The Uniqueness of Cells Lining Your Mouth & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011

“Open Wide” for New Stem Cell Potential (ScienceDaily) While highly potent embryonic stem cells are often the subject of ethical and safety controversy, adult-derived stem cells have other problems. As we age, our stem cells are less pliant and less able to transform into the stem cells that science needs to find breakthrough treatments for […]

Weight Alone No Measure of Health, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2011

Excess Weight Not Always Unhealthy (Consumer Reports) A new study has added to the evidence that when it comes to longevity, being healthy is more important than being thin. * * The finding challenges the traditional thinking that excess weight alone is a health problem that needs to be treated, and suggests instead that it’s […]

How Toxins Linger in the Environment, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2011

Environmental Pollutants Lurk Long After They “Disappear” (ScienceDaily) The health implications of polluting the environment weigh increasingly on our public consciousness, and pharmaceutical wastes continue to be a main culprit. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher says that current testing for these dangerous contaminants isn’t going far enough. Dr. Dror Avisar, head of the Hydro-Chemistry […]

Reporting What We Might Want to Believe

Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2011

Once upon a time, CBS was known as “The Tiffany Network,” with a highly respected news division. Those days are long gone. For the study, published in Food & Nutrition Research, researchers at Louisiana State University tracked the health of more than 11,000 youngsters between the ages of two and 18 from 1999 to 2004. […]

Perio Health – Fertility Link, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2011

“Floss for Fertility,” Women Advised (BBC) Women who want the best chance of having a baby should make sure they floss their teeth regularly, say doctors. Poor oral health is as bad for fertility as obesity – delaying conception by about two months. Experts at a fertility meeting in Sweden heard how women with gum […]

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 […]

Cell Phones May Affect Brain Metabolism, & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2011

Cell Phones May Affect Brain Metabolism (ScienceNews) Power-talkers with cell phones glued to their ears may be getting more than conversation. A 50-minute call boosts activity in brain regions near the ear where a phone is located, a brain-scanning study published February 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows. “This is the […]

The Cutting Edge of Antioxidant Research & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, February 4th, 2011

Newsweek Slams Antioxidants: Yawn! ( On January 25, Newsweek published an article entitled “Antioxidants Fall From Grace: The popular dietary components may not do any good, and may actually harm.” The article treads the same old path of “antioxidant supplements do not work, and one big meta-analysis indicated they may increase your risk of mortality.” […]

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