May 2008

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May 22, 2008

Obesity linked to quantity of sleep

Getting enough quality sleep can affect your weight and overall heatlh - and so can too much:People who sleep fewer than six hours a night - or more than nine - are more likely to be obese, according to a... ... more

Posted at 10:35 PM

Study Says Celery's Brain-Saving Pigment May Fight Alzheimer's And Multiple Sclerosis

In a study using mice that suggested some plants help protect the brain, luteolin, a chemical in celery, reduced brain inflammation linked to Alzheimer's disease: [...] The compound, luteolin, has been shown in previous studies to hinder inflammation in cells... ... more

Posted at 10:21 PM

May 6, 2008

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Can Cause Cell Damage In 30 Minutes

According to CDC data, cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of premature death in the United States, with more than 400,000 Americans dying from cigarette smoking each year (one in every five deaths in the United States is... ... more

Posted at 12:23 PM

May 5, 2008

Your Fat Cell Numbers Remain Constant Throughout Your Life

Statistics show that an incredible 65.2 percent of the U.S. population is considered to be "overweight" or "obese." Fat cells have an important physiological role in maintaining triglyceride and free fatty acid levels - as well as determining insulin resistance,... ... more

Posted at 8:45 PM

Novel Device Shows Great Potential in Detecting Oral Cancer

Researchers supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, report that their initial success using a customized optical device that allows dentists to visualize in a completely new way whether... ... more

Posted at 4:26 PM