Low Vitamin D in Children Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Study of UK children finds low vitamin D linked to fatty liver disease   A UK study[i] investigating the link between low vitamin D status and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in British children has identified a genetic variant associated with the disease's severity. The research, … [Read more...]

SSRI Used in Pregnancy Linked to Male Autism

Male autism risk linked to SSRI use in pregnancy   Taking certain medications prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health problems during pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of autism and developmental delays in male children, according to a study published in … [Read more...]

All About Natural Food Coloring

What You Should Know About Natural Food Coloring   When you walk down the aisles of your local grocery store, there's a good chance you'll see a parent or two scrupulously reading packaging for buzzwords, like healthy, organic and natural -- the list goes on. Maybe you're one of those … [Read more...]

Aerobic Exercise Linked to Memory Boost in Women

Regular aerobic exercise boosts memory area of brain in older women Regular aerobic exercise seems to boost the size of the area of the brain (hippocampus) involved in verbal memory and learning among women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age, indicates a small study published … [Read more...]

Psychiatric Disorders- Roots Revealed

Earliest roots of psychiatric disorders are likely exposure to environmental stressors during pregnancy   Newborns whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to any one of a variety of environmental stressors - such as trauma, illness, and alcohol or drug abuse - become susceptible to … [Read more...]

Beauty Starts With Honey

Beauty Inside and Out Starts with Honey   As most of us know, our energy levels and skin tend to reflect our eating habits. Luckily, the current food-conscious climate is buzzing with an increased appreciation of natural ingredients' unique benefits; for example, honey and its ability to … [Read more...]

You Vs. Wrinkles

WINNING THE WAR AGAINST WRINKLES   "Wrinkles are beautiful," said Adolfo Dominguez, who coined this slogan, famous in the Spanish fashion trade of the 1980s. This is not true, however. According to different sources, the market for dealing with the wrinkles that etch the years onto our skin … [Read more...]

Vitamin A Against Breast Cancer?

Can vitamin A battle breast cancer?   A derivative of vitamin A, known as retinoic acid, found abundantly in sweet potato and carrots, helps turn pre-cancer cells back to normal healthy breast cells, according to research published this month in the International Journal of Oncology. The … [Read more...]

Amino Acid Deficiency Linked to Brain Degeneration

Amino acid deficiency leads to brain degeneration in Huntington's disease   Working with genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins neuroscientists report they have identified what they believe is the cause of the vast disintegration of a part of the brain called the corpus striatum in rodents … [Read more...]

Folate Levels Reduced by UV Exposure

Folate levels in young women reduced by UV exposure   Women who are pregnant or trying to fall pregnant and taking a folic acid supplement may be at risk of reducing their folate benefit through sun exposure, a new QUT study has warned. In a paper titled Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation … [Read more...]

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