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Fasting Protects Healthy Cells From Chemo
Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2008
The toxicity of chemotherapy to non-cancer cells greatly limits the potential of the effective cancer-ridding procedure. A new study has found that fasting for two days before chemotherapy ("chemo") treatment has a profound effect on protecting healthy cells from the toxins associated with chemo.

Parents With High Blood Pressure Pass It On to Their Children
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
Individuals who have one or two parents with hypertension appear to have a significantly increased risk of developing elevated blood pressure throughout their adult lives. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, often clusters in families, according to background information in the article. Researchers estimate that between 35 percent and 65 percent of high blood pressure is heritable.

Periodontal Disease Causes Gestational Diabetes In Pregnant Women
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
Dr. Ananda P. Dasanayake, a professor of epidemiology and health promotion at the NYU College of Dentistry, led the study on 256 women at New York s Bellevue Hospital Center through their first six months of pregnancy.

Reduced Lung Capacity Accelerates with Diabetes
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
People who have diabetes encounter a faster loss of lung capacity than those who do not have diabetes, a finding that may have implications for the potential use of future inhaled insulins. It was concluded that medical professionals need to pay more attention to lung function.

Grape Skin Compound Fights the Complications of Diabetes
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
Research 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.

Medications Plus Dental Materials May Cause A Reaction for Diabetic Patients
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
According to a study in the November/December 2007 issue of General Dentistry, the AGD's clinical, peer-reviewed journal, diabetic patients especially need to communicate special needs to their dentists. This is due to harmful interactions that could occur because of the materials and medications used at dental appointments.

Grape Skin Compound Fights the Complications of Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Research 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.

Shoulder Surgery The Best Option For Active Patients
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2008
For physically active individuals who suffer injuries, such as tears or dislocations, a common debate is whether to have surgery, or to heal naturally through rest and rehabilitation. A recent study has found that for young, active individuals who dislocate their shoulders for the first time, surgery is the beneficial option in the long term.

Big-Belly Might Lead To Dementia
Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Middle aged individuals who are overweight appear to be at higher risk for developing dementia later in life. A recent study has shown that being overweight (specifically in the abdominal region) in one's forties makes them almost three times more likely to develop dementia by age 70 than healthy middle aged individuals.

The Connection Between Antidepressants and Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2008
People clinically diagnosed with depression who are taking antidepressants appear to be at increased risk for diabetes. Studies in the past have suggested a connection between people with depression and the higher occurrence of diabetes due mostly to common lifestyle choices of depressed people, but this study says that people on antidepressants could possibly increase their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than 30%.

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