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  • A New Reason Why Red Meat, and Some Energy Drinks, May Be Bad for Our Heart

    04/09/2013 2:35:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 59 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 7 April 2013 | Jennifer Couzin-Frankel
    Our guts are awash in bacteria, and now a new study fingers them as culprits in heart disease. A complicated dance between the microbes and a component of red meat could help explain how the food might cause atherosclerosis. The work also has implications for certain energy drinks and energy supplements, which contain the same nutrient that these bacteria like chasing after. Red meat is considered bad news when it comes to heart health, although studies aren't consistent about how much can hurt and whether it always does. Furthermore, it's not clear which components of meat are doing harm. Various...
  • Scientists Spot How Cox-2 Painkillers Raise Heart Risks

    05/07/2012 4:08:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Drugs.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | NA
    New research has uncovered how some cox-2 painkillers increase the risk for both heart attacks and stroke. The once popular cox-2 drugs, Vioxx and Bextra, were pulled off the market in 2004 and 2005, respectively, after research showed that both raised the chances of cardiovascular trouble. Meanwhile, Celebrex, a painkiller in the same drug class that remains on the market, carries a "black box" warning alerting patients to potential heart risks. Now, a team of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia say that, although cox-2 inhibitors are very good at inhibiting the workings of the cox-2 enzyme --...
  • The Washington Diet - Following the government’s nutritional advice can make you fat and sick.

    05/25/2011 7:15:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2011 | Steven Malanga
    Last October, embarrassing e-mails leaked from New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene disclosed that officials had stretched the limits of credible science in approving a 2009 antiobesity ad, which depicted a stream of soda pop transforming into human fat as it left the bottle. “The idea of a sugary drink becoming fat is absurd,” a scientific advisor warned the department in one of the e-mails, a view echoed by other experts whom the city consulted. Nevertheless, Gotham’s health commissioner, Thomas Farley, saw the ad as an effective way to scare people into losing weight, whatever its scientific...
  • Researchers find link between common dietary fat, intestinal microbes and heart disease

    04/08/2011 1:19:41 PM PDT · by decimon · 48 replies
    Lerner Research Institute ^ | April 6, 2011 | Unknown
    How specific digestive tract microbes react to a dietary lipid increases risk of heart attack, stroke and deathA new pathway has been discovered that links a common dietary lipid and intestinal microflora with an increased risk of heart disease, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published in the latest issue of Nature. The study shows that people who eat a diet containing a common nutrient found in animal products (such as eggs, liver and other meats, cheese and other diary products, fish, shellfish) are not predisposed to cardiovascular disease solely on their genetic make-up, but rather, how the micro-organisms that...
  • Atherosclerotic plaques formed during a late and limited time period in life

    04/08/2011 1:10:22 PM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies
    Karolinska Institutet ^ | April 8, 2011 | Katarina Sternudd
    In a new study performed in humans, researchers from Karolinska Institutet have determined the age of atherosclerotic plaques by taking advantage of Carbon-14 (14C) residues in the atmosphere, prevailing after the extensive atomic bomb tests in the 50ties and 60ties. The findings, published in the scientific online journal PLoS ONE, suggest that in most people plaque formation occurs during a relatively short and late time period in life of 3-5 years. > "We suspected that the plaque would be substantially younger than the patients, who were on average were 68 years old at surgery, but we were surprised when we...
  • The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy that Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease

    10/30/2001 9:25:13 AM PST · by sourcery · 45 replies · 13,962+ views
    Health911.com ^ | Review: [Joel M. Kauffman, Research Professor Chemistry]; Book: [Uffe Ravnskov, M. D., Ph. D.]
    <p>With courage and care Dr. Ravnskov exposes the lack of experimental evidence for the diet-heart theory, which claims that eating less fat and cholesterol will prevent atheroslcerosis (hardening of the arteries) and myocardial infarctions (heart attacks). By examining original peer-reviewed literature, the author finds no support for the diet-heart theory. He gives examples of scientific fraud among efforts to support the theory, including the deliberate selective omission of data points, and the deliberate assignment of subjects in a clinical trial to treatment or to control groups by physicians with the subject's medical records in hand. He shows how the abstract or conclusions of a number of papers are at odds with the actual data in the papers. He demonstrates how the use of one statistical method in preference to another can give a false impression that there is an effect, where there is, in fact, none. He shows how the reporting of differences in fatality rates by per cent reduction (say, a 50% reduction in relative risk) is actually misleading when the actual death rates are quite small in both the treatment and control groups of subjects in diet or drug studies. For example, a treatment that changes the absolute survival rate over a multi-year period from 99.0% to 99.5% represents a 50% reduction in relative risk, from 1% to 0.5% absolute. This is often described in papers as a 50% reduction in death rate. However, when the difference is barely significant statistically, as was often the case, Ravnskov points out that there is no real reason to recommend adoption of the treatment, especially if there are serious side-effects.</p>
  • Meta-analysis evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease

