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Fructose, Corn Syrup Cause Excess Hunger, Obesity: Study

By Jacob Chamberlain | Agencies | 03 Jan 2013

Fructose, a form of sugar found in products such as high-fructose corn syrup, causes excess hunger and subsequent overeating, according to a new report released Wednesday.

The study, conducted by Yale University School of Medicine, finds that fructose causes reactions in the human brain—such that one's appetite is increased—convincing the body it needs to consume more food than it actually does.

 

Alcohol: The Devil’s Deadly Disease

By AbdurRahman Mahdi / IslamReligion / 29 Dec 2012

In the year 988 CE, Prince Vladimir, sovereign leader of Kievan Russia, opted for Orthodox Christianity as his state religion. Legend says his ambassadors were much more impressed with the gold and grandeur of Byzantine’s cathedrals, especially Constantinople’s Church of Santa Sophia (now Istanbul’s Mosque of Haya Sofiya) than they were with the simple and austere décor of the Islamic houses of worship (i.e. the mosques) in nearby Volga Bulgaria.

 

Endless Debate on Mobile Radiation

By David Njagi / 28 Dec 2012

The noise over whether the human race is at risk of radiation from cell phone use is as divisive as it is elusive, but lately, some countries like Kenya appear to be taking notice.

Last September, the Kenyan government made a landmark ruling banning the sale of counterfeit phones, a move that raised the concern of the scientific community about the health hazards on people holding the gadget; this could be a trap - electromagnetic radiation looks to be one of them.

 

Six reasons magnesium is an essential supplement for well-being

Source : Natural News / 25 Dec 2012

Magnesium has been called the "master mineral" because it is involved with over 300 metabolic functions within our bodies. Yet, everyone who relies on commercially farmed, depleted topsoil crops is magnesium deficient. Organic crops have considerably more magnesium content than what Big Ag can offer.

 

EU plans tougher tobacco health warnings

Source : BBC / 22 Dec 2012

Cigarette packs sold in the EU will have to have bigger health warnings in text and pictures, under new proposals from the EU Commission.

The draft directive would require 75% of the packet to be covered - front and back - with the warnings. But company branding would not be banned.

 

Healthy food options for controlling Blood Sugar

Source : Naturefresh / 19 Dec 2012

ROLE OF GLUCOSE AND INSULIN IS OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD.

All the cells in our body and especially the brain need a constant supply of glucose, oxygen and specific micronutrients in order to function normally. A lack of glucose can make us feel tired, irritable, hungry, angry, dizzy, short of breath, nauseous, feverish and very confused. These are warning signals that are relayed from various parts of the body to the brain to report glucose depletion at a cellular level. Despite the fact that you may already have plenty of sugar in your bloodstream, insulin is required to transport that glucose into the cells so it can be used as fuel.

 

Coffee Consumption Reduces Risk of Oral Cancer

Source : Jessica Berman / VOAnews / 15 Dec 2012

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world. Now comes word from a very large study of Americans that the stimulating drink might play a role in reducing the risk of oral / pharyngeal cancer, a particularly deadly form of the disease.

One of the many questions put to the 970,000 American men and women taking part in the 30-year-old Cancer Prevention Study involved their coffee-drinking habits. The researchers — population study experts with the American Cancer Society — say the study has found that participants who drank about four cups of coffee per day reduced their risk of oral/pharyngeal cancer by 49 percent, compared to those who drank little or no coffee per day.

 

High blood pressure ‘silent killer’

Source : Tradearabia / 13 Dec 2012

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer and it poses among the greatest health risks because most people remain unaware that they have this condition until it is too late, said an expert.

Dr Mark Pecker, an international expert on hypertension, was speaking recently at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar’s monthly Medicine and U community health forum.

 

Two Saudis invent bone screw from date stones

Source : Arab News | 06 Dec 2012

The European Patent Office (EPO) granted a patent to two Saudis for their invention of a nail ‘screw’ made of natural minerals, including date stones.

The screw is similar in its formation to the structure and composition of bones because it contains carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and minerals.

 

Antibiotics in pregnancy tied to asthma in children: study

Source : Agencies | 20 Nov 2012

Children whose mothers took antibiotics while they were pregnant were slightly more likely than other children to develop asthma, according to a Danish study.

The results don't prove that antibiotics caused the higher asthma risk, but they support a current theory that the body's own "friendly" bacteria have a role in whether a child develops asthma, and antibiotics can disrupt those beneficial bugs.

 
 

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