A special computer game is as effective for treating adolescent depression as one-on-one counselling with trained clinicians, Australian researchers report in the British Medical Journal.
Turmeric and curcumin have been highlighted as powerful anti-cancer substances in the past, but research has now shed even more light on the amazing ability of both turmeric and curcumin to actually block cancer growth .
The next time you get your blood pressure checked, make sure it's measured on both arms. Doing so could save your life, a new study has found. Systolic blood pressure differences between the left and the right arm could be signs of vascular disease and increase your risk of dying, according to new research published online Sunday by The Lancet.
It has been known for some time that people who watch hours of TV a day tend to be at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. The connection was thought to be because of munching junk food while watching. But Tel Aviv University researchers have found that not just the eating but also the actual position of “couch potatoes” is harmful. Being stretched out in front of the TV is considered to be “active inactivity” and causes viewers to gain weight. Such inactivity actually encourages the body to create new fat in fat cells, says Prof. Amit Gefen of the department of biomedical engineering.
It's well known that human growth hormone (HGH) is essential for achieving optimal health.
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A leading microbiologist from the University of Southampton has told a conference that his research has found copper is effective in inhibiting the influenza A H1N1 virus.
Do you remember that TV ad for a weed-killer where two men face each other at their front lawns (ala-fastest draw in the west)? Well, that scene was brought to mind when I read this report on atrazine, a popular weed-killer in the U.S.. As one of the most widely used herbicides in the U.S., atrazine easily runs off into surrounding fields and groundwater. It is banned in Europe because the concentrations of the herbicide in underground water supply systems can not be contained at safe levels.
Knowing about the health benefits of raw milk is not enough. In his book The , Dr. Kevin Woodford says we have one more lesson to learn: there is a link between the type of milk we drink and a range of serious illnesses, including heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, autism and schizophrenia. Epidemiological evidence from ten countries has demonstrated a strong association between high intake of milk from A1 positive cows and high incidence of these diseases, and has correlated very closely with World Health Organization data on the level of deaths from mental disorders.
Working with experts from the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, an independent research group, we identified a group of ingredients (out of nearly 1,100 in the database) linked to serious adverse events by clinical research or case reports. To come up with our dozen finalists, we also considered factors such as whether the ingredients were effective for their purported uses and how readily available they were to consumers.
PRINCETON, N.J., July 6 -- An amino acid available in health-food stores reduced repetitive hair-pulling in patients with trichotillomania, a compulsive disorder that results in noticeable hair loss, a new study found.
Why, you might wonder, can't doctors just take an MRI or CT scan of our brains and tell us whether we are at risk for Alzheimer's disease or not.
Endothelial progenitor cells can become Endothelial cells (pictured), which make up the lining of blood vessels A new credit-card sized device could provide a way to test people for heart disease using a pinprick of blood.