January 26, 2015

Organic Milk Versus Conventional Milk

Consumers perceive that organic cows milk differs from conventionally produced milk and that these differences justify the premium price for organic milk. In a review published in the Journal of Dairy Science®, researchers in New Zealand found that the differences …

Common Gut Microbe May Offer Protection From MS

A common gut microbe might curb the risk of developing multiple sclerosis — at least in women — suggests the largest study of its kind published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

If confirmed in other studies, …

Possible New Drug Treatment For Binge Eating Disorder

At some doses, the medication lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, a drug approved to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, was effective compared with placebo in decreasing binge-eating (BE) days in patients with binge-eating disorder (BED), a public health problem associated symptoms of mental illness and …

New Glucose Sensor Could Bring Relief To Millions

Scientists have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo and can detect a person’s glucose levels. The sensor, reported in a proof-of-concept study in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, has the potential …

Skin Damage And Tumor Formation

Researchers at King’s College London have identified a new mechanism by which skin damage triggers the formation of tumors, which could have important therapeutic implications for patients suffering with chronic ulcers or skin blistering diseases.

The study, published in Nature

Social Media/Smart Phones And Healthier Choices

Smart phones and social media may help college-age adults make healthier choices when it comes to food and physical activity, according to Kendra Kattelmann, professor of health sciences and nutrition and director of the South Dakota State University dietetics program.…

Five Strategies To Avoid When Losing Weight

Is your New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Here are five bad strategies to avoid, according to Dr. Aaron Michelfelder of Loyola University Health System:

Bad strategy No. 1: I’ll lose weight at the gym. Working out is good for …

Promising Results Of Stem Cell Therapy In MS

Three years after a small number of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) were treated with high-dose immunosuppressive therapy (HDIT) and then transplanted with their own hematopoietic stem cells, most of the patients sustained remission of active relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and …

A New Look At Benefits Of Calorie Restriction

A new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers identifies a key molecular mechanism behind the health benefits of dietary restriction, or reduced food intake without malnutrition. Also known as calorie restriction, dietary restriction is best known …

Two Ebola Vaccines Show Promise

Two experimental DNA vaccines to prevent Ebola virus and the closely related Marburg virus are safe, and generated a similar immune response in healthy Ugandan adults as reported in healthy US adults earlier this year. The findings, from the first …