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In the News: September 2013 Archives



Natural Health News

Treat the Fungus Among Us With Nontoxic Medicinal Compound



Sep. 12, 2013 -- A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal  Govindsamy Vediyappan, assistant professor of biology, noticed that diabetic people in developing countries use a medicinal herb called Gymnema slyvestre to help control sugar levels. He decided to study the microbiological use of Gymnema slyvestre -- a tropical vine plant found in India, China and Australia -- to see if it could treat a...

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Melatonin Helps Control Weight Gain



as It Stimulates the Appearance of 'beige Fat' That Can Burn Calories Instead of Storing Them, Study Suggests Sep. 25, 2013 -- Spanish scientists have discovered that melatonin consumption helps control weight gain because it stimulates the appearance of 'beige fat', a type of fat cell that burns calories in vivo instead of storing them. White adipose tissue stores calories leading to weight gain whereas 'beige fat' (also known as 'good or thinning fat') helps...

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Walnuts in Diet Can Improve Endothelial Functions for Overweight Adults



Sep. 23, 2013 -- Medical researchers from the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut have found evidence suggestive that adding walnuts to one's diet can protect against diabetes and heart disease in at-risk individuals. Their original research article, "Effects of Walnuts on Endothelial Function in Overweight Adults with Visceral Obesity: A Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Trial," is now available in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the Official Publication of the American College...

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Curcumin And Radiation Treatment



Topic: Curcumin Attenuates Radiation-induced Inflammation and Fibrosis Keywords: INFLAMMATION, FIBROSIS, RADIATION - Curcumin, Turmeric Reference: "Curcumin attenuates radiation-induced inflammation and fibrosis in rat lungs," Cho YJ, Yi Co, et al, Korean J Physiol Pharmacol, 2013 Aug; 17(267-74. (Address: Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju 660-290, Korea). Summary: In a study involving rats given daily doses of intragastric curcumin (200 mg/kg) prior to a single irradiation...

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Food-Manufacturer Group Sued Over Funds Against GMO Labels



  September 18th, 2013 [NOTE:  Cornucopia has created an infographic detailing spending on I-522] Seattle TimesBy Melissa Allison A nonprofit organization backing Initiative 522 has sued the Grocery Manufacturers Association, saying the industry group should be disclosing which member companies are giving money to fight the initiative. I-522 would require labeling of food with genetically engineered ingredients. The lawsuit says the industry association acted as a political committee to solicit and "launder" money from others...

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Circadian Clock Is Key to Firing Up Cell's Furnace



Sep. 19, 2013 -- Each of our cells has an energy furnace, and it is called a mitochondrion. A Northwestern University-led research team now has identified a new mode of timekeeping that involves priming the cell's furnace to properly use stored fuel when we are not eating. The interdisciplinary team has identified the "match" and "flint" responsible for lighting this tiny furnace. And the match is only available when the circadian clock says so,...

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Pose Global Health Threat



Sep. 19, 2013 -- In an editorial published in Endocrinology, a journal of The Endocrine Society, endocrine experts agreed that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) pose a threat to human health and to the ecosystems of Earth. The editorial comes in response to a commentary (Dietrich et al. Chem Biol Interact) signed by a number of editors of toxicology journals that dismisses the state-of-the-science on EDCs and argues for the status quo in the regulation of...

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Inhaled Corticosteroids Raise Pneumonia Risk



Sep. 18, 2013 -- A University of Alberta researcher says health professionals should be cautious about prescribing inhaled corticosteroids to high-risk patients such as pneumonia survivors, citing a twofold risk for repeat infection.Dean Eurich led a research team that examined inhaled corticosteroid use among elderly patients for a clinical study. The team evaluated more than 6,200 seniors who survived an initial episode of pneumonia but were still at high risk of developing another bout...

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Women Can Lower Their Risk for Gynecologic Cancers



Sep. 16, 2013 -- From losing weight to knowing their family history, there are several things women can do to lower their risk of developing certain types of cancer, and improve their chances for survival if they do develop one of them, according to the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), the leading organization of doctors and other health care professionals specializing in women's cancers.During September -- Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month -- gynecologic oncology specialists are making...

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Ease of Access Improves Fruit and Vegetable Consumption



  Sep. 3, 2013 -- Low-income communities have particular problems getting adequate fruits and vegetables because of limited access to supermarkets and farmers markets. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs may be a feasible approach for providing fresh fruits and vegetables to under-resourced communities.   Lead author Sara A. Quandt, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest Baptist, said that CSAs, which link...

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