by Shyamali Sharma in Workout Trends
“Do you love to write? I do… Do you prefer typing rather than writing? I do…” Well, I might sound like a bride standing on the altar in front of my groom. The priest asks me the most obvious questions and I nonchalantly reply, “Yes, I do.” Students and tech savvy people are also most likely […]
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Fu YF, & Wang FC. (1980) [Effects of norepinephrine on the activity of Na -K -ATPase and level of cAMP in rabbit myocardium and the antagonistic effects of insulin (author's transl)]. Zhonghua xin xue guan bing za zhi, 8(3), 221-2. PMID: 6273095
The paper by Thomas Hoffmann and colleagues  on reproductive stoppage - the decision to not have more children - in couples with a child already diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the source for today's post. This is both an important and delicate area to talk about so I tread very carefully in my discussions.The Holy Infants @ Wikipedia A few details first:Based on records held at the California Department of Developmental Services, children born between 1990 ........ Read more »
Hoffmann, T., Windham, G., Anderson, M., Croen, L., Grether, J., & Risch, N. (2014) Evidence of Reproductive Stoppage in Families With Autism Spectrum Disorder. JAMA Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.420
With the SCOTUS ruling for the Hobby Lobby case [if you have no idea what I am talking about you can read about that anywhere on the net, like here] […]... Read more »
Jane, F., & Davis, S. (2014) A Practitioner's Toolkit for Managing the Menopause . Climacteric, 1-16. DOI: 10.3109/13697137.2014.929651
by Namrata Diengdoh in Workout Trends
Whenever I close my eyes and imagine the color purple the first thought that comes to my mind is royalty. So does blue does it not? However, when I think blue it brings more serenity to my thoughts. Did you know that this color food group helps people who are looking forward to losing weight? […]
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García-Zepeda SP, García-Villa E, Díaz-Chávez J, Hernández-Pando R, & Gariglio P. (2013) Resveratrol induces cell death in cervical cancer cells through apoptosis and autophagy. European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP), 22(6), 577-84. PMID: 23603746
Kim, S., Park, Y., Paik, H., & Chang, H. (2011) Effect of anthocyanins on expression of matrix metalloproteinase-2 in naproxen-induced gastric ulcers. British Journal of Nutrition, 106(12), 1792-1801. DOI: 10.1017/S000711451100242X
Krikorian, R., Shidler, M., Nash, T., Kalt, W., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M., Shukitt-Hale, B., & Joseph, J. (2010) Blueberry Supplementation Improves Memory in Older Adults . Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58(7), 3996-4000. DOI: 10.1021/jf9029332
Cholesterol, it’s bad for the heart. We know LDL bad, HDL good, eat healthier or ruin your arteries. I’m sure most of us have seen the public service announcements [at […]... Read more »
Potluri, R., Lavu, D., Uppal, H., & Chandran, S. (2014) P740 Hyperlipidaemia as a risk factor for breast cancer?. Cardiovascular Research, 103(suppl 1). DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvu098.160
by Namrata Diengdoh in Workout Trends
“If I have been indulging in rich foods, a cleanse is a wonderful way to hit the reset button.” - Salma Hayek Now are not those beautiful words and don’t those words hold so much weight in them. If we think carefully and analyze our life pattern in the present time then it is […]
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Padayatty, S., Katz, A., Wang, Y., Eck, P., Kwon, O., Lee, J., Chen, S., Corpe, C., Dutta, A., Dutta, S.... (2003) Vitamin C as an Antioxidant: Evaluation of Its Role in Disease Prevention. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 22(1), 18-35. DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2003.10719272
Mendoza EE, & Burd R. (2011) Quercetin as a systemic chemopreventative agent: structural and functional mechanisms. Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry, 11(14), 1216-21. PMID: 22070678
Shukla, Y., & Singh, M. (2007) Cancer preventive properties of ginger: A brief review. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 45(5), 683-690. DOI: 10.1016/j.fct.2006.11.002
McCarron, D., Morris, C., Henry, H., & Stanton, J. (1984) Blood pressure and nutrient intake in the United States. Science, 224(4656), 1392-1398. DOI: 10.1126/science.6729459
A new health collar or chip may be the next big accessory for dogs, and humans.... Read more »
Xu S, Zhang Y, Jia L, Mathewson KE, Jang KI, Kim J, Fu H, Huang X, Chava P, Wang R.... (2014) Soft microfluidic assemblies of sensors, circuits, and radios for the skin. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6179), 70-4. PMID: 24700852
Autism, not caused by vaccines. In fact I’ve written several posts on the genetic clues to autism, now a new study offers more proof that it is purely genetic [at […]... Read more »
