Consumable diatomic hydrogen water and inflammatory disease

Categories Inflammation is very closely associated with oxidative stress. Heretofore, the prescribed drugs that neutralize the swelling and tenderness of inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease can sometimes carry a side effect profile. Most conventional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are linked with a variety of toxic effects, especially gastrointestinal

St. John’s Wort and Health Belief Model

Categories History and Orientation The Health Belief Model (HBM) is a psychological model that attempts to explain and predict health behaviors based on an individuals attitudes and beliefs of individuals. It was first developed in the 1950s by social psychologists employed by the U.S. Public Health Services. The most recent

Brain Degenerative Factors and their Effects on the Brain

Categories The following is a list of brain degenerative factors that can easily progress into age senile dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression and early general dysfunction. Inflammation. Most people think that inflammation is painful but interestingly enough the brain does not have brain receptors. Hence we cannot feel brain inflammation. Through modern

Health news: St John’s Wort helps cold hands?

Categories St John’s Wort helps cold hands? St John’s Wort, the herb widely used to treat depression, may help patients with Raynaud’s syndrome, a condition that makes sufferers’ fingers and toes go white and numb. In a new Canadian trial, patients will take three 300mg tablets, three times a day

Postpartum depression (PPD) helpline now available

Categories Feeling exhausted, irritable, angry or nervous? Not as interested in your baby as you might be? Are you experiencing feelings of being a bad mother? Crying uncontrollably? Are you experiencing feelings of guilt, worthlessness or hopelessness? Have you had thoughts of harming your baby or yourself? Family members can

St. John’s Wort cancer treatment heads to Phase III trial

Categories Hy Biopharma cancer treatment heads to Phase III trial The company developed a cancer drug based on a substance found in St. John’s Wort. Gali Weinreb US-Israeli start-up Hy Biopharma Inc., which has been almost anonymous in the local market until now, announced that it plans to shortly begin

Gene Protects Adults Abused as Children from Depression

Categories Some forms of a gene that controls the body’s response to stress hormones appear to protect adults who were abused in childhood from depression, psychiatrists have found. People who had been abused as children and who carried the most protective forms of the gene, called corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor one

Taking Champix to quit smoking may induce depression

Categories BRENDAN TREMBATH: A pill designed to help smokers quit is causing concern because of reports that it led to suicides and depression among some patients in the United States. The prescription drug sold as Champix was launched in Sydney today and will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

Bi-polar Depression leads to shrinking brain

Categories A new study published in the Journal of Biological Psychiatry has linked bipolar disorder or manic depression with accelerated shrinking of the brain. Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition defined as recurrent episodes of significant disturbance in moods. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Andrew

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds $4.4m grant for research into St. John’s Wort’s anti inflammatory / anti viral / analgesic properties

Categories The funding will allow the NIH to conduct anti-viral, anti inflammatory and pain receptor studies and to assess exactly how St. John’s Wort components block inflammation. “We are moving toward something like a fingerprint of the biologically active chemicals in the species,” said the center’s director, Diane Birt. “In the next three years, we’ll include emphasis

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