Archive for the health and wellness Category


Posted on June 19, 2010 by

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health assessed rice consumption and diabetes risk of 39,765 men and 157,463 women and concluded that those who consume two or more servings of brown rice per week were associated with an 11% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabates. Brown rice, a whole grain is […]

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Large number public wells have harmful contaminants

Posted on May 24, 2010 by

Here is information that we should worry about from a new study by the U.S. Geological survey and written about in ScienceDaily. More than 20% of untreated water samples from 932 public wells around the country contain at least one contaminant dangerous to human health. In some instances, the contaminants included radon and arsenic but […]

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Vitamin B 12 may help to prevent brain shrinkage

Posted on May 23, 2010 by

Having higher vitamin B12 levels may protect against brain shrinkage in elderly people, according to a recently published study.The researchers called their findings striking, but said more information is needed before recommending that people take vitamin B12 supplements to guard against the loss of brain volume and possibly prevent declines in thinking and memory. In […]

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Spicing your Meat May Cut Cancer Risk

Posted on May 20, 2010 by

Spices used to enhance the taste of meats may also cut fown on the risks of compounds that cause cancer, produced when muscle foods, such as ground beef patties are grilled, boiled or fried. The compound produced, heterocyclic amines (HCA) increase the risk for colorectal, stomach, lung, pncreatic, mammary and prostate cancers. In a study […]

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Posted on May 17, 2010 by

A new Harvard study conducted on women has revealed that a diet rich in whole grains, particularly bran, may be a way to cut the risk of developing cardiovascular disease or dying prematurely. Researchers from Harvard and The Brigham & Women’s Hospital followed more than 7,822 women who had type 2 diabetes. Based on earlier […]

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Lack of Omega 6 Linked to Severe Dermatitis

Posted on April 15, 2010 by

Omega 6, arachidonic acid, an essential amino acid, appears to be critical to the health of skin and probably many other tissues in the body, according to scientific studies. Our bodies make arachidonic acid from linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that we must obtain through our diets. It is found mainly in vegetable oils. […]

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Things to do to raise your good cholesterol

Posted on April 11, 2010 by

Many studies have been done on increasing a person’s good cholesterol, which serves to remove bad lipids from your arteries. 1) Increase soluble fibers such as fruits, vegetables and oatmeal; 2) drink low fat cranberry juice; 3) lose weight; 4) exercise aerobically; 5) eat flaxseed; 6) drink alcohol in moderation; 7) eat one half of […]

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Posted on March 21, 2010 by

Regularly practicing yoga lowers a number of compounds in the blood and reduces inflmmation of both normal aging and stress, according to a major new study done at Ohio State. Women who regularly practice yoga lower the cytokine interleukin-6(IL6) which is an important part of the body’s imflammatory response and has been heavily implicated in […]

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Bioshock 2 video game and what it says about the future

Posted on March 8, 2010 by

I am a video game lover. Not an addict-yet, a lover. For those who have seen SHUTTER ISLAND the world inside my head is like that inside the head of Leonardo DiCaprio. Worth seeing. I dream of games which will, by their sheer brilliance and capacity to understand societal dilemmas, lift us from our downward […]

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Top Potential Medical Breakthrough Gamechangers for 2010

Posted on February 8, 2010 by

1. HIV Vaccine: Researchers have deciphered two antibodies produced by some HIV patients which have neutralized many HIV strains. These are far more potents than the four previously discovered and may be specific to the developing world where 95% of the new cases happen. The current focus is on creating a vaccine active ingredient to […]

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