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In the News: February 2011 Archives



Natural Health News

Napping May Help With Blood Pressure Management



Napping May Help With Blood Pressure Management ScienceDaily (Feb. 28, 2011) -- A daytime sleep could have cardiovascular benefits according to new research by Ryan Brindle and Sarah Conklin, PhD, from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania in the US. Their study, looking at the effect of a daytime nap on cardiovascular recovery following a stress test, found that those participants who slept for at least 45 minutes during the day had lower average blood pressure after...

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High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure in Middle Age Tied to Early Memory Problems



High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure in Middle Age Tied to Early Memory ProblemsScienceDaily (Feb. 22, 2011) -- Middle-age men and women who have cardiovascular issues, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, may not only be at risk for heart disease, but for an increased risk of developing early cognitive and memory problems as well. That's according to a study released Feb. 21 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd...

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Long-Term Use of Osteoporosis Medication Associated With Increased Risk of Atypical Fractures



Long-Term Use of Osteoporosis Medication Associated With Increased Risk of Atypical FracturesScienceDaily (Feb. 22, 2011) -- Older women who used bisphosphonates (medications that prevent loss of bone mass) for five years or more were more likely to experience "atypical" fractures involving the femoral shaft (bone in the leg that extends from the hip to the knee) or subtrochanteric (fractures in the bone just below the hip joint), compared to women with less usage. However, the...

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Genetic Evidence That Antioxidants Can Help Treat Cancer



Genetic Evidence That Antioxidants Can Help Treat CancerScienceDaily (Feb. 15, 2011) -- Researchers from Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center have genetic evidence suggesting the antioxidant drugs currently used to treat lung disease, malaria and even the common cold can also help prevent and treat cancers because they fight against mitochondrial oxidative stress -- a culprit in driving tumor growth.For the first time, the researchers show that loss of the tumor suppressor protein Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) induces mitochondrial...

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Lavender Oil Has Potent Antifungal Effect



Lavender Oil Has Potent Antifungal EffectScienceDaily (Feb. 16, 2011) -- Lavender oil could be used to combat the increasing incidence of antifungal-resistant infections, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The essential oil shows a potent antifungal effect against strains of fungi responsible for common skin and nail infections.Scientists from the University of Coimbra in Portugal distilled lavender oil from the Lavandula viridis L'Hér shrub that grows in southern Portugal. The...

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