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Oregano Offers Benefits Beyond the Kitchen
Pizza, pasta sauce, and more of our favorite dishes just wouldn't be the same without oregano.

Extra Pounds in Childhood May Mean Higher MS Risk in Adulthood
Research has suggested that kids who enter puberty early appear to face an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) as adults.
Walk, Dance, Clean: Even a Little Activity Helps You Live Longer
Want a reason to get out of your comfy armchair? Even low levels of regular physical activity -- brisk walking, dancing or gardening -- can reduce your risk of premature death, a new study finds.
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An article published in the January, 2010 issue of the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine reveals the discovery by researchers that administering a combination of nutrients to mice delays the decline in activity that occurs with aging.

Genetically modified maize can damage the liver and other internal organs in mammals, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Biological Science.

The scientists used a cocktail of three nutrients (uridine, choline and the omega-3 fatty acid DHA) found in breast milk and certain foods plus other ingredients (B vitamins, phosopholipids and antioxidants).

Sufficient vitamin D intake may play a critical role in maintaining brain function later in life, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Manchester and published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

An analysis of "real-world" clinical data indicates that vitamin E, and drugs that reduce generalized inflammation, may slow the decline of mental and physical abilities in people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) over the long term.

In addition to information about transmission, people should be aware of factors contributing to susceptibility.

Dr. Stephen Devine, a Gundersen Lutheran cardiologist who specializes in non-invasive ways to prevent heart disease, said low levels of HDL can lead to diabetes and heart disease. He and Dr. Brendan Doyle, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist who works at Franciscan Skemp, are seeing more patients with below-normal levels of HDL, which are putting them at greater risk for heart disease.

Scientists have shown that the amino acid arginine helps reduce fat gain in obese rats, a finding that may prove to be useful against human obesity. The study, which was funded by the American Heart Association, was published in the February, 2009 issue of the

An article published in the February 23, 2009 issue of the American Medical Association journal Archives of Internal Medicine revealed an association between lower levels of serum vitamin D and decreased resistance to upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), otherwise known as the common cold.

A study of 492,810 men and women has found a protective effect for calcium against digestive system cancers in both men and women.

A new study published in January 16, 2009 edition of Diabetes Care indicates that daily consumption of diet soda plays a key role in the development of metabolic syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes.

A review published in the November issue of Nutrition Research and an article published in the October, 2008 Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences report positive findings for grapes and grape polyphenols in reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

When a cold or flu strikes, doctors say there are foods and drinks that - along with plenty of rest - may help you get better faster.

A report published online on December 18, 2008 in the journal BioMed Central Cancer revealed the discovery of researchers of a suppressive effect of compounds found in extra virgin olive oil against breast cancer cells.

People who are large around the middle are significantly more likely to die at a younger age than those with slimmer waists regardless of their overall body weight, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the National Institute on Aging and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

In a recent study, groups that received flaxseed were found to have less than half the rate of tumor cell proliferation than men who consumed their usual diets.

What may be the healthiest snack you can eat? What if this snack has also been proven to help reduce your risk of heart disease? Even better, it would help curb hunger pangs and even help reduce weight.

A report published online on December 5, 2008 in the journal Diabetologia revealed the finding of researchers that high doses of the B vitamin thiamin can reverse one of the signs of early kidney disease in diabetic patients.

Several animal tests have shown acrylamide to be a carcinogen, and a recent study conducted by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has shown a positive association between acrylamide and breast cancer in humans.

(NaturalNews) Research carried out by scientists at the Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England has found that resveratrol, a compound present naturally in grape skin, can protect against the cellular damage to blood vessels caused by high production of glucose in diabetes, according to a recently published paper in the science journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

(NaturalNews) The latest government study shows a staggering 68% of Americans do not consume the recommended daily intake of magnesium. Even more frightening are data from this study showing that 19% of Americans do not consume even half of the government’s recommended daily intake of magnesium.

Rheumatoid arthritis patients may be able to reduce their dose of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by adding cod liver oil to their daily regimen, according to an article published online on March 24, 2008 in the journal Rheumatology.

A new study indicates that women suffering from urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by drug-resistant E. coli bacteria reported eating more chicken and pork than women whose UTIs were easily treated with antibiotics.