Bernier, R., Golzio, C., Xiong, B., Stessman, H., Coe, B., Penn, O., Witherspoon, K., Gerdts, J., Baker, C., Vulto-van Silfhout, A.... (2014) Disruptive CHD8 Mutations Define a Subtype of Autism Early in Development. Cell. DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.06.017
"The results indicate the presence of a mosaic subpopulation of epigenetically-dysregulated, ectodermally-derived cells in subjects with ASD [autism spectrum disorder]". That was the very clinical primary conclusion reached in the study by Esther Berko and colleagues  (open-access here). They looked at DNA methylation patterns in cheek cell samples for a small sample of children diagnosed with an ASD (n=47) "born to mothers aged 35 and over" compared with samples from an asymptomatic control ........ Read more »
Berko ER, Suzuki M, Beren F, Lemetre C, Alaimo CM, Calder RB, Ballaban-Gil K, Gounder B, Kampf K, Kirschen J.... (2014) Mosaic epigenetic dysregulation of ectodermal cells in autism spectrum disorder. PLoS genetics, 10(5). PMID: 24875834
A rare and extremely timely study using NGS tools to sequence DNA from intestinal microbial eukaryotic communities has been published in June 2014 in Frontiers in Microbiology; here's a small review.... Read more »
Parfrey, L., Walters, W., Lauber, C., Clemente, J., Berg-Lyons, D., Teiling, C., Kodira, C., Mohiuddin, M., Brunelle, J., Driscoll, M.... (2014) Communities of microbial eukaryotes in the mammalian gut within the context of environmental eukaryotic diversity. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00298
Testosterone, to some it’s a bad word, bringing crazy images like “roid rage” and the like. To others with more than just a pop culture understanding it is a lifesaver. […]... Read more »
Baillargeon Jacques , Urban Randall J. , Kuo Yong-Fang , Ottenbacher Kenneth J. , & Raji Mukaila A. . (2014) Risk of Myocardial Infarction in Older Men Receiving Testosterone Therapy. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. DOI: 10.1177/1060028014539918
Miner Martin, Gary Blick, Harvey Kushner, & Mohit Khera. (2013) 12-Month Observation of Testosterone Replacement Effectiveness in a General Population of Men. Postgraduate Medicine, 125(2), 8-18. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3810/pgm.2013.03.2637
Almeida Osvaldo P., Graeme J. Hankey, Konrad Jamrozik, & Leon Flicker. (2008) Low Free Testosterone Concentration as a Potentially Treatable Cause of Depressive Symptoms in Older Men. Archives of General Psychiatry, 65(3), 283. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2007.33
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes significantly to mortality and long-term disability.In the U.S. there are an estimated 52,000 deaths yearly due to TBI with over 1,000,000 emergency room (ER) visits.Understanding the epidemiology of TBI can provides clues to designing prevention programs.Four relevant recent research studies provide insight about the epidemiology of TBI.TBI in hospitalized patients in Scotland Tara Shivaji and colleagues in Scotland examined the prevalence and patte........ Read more »
Shivaji T, Lee A, Dougall N, McMillan T, & Stark C. (2014) The epidemiology of hospital treated traumatic brain injury in Scotland. BMC neurology, 2. PMID: 24386897
Kerr ZY, Harmon KJ, Marshall SW, Proescholdbell SK, & Waller AE. (2014) The epidemiology of traumatic brain injuries treated in emergency departments in North Carolina, 2010-2011. North Carolina medical journal, 75(1), 8-14. PMID: 24487751
E. Longfolia: an aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, and anti-malarial miracle plant.... Read more »
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. This seems even more true when a new study came out that shows, when it comes to fixing deforestation and forest degradation, […]... Read more »
Improving pulmonary function in newborns. 500 mg of daily vitamin C given to pregnant smoking women “decreased the effects of in-utero nicotine” and “improved measures of pulmonary function” in their newborns, according to a study by Cindy T. McEvoy and others at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers have long known that smoking during pregnancy can harm the respirator........ Read more »
McEvoy Cindy T., Nakia Clay, Keith Jackson, Mitzi D. Go, Patricia Spitale, Carol Bunten, Maria Leiva, David Gonzales, Julie Hollister-Smith, & Manuel Durand. (2014) Vitamin C Supplementation for Pregnant Smoking Women and Pulmonary Function in Their Newborn Infants. JAMA, 311(20), 2074. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2014.5217
Spend much time outside in the summer and you will have to deal with mosquitoes. The mechanisms that females use to find a blood meal are becoming better understood. New research shows how the proboscis probes for a blood vessel, perhaps using the TRPA1 heat sensing ion channel as a signal for nearby blood.
