For decades, autism researchers have faced a baffling riddle: how to unravel a disorder that leaves no known physical trace as it develops in the brain. Now a UCLA study is the first to reveal how the disorder makes its mark at the molecular level, resulting in an autistic brain that differs dramatically in structure […]
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Poor gut flora is believed to trigger obesity. In the same way, healthy gut flora could reduce the risk. This has shown to be the case in tests on rats. Daily intake of a lactic acid bacteria, which has been given the name Lactobacillus plantarum HEAL19, appears to be able to prevent obesity and reduce […]
Among patients with a diagnosis of delusional skin infestation, neither biopsies nor patient-provided specimens provided objective evidence of skin infestation, according to a report posted online today that will be published in the September issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Delusional infestation is a condition in which patients steadfastly yet mistakenly […]
A team of researchers is beginning to see exactly what the response to threats looks like in the brain at the cellular and molecular levels. This new information, including the discovery that a model of social stress can increase inflammation among brain cells, should provide new insight into how the stress response affects inflammatory and […]
Experiments in rats show that a standardized ginkgo extract injected either into the spinal canal or directly into the injured area effectively reduces inflammation and some types of pain, according to a report in the May issue ofAnesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).
Men and women had starkly different immune system responses to chronic post-traumatic stress disorder with men showing no response and women showing a strong response, in two studies by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. While a robust immune response protects the body from foreign invaders, […]
The largest study ever to examine the association of dietary fats and prostate cancer risk has found what is good for the heart may not be good for the prostate. Analyzing data from a nationwide study involving more than 3,400 men, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that men with the highest blood […]
Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes discomfort for many allergy and asthma sufferers. But Fred Pescatore, M.D., the acclaimed author of The Allergy & Asthma Cure as well as the bestselling The Hamptons Diet, has some good news: It does not have to be that way.