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In the News: November 2011 Archives



Natural Health News

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Is Associated With Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth



ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2011) -- Just one drink per day for women -- two for men -- could lead to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and subsequently cause gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating, gas, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea, according to the results of a new study unveiled at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 76th Annual Scientific meeting in Washington, DC. The retrospective review, "Moderate Alcohol Consumption is Associated with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth,"...

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Researchers Surprised to Find Fatty Liver Disease Poses No Excess Risk for Death



  ScienceDaily (Nov. 23, 2011) -- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition associated with obesity and heart disease long thought to undermine health and longevity. But a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests the condition does not affect survival. A report on the study was published online last week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). "Physicians have considered fatty liver disease a really worrisome risk factor for cardiovascular disease," says...

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Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey



  Ultra-filtering Removes Pollen, Hides Honey Origins by Andrew Schneider | Nov 07, 2011 More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn't exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for Food Safety News.   The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled "honey." The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards...

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Scientific basis for yoga



FROM THE C.A.M. Report Dr. Timothy McCall, writing at YogaJournal.com, makes the case for yoga. Here's what we know. Stress Yoga is arguably the most comprehensive approach to fighting stress. Yoga improves the quality of life. It also appears to diminish the side effects of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and other treatments, and may increase the odds of survival. Many yoga practices, including quiet asana, slow breathing, meditation, and guided imagery, increase activation of the parasympathetic...

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Study Helps Eliminate Causes for Joint Pain Linked to Commonly Used Breast Cancer Drugs



ScienceDaily (Nov. 11, 2011) -- Researchers exploring why some women who take a common breast cancer drug develop serious joint pain have eliminated two possible causes: inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disease. Because of these findings, the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers say women should be encouraged to continue taking the medication to gain its full benefit. The study is published online November 11 in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Preliminary findings...

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More Power to the Cranberry: Study Shows Juice Better Than Extracts at Fighting Infections



ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2011) -- With scientific evidence now supporting the age-old wisdom that cranberries, whether in sauce or as juice, prevent urinary tract infections, people have wondered if there was an element of the berry that, if extracted and condensed, perhaps in pill form, would be as effective as drinking the juice or eating cranberry sauce. A new study from researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute helps to answer that question. The study tested...

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Dead of Winter Is Tough On Arthritis Sufferers



ScienceDaily (Nov. 5, 2011) -- As cold winter weather sets in and daylight hours dwindle, many older Chicagoans with arthritis tend to sit idle, missing out on the daily dose of physical activity they need to improve their health, according to a Northwestern Medicine study. "We found that there's a huge difference in trying to get these patients to be active in the winter and trying to get them to be active in the...

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Increased Use of Bikes for Commuting Offers Economic, Health Benefits



ScienceDaily (Nov. 2, 2011) -- Cutting out short auto trips and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits, according to a study just published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives. The biggest health benefit was due to replacing half of the short trips with bicycle trips during the warmest six months of the year, saving about $3.8 billion per year from avoided mortality and reduced health care...

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Young Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis at More Risk for Broken Bones, Study Finds



ScienceDaily (Nov. 6, 2011) -- Women under 50 with rheumatoid arthritis are at greater risk of breaking bones than women without the condition, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual scientific meeting in Chicago. Men with rheumatoid arthritis also are in more danger of fractures, but that risk seems to surface when they are older, researchers found. Rheumatoid arthritis can lead to chronic, debilitating inflammation of...

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Fatherhood Can Help Change a Man's Bad Habits



ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2011) -- After men become fathers for the first time, they show significant decreases in crime, tobacco and alcohol use, according to a new, 19-year study. Researchers assessed more than 200 at-risk boys annually from the age of 12 to 31, and examined how men's crime, tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use changed over time. While previous studies showed that marriage can change a man's negative behavior, they had not isolated the...

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Study Characterizes Epigenetic Signatures of Autism in Brain Tissue



ScienceDaily (Nov. 7, 2011) -- Neurons in the prefrontal cortex of individuals with autism show changes at numerous sites across the genome, according to a study being published Online First by the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Autism spectrum disorders are a group of complex illnesses with different causes and origins. Neuronal dysfunction in the cerebral cortex and other regions of the brain could contribute to the cognitive and behavioral...

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Farmed Fish Fed Vegetable Matter May Have Residual Pesticides



ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2011) -- Today, half of all the fish we eat comes from fish farms. The problem is that these fish are increasingly being fed vegetable matter, which could lead to a build-up of residual pesticides in them. A new test shows how high the risk of contamination really is. People are eating more and more fish. To meet rising demand, fish are increasingly being cultivated in fish farms. Aquaculture is the...

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Autistic People Superior in Multiple Areas



 Scientists Must Stop Emphasizing Autistics' Shortcomings, Expert Urges ScienceDaily (Nov. 2, 2011) -- We must stop considering the different brain structure of autistic individuals to be a deficiency, as research reveals that many autistics -- not just "savants" -- have qualities and abilities that may exceed those of people who do not have the condition, according to a provocative article published November 2 in Nature by Dr. Laurent Mottron at the University of Montreal's Centre...

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Exposure to Chemical BPA Before Birth Linked to Behavioral, Emotional Difficulties in Girls



ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2011) -- Exposure in the womb to bisphenol A (BPA) -- a chemical used to make plastic containers and other consumer goods -- is associated with behavior and emotional problems in young girls, according to a study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center, and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. BPA is found in many consumer products, including canned food...

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