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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...n the elderly. Moreover, if NSAIDs were working by lowering AB42, Dr. Golde knew very high doses of the NSAIDs...ullet or a magic shotgun,” he says. “They might be lowering AB42, reducing inflammation and doing five other things that we don’t know about.” But to Mayo Clin...

Pond in High Artic Drying Up Due to Global Warming

...es growing and shorter periods of ice, followed by lowering water levels and increasing salinity until some dried up completely.In addition to the ponds, the researchers also reported a drying of nearby wetlands. "The ecological ramifications of these changes ... will cascade throughout the Arctic ecosystem....

Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study

... a day was associated with a small but significant lowering of blood pressure, the study said. The trial was carried out on 44 adults from 56 to 73 years old, including 24 women and 20 men, who suffered from pre-hypertension or stage one hypertension. Participants were randomly assigned over 18 weeks to e...

Dark Chocolate Possible Medicine for Blood Pressure

...ociation found that to have a small blood pressure lowering effect, you may only need a tiny piece of dark cho...ries a day of dark chocolate was associated with a lowering of blood pressure in healthy subjects who had high blood pressure but in normal ranges. But overi...

Diabetics Risking Health by Using Alternative Medications Without Consultation

...vels but patients are already on other blood sugar lowering medications as well," she said. The researcher carried out a review of international health literature, and found that nutritional supplements and herbal medicines were the most commonly used complementary and alternative therapies in diabetes. ...

Diabetic Skip Jabs to Stay Slim

... but I still thought I could control it. I started lowering the dose I gave myself so I could eat less carbohydrates, but when you stop taking the insulin its like bulimia the food just goes through you. By skipping the injections I could lose a huge amount of weight, but I was not aware of the damage I was ...

Organically Grown Food More Healthier

...ids have been shown to reduce high blood pressure, lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. Alyson Mitchell, a food chemist, who led the research at the University of California, believes that flavonoids can also help to stave off some forms of cancer and dementia. Dr Alyson Mitchell and colleague...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...a functional food with effective health benefits - lowering the risk of heart attacks. Food products from larger, well-known companies would have undergone testing and monitoring, so tended to be more reliable, he said. Still, Savage concludes, We should not allow the baby-boomers to turn eating into a se...

New Heart Disease Risk Score Will Help Minimise Health Inequalities

...body mass index, and treatment with blood pressure lowering drugs, despite known links between these factors and poor health. So a team of researchers, from Bristol PCT and the Universities of Nottingham, Bristol and Queen Marys, set out to derive a new cardiovascular risk score (QRISK) for the UK and test ...

An Accurate Score to Measure Heart Risk

...body mass index, and treatment with blood pressure lowering drugs, despite known links between these factors and poor health.So a team of researchers from The University of Nottingham, Bristol Primary Care Trust, and the Universities of Bristol and Queen Mary, set out to derive a new cardiovascular risk score...

Fasting Makes Women Talk Less

...that one-fifth of the fasting women reported was a lowering of the voice, with a few also showing a harshening of their voices. Based on the results the researchers concluded, "fasting affects voice". The main reason for this the researchers say, is dehydration. Since Ramadan fasting includes refraining f...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...cides, thereby enabling sustainable economies, and lowering the costs of farming, especially in resource-poor areas....

Pharmacogenomic Market Gaining Greater Acceptance Across Europe

...proposition of pharmacogenomic testing in terms of lowering the overall healthcare cost and increasing patient well being. European Personalised Medicine and Pharmacogenomics Market is part of the Drug Discovery Technologies Growth Partnership Service program, which also includes research on the following: ...

FDA Says Tomatoes Unlikely to Cut Cancer Risk

...nitive relationship between consuming lycopene and lowering the risk of some cancers. "Although it may be premature to espouse increased consumption of tomato sauce or lycopene for prostate cancer provention, this area of research remains promising," Giovannucci said. The FDA undertook the review of 145 s...

HIV Prevention Programs on a Massive Scale Turn Out Economical

...pacity but potentially also increase efficiency by lowering unit costs of prevention services. This means that more HIV infections may be averted, said the studys principal investigator, James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, professor at UCSFs Institute for Health Policy Studies and AIDS Research Institute. In the study, ...

Larger HIV Prevention Programs in India are Cheaper, Increase Efficiency

...pacity but potentially also increase efficiency by lowering unit costs of prevention services. This means that more HIV infections may be averted," said the study's principal investigator, James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, professor at UCSF's Institute for Health Policy Studies and AIDS Research Institute. In the stu...

Study Finds Abdominal Fat Not the Prime Cause for Metabolic Syndrome

...ycerides in the blood by as much as 60 percent and lowering HDL cholesterol, the good cholesterol by 20 percent. "What we found is that (insulin) sensitive individuals took the energy from carbohydrate in the meals and stored it away as glycogen in both liver and muscle," Shulman said. "In contrast to the...

Avandia Improves Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

.... Existing treatment strategies concentrating on lowering of blood sugar alone are not sufficient due to the complex nature of the diabetic condition, Richter said. The use of proxy indicators like metabolic control is not sufficient to approve drugs that many patients have to take for the rest of their liv...

Retail Health Clinics Start Shop

...surance companies should be banned from waiving or lowering co-payments only for patients who get treatment at store-based clinics. In response, Castel said that fewer than half of patients treated at MinuteClinics have prescriptions written for them, and those who receive one are free to choose where the...

Parkinsons Disease Protein Pathway Identified

...f neurons in the brain that produce dopamine. This lowering of dopamine leads to decreased stimulation of the brain's motor cortex. Although scientists have not known the exact cause of the loss of these dopamine-producing neurons, they believe it is related to dysfunctional mitochondria and oxidative stres...

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