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2011-02-07 06:35:00

Compared to people who didn't have heavy drinkers in their lives, 3,000 New Zealanders who did had lower scores on standard measures of general health. Chronic pain, anxiety and depression symptoms, and overall satisfaction with life were found with those with a family member, friend or colleague who drank heavily, Reuters Health reported. The findings, reported in the journal Addiction, did not prove that being around a heavy drinker was the root of study participants' problems. The average...

2011-01-31 07:10:00

EASTON, Pa., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Danish Council for Strategic Research has granted $3.4 million for a four year study to investigate resveratrol on the management of metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis and chronic inflammation. This landmark study is to demonstratively prove that supplemental intake of resveratrol can neutralize the detrimental effects of excess body weight; specifically obesity. The effects to be measured include low-grade inflammation that is often associated...

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2011-01-20 07:45:00

People who drink alcohol on a regular basis, especially those who are considered heavy drinkers, might be more likely to suffer the common heart-rhythm disturbance atrial fibrillation (AF) than those who abstain from intoxicating drinks, according to suggestions from a new research review. Based on the analysis of 14 separate studies, researchers found that the heaviest drinkers were more likely to be diagnosed with AF than those who drank little to no alcohol. The studies differed in what...

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2011-01-11 09:30:00

A team of archeologists have discovered the oldest wine press in the world--at a several thousand year old site in southern Armenia--the National Geographic Society announced on Tuesday. According to Reuters Health and Science Reporter Maggie Fox, UCLA archaeologist Hans Barnard and colleagues used "biochemical techniques to identify a dry red vintage" dating back 6,000 years. The wine was found at a caveside cemetery near the Iranian border, said Fox, along with a wine vat, wine-stained...

2011-01-10 13:47:18

Nutriceutical restores lost sight While age-related vision loss of catastrophic proportions is predicted in coming decades, rising from 17 million patients today to 55 million by the year 2050, it's possible this catastrophe could be averted and lost vision even restored using molecular medicine. These are the words of Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, speaking at the 10th annual meeting and International Conference on Recent Trends in Therapeutic Advancement of Free Radical Science, in Chennai, India...

2011-01-07 18:39:03

Resveratrol, a compound in grapes, displays antioxidant and other positive properties. In a study published this week, researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio describe a novel way in which resveratrol exerts these beneficial health effects. Resveratrol stimulates the expression of adiponectin, a hormone derived from cells that manufacture and store fat, the team found. Adiponectin has a wide range of beneficial effects on obesity-related medical complications, said senior...

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2011-01-07 11:09:39

A vaccine to combat alcoholism will begin human testing next year, claim Chilean researchers. The genetic therapy is based on aldehyde dehydrogenase, a group of enzymes that metabolize alcohol and are thus responsible for alcohol tolerance, Professor Juan Asenjo told the AFP news agency. Asenjo heads a team of researchers at Chile's Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics and the private lab Recalcine. In October, US researchers announced they had discovered a gene variation known as CYP2EI that...

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2010-12-31 15:20:00

Experts have compiled a list of facts about the myths of hangovers. The reason behind alcohol's ability to make someone feel "hungover" the next day are not as clear as the culprit behind the blood shot eyes to begin with. "Alcohol clearly causes hangovers, but why it causes hangovers isn't very well understood," Dr. Andrew Yacht, director of the division of general medicine and vice chair of medicine for education at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City, told HealthDay News. "Part...

2010-12-30 13:12:34

While protecting animal hearts from a mortal event It was Paracelsus, the Renaissance physician (1493-1541 A.D.) who first said "the dose makes the poison." So, you can drink too much wine, or ingest too much resveratrol, but in an unprecedented study, heart researchers report they couldn't find a toxic dose for Longevinex®, a resveratrol-based dietary supplement. Investigators previously reported that six or more glasses of red wine per day actually increase the risk,...

2010-12-27 13:45:29

Turns mortal heart attacks into non-mortal heart attacks -- NIH study Three weeks of oral resveratrol or Longevinex® ingestion prior to an induced heart attack returned microRNA activity close to their pre-event levels in excised animal hearts. Among thousands of microRNA's studied, just six were attributed to exerting the majority of the gene-switching effects measured in the animal heart study "” four microRNA optimally regulated by Longevinex® and...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.