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Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatment
UCLA researchers have demonstrated how resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes and found in wine, works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne.

Gut bacteria promote obesity in mice
A species of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum, coupled with a high-fat diet, may cause animals to gain weight

Curry Spice Might Help the Brain Heal Itself
Although this article does not specifically mention Parkinson's disease, turmeric has nevertheless been studied with regard to PD. It appears promising

Celiac patients may be able to avoid gluten-free diet thanks to ..worms?
A small pilot study achieved big results, reducing symptoms of Celiac's disease -- the autoimmune disorder that requires a gluten-free diet

Should information on smoking.health be owned by a tobacco company?
Health websites could be overrun by commercial interests, experts fear

Can Diet Affect Multiple Sclerosis?
A new study of dietary patterns and risk for multiple sclerosis finds no relationship between eating a high-quality, healthy diet and a lower risk of getting MS

Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Could Raise Autism Risk
Mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely to report taking iron supplements before and during their pregnancies than the mothers of children who are developing normally,

Findings Give Hope to Plant Extract as Possible Lupus Treatment
New findings by a biomedical engineer and his team at the University of Houston (UH) raise hope for a new class of drugs to treat lupus that may not include the long list of adverse risks and side effects often associated with current treatments for this disease.

Compound from hops aids cognitive function in young animals
Xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer, has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals.

The dry-roasting process may trigger peanut allergies, a new Oxford study says
The new study determined that dry-roasted peanuts were more likely to cause an allergic reaction in mice than their raw counterparts.

Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts
Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates

9 Fats to Include in a Healthy Diet
Fats are often considered the enemy of good nutrition, but when included in a healthy diet they can boast several potential health benefits

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes
A new study reveals that certain gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes following exposure to artificial sweeteners

Study: Eating High-Fat Dairy Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Eating eight portions of full-fat dairy products a day could cut the risk of diabetes by 25 per cent, a study has suggested

Kids exposed in the womb to plasticizers more likely to have asthma
The study is the first to link childhood asthma, which has been increasing in recent decades, to prenatal exposure to phthalates.

Sugar intake must be slashed further, say scientists
Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay

UV light can turn gene into source of skin cancers, researchers find
A genetic mutation caused by ultraviolet light is likely the driving force behind millions of human skin cancers, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees

Fish and Fatty Acid Consumption Associated With Lower Risk of Hearing Loss in Women
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that consumption of two or more servings of fish per week was associated with a lower risk of hearing loss in women.

Not enough vitamin B1 can cause brain damage
A deficiency of a single vitamin, B1 (thiamine), can cause a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy.

Magic mushrooms help long-time smokers kick habit: study
The volunteers took a pill containing psilocybin, the active hallucinogenic ingredient in magic mushrooms, as part of a cognitive behavior therapy program at Johns Hopkins University

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