• Reversing brain damage in former NFL players

    Jun 14, 2011
    A recent study performed at UC Irvine School of Medicine has implications for anyone with traumatic brain injury. Thirty retired NFL (American Football) players were enrolled in the study; they all suffered from brain damage with cognitive impairment. NFL players were chosen because they commonly suffer from multiple concussions – a form of minor traumatic brain injury.
  • L-Carnitine improves physical performance

    Jun 13, 2011
    A new randomised, double blinded study shows that the nutrient L-Carnitine improves exercise performance. The researchers from the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nottingham Medical School had 14 healthy male volunteers with an average age of 25.9 years and Body Mass Index of 23 perform an exercise test comprising 30 minute cycling at 50% VO2max (50% of their maximum performance), 30 minutes at 80% VO2max, then a 30 minute work output performance trial for peak activity. They did this on three visits separated by 12 weeks.
  • How Bee Pollen can help pollen allergies

    Jun 09, 2011
    Airborne allergens generally come from the pollen grains of flowers, trees and any other plant-life in your immediate area. When bees collect pollens and nectar they are collecting these same pollens which are causing a negative reaction in your body. Small amounts of these pollens are present in the honey and bee pollen produced in the hive and are ingested into your body when you consume these bee products.
  • Fish Oil capsules treat depression in the elderly

    Jun 08, 2011
    A group of elderly patients with mild to moderate depression were supplemented with either placebo or a 1000mg Fish Oil capsule supplying 300mg of Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). The depression scores improved significantly on fish oils versus placebo and it was clinically more effective giving mild relief.
  • An explanation of how the heart works and Atrial Fibrillation

    Jun 07, 2011
    The heart pumps blood to the rest of the body. During each heart beat, the two upper chambers of the heart (atria) contract, followed by the two lower chambers (ventricles). These actions, when timed perfectly, allow for an efficient pump.