News Archive

It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy
June 29, 2007
Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle makes a difference, even if the change doesn't come until middle age.

Original Human 'Stone Age' Diet
Is Good For People With Diabetes

June 29, 2007
Foods of the kind that were consumed during human evolution may be the best choice to control diabetes type 2.

Air Travelers Should Exercise Legs
June 28, 2007
The World Health Organization has recommended that passengers on long flights exercise their legs and resist taking sleeping pills to reduce the risk of potentially fatal blood clots.

Vaccinated Boys More Than
300% More Likely to Have ADHD

June 28, 2007
Boys who have been vaccinated have a 155 percent greater chance of having a neurological disorder, such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, PDD-NOS or autism, according to a survey of over 17,000 children commissioned by Generation Rescue.

Avoid Heat Stroke: Keep A
Cool Head On Hot Humid Days

June 28, 2007
"Heat stroke is not an accident," says Marilyn J. Heine, M.D., an emergency physician..."Over the summer, we see too many cases of heat-related illness in the emergency room, but it's a condition that generally can be prevented with a little effort and lots of common sense."

Exercise Stimulates The
Formation Of New Brain Cells

June 28, 2007
Exercise has a similar effect to antidepressants on depression. This has been shown by previous research. Now Astrid Bjørnebekk at Karolinska Institutet has explained how this can happen: exercise stimulates the production of new brain cells.

Study Confirms Importance Of
Sexual Fantasies In Sexual Desire

June 27, 2007
Regarding figures of the Spanish Association for Sexual Health (Asociación Española para la Salud Sexual), a loss of sexual drive is one of the main factors that cause sexual dysfunction in the Spanish female population.

Meditation Improves
Focus And Concentration

June 27, 2007
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say that practicing even small doses of daily meditation may improve focus and performance.

Increasing Exercise With A Little Boost
June 26, 2007
As we struggle to become more physically active, simple programs that provide feedback and motivation can play a crucial role in getting people off to a good start, according to a study of the July issue of Health Psychology.

Portion-Control Dishware
Helps With Weight Loss

June 26, 2007
Using a plate and cereal bowl that indicate proper portion sizes helped obese patients with diabetes lose weight and decrease their use of glucose-controlling medications, says a Canadian study.

Antidepressants Lower Your Bone Density
June 26, 2007
The class of antidepressant medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be associated with an increased rate of bone loss in older men and women, according to two articles in the June issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Shower Filters Prevent Damaging
Chlorine In Your Daily Scrub

June 26, 2007
When we think about the importance of water, most of us think
only about our drinking water. However, what about those steamy hot showers some of us like to take? Are the effects of bacteria-killing chlorine in our water making our daily showers safer or are we endangering our health?

Sugary Drinks Fattening Up Preschoolers
June 25, 2007
Sweet drinks at snack time and before bed are widening preschoolers' waistlines, a new study shows.

Fine Particulate Matter In Your Air May Influence The Birth Weight Of Your Baby
June 25, 2007
Together with colleagues from the French Institute for Health and Medical Research INSERM scientists at Neuherberg, showed that exposure of pregnant women to fine particulate matter from traffic may reduce their children's birth weight.

Egg Producers Continue
To Deceive Consumers

June 25, 2007
Consumers who shell out more money for eggs boasting of omega-3 content and promoting heart health should know that those claims are not all they’re cracked up to be, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

Eldest Children Have Higher I.Q.s
June 25, 2007
The eldest children in families tend to develop higher I.Q.’s than their siblings, researchers are reporting today, in a large study that could settle more than a half-century of scientific debate about the relationship between I.Q. and birth order.

Childhood Social Skills
Linked To Learning Abilities

June 22, 2007
While federal programs such as No Child Left Behind emphasize the importance of academic skills to school success and achievement, there is growing interest in how social skills develop and how they contribute to learning.

Omega-3s Help Slow
Prostate Cancer Growth

June 22, 2007
Research in mice suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil and certain types of fish could potentially improve the prognosis of men who are genetically prone to develop prostate cancer.

Keep Your Children Away From Toxic
Baby Bottles Still Being Sold In Stores

June 22, 2007
Products marketed for infants and children are not always completely safe for their use. Many contain toxic chemicals that may have detrimental health impacts for children exposed during critical stages of development.

How To Get Rid Of A Migraine
June 22, 2007
Migraine headaches are often disabling, sometimes leaving their victims immobile. By releasing endorphins, you can stimulate your body's natural painkilling ability and stop your migraine in its tracks.

How Sunscreen Products
Actually Promote Cancer

June 21, 2007
The idea that sunscreen prevents cancer is a myth. It's a myth promoted by a profit-seeking tag-team effort between the cancer industry and the sunscreen industry. Most people are unware of this reality, but momentum is gaining to educate the public.

Putting Feelings Into Words Makes
Sadness And Anger Less Intense

June 21, 2007
Putting feelings into words makes sadness and anger less intense, U.S. brain researchers said, in a finding that explains why talking to a therapist -- or even a sympathetic bartender -- often makes people feel better.

Pureed Baby Food Is 'Unnatural'
June 20, 2007
Spoon-feeding babies pureed food is unnatural and unnecessary, a childcare expert has warned.

What Is The Purpose Of Pride?
June 20, 2007
Pride has perplexed philosophers and theologians for centuries, and it is an especially paradoxical emotion in western culture. Scientists have also been perplexed by this complex emotion, because it is so unlike primary emotions like fear and disgust.

Country Specific Data Shows Detailed
Impact Of Environment On Health

June 18, 2007
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the first ever country-by-country analysis of the impact environmental factors have on health.

