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In the News: December 2010 Archives



Natural Health News

High Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol May Be Associated With Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease



High Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol May Be Associated With Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease ScienceDaily (Dec. 15, 2010) -- High levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as "good" cholesterol, appear to be associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Neurology Dyslipidemia [high total cholesterol and triglycerides] and late-onset Alzheimer's disease are highly frequent in western societies," the authors write...

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Asthma? Allergens Could Be Growing in Your Lungs



Asthma? Allergens Could Be Growing in Your Lungs ScienceDaily (Dec. 15, 2010) --  Scientists investigating the allergic reactions that asthmatics suffer towards a common mould have discovered that many people with asthma actually had the mould growing in their own lungs. The research led by University of Leicester scientists at Glenfield Hospital has been published in the December 2010 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The team based in the...

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Increased BPA Exposure Linked to Reduced Egg Quality in Women



Increased BPA Exposure Linked to Reduced Egg Quality in Women ScienceDaily (Dec. 15, 2010) -- A small-scale University of California, San Francisco-led study has identified the first evidence in humans that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may compromise the quality of a woman's eggs retrieved for in vitro fertilization (IVF). As blood levels of BPA in the women studied doubled, the percentage of eggs that fertilized normally declined by 50 percent, according to the research...

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sleep and memory



Sleep Makes Your Memories Stronger, and Helps With Creativity ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2010) -- As humans, we spend about a third of our lives asleep. So there must be a point to it, right? Scientists have found that sleep helps consolidate memories, fixing them in the brain so we can retrieve them later. Now, new research is showing that sleep also seems to reorganize memories, picking out the emotional details and reconfiguring the memories to...

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Despite Longer Life Spans, Fewer Years Are Disease-Free



Despite Longer Life Spans, Fewer Years Are Disease-Free ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2010) -- Increased life expectancy in the United States has not been accompanied by more years of perfect health, reveals new research published in the December issue of the Journal of Gerontology. Indeed, a 20-year-old today can expect to live one less healthy year over his or her lifespan than a 20-year-old a decade ago, even though life expectancy has grown. From 1970 to...

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How Cannabis Suppresses Immune Functions



How Cannabis Suppresses Immune Functions: Cannabis Compounds Found to Trigger Unique Immune Cells Which Promote Cancer Growth ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2010) -- An international team of immunologists studying the effects of cannabis have discovered how smoking marijuana can trigger a suppression of the body's immune functions. The research, published in the European Journal of Immunology, reveals why cannabis users are more susceptible to certain types of cancers and infections.The team, led by Dr Prakash Nagarkatti...

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Antibacterial Soaps: Being Too Clean Can Make People Sick



Antibacterial Soaps: Being Too Clean Can Make People Sick, Study SuggestsScienceDaily (Nov. 30, 2010) -- Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system, a new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests.Triclosan is a chemical compound widely used in products such as antibacterial soaps, toothpaste, pens, diaper bags and medical devices....

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