• Acne Management in Adults over the Age of 35

    Feb 10, 2005
    Acne is not usually considered to be a disorder that affects adults, yet it even affects the elderly. It is common enough in adults over the age of 35 to be noteworthy. The variety known as "persisting acne" is ordinary acne that continues into adult life.
  • DHEA Helps Midlife-Onset Major and Minor Depression and Sexual Function

    Feb 08, 2005
    DHEA has been reported to have antidepressant effects. In this double-blind, placebo controlled study researchers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda tested the effects of DHEA on both men and women aged 45 to 65 with midlife-onset major or minor depression. None of the participants received concurrent antidepressant medication.
  • Vitamin E Levels Drop Significantly, and DNA Damage Increases Dramatically in Lung Cancer Patients

    Feb 07, 2005
    8-Oxodg is formed when free radicals oxidize and damage our DNA or when we are exposed to ionizing radiation. Increasing levels of 8-oxodg is connected with the cancer process. The level of 8-oxodg and levels of vitamin C and vitamin E were checked in 4 groups: smokers with lung cancer, former smokers with lung cancer, healthy adults, and smokers free of lung cancer.
  • Kidney Disease Tied to Decreasing Mental Function

    Feb 04, 2005
    In this study 1,015 women under the age of 80 with already existing coronary artery disease were evaluated for any connection between decreased kidney function and mental impairment. It's well known that menopausal women on dialysis have poorer mental function but it was not understood how worsening kidney function that did not yet require dialysis would affect the brain. The women were split into groups based on the ability of the kidneys to do their job.
  • Astragalus Inhibits Herpes Virus

    Feb 03, 2005
    The oral herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) typically infects the area around the mouth and it is a lifelong nuisance. In this study scientists added the herb Astragalus membranaceus to HSV-1 infected cells. Astragalus had an obvious and strong effect on the herpes virus and was safe lacking toxicity.