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In the News: January 2011 Archives



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Reviewing non-pharmacological options to prevent migraine



Reviewing non-pharmacological options to prevent migraine from the C.A.M. Report At the University of Turin, in Italy, researchers reviewed the evidence. And contributors to the US Headache Consortium tell us why it's important.•Acupuncture ◦Effective◦Consider to prevent migraine in patients with frequent or insufficiently controlled attacks•Homeopathy ◦No clear evidence to support or refute its use in managing migraine•Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) and coenzyme Q10 ◦Significantly decrease the frequency of migraine attacks•Alpha lipoic acid (antioxidant) ◦Reduces migraine frequency,...

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Eating Poorly Can Make You Blue



Eating Poorly Can Make You Blue: Trans-Fats Increase Risk of Depression, While Olive Oil Helps Avoid Risk ScienceDaily (Jan. 26, 2011) -- Researchers from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have demonstrated that the ingestion of trans-fats and saturated fats increase the risk of suffering depression, and that olive oil, on the other hand, protects against this mental illness. They have confirmed this after studying 12,059 SUN Project volunteers over the...

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Early Antibiotic Use Can Lead to Increased Risk of Childhood Asthma



Early Antibiotic Use Can Lead to Increased Risk of Childhood Asthma, Study Suggests ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2011) -- When babies are given antibiotics, their risk of developing asthma by age 6 may increase by 50 percent. This relationship between antibiotic use in babies less than six months old and risk of developing asthma was documented in a study conducted by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) researcher Kari Risnes. The research was conducted while...

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Deficiency of Dietary Omega-3 May Explain Depressive Behaviors



Deficiency of Dietary Omega-3 May Explain Depressive Behaviors ScienceDaily (Jan. 30, 2011) -- How maternal essential fatty acid deficiency impact on its progeny is poorly understood. Dietary insufficiency in omega-3 fatty acid has been implicated in many disorders. Researchers from Inserm and INRA and their collaborators in Spain collaboration, have studied mice fed on a diet low in omega-3 fatty acid. They discovered that reduced levels of omega-3 had deleterious consequences on synaptic functions and...

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Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks



Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in Eight WeeksScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2011) -- Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over time...

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Stroke Rate Rises for Patients With HIV Infection



Stroke Rate Rises for Patients With HIV InfectionScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2011) -- While the overall hospitalization rate for stroke has declined in recent years, the numbers have jumped dramatically for patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), suggesting they may be up to three times more likely to suffer a stroke than people uninfected by the virus that causes AIDS.In a paper published in the Jan. 19 online issue of Neurology, Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, professor...

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Unexpected Find Opens Up New Front in Effort to Stop HIV



Unexpected Find Opens Up New Front in Effort to Stop HIVScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2011) -- HIV adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its hiding spot within the human immune system, scientists have learned. While the finding helps explain why HIV remains such a formidable foe after three decades of research -- more than 30 million people worldwide are infected with HIV -- it also offers scientists a new, unexpected way to...

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N Acetylcysteine (NAC) to Treat a Life-Threatening Blood Disorder?



N Acetylcysteine (NAC) to Treat a Life-Threatening Blood Disorder?ScienceDaily (Jan. 25, 2011) -- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a life-threatening disease of the blood system. The condition is caused by the presence of ultralarge multimers of the protein von Willebrand factor, which promote the formation of blood clots (thrombi) in small blood vessels throughout the body. Current treatments are protracted and associated with complications.However, a team of researchers, led by José López, at the Puget...

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Rising Indoor Winter Temperatures Linked to Obesity?



Rising Indoor Winter Temperatures Linked to Obesity?ScienceDaily (Jan. 24, 2011) -- Increases in winter indoor temperatures in the United Kingdom, United States and other developed countries may be contributing to rises in obesity in those populations, according to UCL research just published.The review paper, published in the journal Obesity Reviews, examines evidence of a potential causal link between reduced exposure to seasonal cold and increases in obesity in the UK and US.Reduced exposure to cold...

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Hot Flushes Are Linked With a Significant Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk



Hot Flushes Are Linked With a Significant Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk, Study FindsScienceDaily (Jan. 25, 2011) -- Women who have experienced hot flushes and other symptoms of menopause may have a 50 percent lower risk of developing the most common forms of breast cancer than postmenopausal women who have never had such symptoms, according to a recent study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.The results of the first study to examine the...

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Cancer-Fighting Role for Cells Discovered



Cancer-Fighting Role for Cells Discovered ScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2011) -- MIT scientists have discovered that cells lining the blood vessels secrete molecules that suppress tumor growth and keep cancer cells from invading other tissues, a finding that could lead to a new way to treat cancer. Elazer Edelman, professor in the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), says that implanting such cells adjacent to a patient's tumor could shrink a tumor or prevent...

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Vitamin D3 Is More Potent Than Vitamin D2



HE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM Submitted on September 21, 2010, Accepted on December 2, 2010 Vitamin D3 Is More Potent Than Vitamin D2 in Humans Robert P. Heaney*, Robert R. Recker, James Grote, Ronald L. Horst, and Laura A. G. Armas Creighton University (R.P.H., L.A.G.A., R.R.R.), Osteoporosis Research Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68131; BTR Group, Inc. (J.G.), Pittsfield, Illinois 62363; and Heartland Assays, Inc. (R.L.H.), Ames, Iowa 50010 Background: Current unitage for the calciferols...

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Deceptive Food Labels Lead to Increased Risk of Deadly Diseases



Call for Truth in Trans Fats Labeling by US FDA: Study Shows How Deceptive Food Labels Lead to Increased Risk of Deadly DiseasesScienceDaily (Jan. 3, 2011) -- Did you know that when you pick up a product promoted as trans fat free, you may still be ingesting a significant amount of this potentially harmful substance?An article by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine student Eric Brandt, published in the January/February 2011 issue of the...

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Where MRSA Colonizes on the Human Body



Where MRSA Colonizes on the Human Body: Study Identifies Quantity and Locations of MRSA ColonizationScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2011) -- When methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is carried in the nose (nares), it is a risk factor for an invasive infection, including a surgical site infection. Some studies have found that the heavier the carriage of MRSA in the nose, the greater the risk of transmission to others and the greater risk of infection to the patient....

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massage and your body's response



From "The C.A.M Report"Measuring the physiologic response to massageResearchers at Umea University, Sweden get clinical.First, the details.    * 22 healthy adults received both treatments (crossover design).          o Touch massage was performed on hands and feet for 80 minutes.          o During the control period, participants rested in the same setting.    * Measurements included the following:          o Heart rate and heart rate variability          o Saliva levels of stress hormones (cortisol)          o Blood sugar and insulin levels          o...

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