Topical Curcumin Gel Effective In Treating Burns And Scalds

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What is the effect of Topical Curcumin Gel for treating burns and scalds? In a recent research paper, published in the open access journal BioDiscovery, Dr. Madalene Heng, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, stresses that use of topical curcumin gel for treating skin problems, like burns and scalds, is […]

Lion’s Mane, A Medicinal Mushroom, Activates Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

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Lion’s Mane, a culinary and medicinal mushroom is a well established candidate for brain and nerve health. Can medicinal mushrooms be tapped to tackle the health concerns of the aging population which is projected to be more than 80-90 million of people age 65 and above in 2050 who may be affected by age-related neurodegenerative disorders. […]

Eat Hot Peppers For A Longer Life?

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Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality — primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke — in a large […]

Is Your Home Harming You? New Research Highlights Deadly Effects Of Indoor Pollution

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New research published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has highlighted the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on human health, and has called for policies to ensure closer monitoring of air quality. A collaborative effort of European, Australian and UK researchers, led by the University of Surrey, assessed the harmful effects of indoor […]

Fragranced Products: Risks For People And Profits?

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Over one-third of Americans report health problems — from asthma attacks to migraine headaches — when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning supplies, laundry products, scented candles, cologne, and personal care products. The study by a University of Melbourne researcher has found that also found that fragranced products may affect […]

Food Additive Found In Candy, Gum Could Alter Digestive Cell Structure And Function

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The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is “significantly decreased” after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Researchers exposed a small intestinal […]

2017 It’s Time To Come Clean

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Most of household food budgets are spent on processed foods, the majority of which are filled with additives and stripped of nutrients. Discover which common ingredients in the foods you eat pose the greatest risk to your health. Ultra-processed foods are formulations of several ingredients. Besides salt, sugar, oils and fats, they include substances not generally […]

Cashiers May Have Higher Risk For BPA Exposure Than General Population From Handling Printed Receipts

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Despite its well-documented effects as a hormone disruptor, Bisphenol A (BPA) is still used to manufacture thousands of products ranging from cigarette filters to food packaging, medical devices and toys. BPA is used to create plastic coatings and harden clear plastics, but the compound mimics estrogen, potentially interfering with a growing child’s hormones or contributing […]

Vegans At Increased Risk Of Developing Blood Clots And Atherosclerosis

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People who follow a vegan lifestyle — strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind — may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries,” which are conditions that can lead to heart attacks and stroke. That’s the conclusion of a review of […]

Eyeliner Application May Cause Eye Problems, Study Finds

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People who apply eyeliner on the inner eyelid run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble, according to research by a scientist at the University of Waterloo. This is the first study to prove that particles from pencil eyeliner move into the eye. Dr. Alison Ng, at the Centre for Contact Lens […]