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2011-01-27 10:25:00

According to a Spanish study published Wednesday, eating "junk foods" - foods with high levels of trans-fats and saturated fats - increases the risk of depression confirming previous studies. Researchers also showed that some products, such as olive oil, which is high in healthy omega-9 fatty acids, can fight against the risk of mental illness. Authors of the wide-reaching study, from the Universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, followed and analyzed the diet and lifestyle of...

2011-01-17 12:32:48

A pill containing a mix of essential oils has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Reproductive Health tested the tablets by carrying out a randomised, controlled trial in 120 women. Edilberto Rocha Filho worked with a team of researchers from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, to conduct the tests. He said, "The administration of 1 or 2 grams of essential fatty acids to patients...

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2011-01-12 09:25:00

A new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Wednesday warns that taking specific types of pain relievers could increase a person's risk of suffering a stroke or other heart-related ailment. In the study, researchers from the University of Bern in Switzerland and the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) studied the effects of seven types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and new generation anti-inflammatory drugs (COX-2 inhibitors)--naproxen,...

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2011-01-03 09:04:02

Case Western Reserve study shows how deceptive food labels lead to increased risk of deadly diseases Did you know that when you pick up a product promoted as trans fat free, you may still be ingesting a significant amount of this potentially harmful substance? An article by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine student Eric Brandt, published in the January/February 2011 issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, reveals that misleading labeling practices can result in...

2010-12-24 07:55:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Got milk? If you do, you may be reducing your risk of diabetes and not even know it. Natural substances in dairy fat have been identified as substantially reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to this study. The compound, trans-palmitoleic acid, is a fatty acid found in milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter, and is no produced in the body so it must come from the diet. The authors explain that trans-palmitoleic acid may underlie epidemiological evidence in...

2010-11-08 19:30:11

University of Toronto scientists have found that chemicals used to line junk food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food and being ingested by people where they are contributing to chemical contamination observed in blood. Perfluorinated carboxylic acids or PFCAs are the breakdown products of chemicals used to make non-stick and water- and stain-repellant products ranging from kitchen pans to clothing to food packaging.  PFCAs, the best known of which is...

2010-11-08 08:15:00

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held emerging specialty pharmaceuticals company, today announced the initiation of a randomized, open-label, four-way cross-over pharmacokinetics study to evaluate the bioavailability of Epanova(TM), Omthera's lead compound for the treatment of very high triglycerides, in comparison to Lovaza®, the leading prescription Omega-3. Epanova is an Omega-3 fatty acid compound containing a...

2010-10-26 14:37:30

New study in Journal of the American Dietetic Association indicates link Periodontitis, a common inflammatory disease in which gum tissue separates from teeth, leads to accumulation of bacteria and potential bone and tooth loss. Although traditional treatments concentrate on the bacterial infection, more recent strategies target the inflammatory response. In an article in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers from Harvard Medical School and...

2010-10-26 07:30:00

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Nautilus Neurosciences, Inc., a neurology-focused specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that an analysis of two pivotal safety and efficacy studies of CAMBIA(TM) (diclofenac potassium for oral solution) will be presented at the 4th World Congress on Controversies in Neurology Conference (CONy) in Barcelona, Spain. The new analysis will be presented in a poster (#23) entitled, "Rapid and Sustained Improvement in Migraine Symptoms with a...

2010-10-22 07:10:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International (Eustis, FL USA) announced today that it has launched a new high-quality, supercritical CO2 extract of perilla as part of its expanding line of Omega-3 ingredients. Called Omega Joe(TM) ALA, the new ingredient is made from select grade seeds of the Asian Perilla frutescens plant and is extracted using Valensa's proprietary Deep Extract(R) extraction process. Omega Joe ALA has the highest ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids of...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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