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In the News: March 2014 Archives



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Anti-Anxiety Drugs Tied to Higher Mortality By NICHOLAS BAKALAR



A large study has linked several common anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills to an increased risk of death, although it's not certain the drugs were the cause.For more than seven years, researchers followed 34,727 people who filled prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications like Valium and Xanax, or sleep aids like Ambien, Sonata and Lunesta, comparing them with 69,418 controls who did not.After adjusting for a wide variety of factors, the researchers found that people who took...

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Natural plant compounds may assist chemotherapy



Researchers at Plant & Food Research have identified plant compounds present in carrots and parsley that may one day support more effective delivery of chemotherapy treatments.Scientists at Plant & Food Research, working together with researchers at The University of Auckland and the National Cancer Institute of The Netherlands, have discovered specific plant compounds able to inhibit transport mechanisms in the body that select what compounds are absorbed into the body, and eventually into cells. These...

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Stool samples provide marker for bowel disease



A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers in the UK.It works by analyzing the chemical compounds emitted from the samples and could provide cheaper, quicker and more accurate diagnoses, at the point of care, for a group of diseases that have, up until now, been very hard to distinguish.The preliminary results of the test, which have been published...

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Is laughter the best medicine? Cartoons could help patients cope with chronic conditions



Researchers from the University of Southampton have shown that cartoons could be a beneficial way of educating patients and empowering them to cope better with their long term conditions."Humour is frequently and naturally used by people with chronic illnesses to help them adjust and understand what is happening to them," explains Associate Professor Dr Anne Kennedy, who led the study. "Our study has shown that cartoons could provide clarity to patients and be a way...

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Erectile dysfunction can be reversed without medication



Men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, according to research at the University of Adelaide.In a new paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers highlight the incidence of erectile dysfunction and lack of sexual desire among Australian men aged 35-80 years.Over a five-year period, 31% of the 810 men involved in the study developed some form of erectile...

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Beer marinade could reduce levels of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats



The smells of summer -- the sweet fragrance of newly opened flowers, the scent of freshly cut grass and the aroma of meats cooking on the backyard grill -- will soon be upon us. Now, researchers are reporting that the very same beer that many people enjoy at backyard barbeques could, when used as a marinade, help reduce the formation of potentially harmful substances in grilled meats. The study appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and...

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Studies of gut flora in infants



Breastfeeding until at least nine months of age increases prevalence in the gastrointestinal tract of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, species which are known to contribute to development of a healthy immune system, according to a paper describing the establishment of the intestinal microbiota during the first three years of life. The research was published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In the study, the investigators sampled the gut microbiota in the feces...

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The rise of spring allergies: Fact or fiction?



The spring 2014 allergy season could be the worst yet, or at least that is what you might hear. Every year is coined as being the worst for allergy sufferers, but are spring allergies really on the rise?"A number of factors, such as weather patterns, predict how intense the spring allergy season will be," said allergist Michael Foggs, MD, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "While allergies are on the...

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Prescriptions for benzodiazepines rising and risky



Prescriptions for benzodiazepines are rising in primary care, and their frequent combined use with opioid analgesics may be contributing to medication-related deaths, a finding that goes largely unreported, according to Stanford researchers.Results presented today in a scientific poster at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 30th Annual Meeting highlighted the trend in benzodiazepine prescriptions between 2002 and 2009. Examining a nationally representative sample, the team from Stanford University and Stanford Hospital and Clinics, in Palo...

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Changes to fat cells following exercise



Exercise, even in small doses, changes the expression of our innate DNA. New research from Lund University in Sweden has described for the first time what happens on an epigenetic level in fat cells when we undertake physical activity."Our study shows the positive effects of exercise, because the epigenetic pattern of genes that affect fat storage in the body changes," says Charlotte Ling, Associate Professor at Lund University Diabetes Centre.The cells of the body contain...

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Bisphenol A (BPA) at very low levels can adversely affect developing organs in primates



Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a wide variety of consumer products, such as resins used to line metal food and beverage containers, thermal paper store receipts, and dental composites. BPA exhibits hormone-like properties, and exposure of fetuses, infants, children or adults to the chemical has been shown to cause numerous abnormalities, including cancer, as well as reproductive, immune and brain-behavior problems in rodents. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri...

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Allergy to moistened wipes rising



More and more people are developing an itchy, painful rash in an effort to stay clean. A dermatologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says a preservative in many types of pre-moistened wipes is linked to a dramatic rise in allergic reactions.     "In the last two or three years, we've suddenly seen a big increase in people with this type of allergy," said Dr. Matthew Zirwas, director of the contact dermatitis...

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