Monthly Archives: August 2010

Sitting Increases the Risk of Death?

If you think sitting more and moving less can make you live longer, you might like to think again… In the 14-year study published in the American Journal of epidemiology, researchers found that people who spent at least 6 hours … Continue reading

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Tai Chi May Be Useful to Treat Fibromyalgia

We have previously reported that Tai Chi might be effective in improving the efficacy of antidepressant agents.  Now, a new study published in New England Journal of Medicine indicated that Tai Chi might also relieve the symptoms in patients with … Continue reading

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Resveratrol Slows Your Aging; Reduces Your Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

Resveratrol, the plant extract that is found in the skin of red grapes, appears to suppress inflammation and cut the risk of diabetes and heart disease. The popular plant extract has previously been shown to prolong life and reduce the … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Your Brain Aging?

A study published in the August issue of the Circulation indicated that declining cardiac function is associated with lower total brain volume. Using Framingham data, the researchers reviewed brain and cardiac MRIs and neuropsychological and laboratory data of 1,504 participants. … Continue reading

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Does Good Oral Hygiene Prevent Cardiovascular Disease?

It has been postulated that poor oral hygiene is associated with an increased risk of cardiac disease, but there has never been any large scale study to confirm this hypothesis. A study recently published in the June issue of BMJ … Continue reading

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Multivitamin Use and Breast Cancer: Protective or Harmful?

We have previously reported the benefits of taking vitamins in reducing cardiovascular disease, cancer risk and mental diseases.  Now, the result of a new study added to the glowing benefits of vitamins by suggesting its role in reducing breast cancer. … Continue reading

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Dietary Quercetin Cuts the Risk of Gastric Cancer

Stomach cancer is the fourth most common cancer and the second most common cause of death worldwide.  Gastric cancer is eight times more common among Asian men than among North American women. Quercetin, a dietary supplement that possesses strong antioxidant … Continue reading

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Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine Reduces Side-Effects of Chemotherapy

A Chinese herbal formula that was used more than 1,800 years ago was shown to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy but also increased its efficacy in mice, according to a study published in the August issue of the … Continue reading

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