Caring for Grandkids Won't
Strain Grandparents' Health

June 18, 2007
Caring for grandchildren generally won't have a negative effect on a grandmom or granddads' well-being, a new U.S. study says.

Single, Free, But Not So Healthy?
June 15, 2007
Single life has its charms and freedoms, but adults who never marry may not live as long as their wedded peers, new research suggests.

Insomnia Affects Job
Performance And Safety

June 15, 2007
Alertness Solutions presented results of a new survey this week at the annual SLEEP meeting showing the significant impact our 24/7 culture is having on healthcare professionals’ job performance and patient safety.

Heart Disease a Risk
Factor for Alzheimer's

June 12, 2007
There's more evidence that cardiovascular problems help drive Alzheimer's disease, scientists say, and that treating the heart might help protect the brain.

Stress Linked to Memory Decline
June 12, 2007
If you want your mind to stay healthy into your golden years, don't worry, be happy.

Brain Mechanism Explains
Sense Of Deja Vu

June 8, 2007
Most people have had deja vu -- that eerie sense of having experienced something before -- but U.S. researchers have identified the part of the brain responsible for this sensation, and they think it may lead to new treatments for memory-related problems.

Did Microwaves Kick-
Start The Obesity Epidemic?

June 8, 2007
Microwaves may be to blame for kick-starting the obesity epidemic, a UK scientist suggests.

Device Warns If You're Boring Or Irritating
June 8, 2007
A device that can pick up on people's emotions is being developed to help people with autism relate to those around them. It will alert its autistic user if the person they are talking to starts showing signs of getting bored or annoyed.

Don't Listen To The Agenda Of
World Leaders - Look At Their Actions

June 6, 2007
It is time once again for that touching annual ritual, the G8 summit. A place where the world's most powerful people move themselves to tears. They will beat their breasts and say many worthy and necessary things - about climate change, Africa, poverty, trade - but one word will not leave their lips. Power. Amid the patrician goodwill, there will be no acknowledgement that the power they wield over other nations destroys everything they claim to stand for.

Children Innately Prepared
To Learn Language

June 6, 2007
A new study shows that by the age of seven months, human infants are on the lookout for abstract rules -- and that they know the best place to look for such abstractions is in human speech.

Why Do So Many People Resist Science?
June 6, 2007
Resistance to science has important social implications, because a scientifically ignorant public is unprepared to evaluated polices about global warming, genetically modified organisms, stem cell research, and cloning.

How Does Birth Weight Affect
Adult Health And Success?

June 6, 2007
Birth weight has significant and lasting effects, a new study finds. Weighing less than 5.5 pounds at birth increases the probability of dropping out of high school by one-third, reduces yearly earnings by about 15 percent and burdens people in their 30s and 40s with the health of someone who is 12 years older.

Unique Metabolic State Explained
In Low-Carbohydrate Diets

June 6, 2007
Over the past several years, animal studies have shown that high-fat, low-carbohydrate “ketogenic” diets cause demonstrable changes in metabolism and subsequent weight loss. Now, researchers explain why.

Low Testosterone Linked
To Early Risk Of Death

June 6, 2007
Low levels of testosterone may increase the risk of death in men over the age of 50, US research suggests.

Exercising After Eating
Promotes Weight Loss

June 5, 2007
Exercising after meals can help promote weight loss by boosting hormones that suppress appetite, say UK scientists.

Old Memory May Trigger Chronic Pain
June 5, 2007
Why do so many people continue to suffer from life-altering, chronic pain long after their injuries have actually healed? A key source appears to be old memory traces in the brain.

Children Need Summer Physical Activities
To Maintain Gains During School Year

June 5, 2007
A study of 17 middle school students suggests that physical fitness gains made by obese children who participated in a lifestyle-focused physical education class during the school year were lost after the three-month summer break, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals

Hostility May Be Linked
To Unhealthy Lungs

June 4, 2007
Young adults with a short temper or mean disposition also tend to have compromised lung function, says a recent study published in the journal Health Psychology.

Asthma Risk Higher For
Infants Who Swim Indoors

June 4, 2007
If taking your infant to swim class seems like a fun way of bonding-with-baby, you might want to think twice about the idea.

Flaxseed Stunts The
Growth Of Prostate Tumors

June 4, 2007
Flaxseed, an edible seed that is rich in omega 3-fatty acids and fiber-related compounds known as lignans, is effective in halting prostate tumor growth, according to a study led by Duke University Medical Center researchers.

Ginseng 'Reduces Cancer Fatigue'
June 4, 2007
The Chinese herb ginseng could give exhausted cancer patients a physical and emotional boost, research suggests.

Anger Can Actually
Make You More Rational

June 1, 2007
Three recent experiments published in the latest issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, suggest anger can actually prompt more careful and rational analysis of another person's reasoning.

Folic Acid Supplements Cut Stroke Risk
June 1, 2007
Folic acid supplementation may reduce the risk of stroke by 18 percent or more, but it's not clear whether it boosts outcomes for other cardiovascular conditions, researchers say.

When You Exercise,
Lactic Acid Is Your Friend

June 1, 2007
In a paper published this week in The Journal of Physiology, Frank de Paoli and colleagues, working at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, add to the growing literature leading to a more complete understanding of the physiological role of lactic acid production in muscle.

Why Do Teens Have Risky,
Decision-making Behavior

June 1, 2007
An Iowa State University psychology professor has tried to answer why teens take risks through an analysis of research from the last 12 years on adolescent risk-taking.