May 2015

May 30

Apple Watch does not like tattoos
By Dan Simmons, BBC News, April 30,2015

Higher DHEA levels may protect against coronary events
Journal of American College of Cardiology, October 28, 2014

Melatonin for pre-and postoperative anxiety in adults
Chochrane Group, April 9, 2015

Western diet after prostate cancer diagnosis associated with increased risk of death
Cancer Prevention Research, June 1, 2015

92 year old Harriette Thompson aiming to make marathon history
By Don Norcross, Published May. 31, 2015

Dr. Pepper the doctor of choice for a 104-year-old woman, March 18, 2015

Fast food ban in areas of Los Angeles did not result in a reduction in obesity rates
Social Science & Medicine, March 2015

Arsenic associated with a 50% drop in breast cancer mortality
EBioMedicine, October 30, 2014

Julie Gerberding, former head of the Center for Disease Control sells her Merck shares for $2.3M

May 23

Tylenol in pregnancy may lower testosterone in boys
Science Translational Medicine, May 2015

Association between higher vitamin E intake and lower pancreatic cancer risk affirmed by meta-analysis
Medical Science Monitor, May 1, 2015

Study validates effectiveness of genomic test for lung cancer detection
New England Journal of Medicine, May 18, 2015

Higher magnesium levels linked to lower risk of stroke
Stroke, August 12, 2014

Genes may influence placebo effect
Trends in Molecular Medicine, April 13, 2015

Melatonin as a prevention for migraine headache
American Academy of Neurology 65th Annual Meeting

How the gut changes over time and determines overall health
Clinical Science, May 2015

Moderate exercise may make cancer treatments more effective
Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2011;29(21):2918-2923

Benefits of N-Acetylcysteine in patients with COPD
Chest, 2014;146(3):611-623

The dark side of meditation and mindfulness: Treatment can trigger mania depression and psychosis, a new book claims
By Harriet Crawford ,, May 22, 2015

Omega-3 fatty acids enhance cognitive flexibility
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, May 2015

Effect of vitamin D supplementation alone on muscle function in postmenopausal women
Osteoporosis International, May 9, 2015

Heliocare and Fernblock for internal sunscreen
Scienced-Based Medicine, August 18, 2009

Beta-carotene and vitamin E help prevent sunburn
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 2000

Daily dose of vitamin B3 could slash risk of common skin cancers by a quarter
Dr. Richard Schilsky, chief medical officer at the American Society of Clinical Oncology

May 16

Antibiotics, pediatric dysbiosis, and disease
Cell Host & Microbe, 2015 DOI:10.1016/j.chom.2015.04.006

Mammography is a recipe for net harm
Eric J. Topol, MDDisclosures, May 6, 2015

Colorectal cancer study shows BCM-95 curcumin reduces chemoresistance
Carcinogenesis. 2015; 1-13. Doi:10.1093/carcin/bvg006

Many probiotics are contaminated with traces of gluten
Dr. Samantha Nazareeth, Digestive and Disease Week, May 16, 2015

Artificial light associated with obesity
PNAS, May 11, 2015

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer
British Gut Project, May 2015

A firm handshake could indicate robust health
Lancet, May 2015

Elderly men who do 30 minutes of physical activity six days a week are likely to have a 40-percent lower risk of death
British Journal of Sports Medicine, May 2015

Use of hookah steam stones have residues of toxic metals
Microchemical Journal,  6 May 2015

May 9

High levels of blood sugar accelerated the amount of proteins that trigger Alzheimer’s
By Fernanda G. De Felice, Journal of Clinical Investigation  February 1, 2013

Successful eradication of the helicobacter pylori with over-the-counter products
By Mark Liponis, MD, Cynthia Geyer, MD, and Tereza Hubkova, MD,  Natural Medicine Journal, May 2015 Vol. 7 Issue 5

Panera to drop at least 150 artificial ingredients from menu
By Ilan Brat, The Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2015

Plant-derived compound targets cancer stem cells
BMC Cancer, 2014; 14(1):591 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-591

Treating gum disease reduces prostate symptoms
Dentistry, 2015;05 (03) DOI:10.4172/2161-1122.1000284

Acetaminophen reduces not only pain, but pleasure, too
Psychological Science, April 2015

Are microwave ovens safe?
By Chris Kresser, April 7, 2015

Freddie Gray’s life a study on the effects of lead paint on poor blacks
By Terrence McCoy, The Washington Post, April 29, 2015

Fructose compared with glucose may be a weaker suppressor of appetite
PNAS, May 2015

Could a mitochondrial enhancer replace cymbalta in fibromyalgia?
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2015 Mar-Apr;33

Acetaminophen might not be as safe as you think
Ann Rheum Dis doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-206914

Gout is associated with lower risk for Alzheimer disease
Ann Rheum Dis doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-206917

May 2

Vitamin D toxicity rare in people who take supplements, researchers report
Mayo Clinic Proceedings, April 30, 2015

Is farmed salmon losing its omega-3 edge?
By Clare Leschin-Hoar, December 8, 2014

Cumulative use of strong anticholinergics and incident dementia
JAMA Internal Medicine, April 2015

Statins carry some risk for seniors
Annals of Internal Medicine, April 21, 2015

Polygamy increases risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold
European Society of Cardiology, April 28, 2015

Is the FDA now going after arthritic patients and their doctors?, April 28, 2015

Glycemic index and exercise

Starchy, high carbohydrate diet associated with recurrence of colon cancer
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, November 2012

Doctors traced an Arkansas man’s kidney failure to an unusual cause–his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day

Toxic combination of air pollution and poverty lowers child IQ
Neurotoxicology and Teratology, April 2015

Smog may be damaging your brain
Stroke, April 2015

B vitamin promising in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Pauline Anderson, Medscape, April 30, 2015

Life on Mars
By Sarah Knapton, Science Advances, May 2015

High isoflavone intake and cancer
By Tina Kaczor, Natural Journal Medicine, March 2015

Supplementation of soy isoflavones improved sex hormones, blood pressure, and post menopausal symptoms
Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 34, No. 1, 42-48 (2015)

Mediterranean diet linked to larger brain volume
By Caroline Casseis, Medscape, April 28, 2015

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