Archive for the ‘Health and Beauty’ Category

Health care could be behind Canada’s longer life expectancy

(Media Release) Canadians are outliving Americans, in some cases, by as much as a decade. Is public healthcare the secret to longevity? When Erick Bauer was first diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) as an infant, his parents were told he’d be lucky to make it to his 20th birthday. Now turning 32 and expecting his […]

Epidemic Influenza And Vitamin D

(Media Release) In early April of 2005, after a particularly rainy spring, an influenza epidemic (epi: upon, demic: people) exploded through the maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane where I have worked for the last ten years. It was not the pandemic (pan: all, demic: people) we all fear, just an epidemic. The world is […]

Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 weeks

(Media Release) Fruits and vegetables are a pivotal part of a healthful diet, but their benefits are not limited to physical health. New research finds that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks. Study leader Dr. Tamlin Conner, of the Department of Psychology at the University of […]

‘Huge advance’ in fighting world’s biggest killer

(Media Release) An innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels, say doctors. The results of the large international trial on 27,000 patients means the drug could soon be used by millions. The British Heart Foundation said the findings were a significant advance in fighting the biggest […]

‘Healthiest hearts in the world’ found

(Media Release) The healthiest hearts in the world have been found in the Tsimane people in the forests of Bolivia, say researchers. Barely any Tsimane had signs of clogged up arteries – even well into old age – a study in the Lancet showed. “It’s an incredible population” with radically different diets and ways of […]

Examining inflammation and gut bacteria in type 1 diabetes

(Media Release) (┬áType 1 diabetes affects more than 1 million people in the United States but still holds many mysteries. New research, however, links the condition to inflammation in the gut and changes to the microbiome. Diabetes GastroIntestinal / GastroenterologyImmune System / Vaccines Examining inflammation and gut bacteria in type 1 diabetes Type 1 […]

Visual evidence shows brain ‘resetting’ during sleep

(Media Release) Throughout the day, the human brain absorbs a torrent of knowledge, processes the information, and learns, before “switching off” over night. New research explains this process in action. Microscopic images of synapses – the junction between two nerve cells – have been shown to expand with daytime stimulation and shrink with sleep, thus […]

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