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In the News: April 2011 Archives



Natural Health News

Measuring Oxidative Stress Can Predict Risk of Atrial Fibrillation



  Measuring Oxidative Stress Can Predict Risk of Atrial Fibrillation ScienceDaily (Apr. 5, 2011) -- Measuring oxidative stress may help doctors predict the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart beat irregularity. Research from Emory University School of Medicine has identified a connection between oxidative stress and enlargement of the heart's left atrium, which leads to atrial fibrillation. The data is being presented by Emory cardiology researcher Nima Ghasemzadeh, MD, at the American...

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Getting to the root of fatty liver disease



  ScienceDaily (Apr. 5, 2011) -- Researchers have identified a molecular switch that appears to be a common feature in the development of fatty liver disease. The discovery made in mice is consistent with data from human patients, suggesting that it may provide an underlying explanation for the development of fatty liver in people with obesity and metabolic syndrome.   The culprit is the reduced concentration of a little-known transcriptional co-factor known as transducin beta-like...

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Fatty Liver: How a Serious Problem Arises



Fatty Liver: How a Serious Problem Arises ScienceDaily (Apr. 6, 2011) -- Excess fat around the hips and belly may not really be compatible with current beauty ideals, but, to a certain degree, it is a normal, even vital energy store of our body. However, it is a different matter if the organism stores fat in organs such as the liver, pancreas or muscles. This is a clear sign of a metabolic disorder. Up to...

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Green Tea and Tai Chi Enhance Bone Health



Green Tea and Tai Chi Enhance Bone Health and Reduce Inflammation in Postmenopausal Women ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2011) -- C.S. Lewis, the famous author and Oxford academic, once proclaimed "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." We sip it with toast in the morning, enjoy it with sweets and biscuits in the afternoon, and relax with it at the end of the day. Tea has...

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How Meditation Reduces Pain



  ScienceDaily (Apr. 5, 2011) -- Meditation produces powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain, according to new research published in the April 6 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.. "This is the first study to show that only a little over an hour of meditation training can dramatically reduce both the experience of pain and pain-related brain activation," said Fadel Zeidan, Ph.D., lead author of the study and post-doctoral research fellow at Wake Forest Baptist...

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New Data Show Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Will Reach Epidemic Status in the US



  ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2011) -- According to new data presented at the International Liver CongressTM, the United States (U.S.) could soon be faced with an epidemic of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), one of the major contributing factors of chronic liver disease (CLD), considered as one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The study highlights that if the current rates of obesity and diabetes continue for another two decades, the prevalence...

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Antidepressants Linked to Thicker Arteries



  ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2011) -- Antidepressant use has been linked to thicker arteries, possibly contributing to the risk of heart disease and stroke, in a study of twin veterans. The data is being presented on April 5 at the American College of Cardiology meeting in New Orleans.   Depression can heighten the risk for heart disease, but the effect of antidepressant use revealed by the study is separate and independent from depression itself, says...

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