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Anorexia nervosa: what you need to know
A person with anorexia (a-neh-RECK-see-ah) nervosa, often called anorexia, has an intense fear of gaining weight. Someone with anorexia thinks about food a lot and limits the food she or he eats, even though she or he is too thin.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:14
Bulimia: What you need to know
Bulimia (buh-LEE-me-ah) nervosa, often called bulimia, is a type of eating disorder. A person with bulimia eats a lot of food in a short amount of time (binges) and then tries to prevent weight gain by getting rid of the food, called purging.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:09
Milk May Be Pleasant Alternative for CT Scans
(HealthDay News) -- Undergoing a scan of one's intestines isn't a pleasant experience for patients with conditions like Crohn's disease, especially since it means downing a concoction made with radioactive barium.
Nov 29, 2006, 15:05
Plumeria acuminata leaves antiinflammatory
The results obtained in this study indicated that the methanol extract of Plumeria acuminata possess potent antiinflammatory activity in both acute and chronic models.
Nov 25, 2006, 13:22
More Evidence Ginkgo Biloba Works Just as Well as Dementia Drugs
Another sign conventional medicine acknowledges and appreciates all the benefits alternative treatments provide: An Italian study that acknowledged ginkgo biloba, as shown many times before, works just as well as Aricept (donepezil) in treating mild or moderate Alzheimer's related dementia.
Nov 21, 2006, 21:22
Chocolate milk more powerful than sports drinks?
A study in part sponsored by the Dairy and Nutrition Council and conducted by Indiana University suggested that chocolate milk works as well as sports drinks such as Gatorade.
Nov 18, 2006, 16:49
Poor athletic performance linked to vitamin deficiency
Active individuals lacking in B-vitamins - including college athletes and other elite competitors -- may perform worse during high-intensity exercise and have a decreased ability to repair and build muscle than counterparts with nutrient-rich diets,
Nov 16, 2006, 18:06
Higher level of certain fatty acid associated with lower dementia risk
Individuals who have higher levels of a fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in their blood may have a significantly lower risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease,
Nov 14, 2006, 21:37
Research finds antioxidant therapies do not interfere with radiation treatment
Study shows no difference in prostate cancer patient outcomes
Nov 10, 2006, 00:34
Losing weight and reducing risk of diabetes: Diet and exercise work equally well
Which works best in fighting the risk factors for diabetes - exercise or diet?
Nov 8, 2006, 22:09
Tarantula venom and chili peppers target same pain sensor
Venom from a West Indian tarantula has been shown to cause pain by exciting the same nerve cells in mice that sense high temperatures and the hot, spicy ingredient in chili peppers, UCSF scientists have discovered.
Nov 8, 2006, 22:07
Drinking green tea may help fight AIDS
Drinking just two cups of green tea a day may be enough to block the progress of HIV infection, according to new research conducted jointly by scientists in Texas and the UK.
Nov 7, 2006, 19:59
Lowering Body Temperature Extends Life Spans of Mice
Results were attained without dietary restriction, but some question study's conclusions
Nov 2, 2006, 14:49
Study: Omega fatty acids may slow mental decline in elderly
Using daily supplements of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids could slow down mental decline in elderly people, the results of a Japanese trial indicate, adding to a growing body of evidence that omega fatty acids augment memory in the elderly.
Nov 1, 2006, 17:50
Milk Thistle extract may help diabetics
Taking milk thistle extract daily appears to lower fasting glucose levels by 15 percent in diabetes patients, according to an Iranian study.
Oct 31, 2006, 15:55
Acupuncture, Turmeric May Help Ease Arthritis
(HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture and an extract of turmeric -- the spice that gives curry its kick -- may both offer significant pain relief to some arthritis patients, two new studies suggest.
Oct 30, 2006, 21:47
Blackberry compound halts tumor growth
The purified compound, cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G), inhibited growth and spread of skin and lung tumors in tests with laboratory mice (Journal of Biological Chemistry, volume 281, pages 17359 to 17368).
Oct 29, 2006, 11:29
Blueberries, Strawberries May Forestall Brain Drain
Blueberries and strawberries may help slow the decline in learning and memory that often occurs as we age. That's according to new findings from tests with 60 laboratory rats, studied for about three months.
Oct 29, 2006, 11:28
Curry Ingredient May Help Fight Alzheimer's
(HealthDay News) -- Curcumin, a component of curry and turmeric, seems to help the immune system get rid of amyloid beta -- the protein that builds up to form damaging plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.
Oct 27, 2006, 16:45
Vegetables May Boost Brain Power in Older Adults
Want to preserve your mental edge as you age? Vegetables -- particularly green, leafy ones -- will do the trick if you eat three servings a day, new research shows.
Oct 23, 2006, 21:54
Compound found in strawberries may boost long-term memory
Strawberries may boost long-term memory and could provide a way to prevent mental decline in conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The researchers report that a compound called fisetin present in many fruits and vegetables was able to augment the long-term memory in healthy mice.
Oct 21, 2006, 00:41
Cinnamon extract useful in metabolic syndrome
US researchers have found that a daily supplement of cinnamon extract may prove useful in easing stress associated with metabolic syndrome. The condition is linked to increased risk of both type-2 diabetes and heart disease.
Oct 18, 2006, 21:08
Longer-lived rodents have lower levels of thyroid hormone
The thyroid may play an important role in longevity, with longer-lived rodents showing significantly lower levels of a thyroid hormone that speeds metabolism, a new study has found.
Oct 11, 2006, 00:27
Scientists discover toxin that causes gastro disease
Australian scientists have identified a highly potent toxin that causes severe gastrointestinal illnesses, including food poisoning.
Oct 11, 2006, 00:25
Omega-3 fatty acids may slow cognitive decline
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may slow cognitive decline in some patients with very mild Alzheimer's disease, but do not appear to affect those with more advanced cases,
Oct 9, 2006, 23:17
Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease
Eating a Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables and olive oil and includes little red meat, is associated with a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease,
Oct 9, 2006, 23:16
Pot's Active Ingredient Could Fight Alzheimer's
The active ingredient in marijuana -- delta-9- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) -- may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
Oct 9, 2006, 09:05
Fruits, vegetables may help lower gallstone risk
A new study by Harvard researchers suggests that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables daily may reduce the risk of developing painful gallstones.
Oct 7, 2006, 19:46
Red Wine May Help Prevent Alzheimer's
Drinking Cabernet Sauvignon may help prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to new animal research.
Sep 27, 2006, 20:12
Why Popeye only has eyes for spinach
Eating spinach could protect your eyes from the leading cause of blindness in western society, say experts at The University of Manchester.
Sep 25, 2006, 09:49