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2013 October

Health expert shuns negativity surrounding menopause

Dr Marilyn Glenville has said she doesn't think all the negative sentiment surrounding the menopause helps the situation.Throughout our lives, each and every individual will go through various natural stages that make up the fundamental life cycle of a human being. The menopause is one such stage which every woman…
2013 October

Paracetamol boosts exercise performance, study claims

The popular painkiller could improve your ability to exercise, research has found.While paracetamol may traditionally offer a source of pain relief to those suffering illness or injury, a new study claims it could also have a positive effect on exercise performance.Research published in the September issue of Experimental Physiology indicates…
2013 September

Arginine 'eases pain levels for sickle cell disease patients'

Sickle cell disease patients treated with arginine suffer less pain than those treated with opioids, scientists have foundTherapy designed to harness the benefits of arginine could be a safe, affordable and effective way of easing the pain of patients with sickle cell disease.Arginine is an amino acid which can be…
2013 September

Link between obesity, insulin resistance and fructose established

A study has discovered how fructose produced by the body could be behind obesity and insulin resistance.There are many old wives' tales that get passed between fellow dieters and people conscious of their weight about how best to keep off the pounds. However, a new study may go some way…
2013 September

Curcumin shows anti-viral potential against hepatitis C

A study suggests that curcumin could help prevent hepatitis C from entering liver cells.Curcumin appears to have powerful anti-viral properties that could help to protect patients with hepatitis C after undergoing a liver transplant, researchers have found.Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that causes severe liver disease if left untreated…
2013 September

Cell division 'master controller' discovered

The discovery of the 'master controller' of cell division could improve both understanding and treatment of cancer.Scientists believe they may have discovered the master controller behind cell division, leading some to be hopeful that this could pave the way for a better understanding - and, consequently, treatment - of cancer.This…
2013 September

Obesity gene testing 'can reduce self-blame overweight'

UCL research highlights the potential benefits of testing for the gene FTO from a weight control perspective.A study has suggested that obesity gene testing can have a positive effect on people's attitudes towards their weight.Research conducted by scientists from the Health Behaviour Research Centre at University College London (UCL) found…
2013 September

Eat broccoli to stave off osteoarthritis, say experts

New guidelines suggest that eating broccoli may help to slow progress of the most common form of arthritis.Eating plenty of green veg as part of a healthy, balanced diet has long been the advice of nutritionists and medical professionals. However, guidelines have been published which advise chowing down on broccoli…
2013 September

Teenage weight loss 'disguising other health problems'

Mayo Clinic researchers have warned that eating disorders are not being diagnosed in teenagers who lose weight unhealthily.All too often, eating disorders are not being diagnosed in obese teenagers who lose weight, it has been suggested.In a recent Pediatrics article, Mayo Clinic researchers warned that disorders such as anorexia nervosa…
2013 September

Fingers may hold the key to heart health, suggests research

A physiologist believes he has discovered a new technique to ascertain the condition of the heart - more specifically, the aorta.A physiologist from the University of Iowa believes that medical professionals may be able to ascertain whether or not the aorta has stiffened by using an instrument clipped to the…