Preventing Alzheimer’s with Lifestyle Changes, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Study Suggests Lifestyle Linked to Some Alzheimer’s (San Jose Mercury News) A provocative new analysis identifies the biggest risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease – and concludes that more than half of all cases are potentially preventable through simple lifestyle changes, such as exercising, quitting smoking and losing weight. * * * “It’s another brick in […]


Dentally Identifying Diabetes, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2011

Dentists Can Help Identify Diabetes (Dental Tribune International) Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represent a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high […]


Roundup Linked to Birth Defects, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011

It’s Official: Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Causes Birth Defects (Red, Green & Blue) A new report by some top scientists has nailed it down, and Monsanto isn’t going to be happy. The Agri-giant has built its entire business model, including genetically modified (GMO) crops that dominate the US market, around its Roundup brand herbicide. The last […]


Possible Antibiotics-Asthma Link & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2011

Antibiotic Use May Be Linked to Kids’ Asthma Risk (WebMD) Infants who take antibiotics during the first year of life may be at a slightly increased risk of developing asthma by age 18, a study shows. The study also suggests a similar risk of asthma for children whose mothers took antibiotics during pregnancy. The study […]


Crisis du Jour, Redux: Orthorexia

Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2011

Sometimes on the Internet, it seems that everything old eventually becomes new again. One of the latest revivals is the concept of “orthorexia.” Google Trends shows a spike in searches for the term about once a year since 2008. The most recent seems to stem from a Mail Online article, which itself is an echo […]


The Good Role of “Bad” Cholesterol, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2011

“Bad” Cholesterol Not as Bad as People Think, Study Shows (ScienceDaily) The so-called “bad cholesterol” – low-density lipoprotein commonly called LDL – may not be so bad after all, shows a Texas A&M University study that casts new light on the cholesterol debate, particularly among adults who exercise. Steve Riechman, a researcher in the Department […]


Multitasking’s Effect on Brain Health, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2011

All Those Tweets, Apps, Updates May Drain Brain (SF Chronicle) Human minds evolved to constantly scan for novelty, lest we miss any sign of food, danger or, on a good day, mating opportunities. But the modern world bombards us with stimuli, a nonstop stream of e-mails, chats, texts, tweets, status updates and video links to […]


Lowering Oral Cancer Risk through Diet, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2011

Eat Your Greens to Reduce the Risk of Oral Cancer (Medical News Today) Eating green leafy vegetables “significantly lowers the risk” of oral cancer among women who smoke, a recent study has revealed. The research showed for every one serving of green leafy vegetables, the risk of oral cancer for current women smokers is reduced […]



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