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Green Tea a Type 1 Diabetes Combatant
Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2008
A common antioxidant found in green tea might delay or prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. The finding was an unexpected bi-product of a study focusing on Sjogren's syndrome, a condition associated with mouth and eye dryness due to damaged moisture glands.

Red Wine Antioxidant Found In Cocoa
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2008
The compound resveratrol, often associated with benefits associated with drinking red wine, has recently been confirmed to be present in cocoa and dark chocolate. This finding could affirm that dark chocolate has similar health benefits to red wine.

Aspirin and Antioxidants Might Not Help Prevent Heart Disease for Diabetics
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008
The long-established belief that aspirin helps prevent heart attacks, especially in high risk groups like diabetics, has been strongly challenged in a recent study. Aspirin, as well as antioxidant supplements, were found to have no effect on preventing heart attacks in diabetics.


Honey a Possible Alternative Burn Treatment
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Mild to moderate burns may benefit from the administrations of honey. Honey was shown in a recent study to compare favorably to traditional burn treatments, such as gauze and film "dressings."

Calorie Curb Boosts Heart Function in Obese Diabetics
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
In obese patients with type 2 diabetes, increased triglyceride stores in the heart can be mobilized by therapeutic prolonged caloric restriction.

Eating Dark Chocolate Reduces CRP
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
A new Italian study has shown, for the first time, that consuming moderate amounts of dark chocolate can significantly reduce levels of C-reactive protein (CRP).

Oily Fish Can Reduce Risk of Developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Eating oily fish containing docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid at least once a week appears to decrease the risk of developing wet age-related macular degeneration by half, according to a large population-based study.

Alcohol Intake Inversely Linked With Risk for Type 2
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2008
In a study sample of women, alcohol consumption was inversely associated with risk for type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a nested case-control study from the Nurses' Health Study.

Cannabis-Like Drugs that Help With Pain and Don't Harm the Brain
Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Medicinal cannabis is becoming an increasingly accepted form of pain treatment, but the side effects are somewhat troubling. One of the main issues is that cannabis effects cognitive function. A new drug has been developed that resembles the pain alleviating effects of cannabis, while not adversely effecting the brain.

Lead, Mercury and Arsenic Found in Internet Purchased Ayurveda
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Ayurvedic medicines are used throughout South Asia, especially in India, and are available throughout the world through Internet purchase. While there are many proponents of its usage, it has recently been found by researchers that over 20% of Ayurvedic medicine purchased over the Internet has unhealthy amounts of mercury, lead and arsenic.

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