Health News

Tomatoes Just Got Tastier
Tomatoes contain a nutrient that may prevent onset of vascular diseases, according to new research from Kyoto University.
Lake Eerie's Toxic Fish
Findings from a study, which appears in the journal Chemosphere , show that carp from eastern Lake Erie contain high amounts of two industrial pollutants.
Vitamin E-valuation
Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland have found that vitamin E increases life expectancy in certain groups of men aged 71 and older.
Circadian Rhythm and Blues
The Scripps Research Institute has been granted over $3 million to develop molecular compounds to help fight disorders related to our body's "circadian rhythm," or internal clock.
Testing the Waters
Neuralstem, Inc. has filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to kick off two safety trials testing a major depression treatment.
The Biology of Blood Cells
New research has examined the crucial steps involved that turn brand new blood cells into immune cells or red blood cells, and how disruptions to this process can lead to blood diseases like leukemia.
The Best Defens(in) is a Good Offense
A naturally occurring antibiotic called defensin may be lacking in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.
Red Yeast Rice Rip-off?
A "natural" alternative to cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, red yeast rice supplements vary widely in how much active ingredient they contain and some are even contaminated.
Red Wine May Help You See Better (if You Don't Drink Too Much)
Resveratrol may help halt uncontrolled blood vessel growth in the eye, pointing the way to better therapies for conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Shock to the System
Combining blood pressure medicines with common antibiotics is linked to shock in patients resulting from hypotension (low blood pressure), according to a new study.