    01/25/2010 10:04:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 969+ views
    American Society for Clinical Nutrition ^ | January 13, 2010 | Patty W Siri-Tarino, Qi Sun, Frank B Hu and Ronald M Krauss
    Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease1,2,3,4,5Patty W Siri-Tarino, Qi Sun, Frank B Hu and Ronald M Krauss1 From the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute Oakland CA (PWS-TRMK)the Departments of Nutrition (QSFBH)Epidemiology (FBH) Harvard School of Public Health Boston MA. 2 PWS-T and QS contributed equally to this work. 3 The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the National Center for Research Resources (http://www.ncrr.nih.gov) or the National Institutes of Health. 4 Supported by the National Dairy Council (PWS-T and...
  • Nanotubes to soak up oil spills

    11/13/2009 10:03:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 531+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 11 November 2009 | Lewis Brindley
    Chinese chemists have made sturdy nanotube sponges that can selectively absorb oil and volatile chemicals in preference to water. The sponges float on water and can absorb up almost 180 times their own weight in oil, giving them great potential for mopping up industrial spillages. 'We are very excited about the potential of our material,' says Anyuan Cao, who led the work at Peking University, Beijing, China. 'The sponges can absorb a variety of oils - from volatile solvents to thick and sticky oil - but they are also elastic and robust. They can be wrung out like towels and re-used,...
  • BUSM researchers propose a relationship between androgen deficiency and cardiovascular disease

    09/25/2009 12:41:59 PM PDT · by decimon · 4 replies · 345+ views
    Boston University Medical Center ^ | Sep 25, 2009 | Unknown
    (Boston) - Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) in collaboration with researchers from Lahey Clinic Northshore, Peabody, Mass., believe that androgen deficiency might be the underlying cause for a variety of common clinical conditions, including diabetes, erectile dysfunction, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease (CVD). These findings appear in the September/October issue of the Journal of Andrology. Androgens are a steroid hormone, such as testosterone, that controls the development and maintenance of male characteristics. In a number of studies, androgen deficiency has been linked to an increased mortality in men. Testosterone (T) is an anabolic hormone with a wide...
  • Cardiovascular disease gets personal

    08/22/2009 12:03:18 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 655+ views
    Nature News ^ | 19 August 2009 | Erika Check Hayden
    Gene-association studies hint at better ways of treating the leading cause of death, but capitalizing on them is proving to be a slow and difficult process. Erika Check Hayden reports. Cardiovascular conditions are the leading cause of death worldwide.A. MASSEE/SPL As personalized cancer treatment edges into the clinic, doctors and scientists are hoping that cardiovascular disease — the world's top killer — will be next to benefit from genomics.An avalanche of studies has linked genetic variants to various cardiovascular conditions and to patients' responses to commonly prescribed drugs. First up could be genetic guidance for the anti-clotting agents warfarin and...
  • RA, Others Join Diabetes as Major CVD Risk Factors: Consensus on management reached.

