Nutrition Health Review

Health magazine (tabloid).

Articles from No. 94, 2006

Asthma Risk Higher in American Children
Mexican-American children born in the United States appear to have a higher risk of asthma than children born in Mexico.Kamal Eldeirawi, R.N., M.S., and colleagues from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Southern California analyzed...
Birth Coaching Makes Little Difference
When a woman is giving birth, having a "coach" tell her to push during contractions makes almost no difference in shortening labor; it may actually increase her risk of subsequent problems with her bladder, researchers at University of Texas Southwestern...
Exercise Ability May Indicate Life Span in Elderly
As people age into their 70's, their ability to walk one quarter of a mile becomes an important predictor of their overall health and may even indicate how long they might live.Of nearly 3,000 healthy older adults, those who were able to complete a quarter-mile...
Fast Facts about Lung Health
According to a new study, eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus), an herb used for centuries, may be effective for treating some allergies. A form of eleuthero root extract exhibited anti-allergic effects.Patients were given eleuthero alone as well as...
Herbs Used to Treat Everyday Ills
Nearly half of the nutritionally vulnerable Latino children from low-income families surveyed by Penn State researchers in the state's clinics were treated with herbs by their caregivers for common ills such as diaper rash, colic, teething symptoms,...
Iron Supplements Improve Colds and Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Anemic Children
Giving iron supplements to anemic children when they have a cold or other upper-respiratory tract infection (URTI) significantly improved their iron status without increasing stomach upset or other side effects, says a Perm State nutritionist.Dr. Namanjeet...
Kidney Stones More Common with Type 2 Diabetes
People with type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes have highly acidic urine, a metabolic feature that explains their greater risk for developing uric acid kidney stones, according to a study at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in...
Malpractice Myths and Coverups
Mention the subject of medical malpractice, and the debate will most likely focus on money-hungry patients exaggerating their frivolous injuries, evil insurance companies squeezing money from hard-working doctors, or a corrupt cabal of reckless physicians...
Mercury Amalgams: Can They Cause Neurological Problems?
History of Mercury AmalgamNearly 1,400 years ago, the Chinese used a paste containing mercury to fill in decaying cracks and crevices in unhealthy teeth. The practice continued through the Middle Ages as Chinese and European alchemists began to study...
Multiple Sclerosis Plaques Are Center of New Research
Plaques that form around the nerve cells of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are apparently what disable people with the disease. Partly developed reparative cells within the plaques provide hope for a treatment, reports a physician at the University...
New Products of Interest
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Plant-Based Diet May Be Good for Controlling Weight
Consuming more plant foods and fewer animal products may help individuals control their weight, according to a new study.The study was led by nutritional epidemiologist P. K. Newby at the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) Human Nutrition...
Postscripts
For the small number of children who have only one copy of a gene variant that regulates a crucial brain messenger chemical, the chances of schizophrenia rise significantly.A team at Stanford University studied 24 children who were missing a small piece...
Recipes for the Vegan and Vegetarian
Barbecue Vegetable Brochettes(Makes about eight brochettes)These colorful brochettes can be roasted in the oven or tossed on the grill for delicious picnic fare. Serve them on a bed of brown rice, pasta, or bulgur.1 pound very firm tofu (bean curd) (optional)1...
Technology Gives Disabled Children a Voice
Laptop computers that combine features from popular toys with innovative technology have rapidly accelerated the learning and communication ability of disabled children, Perm State University researchers say. In the future, this technology may be adapted...
Televisions Can Harm Children-Literally
Adults need to be better educated about television's potential harm-not just the content or programming but the physical danger of falling sets.Pediatricians at the at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas reviewed a year's worth...
Tuberculosis in the AIDS Era
(Editor's note: This article originally appeared in Nutrition Health Review, Issue #59.)More prevalent than AIDS, deadlier than some forms of cancer, not enough attention is being focused on the silent plague.Editor's note: The following questions and...
Two Ticks Carry Parasites Harmful to Cows and Deer
The southern cattle tick, Boophilus microplus, and the cattle-fever tick, Boophilus. annulatus, transmit the two species of blood parasites, Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina, which cause the cattle diseases collectively known as "Texas fever," "cattle...
Warning: Breathing Could Be Hazardous to Your Health
If you are one of the more than 35 million Americans with a chronic lung disease such as asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, or others, then you understand what it is to struggle for every breath.1 For those of you who have been lucky enough to escape a...
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