July 5, 2010

More Like Mom's Milk

1 Camel Milk for Lactose Intolerant People

Camel milk, which doesn't cause protein allergies, may be a better choice for lactose intolerant people, and it could be available in the future in stores in Europe, reports Yahoo News. Camel milk is more like human milk in taste, appearance and composition, plus it may be a healthier option than cow's milk. Camel's milk is being promoted by the United Arab Emirates who say that it's closest to a human mother's own milk. Camel milk is high in vitamin C, as well as insulin. According to Yahoo News, if camel milk is finally available in Europe, consumers would also be able to choose camel chocolate, cheese or even ice cream! However, camels produce less milk than cows, so camel milk would be more expensive. Still, it's possible that camel milk may one day be available in the U.S.

More at Yahoo! News | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Camel Milk, Protein Allergies, Lactose Intolerant, Milk for Lactose Intolerant, Why Camel Milk Is Good, Which Animal Milk Is More Like Human Milk, What Milk Tastes More Like Human Milk, United Arab Emirates, High in Vitamin C, Camel Chocolate, Camel Ice Cream, Camel Cheese

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Lady Gaga Look at What Price?

2 Eye-Popping Circle Lenses May Be Dangerous

"So ... exactly what is the danger? All you say is that wearers may 'avoid professional care' and bad fit may 'cause vision problems.' Is the real danger just that Bausch & Lomb and ophthalmologists don't get a piece of the action?"
- Diana in the comments

Circle lenses, color contacts imported from Asia, are popular among teens, but they could pose a health risk, warn medical professionals. According to MSNBC, circle lenses make eyes look bigger since they cover part of the whites of eyes. They also come in funky shades like purple or pink. However, it's illegal to sell circle lenses in the United States. No contact lenses makers in the U.S. offer circles lenses, and it's illegal to sell corrective or cosmetic lenses without a prescription. Yet, circle lenses are available without a prescription online in prescription strength or just decorative, though doctors warn that those sales encourage the avoidance of professional care. Plus, they caution that contacts that don't fit properly can cause vision problems.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Circle Lenses, Color Contacts, Contacts from Asia, Lady Gaga Eyes, Make Eyes Bigger, Cosmetic Lenses Without a Prescription, Pink Contacts, Violet Contacts, Buying Circle Lenses, Dangers of Circle Lenses

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Doubles the Risk

3 Watching Television Increases Attention Problems

Spending too much time in front of the television and playing video games can double the risk of attention problems in children and young adult, according to new research from the Iowa State University and published in the July issue of the AAP journal Pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than two hours a day for children aged 2 and older. Researcher Edward Swing compared participants who watched TV or played games less than two hours a day to those who watched more. “Those who exceeded the AAP recommendation were about 1.6 times to 2.2 times more likely to have greater than average attention problems,” he said. The effect was less pronounced on middle school students than in college students, according to Swing’s research.

More at MSN Health | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Older Adults Watch More TV Than Kids

Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, Attention Deficit Disorder, Children, Television, Video Games, ADD

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Risk Reduced About 50 Percent

4 High Blood Vitamin E Decreases Alzheimer’s Risk

A newly released Swedish study has found that high levels of several vitamin E components in the blood are associated with a 45 to 54 percent reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in advanced age. The study, conducted at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, found that those with the highest blood levels of all eight natural vitamin E components at the beginning of the six year study had the lowest risk of developing dementia. The neuroprotective effect of vitamin E seems to be related to the combination of the several different forms, where most current dietary supplements only contain alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E is also found in foods such as sunflower seeds, almonds, spinach, mustard greens and turnip greens.

More at PhysOrg.com | Posted 7 years ago by Denise Reynolds

Previously: Eat Heart Healthy Food for a Healthy Brain

Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Greens, Spinach, Vitamin E, Sunflower Seeds, Almonds

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Junctions Bridge to Brain Health

5 Defective Proteins Linked to Brain Diseases

Researchers in England analyzed all the proteins in the brain and found 1500 in the synapses, the junctions that allow for the transfer of chemical or electrical information between cells. Defects in the each of the genes that coded for these proteins were linked to over 135 brain diseases. These diseases could be diagnosed with genetic testing and new and better drugs could be developed. Studies in mice showed that drugs can alter the proteins and the link to the disease. Seth Grant, a neuroscientist at Cambridge University's Sanger Institute who led the study, said "We now recognize that these synapse proteins are the molecular basis of many brain diseases. We know of no other molecular structure which is responsible for more brain diseases -- so we think it's a major discovery."

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Tags: Brain Diseases, Synapses, Neurons, Brain Cells, Synapse Proteins

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Test for Alzheimer’s

6 Blood Protein May Detect Alzheimer's Early

A study of 95 people demonstrated that levels of a protein called clusterin in the blood may be linked to early signs of Alzheimer’s and can detect it 10 years before symptoms in the brain are seen. A second study involving 700 people, 464 with Alzheimer's, showed a direct correlation between higher levels in the blood and a more severe disease, more rapid progression of the disease and atrophy in an area of the brain involved in memory. Simon Lovestone said "...such tests might be used as part of a staging process. I can imagine people first having a blood test and then those people who have high levels of clusterin might go on to have more intensive investigations." The number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is predicted to double every 20 years around the world.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Cognitive Exercises Don’t Prevent Alzheimer’s

Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Clusterin, Test for Alzheimer's, Detect Alzheimer’s Early

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