    07/21/2009 1:02:32 AM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 456+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | 1 July 2009 | MITCHEL L. ZOLER
    COPENHAGEN — Rheumatoid arthritis and two other rheumatic diseases are as strong as diabetes as risk factors for cardiovascular disease, prompting a European League Against Rheumatism task force to issue the group's first consensus recommendations for managing cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. “In our view, rheumatoid arthritis [RA], ankylosing spondylitis [AS], and psoriatic arthritis [PsA] should be seen as new, independent cardiovascular risk factors,” Dr. Michael T. Nurmohamed said at the annual European Congress of Rheumatology. “Very importantly, the risk is comparable to type 2 diabetes,” added Dr. Nurmohamed, a rheumatologist at the...
  • Huge study boosts disappointment on multivitamins

    02/09/2009 5:53:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 961+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Feb. 09, 2009 | LINDSEY TANNER
    AP Medical Writer The largest study ever of multivitamin use in older women found the pills did nothing to prevent common cancers or heart disease. The eight-year study in 161,808 postmenopausal women echoes recent disappointing vitamin studies in men. Millions of Americans spend billions of dollars on vitamins to boost their health. Research has focused on cancer and heart disease in particular because of evidence that diets full of vitamin-rich foods may protect against those illnesses. But that evidence doesn't necessarily mean pills are a good substitute...
  • Study: Stem Cells Used To Fix Your Broken Heart

    07/01/2008 6:59:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 244+ views
    cbs ^ | 06.30.08
    Study: Stem Cells Used To Fix Your Broken Heart It's Called The Marvel Study The Largest Clinical Trial Investigating Adult Stem Cells To Treat Congestive Heart Failure For More Info, Call Jim Moran Heart & Vascular Center At (954) 229-8400 MIAMI (CBS4) ― Doctors are discovering a new way to fix your broken heart. A study is underway in South Florida that could revolutionize the way heart attack patients help their damaged hearts by using their own stem cells. It's called The Marvel Study and under the direction of Dr. Alan Neiderman with the Jim Moran Heart & Vascular Research...
  • Stem cells – hope or hype? Adult Stem Cells from leg used to treat heart disease

    06/27/2008 8:33:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 170+ views
    After 21 years of unsuccessful heart treatments, including several heart procedures, 68-year-old Coenie de Jongh was desperate. So when his cardiologist suggested a last-resort experimental therapy, it represented a literal life line.  Coenie, from Bloubergstrand near Cape Town, had his first heart attack at the young age of 40. A bypass operation followed and his condition improved, but seven years later Coenie’s health started deteriorating again. More operations and more intense treatment followed, but in 2002 his health took a real turn for the worse.  His condition was so bad he struggled to find a cardiologist who was willing to...
  • Participants in lower limb ischemia Experiencing Remarkable Results (Adult Stem Cells)

    06/28/2008 8:26:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 251+ views
    pharmalive ^ | 05,29.08
    Participants in a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) protocol at TCA Cellular Therapy utilizing stem cells to treat lower limb ischemia are experiencing increased mobility and decreased pain in lower legs. Lower limb ischemia is a condition where plaque build-up causes decreased circulation in the lower leg. Symptoms of the condition include intense pain and swelling. Study participants may have had different factors that contributed to their condition: a family history of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), history of smoking and other vascular conditions. Common among them however, were that more traditional treatments (utilizing stents and grafts) were ineffectual and that the...
  • Adult stem cells to repair hearts damaged by severe coronary artery disease investigated

    03/03/2007 6:26:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 159+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 02.01.07 | Mary Ann Schultz
    Trial involves injecting patients' own (autologous) stem cells into areas of their hearts with poor blood flow CHICAGO - Rush University Medical Center is one of the first medical centers in the country, and currently the only site in Illinois, participating in a novel clinical trial to determine if a subject’s own stem cells can treat a form of severe coronary artery disease. The Autologous Cellular Therapy CD34-Chronic Myocardial Ischemia (ACT34-CMI) Trial is the first human, Phase II adult stem cell therapy study in the U.S. designed to investigate the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of blood-derived selected CD34+ stem cells...
  • Could a dose of vitamin B save you from a heart attack?

    03/04/2007 6:07:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies · 1,125+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12.05.06 | JEROME BURNE
    Amino acids: Key to a healthier heart? Could taking a few B vitamins cut your risk of a heart attack or a stroke? That's the suggestion from a study published last week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).  The key is an amino acid called homocysteine, a substance made when the protein we eat is digested — already there is growing evidence to link it with cardiovascular disease, and even stroke. Homocysteine — with the help of the B vitamins including B12 and folate — is rapidly turned into other useful compounds such as the amino acids cysteine and...
  • Adult pig stem cells show promise in repairing animals' heart attack damage