(NaturalNews) According to new scientific studies, one sausage a day increases our chance of bowel cancer by 20%. It only takes 1.8oz (50g) of processed meat daily to significantly increase our risk of this deadly type of cancer.

Ginseng is being added to popular drinks now. Wisconsin grows supposedly the "best" ginseng in the world. The Chinese have touted this root for centuries. Has there been any research to substantiate its many claims?

Research Presented at the International Experimental Biology Meeting Provides Insights as to Why Almonds May Help Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease Beyond Their Valuable Role in Lowering Cholesterol.

An article published online on January 29, 2008 in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) journal reported the finding of research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) that having a greater intake of the B vitamin choline is associated with a reduction in the risk of breast cancer.

The summer 2007 issue of the Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology reported a study conducted at the Mayo Clinic which found that consuming flaxseed can help reduce uncomfortable hot flashes in postmenopausal women who are not using estrogen replacement therapy.

Poor sleep habits have become so closely associated with obesity that some scientists want obesity therapists to address sleep with the same intensity as diet and exercise, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

In what has been called a landmark study, researchers at the University of Western Sydney reviewed data from 63,897 participants in 29 clinical trials to reaffirm that calcium supplements reduce the risk of fractures in older individuals. Their report was published in the August 25, 2007 issue of The Lancet.

The results of meta-analyses conducted by Cedric F. Garland, DrPH of the University of San Diego and colleagues found a strong protective effect for higher serum vitamin D levels against breast and colorectal cancer. A new report coauthored by Dr Garland, in the August, 2007 issue of Nutrition Reviews, concludes that higher levels of vitamin D could prevent breast and colorectal cancers in over half a million people.

A report published online on June 14, 2007 in the International Journal of Impotence Research described the discovery that drinking pomegranate juice helped improved erections in men with erectile dysfunction (ED).

Menopausal women who increase their soy isoflavone consumption from dietary or supplemental sources for 6 months can boost bone-mineral density in the spine by almost 1 g, according to a meta-analysis of 10 randomized, controlled trials published in the February 2008 issue of the journal Clinical Nutrition.

Honey has long been used to sooth irritating coughs. Now objective evidence is giving more credibility to this traditional therapy.

It Causes Breast Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Diabetes And Hyperactivity in Lab Animals, According to 80% of Studies Analyzed by the Journal Sentinel. But U.S. Regulators Side with the Chemical-makers And Say It's Safe.; Chemical Fallout /; a Journal Sentinel Watchdog Report

"Dietary restriction is about the best dietary advice I can give you," says Levitsky, a professor of nutrition and psychology at Cornell University. "We don't know about living a longer life, but all the markers are in a favorable direction."

The February, 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the finding of Greek researchers that having reduced levels of the B vitamin choline, as well as betaine (trimethylglycine, a derivative of choline), is linked with a higher blood concentration of markers of inflammation.

Research at the Queen's Medical Centre in Hawaii shows that eating bananas regularly could reduce the risk of having a stroke by up to 40%.

A new study in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology finds that the methodological integrity of herbal trials exceeded that of pharmaceutical drug trials by a factor of four to one.

The Journal of the American Medical Association published the finding that having reduced serum levels of vitamin E, an indicator of poor nutrition, is significantly associated with a decline in physical function among men and women aged 65 and older.

The American Heart Association journal, Circulation, published the discovery of researchers that supplementing mice with lipoic acid reduced arterial lesion formation, triglycerides, blood vessel inflammation and weight gain, all of which are factors involved in the development of cardiovascular disease.

Organic food is more nutritious and is richer in antioxidants than its non-organic counterparts, according to new research. Scientists leading this British project have called on the U.K. government to accept the evidence and encourage consumers to eat organic produce.

The results of a pilot study published in the Nutrition Journal suggest that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can benefit from daily supplementation of high levels of purified fish oils.

Organic fruit and vegetables may be better for you than conventionally grown crops, US research suggests.

Biodiesel is a cleaner burning fuel for diesel engines made from oils such as soy, canola, and animal fats. Blue Ridge Biofuels retrieves most of the oil used in its biodiesel from local restaurants.

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Barbequing hazard
When barbequing meat, don’t let fat drip onto the heat source. Whenever fat drips onto a flame, heating element, or hot coals, chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are formed. They rise with the smoke and are deposited onto the surface of the food. These compounds are considered carcinogenic.

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