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Health Concerns: March 2012 Archives



Natural Health News

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Total, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 12, 2012) -- A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers has found that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality. The results also showed that substituting other healthy protein sources, such as fish, poultry, nuts, and legumes, was associated with a lower risk of mortality. The study will be published online in Archives of Internal Medicine on March 12,...

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Magnesium Lowers Blood Pressure



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 13, 2012) -- Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have found that magnesium supplements may offer small but clinically significant reductions in blood pressure. In a paper published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the researchers also discovered that the size of the effect increased in line with increased dosage. Cardiovascular diseases cause almost fifty per cent of deaths in Europe and contribute significantly to escalating healthcare costs. Elevated blood...

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Diagnosis of ADHD On the Rise



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 19, 2012) -- The number of American children leaving doctors' offices with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis has risen 66 percent in 10 years, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Over this same timeframe, specialists, instead of primary care physicians, have begun treating an increasing number of these young patients, the study found. The study, which will be published in the March/April issue of the journal Academic Pediatrics,...

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Could Affect Reproductive Capabilities



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 20, 2012) -- Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found evidence that, in addition to affecting the heart, brain and nervous system, bisphenol A (BPA), could affect a mammal's ability to reproduce by altering the structure of the uterus in ways that can progress to a potentially fatal infection. These findings are published in March 9, 2012, advance online edition of the Journal of Reproductive Toxicology. Infection and inflammation of...

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Popcorn: The Snack With Even Higher Antioxidants Levels Than Fruits and Vegetables



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2012) -- Popcorn's reputation as a snack food that's actually good for health popped up a few notches as scientists recently reported that it contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called "polyphenols" than fruits and vegetables. They spoke at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), in San Diego on March 25. Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a pioneer in analyzing healthful components in chocolate, nuts...

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Compound in Soy Products May Help Lower Blood Pressure



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2012) -- Soy-based food products have taken grocery store shelves by storm, and the benefits of soy are steadily beginning to emerge. Eating foods that contain isoflavones -- a key compound in soy milk, tofu, green tea and even peanuts -- every day may help young adults lower their blood pressure. Moreover, and for the first time, there appears to be a particular benefit for African Americans, who have hypertension...

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Regular Chocolate Eaters Are Thinner



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 27, 2012) -- Katherine Hepburn famously said of her slim physique: "What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate." New evidence suggests she may have been right. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues present new findings that may overturn the major objection to regular chocolate consumption: that it makes people fat. The...

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New Evidence On Effects of Green Coffee Beans in Weight Loss



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 27, 2012) -- Scientists have just reported striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a relatively short period of time. In a study presented at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, Joe Vinson, Ph.D., and colleagues described how a group of overweight or obese people who consumed a fraction...

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DRIVING IN THE RAIN - THIS MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE



      DRIVING IN THE RAIN - THIS MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE HOW TO HAVE GOOD VISION IN A DOWNPOUR We are not sure why it is so effective; just try this method when it rains heavily. This method is often used by Police and Canadian Military Drivers for years.  It is useful....even driving at night. Most of the motorists would turn on HIGH or FASTEST SPEED of the wipers during heavy downpour, yet...

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TOP 5 REGRETS FROM THOSE PASSING AWAY



  TOP 5 REGRETS FROM THOSE PASSING AWAY   A nurse in Australia shares the top 5 regrets from those passing away. Take look and ponder.For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I...

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Soy and Breast Cancer Survivors - Once Again...Not Only Safe, but a Good Thing



    Tori Hudson, N.D.     Reference: Caan B, Natarajan L, Parker B, et al. Soy food consumption and breast cancer prognosis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2011;20(5):854-858.   Design: Data from the Women's Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) was used to examine the effect of soy intake on breast cancer prognosis in 3,088 breast cancer survivors. These women were early stage breast cancer patients who were followed for an average of 7.3 years. Soy isoflavone...

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Children's Hay Fever Relieved by Cellulose Powder Without Adverse Effects



  ScienceDaily (June 28, 2011) -- A cellulose powder has been used increasingly for many years against allergic rhinitis. Still, there has been a shortage of scientific evidence for its efficacy in seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever), particularly in children. Now, however, scientists have shown that the cellulose powder reduces symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in children. Researchers did not find any adverse effects. The powder is produced from pine trees and forms a...

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Heat in Chili Peppers Can Ease Sinus Problems



  ScienceDaily (Aug. 25, 2011) -- Hot chili peppers are known to make people "tear up," but a new study led by University of Cincinnati allergy researcher Jonathan Bernstein, MD, found that a nasal spray containing an ingredient derived from hot chili peppers (Capsicum annum) may help people "clear up" certain types of sinus inflammation. The study, which appears in the August 2011 edition of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, compares the use...