    12/05/2006 2:26:41 PM PST · by Founding Father · 14 replies · 712+ views
    Stem Cells News ^ | December 4, 2006
    2006 DEC 4 - (NewsRx.com) -- Johns Hopkins scientists have successfully grown large numbers of stem cells taken from adult pigs' healthy heart tissue and used the cells to repair some of the tissue damage done to those organs by lab-induced heart attacks. Pigs' hearts closely resemble those in humans, making them a useful model in such research. Following up on previous studies, Hopkins cardiologists used a thin tube to extract samples of heart tissue no bigger than a grain of rice within hours of the animals' heart attacks, then grew large numbers of cardiac stem cells in the lab...
  • Adult stem cells reduce tissue damage in cardiovascular diseases

    12/22/2006 5:01:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 355+ views
    Elhuyar Fundazioa ^ | 12.18.06 | Isabel Solana García
    Xabier López Aranguren, a biologist and biochemist at the University of Navarra, has studied in his doctoral dissertation the use of adult stem cells in order to palliate damage to the tissues affected by cardiovascular diseases, which are one of the leading causes of death in the Western world. The results of his research have recently been published in the journal Blood. In these ailments, there is tissue death. The tissues cease to function because they do not receive sufficient oxygen or nutrients via the arteries. In his study he has identified “how adult stem cells can correct this damage,...
  • Using The Body's Own Stem Cells To Grow New Arteries

    11/13/2006 9:33:42 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 770+ views
    Blocked arteries are dangerous wherever they occur and if you get a blockage in your legs, the can cause such excruciating pain walking can be difficult. Now there's a new treatment that allows patients to grow new healthy blood vessels to improve circulation. What's hard work for most of us is the good life for Tom Reynolds. Life on the farm became difficult last year. Tom Reynolds, 77-Years-Old: "I would have a shooting pain that would hit me in, right in my buttocks." Tom had peripheral vascular disease, where the arteries supplying blood to his legs became blocked. Left untreated,...
  • Study launched to study effect of using ADULT stem cells to prevent congestive heart failure

    09/02/2006 7:26:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 344+ views
    Researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation have launched a study to examine whether administration of stem cells to first time heart attack patients can prevent the development of congestive heart failure (CHF). CHF diagnosis is the cause of hospitalization in the United States and is responsible for more than 50,000 deaths a year. Currently, heart transplantation is the only available cure.  Each year more than one million Americans have their first heart attack, putting them at risk of developing CHF as a result of cardiac cell death and scar formation which results in diminished pumping ability of the heart...
  • Bone marrow stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

    10/27/2005 3:47:52 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 22 replies · 747+ views
    EurekAlert! ^ | October 26, 2005 | Staff
    (BETHESDA, MD) – Left ventricular function and exercise capacity increased, while the area of heart muscle damage shrank, in 18 patients given infusions of their own bone marrow stem cells up to eight years after a heart attack, according to a new study in the Nov. 1, 2005, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "This new therapy is able to treat until now irreversible heart complaints and function disturbances in patients with chronic coronary artery disease after myocardial infarction, even many years after heart attack. Therefore there is hope for this large amount of patients with...
  • Cells derived from heart stem cells can repair heart attack damage

    11/15/2005 7:00:44 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 3 replies · 468+ views
    EurekAlert! News ^ | November 14, 2005 | Johns Hopkins Staff
    Stem cells derived from human heart tissue develop into multicellular, spherical structures called cardiospheres that express the normal properties of primitive heart tissue, smooth muscle and blood vessel cells, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers. In a related study, cells grown in the laboratory from these cardiospheres and injected into the hearts of mice following a lab-induced heart attack migrated straight to damaged tissue and regenerated, improving the organ's ability to pump blood throughout the animal's body. Results from both studies are to be presented Nov. 14 at the American Heart Association's annual Scientific Sessions in Dallas. "The...
  • Israeli stem cell research shows umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate damaged heart tissue

    09/19/2005 1:17:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 853+ views
    Israel21c ^ | September 18, 2005 | David Brinn
    When Dr. Christian Barnard performed the world's first successful heart transplant back in 1967, he reached a new peak of human scientific achievement. However, almost 40 years later, the criteria for receiving a new heart is quite stringent, and heart transplants are granted to those patients who have the highest chance for recovery. For thousands of elderly or gravely ill patients with damaged hearts, a transplant is not an option. Now Israeli researchers are at the forefront of research which could one day make heart transplants obsolete - using stem cell technology, they're developing a way to use the blood...
  • [Umbilical] Cord blood cells may widen treatment window for stroke (Stem Cell Research)

