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2011-07-11 08:45:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk science consulting firm, today announced the publication of a study that finds elevated levels of heavy metals in tested laundered shop towels. The study, "Evaluation of Potential Exposure to Metals in Laundered Shop Towels," builds upon an earlier analysis published in 2003 and concludes that, even after commercial laundering, the towels studied retain elevated levels of metals. This...

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2011-07-05 05:44:57

Standard cardiac tests can miss heart disease in women, reports the Associated Press (AP). More than 40 percent of women don't realize that heart disease is the No. 1 female killer, with about 1 in 3 women dying from cardiovascular disease in 2007, according to the American Heart Association. Compare this with 1 in 30 women who die from breast cancer. Although progress has been made in heart disease, a gender gap still exists. The AP reports that women tend to have different heart attach...

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2011-07-04 06:16:08

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that a daily intake of resveratrol prevents the ill effects of simulated weightlessness on muscle and bone metabolism As strange as it sounds, a new research study published in the FASEB Journal, suggests that the "healthy" ingredient in red wine, resveratrol, may prevent the negative effects that spaceflight and sedentary lifestyles have on people. The report describes experiments in rats that simulated the weightlessness of spaceflight, during...

2011-06-21 12:51:16

A University of Florida review of research finds the polyphenol compound known as resveratrol found in red wine, grapes and other fruits may not prevent old age, but it might make it more tolerable. News stories have long touted resveratrol as a cure for various diseases and a preventative against aging. "We're all looking for an anti-aging cure in a pill, but it doesn't exist. But what does exist shows promise of lessening many of the scourges and infirmities of old age," said UF exercise...

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2011-06-15 07:30:00

According to a new study, watching television for 2 to 3 hours per day could lead to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular disease and premature death. Television viewing is the most commonly reported daily activity apart from working and sleeping.  The average number of daily hours of TV viewing in the U.S. has been reported to be 5 hours. "Beyond altering energy expenditure by displacing time spent on physical activities, TV viewing is associated with...

2011-06-15 06:24:27

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Watching television is the most common daily activity in many populations around the world. It's estimated that the average American watches about five hours of television a day. But that doesn't come without risk. A new study says watching television for 2-3 hours a day or more can be associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and death. The study included combining the results of several studies that analyzed the association between...

2011-06-14 07:00:00

SEWICKLEY, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The benefits of resveratrol are well studied and documented in controlled scientific studies. It has been shown to slow down the aging process and help prevent age-related diseases including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and others. But to what extent are benefits being measurably realized by real people incorporating it into their daily lives? After receiving numerous customers' comments claiming enhanced athletic...

2011-06-09 13:27:10

Better control of cholesterol levels and blood pressure and a decline in smoking have contributed to a 74% drop in the risk of heart attack among nearly 10,000 civil servants working in London over a 20-year period, according to new research. However, the reduction would have been even greater were it not for the fact that more people became fatter during this time, and this rise in body mass index (BMI) accounted for an estimated 11% increased risk of heart attack over the same period. In a...

2011-05-26 21:28:07

While recent studies have shown long-term exposure to estrogen can be a danger to women "“ overturning physicians' long-held beliefs that the hormone was good for their patients' hearts "“ the process by which estrogen induces high blood pressure was unclear. In a new study, Michigan State University researchers found long-term estrogen exposure generates excessive levels of the compound superoxide, which causes stress in the body. The buildup of this compound occurs in an area of...

2011-05-26 15:08:29

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are engaging the help of professional boxers and trainers to study whether a component in red wine and grapes could help reduce the short- and long-term effects of concussions. Researchers plan to recruit about two dozen professional boxers to take the neuroprotective compound resveratrol after a fight to see if it reduces damage to the brain after impact and helps restore subtle brain functions and connections via its antioxidant effects. If...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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