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Alligator Blood May Help Diabetic Wounds Heal
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008
Despite their reputation for deadly attacks on humans and pets, alligators are wiggling their way toward a new role as potential lifesavers in medicine. Biochemists described how proteins in gator blood may provide a source of powerful new antibiotics to help fight infections associated with diabetic ulcers, severe burns, and "superbugs" that are resistant to conventional medication.

Heavy Drinking and Smoking Leads to Earlier Alzheimer's Development
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Drinking and smoking in high doses leads to an earlier onset of Alzheimer's disease, new research has shown. Compared to people who did not smoke or drink in excess, heavy drinkers and smokers developed Alzheimer's nearly five years faster, and had a much higher occurrence of the disease as well.

Space Travelers at Higher Cancer Risk
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Astronauts and future deep space explorers may need to consider some serious health concerns when venturing out into this dark and cold medium. New research has shown that the unfiltered high-energy radiation present in parts of space (namely for this study, in our solar system due to the sun) leads to premature aging and a higher risk for cancer when exposure is for extended periods of time.

Omega-3 Intake During Pregnancy Closely Related To Infant Development
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008
Omega-3 fatty acid consumption during the last trimester of pregnancy appears to help with the motor and cognitive development of the infant. Higher omega-3 concentrations in the blood of the infants (which was also representative of a higher content in the mothers blood) was revealed to be strongly correlated to advanced development, according to a recent study.

Injuries and Masculinity Often Lead to Binge Drinking
Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008
Men who hold to "traditional" ideas about masculinity and male independence often turn to alcohol when suffering a serious injury, such as mental trauma, spinal chord injuries, or the loss of limbs. By dealing with their injuries in this manner, men that fit this mold have a much harder time living with, and rehabbing, these injuries, a University of Missouri study reports.


Wine May Protect Against Dementia In Women
Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2008
A study out of Sweden reports that women considered to be "consumers" of wine appear to be significantly less likely to suffer from dementia later in life than those that consume other forms of alcohol, or no alcohol at all.

Epidemic Of Type 2 Diabetes Linked To Vaccine Inflammation
Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Newly published data by Dr. J. Barthelow Classen in The Open Endocrinology Journal shows a 50% reduction of type 2 diabetes occurred in Japanese children following the discontinuation of a single vaccine to prevent tuberculosis.

Red Wine, Tea, Helps Regulate Blood Sugar in Type 2's
Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Food scientists have found that certain antioxidants found in red wine and tea may help regulate the blood sugar of people with type 2 diabetes by inhibiting the action of alpha-glucosidase that controls the absorption of glucose from the small intestine, and protect the body from complications such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

Rimonabant Diet Drug Misses Mark in Heart Study
Posted: Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Sanofi-Aventis SA's weight-loss drug rimonabant failed to slow heart disease by a key measure in obese patients with fat around the middle, and it significantly raised the risk of anxiety and depression.

Not Enough Sleep As A Child Could Lead To Future Problems
Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Children with sleeping problems are more likely to develop psychological problems, such as depression, aggression and anxiety, according to a new study.

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