Health Articles tagged ‘research’

Can Linoleic Acid Help Sustain Weight Loss?

Are you a poster child for ‘yo-yo’ dieting, constantly losing the same ten, twenty or fifty pounds? The health consequences are serious and losing / gaining so much weight puts a real strain on your body. While we all of us strive for sustainable weight loss, not all of us make it, and that’s...
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Rediscover the Medicinal Properties of Wine

Wine has always held a reputation for extending and enhancing the quality of life. Although, with the exception of folk healers, the medicinal powers of wine were lost within modern medicine. In countries that have not suffered the effects of Prohibition as the U.S. has, wine is regarded as a food and...
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Papaya extract fights 10 different types of cancer say researchers

University of Florida researchers are reporting that an extract from dried papaya slows the growth of cancer cells in the laboratory. However, it’s not clear if the papaya extract will have the same effect on cancer in people, however. According to Dr. Nam Dang, the papaya extract appears to affect...
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Fruits and Veggies Not Enough to Protect Against Cancer, says the Harvard Health Letter

Cancer isn’t the only health problem that is influenced by diet, and there’s good evidence that eating fruits and vegetables lowers the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Fruits and vegetables have been touted for two decades as potent cancer-fighting...
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Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids

A new study has found that an extract from green tea may be a useful treatment for uterine fibroids, a condition that affects 40 percent of women of reproductive age, commonly causing vaginal bleeding, anemia and fatigue. Dr. Ayman Al-Hendy, director of clinical research at Meharry Medical College, and...
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Herbal ingredient, aristolochic, tied to urinary cancer by new research

New research links a carcinogen known as aristolochic acid, which is found in some Chinese herbal products, including guan mu-tong, to a higher risk of urinary tract cancer. The findings were reported December 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study involved 4,594 people in Taiwan...
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Pre-natal stress may increase asthma risk in children

Stress during pregnancy may raise the risk of asthma in children, according to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. The researchers investigated differences in immune function markers in cord blood between infants born to mothers in high stress environments...
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Brain study notes that negative words register faster than positive words

Subliminal messages are most effective when they have negative words, English researchers say. Subliminal messages are images shown so quickly that viewers don’t consciously “see” them, according to background information in the University College London study. It included 50 volunteers...
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Deadly Stomach Bug Making Inroads Outside Hospitals

A potentially deadly stomach infection is on the rise outside of hospital settings, especially among the elderly, researchers warn. The germ that causes the condition, known as Clostridium difficile, can create serious symptoms, including diarrhea and an inflammation of the colon, that can be fatal....
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Traditional and Simulated Acupuncture Relieve Pain, says new Study

Although acupuncture has long been used to treat pain, the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms are not fully understood. The process appears to involve the brain’s ability to produce opioids (pain-reducing chemicals) that bind to neurons in distinct regions of the brain, and the ability...
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