Archive for the ‘Health and Beauty’ Category

Natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress

(Media Release)( free-pr-online.com)¬† A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience — the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic stress, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The findings in a mouse model could have broad implications for the potential treatment […]

Weight history over time shows higher risk of death for overweight, obese people

(Media Release) People who are obese or overweight at some point in their adult lives have an elevated risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and other causes, according to a new study by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. The study, […]

Scientists report genetic test to help predict men at most risk from aggressive prostate cancer

(Media Release) Scientists are reporting a test which can predict which patients are most at risk from aggressive prostate cancer, and whether they suffer an increased chance of treatment failure. This test, reported at the European Association of Urology conference in London, and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, may give men […]

Greater insight into basic biology of pain will reveal non-addictive remedies

(Media Release)( free-pr-online.com) The U.S. medical community needs a better understanding of the biology of pain and how it plays out in individuals to be able to combat the national epidemic of addiction to painkillers, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in Science this week. Specifically, they […]

Greater insight into basic biology of pain will reveal non-addictive remedies

(Media Release) The U.S. medical community needs a better understanding of the biology of pain and how it plays out in individuals to be able to combat the national epidemic of addiction to painkillers, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in Science this week. Specifically, they call […]

New insights into how the mind influences the body

(Media Release) The findings of this study shed new light on how stress, depression and other mental states can alter organ function, and show that there is a real anatomical basis for psychosomatic illness. Credit: ¬© llhedgehogll / Fotolia ¬†Neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh have identified the neural networks that connect the cerebral cortex […]

Peroxide ingestion, promoted by alternative medicine, can be deadly

(Media Release)¬†( free-pr-online.com) High-concentration peroxide, sometimes promoted in alternative medicine circles for cleanses or as a so-called “natural cure,” can lead to numerous life-threatening ailments and death itself, according to a paper published online in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“Outcomes Following High Concentration Peroxide Ingestions”). “Ingesting high-concentration peroxide can cause embolisms affecting the cardiac, respiratory […]

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