Brain Pressure Controls Eye Pressure, Revealing New Avenues for Glaucoma Treatment

January 23, 2020

Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure – a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is associated with increased pressure in the eye due to a reduce ability of the eye to maintain proper […]

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Losing Tongue Fat Improves Sleep Apnea

January 22, 2020

Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that improvements in sleep apnea symptoms appear to be linked to the reduction of fat in one unexpected body […]

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Women’s Blood Vessels Age Faster Than Men’s

January 22, 2020

New research from the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai showed for the first time that women’s blood vessels – including both large and small arteries – age at a faster rate than men’s. The findings, published recently in the journal JAMA Cardiology, could help to explain why women tend to develop different types of cardiovascular […]

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Common foods can help ‘landscape’ the jungle of our gut microbiome

January 22, 2020

San Diego State University researchers have found a new way to harness food as medicine, which has far-reaching implications to control harmful microbes in our gut while balancing microbial diversity by fostering the growth of beneficial bacteria. Foods we eat commonly affect our gut microbiota. New research shows they do so by triggering the production […]

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Can Chronic Diseases Be Reversed

January 15, 2020

Join world-renowned doctors, scientists, and researchers for a symposium about the new frontier of medicine – reversing chronic diseases. Topics to be discussed include heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, stem cell therapies, gut health, clinical genomics and the reversal of neurodegenerative conditions. View the video below to hear Shalesh Kaushal MD, PhD explain […]

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CHPA Petitions FDA to Establish a Clear Path for CBD in Dietary Supplements

November 19, 2019

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) submitted a citizen petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to exercise its existing statutory authority to swiftly issue regulations that establish a clear pathway for manufacturers to lawfully market cannabidiol (CBD) in dietary supplements. “Intense consumer demand and commercial interest has resulted in […]

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The pathway to Parkinson’s takes a surprising twist

November 19, 2019

In neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s disease, a specific group of neurons start to perish one by one, causing movement problems and other symptoms. Scientists have long focused on finding out why these neurons die. Now it turns out, they might not even be dead. Rockefeller researchers found that affected neurons in Parkinson’s disease can shut […]

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New finding offers possibility for preventing age-related metabolic disease

November 19, 2019

A study by researchers at Yale has uncovered why belly fat surrounding organs increases as people age, a finding that could offer new treatment possibilities for improving metabolic health, thereby reducing the likelihood for diseases like diabetes and atherosclerosis that stem from inflammation. Led by Dr. Vishwa Deep Dixit, the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of […]

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Cultivating joy through mindfulness: An antidote to opioid misuse, the disease of despair

November 4, 2019

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain’s response to natural, healthy rewards while also decreasing the brain’s response to opioid-related cues. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, examined data from four experiments involving 135 adults who took opioids daily for chronic pain. The study […]

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Being Physically Active Can Lower Older Adults’ Risk for Dying

November 4, 2019

For older adults, being physically active is an important part of overall good health. In fact, experts say that nine percent of all premature deaths are caused by not getting enough physical activity. Physical activity is known to reduce deaths from heart disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and mental illness. A team of researchers looked […]

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