April 26, 2015

A Yogurt A Day May Not Keep The Doctor Away

Dietary recommendations support the consumption of dairy products as part of a healthy diet. However, after a Spanish study involving more than 4,000 people analyzed the relationship between the regular intake of yogurt and health-related quality of life, it declared …

Hope For More Treatment Options For Multiple Sclerosis

New research published this week in Nature has found several drugs could lead to new treatment options for multiple sclerosis (MS), including two drugs that effectively treat MS at the source, in vivo. When administered at the peak of disease, …

How High Fat Foods Affect Nutrient Processing

You might think that you can get away with eating foods high in saturated fat for a few days without it making any significant changes to your body.

Think again.

After just five days of eating a high-fat diet, the …

Stress And Soda Drinking

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can suppress the hormone cortisol and stress responses in the brain, but diet beverages sweetened with aspartame do not have the same effect, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology

Altering Foods Structure To Make It Healthier

Two University of Illinois food scientists have learned that understanding and manipulating porosity during food manufacturing can affect a food’s health benefits.

Youngsoo Lee reports that controlling the number and size of pores in processed foods allows manufacturers to use …

New Research On Cure For Male Pattern Baldness

If there’s a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC Stem Cell Principal Investigator Cheng-Ming Chuong has demonstrated that by plucking 200 hairs in a specific pattern and density, they can induce …

Apple A Day Keeps Pharmacist Away

Turns out, an apple a day won’t keep the doctor away but it may mean you will use fewer prescription medications, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

The apple has come to symbolize health and …

Cigarette Smoke Makes MRSA Bacteria More Aggressive

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an antibiotic-resistant superbug, can cause life-threatening skin, bloodstream and surgical site infections or pneumonia. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine now report that cigarette smoke may make matters worse. The study, …

Results From First Phase 1 Trial Of Ebola Vaccine Published

Results from the first phase 1 trial of an Ebola vaccine based on the current (2014) strain of the virus have been published in The Lancet. Until now, all tested Ebola virus vaccines have been based on the virus …

Hope Emerges For New Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine

A molecule that prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice has provoked an immune response in human cells, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado. The findings, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy