Yogurt Consumption In Older Irish Adults Linked With Better Bone Health

yogurt-consumption-in-older-irish-adults-linked-with-better-bone-health-1024w

The largest observational study to date of dairy intakes and bone and frailty measurements in older adults has found that increased yogurt consumption was associated with a higher hip bone density and a significantly reduced risk of osteoporosis in older women and men on the island of Ireland, after taking into account traditional risk factors. […]

Hidden Tooth Infections May Predispose People To Heart Disease

hidden-tooth-infections-may-predispose-people-to-heart-disease-1024w

According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, an infection of the root tip of a tooth increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if the infection is symptomless. Hidden dental root tip infections are very common: as many as one in four Finns suffers from at least one.  Such infections […]

Patients With Drug-Resistant Malaria Cured By Plant Therapy

patients-with-drug-resistant-malaria-cured-by plant-therapy-1024w

When the standard malaria medications failed to help 18 critically ill patients, the attending physician in a Congo clinic acted under the “compassionate use” doctrine and prescribed a not-yet-approved malaria therapy made only from the dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant. In just five days, all 18 people fully recovered. This small but stunningly […]

Return To Fukushima: Eerie Pictures Show After-Effects Of Nuclear Chain Reaction

return-to-fukushima-1024w

Nuclear meltdown. It is the worst nightmare of modern humanity. Forces we barely understand that seem so fundamentally powerful and dangerous that we think of them only in terms of profound unease. Isotopic radiation – the worst of all monsters, the invisible fiend that can alter our very DNA. An idea so terrifying that the […]

STINK! The Movie The Chemical Industry Doesn’t Want You To See

stink-the-movie-1024w

From baby wipes and shampoo to floor cleaners and laundry detergents, many household consumer products contain toxic chemicals that are completely unregulated. This documentary, “Stink!”, sheds a light on this persistent problem. STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell […]

A GHOST IN THE MAKING: RUSTY-PATCHED BUMBLE BEE DOCUMENTARY

a-ghost-in-the-making-rusty-patched-bumble-bee-1024w

Everyone has heard about bee declines, but with so much attention focused on domesticated honeybees, someone has to speak up for the 4,000 species of native bees in North America. Natural history photographer Clay Bolt is on a multi-year quest to tell the stories of our native bees, and one elusive species – the Rusty-patched […]

Larger Doses Of Vitamin C May Lead To A Greater Reduction In Common Cold Duration

larger-doses-of-vitamin-c-may-lead-to-a-greater-reduction-in-common-cold-duration-1024w

The relationship between vitamin C dosage and its effects on the duration of the common cold symptoms may extend to 6-8 grams per day. Dozens of animal studies using different animal species have found that vitamin C significantly prevents and alleviates infections caused by diverse bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Given the universal nature of the […]

Researchers Uncover Risks Of Some Herbal Medicines For Cancer Patients

researchers-uncover-risks-of-some-herbal-medicines-for-cancer-patients-1024w

Nearly two-thirds of the herbal medicines used by cancer patients in the Middle East have potential health risks, according to a new survey led by Assistant Professor Eran Ben-Arye, of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The study published in the journal Cancer concludes that herbal remedies such as turmeric may increase the toxic effects of […]

Citrus Scent Inhibits Liver Cancer

citrus-scent-inhibits-liver-cancer-1024w

As main component of essential oils, terpenes can inhibit the growth of different cancer cells. Researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum headed by Prof Dr Dr Dr Hanns Hatt have analysed this process in liver cancer cells in detail. They shed light upon the molecular mechanisms that resulted in cancer cells stop growing, following the application […]

Dietary Anti-Cancer Compound May Work By Influence On Cellular Genetics

dietary-anti-cancer-compound-may-work-by-influence-on-cellular-genetics-1024w

Researchers have discovered one of the reasons why broccoli may be good for your health. They found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that’s known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs. This is another step forward in a compelling new area of study on the underlying […]