Cholesterol-lowering drug linked to sleep disruptions – Possibly promoting weight gain and insulin resistance

Cholesterol-lowering drug linked to sleep disruptions   ORLANDO, Nov. 7 — A cholesterol-lowering drug appears to disrupt sleep patterns of some patients, researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2007.   “The findings are significant because sleep problems can affect quality of life and may have adverse health consequences, such as promoting weight…

Relationship between statins and cognitive decline more complex than thought

    INDIANAPOLIS – Previous explorations of a link between statins, a cholesterol lowering medication, and cognitive decline have produced inconsistent results. New research reveals that the relationship between statin use and cognitive decline appears even more complex than had been thought.   In a three year epidemiological study, researchers from the Indiana University School…

Inositol and inositol hexaphosphate could provide all-purpose radiation protection

Antioxidants could provide all-purpose radiation protection   Findings from the AACR Centennial Conference on Translational Cancer Medicine: From Technology to Treatment Singapore, Nov. 4-8, 2007   SINGAPORE — Two common dietary molecules found in legumes and bran could protect DNA from the harmful effects of radiation, researchers from the University of Maryland report. Inositol and…

Specific toxic byproduct of heat-processed food may lead to increased body weight and diabetes: methyl-glyoxal (MG)

Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office newsmedia@mssm.edu 212-241-9200 The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Discovery may inform new strategies for curbing worldwide obesity epidemic Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a common compound in the modern diet that could play a major role in the development of abdominal obesity,…

Politics and Prejudice – Insights from Psychological Science

PRESS RELEASE             August 20, 2012            For Immediate Release Contact:             Anna Mikulak             Association for Psychological Science             202.293.9300 amikulak@psychologicalscience.org Politics and Prejudice – Insights from Psychological Science      Tags: Personality/Social, Political Psychology, Prejudice, Social Groups New research from psychological science explores factors operating in political attitudes that could explain why political ideology and…

UCSB scientists examine effects of manufactured nanoparticles on soybean crops: zinc oxide and cerium oxide

Contact: Gail Gallessich gail.g@ia.ucsb.edu 805-893-7220 University of California – Santa Barbara IMAGE:These are soybean plants growing in a UCSB greenhouse.Click here for more information. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Sunscreens, lotions, and cosmetics contain tiny metal nanoparticles that wash down the drain at the end of the day, or are discharged after manufacturing. Those nanoparticles eventually…

Poor evidence on WHO-backed haemorrhage drug: study – ( misoprostol , Cytotec ) WHO Still Pushes it Hard

LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation should review its approval of a drug used to prevent life-threatening bleeding in women in childbirth because there is not enough evidence that it is effective, a study published on Monday said.               Research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine said the evidence to…

Julian Assange makes statement on balcony of Ecuadorean embassy

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, gave a dramatic statement from the   Ecuadorean embassy in London today as he condemned his persecution and   attempts to silence whistleblowers By Andrew Hough, at the Ecuadorean embassy 4:57PM BST 19 Aug 2012 Addressing hundreds of loyal supporters outside the central London building   this afternoon, the former computer hacker suggested…

Pakistan arrests 11 year old, mentally disabled Christian girl for alleged Qur’an desecration

By Jon Boone, The Guardian Sunday, August 19, 2012 20:06 EDT An 11-year-old Christian Pakistani girl said to suffer from a mental disorder could face the death penalty under the country’s notorious blasphemy laws, after she was accused by her neighbours of deliberately burning sacred Islamic texts. Rifta Masih was arrested on Thursday, after complaints…

Christian girl with Down’s Syndrome arrested for blasphemy in Pakistan

By Agence France-Presse Sunday, August 19, 2012 11:09 EDT ISLAMABAD — A Christian girl with Down’s Syndrome has been arrested on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, accused of burning pages inscribed with verses from the Koran, police and activists said on Sunday. Police arrested Rimsha, who is recognised by a single name, on Thursday after she…