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Mushroom and muscle loss

...Bedry said he confirmed the mushroom's toxicity by feeding extracts to mice and measuring creatine kinase, an enzyme produced during muscle breakdown, in the blood.// The study "raises as many questions as answers, at least in my mind," said Dr. Denis Benjamin, chair of the North American Mycological Assoc...

Vitamins reduce pre-eclampsia

... a high-blood pressure, and can interfere with the feeding of the unborn child through the placenta. Between five and ten per cent of women develop pre-eclampsia. The risk is higher if the condition runs in the family, it is the first pregnancy, and if the mother is over 40 years old or has diabetes or exis...

Eat healthy fat

...h omega-3s. They are also looking at the effect of feeding omega-3-rich algae to cattle. This is producing dairy products high in the fatty acids which may be beneficial to health. Meanwhile, the team suggests limiting your oil intake to canola, olive and flaxseed. For meat eaters, the research team sugges...

The advantages of berries

According to researchers feeding rats with black raspberries reduces the risk of colon cancer. It is well known that a good intake of fresh fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer. Now researchers are beginning to find out more about the protective compounds that various...

Gene researchers make Malaria-resistant mosquito

...osquitoes were less susceptible to infection after feeding on a malaria-infected mouse and were far less able to transmit the malaria parasite to mice than normal mosquitoes. Two groups of mosquitoes they studied were unable to transmit the parasite and one group had a 50% reduction in transmission. The res...

Yet another plus for breast feeding!

...the long list of already existing ones, for breast feeding of babies. Babies who are breast-fed in bed are at much less risk of being smothered than babies who are bottle-fed in bed. The study included 40 couples and their babies who were filmed at night while they slept. Researchers found that mothers who b...

Scientists locate key hormone involved in appetite control

...duced in the stomach with the ability to stimulate feeding when introduced to specialized weight regulating brain cells called neuropeptide Y neurons. Lead author Michael Cowley, Ph.D., added that past// research has shown that increasing ghrelin levels in mice for an extended period resulted in weight gain....

Safety of soy under suspicion

...icated that exposure in the womb and during breast feeding has the biggest impact. The researchers also found that the male rats exposed to genistein had a slightly large thymus gland, an organ that produces immune cells. They also found that moderate levels of genistein had an even bigger effect on male rat...

Cancer Patient Exercises for the Throat

...not even able to swallow their own saliva and need feeding tubes. Participants in the study either receive exercises that target the muscles, exercises that do not activate any muscles, or standard care. Researchers identified different exercises they believe have an impact on certain muscle groups in the t...

Breastfeeding not found to have an impact on weight of the child.

...unt. Thus researchers conclude, "Promoting breast feeding is important, but evidence for an important beneficial effect on obesity is still equivocal."...

The Beneficial Effects Of Breast Feeding

... lipoprotein profile later in life and that breast feeding has indeed a beneficial effect....

Parents Should Look For Signs Of Children Becoming Overweight

... monitored included parents' weight, parent/infant feeding practices, the child's caloric intake, activity, t...ht. Researchers suggest this may be due to parents feeding emotional children to reduce the frequency of tantrums instead of using non-food methods. Other si...

Mother’s Milk Stored For Long Periods Found To Have Less Antioxidant

New research shows not only is breast feeding one’s newborn beneficial, but making sure the milk is fresh is also crucial. // According to a recent study , breast milk that has been refrigerated or frozen for more than 48 hours begins to lose significant levels of antioxidants. Researchers samp...

A case for euthanasia

...fe of Terri Schiavo, the brain damaged woman whose feeding tube was discontinued on friday following a order ...st by Schiavo's parents, who sought to restore the feeding and hydration to the 41 year old woman. The judge said that the parents had not established a "subst...

Terri Schiavo is no more, but the question of Mercy killing is unresolved…

...ie controversy.// She died today 13 days after her feeding tube was removed on the order of a state court jud...avo’s husband, Michael Schiavo, to have his wife’s feeding tube removed, saying he was fulfilling her wish not to live in a vegetative state, and her parents, ...

Chemicals in clear plastics can cause learning difficulties

...air tight containers, drinking water bottles, even feeding bottles for infants. The scientists from Yale School of Medicine did the study to find out about the long-term exposure to BPA. The researchers have found that low doses of BPA in female rats lead to a lot of side effects such as inhibition of induc...

Contraceptive pills may lead to deformities in babies

...air tight containers, drinking water bottles, even feeding bottles for infants. Research findings may be taken as analogical to humans and the result may be of grave concern, says the researchers of the study. , Bisphenol-A, BPA, oral contraceptive, ethinylestradiol, prostate glands, pregnant mothers, babi...

Overweight mothers overfeed obese children

...d maternal body weight and composition with infant feeding patterns and maternal-infant interactions. They tested their findings through 24-hour metabolic rate measurements done with the help of the Enhanced Metabolic Testing Activity Chamber (EMTAC). Maternal body composition was determined by air displacem...

Plastic to cause breast cancer

...air tight containers, drinking water bottles, even feeding bottles for infants. This is a contaminant that can cause health problems on long-term exposure. Drawing parallels from an animal study, scientists of the study said that exposure to bisphenol-A in the womb can be detrimental to the growth of a heal...

Fish is good for Alzheimer's patients

...happened after a period of three to five months of feeding them the fortified chow. When taken as equivalent to human life, this will approximate to about a few years of human life. Amyloid protein build up in the brain causes plaques that lead to development of Alzheimer's diseases....

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