques Grow in Heart Disease

The growth of deadly plaque inside the walls of arteries may not happen as scientists believed, research from the University of Toronto and Massachusetts...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Heightens Risk of Dangerous Leg and Lung Blood Clots

Rheumatoid arthritis significantly increases the risk of potentially fatal blood clots in the legs and lungs, reveals a large nationwide study published online in...