Once they feed, females lay eggs. New research indicates that they actually prefer water that contains the dead larvae of similar mosquitoes, dead from predators. The presence of predator........ Read more »
Maekawa E, Aonuma H, Nelson B, Yoshimura A, Tokunaga F, Fukumoto S, & Kanuka H. (2011) The role of proboscis of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi in host-seeking behavior. Parasites , 10. PMID: 21272298
Albeny-Simões D, Murrell EG, Elliot SL, Andrade MR, Lima E, Juliano SA, & Vilela EF. (2014) Attracted to the enemy: Aedes aegypti prefers oviposition sites with predator-killed conspecifics. Oecologia, 175(2), 481-92. PMID: 24590205
Olanga EA, Okal MN, Mbadi PA, Kokwaro ED, & Mukabana WR. (2010) Attraction of Anopheles gambiae to odour baits augmented with heat and moisture. Malaria journal, 6. PMID: 20051143
Liu C, & Zwiebel LJ. (2013) Molecular characterization of larval peripheral thermosensory responses of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae. PloS one, 8(8). PMID: 23940815
I’ll let the authors begin: It is clear that Chronic Kidney Disease (GFR <60mls/min) is associated with reduced life expectancy, partly due to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Are we clear? Reduced kidney function = increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Try to remember that when a member of the transplant industry tries to say that living kidney donors have no increased risk …
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Stephen KD Hamilton , Grant D Stewart , Alan McNeill , Antony CP Riddick , & Richard Phelps . (2014) Renal Function After Unilateral Nephrectomy . Scottish Universities Medical Journal , 3(2), 22-31. info:/
The BBC ran an interesting article on their website recently titled: Happiness and disability. Discussions about the disability paradox - whereby some people with often significant and persistent disability report experiencing a good or excellent quality of life (QoL) - got me thinking about QoL and in particular, how it might relate to the very wide and very heterogeneous autism spectrum. I might add that I am not insinuating that everyone diagnosed on the autism spectrum are 'disabled' but rat........ Read more »
Chiang, H., & Wineman, I. (2014) Factors associated with quality of life in individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A review of literature. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8(8), 974-986. DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2014.05.003
What is recovery and how do we measure it? One problem with asking services to deliver recovery outcomes is that we actually do need to measure something to see if taxpayers are getting value for money. In a recently published paper, John F Kelly and Bettina Hoeppner from Harvard, take a look at the problems [...]
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Grapefruit juice, I hate the stuff. But did you know that if you drink as little as 8 oz. of it when you take certain medications it could dramatically increase […]... Read more »
Davis SA, Feldman SR, & Taylor SL. (2014) Use of St. John's Wort in Potentially Dangerous Combinations. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.). PMID: 24956073
Rao TS, & Andrade C. (2011) The MMR vaccine and autism: Sensation, refutation, retraction, and fraud. Indian journal of psychiatry, 53(2), 95-6. PMID: 21772639
Corti N, & Taegtmeyer AB. (2012) [Clinically important food-drug interactions: what the practitioner needs to know]. Praxis, 101(13), 849-55. PMID: 22715076
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