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Connecticut Center for Health: June 2011 Archives



Natural Health News

Grab the Leash: Dog Walkers More Likely to Reach Exercise Benchmarks



  ScienceDaily (June 20, 2011) -- Man's best friend may provide more than just faithful companionship: A new study led by a Michigan State University researcher shows people who owned and walked their dogs were 34 percent more likely to meet federal benchmarks on physical activity   The results, said epidemiologist Mathew Reeves, show that promoting dog ownership and dog walking could help many Americans -- of which fewer than half meet recommended levels of...

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Wise Man's Treatment for Arthritis: Frankincense?



  ScienceDaily (June 21, 2011) -- The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal remedy -- frankincense, according to Cardiff University scientists. Cardiff scientists have been examining the potential benefits of frankincense to help relieve and alleviate the symptoms of the condition. "The search for new ways of relieving the symptoms of inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis is a long and difficult one," according to Dr Emma Blain, who leads...

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Need a Nap? Find Yourself a Hammock



  ScienceDaily (June 21, 2011) -- For grownups, drifting off for an afternoon snooze is often easier said than done. But many of us have probably experienced just how simple it can be to catch those zzz's in a gently rocking hammock. By examining brain waves in sleeping adults, researchers reporting in the June 21 issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, now have evidence to explain why that is. The study finds...

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Resveratrol Studies Confirms Potential Health Boost



  ScienceDaily (June 21, 2011) -- A University of Florida review of research finds the polyphenol compound known as resveratrol found in red wine, grapes and other fruits may not prevent old age, but it might make it more tolerable. News stories have long touted resveratrol as a cure for various diseases and a preventative against aging.   "We're all looking for an anti-aging cure in a pill, but it doesn't exist. But what...

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continued cardiovascular risk assessment



C-REACTIVE PROTEIN (CRP)CRP has been shown to be twice as effective as a standard cholesterol test in predicting heart attacks and strokes. CRP is a blood protein that is a marker of inflammation occurring in the body. When coronary blood vessels are damaged, the resulting inflammation causes the liver to begin producing this protein. A normal CRP level should be negative to very low, so any elevated reading may mean trouble in the coronary...

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Accumulates More Rapidly Within the Body Than Previously Thought



ScienceDaily (June 7, 2011) -- A new University of Missouri study shows that the exposure to the controversial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) through diet has been underestimated by previous lab tests. In the study, researchers compared BPA concentrations in mice that were given a steady diet supplemented with BPA throughout the day, compared to the more common lab method of single exposure, and found an increased absorption and accumulation of BPA in the blood of...

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Cancer-Targeting Ability of Nutrient in Broccoli



Study Confirms Safety, Cancer-Targeting Ability of Nutrient in Broccoli, Other Vegetables, Researchers SayScienceDaily (June 9, 2011) -- Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables that helps them prevent cancer, has been shown for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected.The findings, made by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, are another important step forward for...

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Strength Training for Grandma and Grandpa



ScienceDaily (June 11, 2011) -- People lose 30% of their muscle strength between the ages of 50 and 70 years. However, maintaining muscle strength in old age is enormously important in order to maintain mobility and to be able to lead an independent life and manage everyday tasks independently. In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, Frank Mayer and colleagues from the University of Potsdam conclude that progressive strength (resistance) training counteracts muscular atrophy...

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Eight Substances Added to U.S. Report on Carcinogens



Eight Substances Added to U.S. Report on Carcinogens, Including Formaldehyde, May Increase Cancer RiskScienceDaily (June 10, 2011) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has added eight substances to its Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemicals and biological agents that may put people at increased risk for cancer.The industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical known as aristolochic acids are listed as known human carcinogens. Six other substances -- captafol, cobalt-tungsten...

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