Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics

Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies’ longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging. Susan Westfall, Nikita Lomis, Satya Prakash. Longevity extension in Drosophila…

Study: Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups

Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll smkirk@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System University of Michigan study helps explain benefits of probiotics for patients with stress-associated gastrointestinal disorders ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For those with irritable bowel syndrome who wonder if stress aggravates their intestinal disorder, a new University of Michigan Health System study shows it’s not…

Oxidized form of Vitamin A, may bring relief for ulcerative colitis

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology finds retinoic acid may alleviate ulcerative colitis and similar irritable bowel diseases Here’s another reason why you should take your vitamins. A new research report appearing in the October…

41st Health Research Report 14 SEP 2008 – Recontsruction

  Editors Top Five:   1. St. John’s wort relieves symptoms of major depression 2. New Study on Effects of Disclosing Financial Interests on Participation in Medical Research 3. Flu vaccine not associated with reduced hospitalizations or outpatient visits among young children 4. Research shows link between bisphenol A and disease in adults 5. Scientists…

39th Health Research Report 16 SEP 2008 – Reconstruction

Editors Top Five: 1. Substance found in fruits and vegetables reduces likelihood of the flu 2. New study will make criminals sweat 3. Common bronchodilator linked to increased deaths 4. Higher urinary levels of commonly used chemical, BPA, linked with cardiovascular disease, diabetes 5. FDA defends plastic linked with health risks In this issue: 1.…

36th Health Research Report 05 AUG 2008 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five:   1.      Toxic drugs, toxic system: Sociologist predicts drug disasters 2.      Study Suggests 86 Percent of Americans Could be Overweight or Obese by 2030 3.      Flu vaccine may not protect seniors well 4.      Chronic exposure to estrogen impairs some cognitive functions 5.      Vitamin C injections slow tumor growth in mice  …