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Mediterranean Diet Effective in Staving off Risk of Alzheimer’

According to a recent finding, Americans whose diet was Mediterranean, that included lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals, some fish and alcohol, and little dairy and meat, certainly had a low risk of Alzheimer's disease as they aged.// These findings have been published in the April issue ...

Colon cancer shuts down receptor that could shut it down

... AUGUSTA, Ga. Though a high-fiber diet has long been considered good for you and beneficial in staving off colon cancer, Medical College of Georgia researchers have discovered a reason why: roughage activates a receptor with cancer-killing potential. ...

Support cells, not neurons, lull the brain to sleep

...ts to combat soldiers have jobs where sleepiness is a hazard. This research could lead to better drugs for inducing sleep when it is needed, and for staving off sleep when it is dangerous," says Merrill Mitler, Ph.D., a program director with the NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke...

Study: Health 'shocks' diminish wealth more later in life

... can try to make better estimates of what their healthcare costs will be after they retire. They can also try to live healthier lives with the goal of staving off these diseases. As part of her continuing research, Lee is traveling around the world to examine how different healthcare systems impact people...

Competitive Intelligence: Processes to Produce Insights that Matter

... CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Intelligence groups have a tough job. Trying to protect products nearing patent expiration, staving off competitors trying to capture a portion of an eroding market share or just trying to keep track of corporate rivals, all the while providing custo...

Gene Therapy for Parkinsons Disease

...c review of a dozen patients who have received the treatment over the last three years ,a novel gene therapy technique is safe and may be effective at staving off worsening symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The patients, half of whom live on Long Island, are in advanced stages of the illness and were no ...

Alzheimer’s Disease: Let’s Weigh-In on the Riss

...yle risk factors for the development of AD. Does the long-term intake of caffeine reduce the risk of AD? Does physical activity have a role to play in staving off the risk of AD? What about the so-called Mediterranean diet which is high in olive oil and said to be protective against age-related memory proble...

Estrogen Study Provides New Hope For Colon Cancer Treatment

...nst colon cancer without posing a significant risk of other problems." Estrogen supplements have been taken by millions of older women as a way of staving off some of the problems associated with menopause, such as hot flashes and bone loss, but the number has declined considerably since 2002. That year,...

Varying Weight Training Intensity Ups Growth Hormone in Women

...ngth, the more growth hormone stimulated by a type of exercise, the better its outcome. Growth hormone also plays a role in fighting tissue breakdown, staving off stress fractures and improving metabolic function. The growth hormone molecule is composed of 191 amino acids, but sometimes the molecules b...

Many American senior citizens fall into the “Doughnut Hole”!

...ate insurers in Washington. Interpreting Part D is so mentally challenging that some volunteers have come to joke that it's "the government's way of staving off Alzheimer's," Mercer said. Part D covers about 625,000 people in Washington. Around 225,000 of them voluntarily enrolled, and about 400,000 ot...
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UF researchers kill resistant bugs one bandage at a time

...ria from getting back into the wound." Clinical trials of the coating in gauze will be conducted at UF later this year. Controlling moisture and staving off infection are two of the most important aspects of wound healing, said Jeffrey M. Davidson, Ph.D., president of the Wound Healing Society and a Va...
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Bio-advancements Expected to Drive Burn Care Market Growth Up $700 Million

... appear to be the key to successful growth in this market. "As the wound care markets mature, partnerships are becoming more prevalent as a means of staving off the status quo," notes Mary Anne Crandall, the report's author. "Competitors that offer traditional mature products must look for ways to incorpor...
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