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Does Green Tea Help the Heart?

Does Green Tea Help the Heart?

Does Green Tea Help the Heart? By ALICE PARK / Time Sat Jul 5, 2008 3:25 PM ET The next time you’re offered a choice between Earl Grey and green tea, you might want to go green. A new study shows that the beverage, which is more popular in Eastern cultures, can protect heart... »

Healthy lifestyle triggers genetic changes

Healthy lifestyle triggers genetic changes

Healthy lifestyle triggers genetic changes By Will Dunham / Reuters June 16, 2008 Comprehensive lifestyle changes including a better diet and more exercise can lead not only to a better physique, but also to swift and dramatic changes at the genetic level, U.S. researchers said on Monday. In a small study, the researchers tracked... »

Big belly boosts risk of later dementia

Big belly boosts risk of later dementia By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer Mar. 26, 2008 Having a big belly in your 40s can boost your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia decades later, a new study suggests. It’s not just about your weight. While previous research has found evidence that obesity... »

Work-related stress can kill, study finds

Work-related stress can kill, study finds By Michael Kahn / Reuter Tue Jan 22, 8:24 PM ET Work really can kill you, according to a study on Wednesday providing the strongest evidence yet of how on-the-job stress raises the risk of heart disease by disrupting the body’s internal systems. The findings from a long-running... »

Brain Connections Strengthen During Waking Hours, Weaken During Sleep

Brain Connections Strengthen During Waking Hours, Weaken During Sleep ScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2008) — Most people know it from experience: After so many hours of being awake, your brain feels unable to absorb any more–and several hours of sleep will refresh it. Now new research from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and... »

Study explains how protein keeps hunger at bay

Study explains how protein keeps hunger at bay By Julie Steenhuysen Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:20 PM ET Diets high in protein may be the best way to keep hunger in check, U.S. researchers said on Thursday in a study that offers insight into how diets work. They found that protein does the best... »

Report urges study of cell phone health effects

Report urges study of cell phone health effects Could wireless devices harm children or pregnant women, U.S. experts ask Reuters Fri., Jan. 18, 2008 WASHINGTON – Researchers should study more children and pregnant women in trying to figure out if cell phones or other wireless devices could damage health, the U.S. National Research Council... »

Organism Lives 10 Times as Long After Genetic Tinkering

Organism Lives 10 Times as Long After Genetic Tinkering Dave Mosher / LiveScience Staff Writer Mon Jan 14, 9:15 AM ET Scientists have extended the lifespan of yeast, microbes responsible for creating bread and beer, by 10-fold. That’s twice the previous record for life extension in an organism. The breakthrough could ultimately inform efforts... »

Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome

Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome Article Date: 11 Jan 2008 – 3:00 PST Metabolic syndrome, a collection of related abnormalities like hypertension, obesity, insulin resistance, and excess cholesterol, poses a major risk for developing heart disease and diabetes. Individuals with a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol (familial hyperlipidemia or FH) can be especially vulnerable to metabolic... »

Reversal Of Alzheimer’s Symptoms Within Minutes In Human Study

Reversal Of Alzheimer’s Symptoms Within Minutes In Human Study

Reversal Of Alzheimer’s Symptoms Within Minutes In Human Study PET Scan of Alzheimer’s Disease Brain. (Credit: NIH/National Institute On Aging) ScienceDaily (Jan. 9, 2008) — An extraordinary new scientific study, which for the first time documents marked improvement in Alzheimer’s disease within minutes of administration of a therapeutic molecule, has just been published in... »

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