    11/14/2005 7:07:23 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 18 replies · 740+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | November 12, 2005 | Staff
    Tampa, FL (Nov. 12, 2005) -- An experimental treatment that spares disability from acute stroke may be delivered much later than the current three-hour treatment standard – a potential advance needed to benefit more stroke victims. Researchers at the University of South Florida found that human umbilical cord blood cells administered to rats two days following a stroke greatly curbed the brain's inflammatory response, reducing the size of the stroke and resulting in greatly improved recovery. The rats' inflammatory response to injury from stroke peaked 48 hours after the brain attack, which was when intravenous delivery of the cells appeared...
  • Heart attack patients use own stem cells to heal, research finds

    11/15/2005 10:18:54 AM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies · 846+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Nov. 13, 2005 | JOHN FAUBER
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel DALLAS - Heart attack patients who were treated with their own stem cells a few days after being hospitalized had significantly improved heart pumping ability, according to the largest, most rigorous clinical trial to date of the controversial therapy. The improvement seen with stem cells was better than with the best drugs now available and it appears the therapy actually repaired damage done during heart attacks, said lead author Volker Schachinger, a cardiologist at J.W. Goethe University and the Third Medical Clinic of Cardiology in Frankfurt, Germany. "It opens up a completely new way of treating heart...
  • Singer Don Ho Says Procedure Saved Him

    12/22/2005 7:52:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 1,399+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/05 | Jaymes Song - ap
    HONOLULU - Legendary Hawaiian crooner Don Ho says he could barely walk, let alone sing, and would have been a "goner" without an experimental stem cell procedure on his ailing heart earlier this month in Thailand. Ho, known for his signature tune "Tiny Bubbles," said he hopes to return to the stage soon. "I'm feeling terrific, 100 percent better," Ho told The Associated Press in one of his first interviews since surgery Dec. 6. "I'm ready to go, but I've got to listen to the doctors. "When they say my heart is strong enough to get excited, I'm on." The...
  • Co. puts stem cells in failing hearts

    02/13/2006 6:36:31 PM PST · by Dubya · 12 replies · 589+ views
    Associated Press ^ | LAURIE COPANS
    ERUSALEM - After 61 years of pumping blood, Marie Carty's heart was failing her. Months earlier she had given up her two-mile walk on the boardwalk of her New Jersey hometown along the Atlantic Ocean. She could barely make it from the parking lot to the view of the water. Although Carty knew she needed a new heart, she was afraid hers wouldn't last during the long wait for a transplant. Desperate for an alternative, Carty found the Israeli-Thai company Theravitae, which has begun performing an experimental procedure that multiplies stem cells taken from a patient's own blood and injects...
  • MEDICAL RESEARCH: GF man is saved by the stem cell

    07/31/2006 7:42:21 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Jul. 31, 2006 | Ryan Bakken
    Experimental treatment makes 70-year-old a poster boy for science Mike Swendseid seemingly had run out of options in battling heart disease. The Grand Forks man had angioplasty. He underwent quadruple-bypass heart surgery. Inside him were four wires, two stents, a pacemaker and a defibrillator. "After the last stent, doctors told me there was nothing more they could do for Mike," said his wife, Marion. But, as science progressed, there was something. In January, the 70-year-old Swendseid became a recipient of experimental stem cell treatment at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, which is part of Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The treatment uses Swendseid's...
  • Stem cells vs. stroke

    04/12/2006 3:43:22 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 172+ views
    Health 24.com ^ | 04.10.06
    Researchers say they've lessened the effects of stroke in rats by transplanting stem cells into the rodents' brains. The treatment also seemed to help rats fight a condition similar to human cerebral palsy.  There's no indication yet that the treatment will work in humans, and the lead researcher cautioned that the strategy is no "magic bullet." However, tests in people could begin as early as next year, said Cesario V. Borlongan, an associate professor of neurology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Will not be a total cure The treatment is "not something that will totally cure stroke...
  • Stem Cells Might Fight Circulatory Disorder

