Michael Z. David; Sofia Medvedev; Samuel F. Hohmann; Bernard Ewigman; Robert S. Daum. “Increasing Burden of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Hospitalizations at US Academic Medical Centers, 2003–2008.” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, August 2012, pp. 782-789.
Natural approaches to help shed pounds confer health benefits that last up to 10 years.
Motor function and balance in stroke survivors improve with group yoga sessions starting as late as six or more months after the stroke.
Supplementation with chlorella, a single-cell green algae cultivated for its bioactive substances, increases Natural Killer (NK) cell activity.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections doubled at academic medical centers in the US in a five-year period.
Large-scale population based study suggests that people with anxiety depression, and other mental health problems have a higher risk of early death.
Adult stem cells extracted from one's own fat tissue, then cultured into sheets, and rolled into tiny vessels performed as well as natural blood vessels.
In both healthy adults and those with mild cognitive impairment, daily injections of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) improved cognition.
Meta-analysis of 34 studies indicates a significant association of shift work with myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke.
Curcumin, the spice compound that gives curry its yellow color and pungent flavor, is emerging as a prime candidate as a natural treatment for Alzheimer's.
Link between climate change, ozone loss and possible increase in skin cancer incidence.
Severe influenza and exposure to high-intensity vibrations raise a person’s risks of developing Parkinson's Disease later in life.
People who drink hot tea or coffee are 50% less likely to carry methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their noses.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that medical errors and hospital-acquired infections injure more people each year than airplane travel.
Exophiala species black yeast fungi show remarkable tolerance to heat, high salt concentrations, aggressive detergents, and to both acid and alkaline water.
Cellphones used by hospital patients and their visitors are twice as likely to contain potentially dangerous bacteria, compared to those of healthcare workers.
A study on mice shows that granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor significantly reduces symptoms and prevents death after a lethal dose of flu virus.
Dietary fiber may reduce the risks of death from cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases, or death from any cause over a 9-year period.
Species loss in ecosystems such as forests and fields results in increases in pathogens, or disease-causing organisms.
With over 90,000 Americans dying from hospital-based infections annually, study examines the variability in compliance of healthcare providers to hand hygeine.
CDC found disinfectant and pH level violations sufficiently extensive among one in every eight public swimming pools to require immediate closure
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32. Head Off Headaches, Joint Pain, Heart Disease, and Cancer
A compound found in olive oil, called oleocanthal, has anti-inflammatory properties much like those associated with the painkiller ibuprofen, an NSAID (see Tip 40), found U.S. researchers in 2005. Oleocanthal inhibits COX enzymes responsible for the inflammatory response implicated in headaches and joint pain. This study not only supports that regular consumption of olive oil might have some of the long-term health benefits of ibuprofen, but may help explain olive oil's widely reported health benefits such as in lowering the rates of heart disease and cancer in populations that consume it in large quantities (such as Mediterranean countries). The study authors conclude that "Our findings raise the possibility that long-term consumption of oleocanthal may help to protect against some diseases."