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High Intestinal Microbial Diversity Safeguards Against Allergies



  ScienceDaily (Dec. 8, 2011) -- High diversity and a variety of bacteria in the gut protect children against allergies as opposed to some individual bacterial genera. These are the findings of a comprehensive study of intestinal microflora (gut flora) in allergic and healthy children, which was conducted at Linköping University in Sweden. One hypothesis is that our immune system encounters too few bacteria during childhood, which explains the increasing proportion of allergic children....

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Cocoa May Enhance Skeletal Muscle Function



  ScienceDaily (Mar. 2, 2012) -- A small clinical trial led by researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) found that patients with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes showed improved mitochondrial structure after three months of treatment with epicatechin-enriched cocoa. Epicatechin is a flavonoid found in dark chocolate.   The results of this initial study has led to the implementation of larger, placebo-controlled clinical...

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Antibiotics Ineffective for Most Sinus Infections, Study Finds



ScienceDaily (Feb. 14, 2012) -- Antibiotics that doctors typically prescribe for sinus infections do not reduce symptoms any better than an inactive placebo, according to investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "Patients don't get better faster or have fewer symptoms when they get antibiotics," says Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, professor of otolaryngology and the study's senior author. "Our results show that antibiotics aren't necessary for a basic sinus infection --...

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Organic Food Sweetener May Be a Hidden Source of Dietary Arsenic



ScienceDaily (Feb. 16, 2012) -- As people seek healthier dietary regimens they often turn to things labeled "organic." Lurking in the background, however, is an ingredient that may be a hidden source of arsenic -- an element known to be both toxic and potentially carcinogenic. Organic brown rice syrup has become a preferred alternative to using high fructose corn syrup as a sweetener in food. High fructose corn syrup has been criticized as a...

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Rainforest Plant Combats Multi-Resistant Bacterial Strains



ScienceDaily (Feb. 20, 2012) -- Aggressive infections in hospitals are an increasing health problem worldwide. The development of bacterial resistance is alarming. Now a young Danish scientist has found a natural substance in a Chilean rainforest plant that effectively supports the effect of traditional treatment with antibiotics. PhD Jes Gitz Holler from the University of Copenhagen discovered in a research project a compound that targets a particular resistance mechanism in yellow staphylococci. The development...

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Can Consuming Caffeine While Breastfeeding Harm Your Baby?



ScienceDaily (Feb. 21, 2012) -- Babies are not able to metabolize or excrete caffeine very well, so a breastfeeding mother's consumption of caffeine may lead to caffeine accumulation and symptoms such as wakefulness and irritability, according to an interview with expert Ruth Lawrence, MD, published in Journal of Caffeine Research, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Caffeine is found in a wide range of products in addition to coffee, tea, and chocolate,...

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Bisphenol A Exposure Linked to Increased Risk of Future Onset of Heart Disease



ScienceDaily (Feb. 23, 2012) -- Bisphenol A (BPA) is a controversial chemical widely used in the plastics industry. A new study followed people over a 10-year time period and shows that healthy people with higher urine concentrations of BPA were more likely to later develop heart disease. But researchers "can't be certain that BPA itself is responsible" -- more research needed to determine whether the link is causal. The study was carried out by...

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Low Levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Cause Memory Problems



ScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2012) -- A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause your brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities, according to a study published in the February 28, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Omega-3 fatty acids include the nutrients called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). "People with lower blood...

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Eat Your Broccoli: Another Mechanism Discovered by Which Sulforaphane Prevents Cancer



ScienceDaily (Feb. 28, 2012) -- Researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University have discovered yet another reason why the "sulforaphane"compound in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables is so good for you -- it provides not just one, but two ways to prevent cancer through the complex mechanism of epigenetics. Epigenetics, an increasing focus of research around the world, refers not just to our genetic code, but also to the way that...

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Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet May Help Some Children With Autism, Research Suggests



ScienceDaily (Feb. 29, 2012) -- A gluten-free, casein-free diet may lead to improvements in behavior and physiological symptoms in some children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to researchers at Penn State. The research is the first to use survey data from parents to document the effectiveness of a gluten-free, casein-free diet on children with ASD. "Research has shown that children with ASD commonly have GI [gastrointestinal] symptoms," said Christine Pennesi, medical...

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New Infant Formula Ingredients Boost Babies' Immunity by Feeding Their Gut Bacteria



ScienceDaily (Feb. 29, 2012) -- Adding prebiotic ingredients to infant formula helps colonize the newborn's gut with a stable population of beneficial bacteria, and probiotics enhance immunity in formula-fed infants, two University of Illinois studies report. "The beneficial bacteria that live in a baby's intestine are all-important to an infant's health, growth, and ability to fight off infections," said Kelly Tappenden, a U of I professor of nutrition and gastrointestinal physiology. "Breast-fed babies acquire...

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