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Having A Drink During Pregnancy Not As Bad As Previously Believed
2012-06-21 05:52:27

It must be difficult adapting to the radical changes that accompany pregnancy. In addition to the morning sickness and the general public´s fascination with how large you´ve become, you also have to deal with a changing diet, either by choice or by new, sudden preference. It seems an unusual cruelty, then, that the one thing to take the edge off at the end of the day – a stiff drink or glass of red wine – is also on the forbidden list. Sure, you can imbibe, but you also...

2012-06-06 21:34:45

Scientists from Australia and Oxford University have carried out a complex analysis in an attempt to determine the "optimal" level of alcohol consumption that is associated with the lowest rates of chronic disease in the UK. They conclude that the intake of about one-half of a typical drink per day would result in the healthiest outcomes, and the authors conclude that the recommended alcohol intake for the UK should be reduced from the current advised level of drinking. There were a number...

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2012-06-01 09:11:14

It´s a Friday morning and you find yourself hungry for breakfast. Instead of heading for the fridge and pouring yourself an ice cold glass of orange juice, you might just want to grab an orange and drink some plain water instead. These are the findings of a new study published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that revealed that women who decided to drink plain water instead of sugary drinks, such as juices or soda, had less of a chance of developing...

2012-05-23 23:02:49

Scientists continue to debate the merits of resveratrol, the so-called "miracle molecule" found in red wine, according to Heather Hausenblas, Ph.D., of the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance. Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Scientists continue to debate the merits of resveratrol, the so-called ℠miracle molecule´ found in red wine, according to Heather Hausenblas, Ph.D., of the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance. Numerous...

2012-05-22 21:43:20

Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other types of dementia are most common in the very elderly, and are associated with huge health costs. With a rapidly aging population throughout the world, factors that affect the risk of cognitive decline and dementia are of great importance. A review paper by Kim JW et al published in Psychiatry Investig 2012;9:8-16 on the association between alcohol consumption and cognition in the elderly provides an excellent summary of the potential ways in which alcohol...

2012-05-14 09:57:39

Could a compound found in red wine and red grapes change the course of the illness? A national, phase II clinical trial examining the effects of resveratrol on individuals with mild to moderate dementia due to Alzheimer's disease has begun as more than two dozen academic institutions recruit volunteers in the coming months. R. Scott Turner, M.D., Ph.D., director of Georgetown University Medical Center's Memory Disorders Program, is the lead investigator for the national study....

2012-05-08 23:03:15

VitalMax Vitamins, a worldwide vitamin and supplement company, announces groundbreaking anti-aging research has uncovered that a substance extracted from grape skins called resveratrol has now been provided for daily consumption without the negative effects from drinking wine. Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Vitalmax Vitamins states the natural antioxidants contained in Revagard have been shown to neutralize free radicals and boost the immune system. Also, to strengthen the heart and...

2012-05-03 16:19:15

How do changed living conditions in rural regions affect people's health and lifestyles? This is the question that Thomas Elkeles and colleagues from the Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences investigate, using rural communities in north-eastern Germany as their study populations. In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, the authors present the results of their Landesgesundheitsstudie (LGS, Rural Health Study) (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109(16): 285-92)....

2012-05-01 21:19:57

New research reinforces the claim that resveratrol–a compound found in plants and food groups, notably red wine–prolongs lifespan and health-span by boosting the activity of mitochondria, the cell's energy supplier. "The results were surprisingly clear," said David Sinclair, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and the study's senior author. "Without the mitochondria-boosting gene SIRT1, resveratrol does not work." Over the last decade, Sinclair and colleagues...

2012-04-30 10:39:09

Study shows that minors who recognize ads for beer and spirits are more likely to drink Minors who were familiar with television alcohol advertisements were more likely to have tried alcoholic beverages and binge drink than those who could not recall seeing such ads, according to a study to be presented Sunday, April 29, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. "Underage drinking remains an important health risk in the U.S.," said lead author Susanne E....


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.