The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is applauding a new study from the Medical Research Council (MRC) that shows that spinal manipulation – the primary form of care performed by doctors of chiropractic – combined with an exercise program offers effective treatment for those suffering from back pain. The study, published in the Nov. 19 issue [...]
Archive for November, 2004
Low testosterone production affects 1/3 of men with Type II diabetes.
The study suggests that low testosterone production, which is known clinically as hypogonadism, is caused not by a defect in the testes, where testosterone is produced. Instead, it’s caused either by improper functioning of the pituitary gland, which controls production of testosterone, or by [...]
Using brain scans after tracking weight gain in women over nearly a quarter century, researchers made a disturbing finding: As the body gets larger, the brain gets smaller.
Those who were overweight at various points throughout the study were significantly more likely to have a loss of brain tissue in the temporal lobe, a part [...]
Lasers are used to reduce scarring from severe acne and, increasingly, to treat active acne. A small, new study has found, however, that the therapy with one type of laser does not improve the acne itself.
Lasers can be used in one of two ways: To get rid of the bacteria causing the acne or [...]
Children who grew up on Wisconsin farms were significantly less likely to have asthma than other rural children.
Asthma rates were higher in children who lived on a farm only after age 5, compared to youngsters who were farm residents before age 5.
Original Research will appear in this journal in January
Farm kids get less [...]
A topical cream consisting of a blend of natural oils called cetylated fatty acids significantly increased range of motion and physical performance in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee with no reported side effects.
The proprietary blend of cetylated fatty acids used in both studies is now available in Celecaine(TM), an over-the-counter treatment available in [...]
Obese women are more likely to suffer from a panoply of health woes including diabetes, high blood pressure, knee replacement, gall bladder removal, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs), chronic fatigue and insomnia.
The lengthy list of health problems in heavy men was similar, including heart failure, pulmonary embolism and insomnia.
A morbidly obese woman [...]
A diet favoring “good” over “bad” carbohydrates is better for the heart and less likely to slow down metabolism than a conventional low-fat diet.
Glycemic-index dieters had a slight decrease in fats in the blood called triglycerides, versus an increase in the low-fat group, and they had a much greater reduction in levels of an [...]
Umbilical cord blood, usually discarded after childbirth, could save the lives of thousands of adult leukemia patients who can’t find a bone marrow donor.
Cord blood transplants work even though cord blood doesn’t restore the immune system as quickly and effectively as bone marrow from a perfectly matched donor. It worked as well or better [...]
Babies exposed to twice as much light from 12-4pm became better sleepers.
Babies who slept well at 6 weeks were likely to be a good sleepers at 12 weeks.
Original Research: The relationship between daytime exposure to light and night-time sleep in 6-12-week-old infants