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Betaine supplement increases sprint muscle power
A study of the effects of betaine – TMG, or trimethylglycine – on muscular power during cycling found that ingesting 2.5 grams of the dietary supplement betaine for 7 days before a series of cyclin...
New Olympian-designed bone health supplements
Aging adults concerned about bone health, bone strength and integrity, and osteoporosis risk might be interested in a new, carefully formulated line of dietary supplements available at OsteoNatural...
The Nrf2 knockout scare ? can dietary antioxidants hurt you?
A recent UCLA study on the actions of a cellular antioxidant regulator, Nrf2, found that it had some connection to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and that reducing Nrf2 decreased atherosc...
Vitamin D relieves joint pain, muscle pain from breast cancer medication
WUSTL.edu – High-dose vitamin D relieves joint pain and muscle pain for many breast cancer patients taking estrogen-lowering drugs, according to a new study from Washington University School of Med...
Vitamin D intake recommendations in new clinical practice guideline
Endo-society.org – The Endocrine Society recently released “Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline.” The clinical practice g...
Yo-yo dieting may improve metabolism and lifespan
Ohio.edu – Yo-yo dieters may be healthier and live longer than those who stay obese, according to a new Ohio University animal study. Mice that switched between a high-fat and low-fat diet every fo...
Vitamin D deficiency linked to muscle injuries in NFL football players
Sportsmed.org – Vitamin D deficiency has been known to cause an assortment of health problems, and a recent study suggests that lack of vitamin D might also increase the chance of muscle injuries i...
Higher vitamin D levels improve bone density drug response 700 percent
HSS.edu – Vitamin D levels should be maintained above the limits recently recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in order to fully optimize a drug therapy for osteoporosis and low bone mine...
Moderate alcohol intake linked to lower fatty liver risk
In a large study of men in Japan, the presence of fatty liver disease by ultrasonography showed an inverse (reduced risk) association with the frequency of moderate alcohol consumption; however, th...
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Home-Birth Film by Ricki Lake Prepares for Redelivery, Worldwide
An expanded version of ?The Business of Being Born,? a documentary by the actress Ricki Lake that some experts say plays down the risks of delivering babies at home, will debut on Netflix.
Willy Burgdorfer, Who Found Bacteria That Cause Lyme Disease, Is Dead at 89
Dr. Burgdorfer?s familiar finding while conducting tick surgery solved the mysteries of an ailment that had affected scores of people.
Private Oncologists Being Forced Out, Leaving Patients to Face Higher Bills
Oncologists say they are being forced to sell or close their practices because insurers have reduced payments to them and because drugs are so expensive.
Snow Brings Days of Tumult for Residents of Nursing Home Near Buffalo
A sagging ceiling prompted the evacuation of 177 frail elderly residents, who spent hours in a former shopping mall before being moved to temporary locations.
Notable Absence of New Ebola Quarantines at New York Area Airports
Since a nurse flew into Newark?s airport on Oct. 24 and was kept at a hospital for three days, no one else has been caught up in the quarantine dragnet at the New York and New Jersey airports.
Retro Report: Debate Persists Over Diagnosing Mental Health Disorders, Long A...
After the book and film ?Sybil? were released, diagnoses of multiple personality disorder skyrocketed. Was it more awareness by doctors, or overdiagnosis?
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