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Aspirin: An Old Drug with a New Indication

Elizabeth Moxley an Adjunct Faculty Member at the College of DuPage and an Assistant Professor at DePaul University shared that aspirin (ASA) is a widely used drug and popular in the news lately. A recent study published in JACC (J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jan 20;65(2):111-21) reports that more than 11% of individuals who take […]

Study shows acupuncture can lower blood pressure

Patrick B. Massey M. D. shares that one might imagine that if someone were sticking needles in your body that your blood pressure would go up. But, a recent study on the effects of acupuncture and high blood pressure demonstrated that the exact opposite can happen. Indeed, acupuncture needles placed in the right points on the […]

High BMI increases diabetes risk

Being overweight is less likely to cause a heart attack or kill you than it is to increase your risk of diabetes, according to a new study of identical twins, the American Heart Association News reports. Researchers used a nationwide Swedish twin registry to find twin pairs with identical DNA but different body mass indexes, […]

Study looks at genes affecting depression

The Associated Press reports that a key advance in the study of depression,  is a  comprehensive scan of human DNA.  Findings have turned up that DnA is  apparently a  hiding places of more than a dozen genes linked to the disorder. “This is a jumping-off point” for further work to reveal the biological underpinnings of […]

Do This Every Day to Lose Weight

According to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, researchers from Duke University Obesity Prevention Program reported that those who weighed themselves daily lost about three times as much weight and body fat, compared to those stepped on the scale less frequently. The Duke obesity researchers enrolled 47 […]