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skin cancer and smoking

Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer

Researchers from Florida’s Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida have discovered that squamous cell skin cancer is linked to cigarette smoking among both men and women. The study was carried out among several cancer clinics, which screened cancer patients for...

allergies and brain function

Allergies Slow Brain Function

New research has discovered that allergies can slow brain function, as well as cause lethargy and a loss of energy. The research, led by allergy specialist Talal Nsouli, M.D., an associate professor at Georgetown University, studied 98 patients who suffer from seasonal and...

medicinal herbs

Medicinal Herbs Found to be Antioxidant

Researchers from India’s NMT Gujarati College of Pharmacy have found that certain botanical herbs – namely Vitis vinifera (grapeseed), Phyllanthus emblica L. (Indian gooseberry), Punica granatum (pomegranate), Cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon), Ginkgo biloba L., and Camellia sinensis (tea), have antioxidant potential that rivals vitamin...

modified citrus pectin

Citrus Peel Derivative Reduces Disease

Research led by anti-aging expert, Dr. Isaac Eliaz (M.D., L.Ac) has found that modified citrus pectin, derived from the peels of citrus fruits, reduces disease by blocking the destructive Galectin-3. Dr. Eliaz presented to the 19th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine and...

polyester clothing and microplastics

Polyester Clothing Polluting Oceans

A team of international researchers have discovered that polyester clothing is polluting the oceans with microplastics. The researchers found that plastic debris less than 1 millimeter in diameter are released when polyester clothing is machine washed. Their analyses found that a single wash...

sugar and cereal

Kids’ Cereals: More Sugar than Dessert

Researchers from the Environmental Working Group have found that most children’s cereals contain more sugar than a twinkie or several cookies, and only 25% meet the government’s panel’s guidelines for sugar content. While the guidelines recommend no more than 26% sugar content by...

vitamin D and diabetes

Vitamin D Linked with Obesity, Diabetes

Researchers from the University of Texas have found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with type 2 diabetes among children, along with obesity. The researchers tested 411 obese children between six and sixteen years old for 25-hydroxyvitamin D (indicates available vitamin D) in...

oxidative stress and breathing

Deep Breathing Reduces Oxidative Stress

Medical researchers from Italy’s University of Camerino have found that diaphragmatic breathing – breathing from the diaphragm – reduces oxidative stress, and helps normalize insulin and blood sugar levels. The researchers tested sixteen amateur cyclists, eight of which used diaphragmatic breathing in a...

Degraded Land and UN Report

UN Says 25% of World’s Land Degraded

The United Nations report on global food and agriculture just released has characterized a fourth of useable land mass around the world as “highly degraded” and increasingly poorly suited for feeding the world’s burgeoning population. The report, the State of the World’s Land...

BPA and cans

BPA-lined Cans Elevate Levels 1000%

New research from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that cans lined with bisphenol-A – also called BPA – can increase circulating levels of BPA by as much as ten times – or 1000%. The study, published in this month’s edition...

prebiotics and immunity

Prebiotics Reduce Colds and Flu

Researchers from the University of Florida have found that supplementation with galactooligosaccharides, a type of prebiotic, resulted in fewer days of colds and flu, and less intestinal upset in general. The study enlisted 427 healthy university students, and they were given either placebo,...

infections and micronutrients

Micronutrients Increase Immunity

Hospital nutritional researchers have discovered that micronutrient supplementation significantly increases immunity and decreases infections among people with type-2 diabetes. The research, carried out by the Department of Nutrition of Beijing’s PLA General Hospital, studied 196 type 2 diabetic outpatients, who were randomly divided...