Posts From Michael Downey

HEALTH NEWS: Prenatal Exposure to BPA Raises Childhood Wheezing; Early-life Nutrition and Long-term Effects; Exercise Improves Glucose Levels

July 1, 2011

PRENATAL EXPOSURE TO BPA RAISES WHEEZING RISK IN CHILDHOOD A study has found that when pregnant women, especially those in their first trimester, are exposed...

News Briefs – June 2011

June 1, 2011

TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT AT RISK OF VITAMIN D INADEQUACY, GOVERNMENT REPORTS About 25% of the population may be at risk for vitamin D inadequacy, 8%...

News Briefs – May 2011

May 1, 2011

SUGAR AND SUGAR-SWEETENED DRINKS LINKED TO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Researchers have found that those who consume more fructose and glucose (sugar) than the median have...

News Briefs – April 2011

April 1, 2011

MODERATE AEROBIC EXERCISE LINKED TO IMPROVED MEMORY Researchers have found an association between moderate levels of aerobic exercise and increased size of the hippocampus, an...

News Briefs – March 2011

March 1, 2011

MEDITERRANEAN DIET LOWERS DIABETES RISK A study has determined that either of two different versions of the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) results in a reduced risk...

News Briefs – December 2010

December 1, 2010

DIABETES CASES COULD TRIPLE BY 2050 A new U.S. federal government study warns that the number of American adults with diabetes could double or triple...

News Briefs – November 2010

November 1, 2010

MULTIVITAMIN USE MAY PREVENT HEART ATTACKS IN WOMEN  A study of 31,671 women has found that, compared to taking no supplements at all, regular daily...

News Briefs – October 2010

October 1, 2010

SELENIUM SUPPLEMENTS REDUCE BLADDER CANCER RISK  A study has found that, depending on a person’s individual characteristics, increasing his/her selenium intake can lower the risk...

News Briefs – September 2010

September 1, 2010

ARTIFICIALLY SWEETENED DRINKS RAISE RISK OF PRE-TERM BIRTHS Sugar-sweetened drinks have been linked to health problems such as weight gain; as a result, artificially sweetened...

News Briefs – July 2010

July 1, 2010

VITAMIN D MAY PREVENT SENIOR DEMENTIA Cognitive performance is much improved among the elderly who are not deficient in vitamin D, and vitamin D deficiency...

News Briefs – June 2010

June 1, 2010

OBESITY LINKED TO FIBROMYALGIA Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found an association between the level of leisure time physical exercise...

News Briefs – May 2010

May 1, 2010

THIS DIET PROTECTS AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S A study has identified a combination of foods that reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Scientists defined various dietary...

News Briefs – April 2010

April 1, 2010

WALNUTS MAY FIGHT PROSTATE CANCER For the first time, a study has found that walnuts, previously shown to help prevent heart disease, might fight prostate...

News Briefs – March 2010

March 1, 2010

NEW SUPPLEMENT FORMULA OFFSETS SYMPTOMS OF AGING Researchers at McMaster University have developed a cocktail of ingredients that forestalls major aspects of the aging process,...

News Briefs – February 2010

February 1, 2010

BPA AFFECTS CHILDREN, ADMITS FDA After earlier statements that declared bisphenol A (BPA) safe for all uses, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) admitted...