    02/23/2006 10:18:38 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 411+ views
    Forbes ^ | 02.23.06
    Stem cell injections might someday be used to treat a debilitating cardiovascular condition called peripheral arterial disease (PAD), researchers say. People with PAD have poor blood circulation -- especially in the legs -- and can suffer sores, ulcers and even amputations. PAD is caused by a clogging and hardening of the arteries, and patients may need surgical procedures such as angioplasty or an artery bypass graft to widen narrowed blood vessels. However, as many as 12 percent of PAD patients can't have these surgical procedures. That's why researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis are investigating the...
  • New Technique Produces 10-carat Diamond

    05/16/2005 3:19:04 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 80 replies · 2,978+ views
    Crystal-clear material is better for optics, scientific applications May 16, 2005 Researchers at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C. have produced 10-carat, half-inch thick single-crystal diamonds at rapid growth rates (100 micrometers per hour) using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process. The size is approximately five times that of commercially available diamonds produced by the standard high-pressure/high-temperature (HPHT) method and other CVD techniques. In addition, the team has made colorless single-crystal diamonds, transparent from the ultraviolet to infrared wavelengths with their CVD process. Most HPHT synthetic diamond is yellow and most CVD diamond is brown, limiting their optical applications. Colorless...
  • D-Ribose (a sugar) Improves Ventilatory Efficiency in Congestive Heart Failure Patients

    04/05/2005 7:34:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 926+ views
    Research Presented at American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session Reports D-Ribose Improves Ventilatory Efficiency in Congestive Heart Failure Patients MINNEAPOLIS, Mar. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MINNEAPOLIS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventilatory efficiency is recognized as an important predictor of survival and disease progression among patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Thus, improving ventilatory efficiency in this population is of prime importance. A research report presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session 2005 in Orlando, Florida, suggests that D-Ribose can play a significant role in this key pursuit.It is well accepted that failing hearts are energy starved...
  • How Fish Oil Protects Your Heart

    01/12/2005 10:42:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 669+ views
    How Fish Oil Protects Your Heart   While there are many (unnecessary) pharmacological treatments for the prevention and management of coronary heart disease, both health professionals as well as the public believe simple dietary interventions may prove to be more beneficial. Specifically, omega-3 fatty acids from fish and fish oils can protect against cardiovascular disease.Omega-3 Protects Your HeartFollowing are just some of the benefits omega-3 has to offer: Antiarrhythmic: counteracting or preventing cardiac arrhythmia Antithrombotic: tending to prevent thrombosis (a blood clot within a blood vessel) Antiatherosclerotic: preventing fatty deposits and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries...
  • Herbal Supplements and alternatives are under attack!! Take Action

    06/04/2004 7:39:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 45 replies · 1,188+ views
    Herbal alternatives are under attack. Download and print flyers. The flyers urge consumers to tell their congressmen and senators to attend the JUNE 17th Herbal Alternatives Congressional Briefing to learn the truth about herbs & health. It is critical that Congress attends this briefing because: HERBAL ALTERNATIVES ARE UNDER ATTACK. News headlines misinform and mislead decision makers. Products you depend on for your health could soon be banned. MANY CAPITOL HILL STAFFERS AND POLICY MAKERS DO NOT UNDERSTAND NATURAL HEALTH INDUSTRY ISSUES. Since DSHEA was passed in 1994, about 50% of Congressmen and Senators and 80% of Congressional aides have...
  • Gem-sized CVD Diamonds: Diamonds Forever?

    03/02/2004 4:20:38 AM PST · by nathanz · 25 replies · 894+ views
    ArcticNews.ca - Arctic News Canada ^ | February 28, 2004 | Joseph Quillan
    -- Researchers synthesize gem-sized diamonds of natural colour and exceptional hardness using Chemical Vapour Deposition. -- WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT DEBT now topping US$7 trillion (about US$100,000 for each family of four), and interest rates at historic lows, new life is beginning to breathe through the Canadian resource sector. One sign of this renewed vigor is a sudden surge in prospecting claims being staked throughout vast tracts of the Canadian Arctic. Over 1,500 new permits have been issued this year for Nunavut alone, compared to 190 last year. And according to the Nunavut Mining Recorder’s Office in Iqualuit, the largest number...