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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

How brown fat fuels up to combat type 2 diabetes and obesity

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 08:01 AM PST

A newly identified signaling pathway that stimulates glucose uptake in brown fat cells might be useful for treating type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Moderate drinking is healthy only for some people

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 06:07 AM PST

A new study confirms that moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease. But only for the 15% of the population that have a particular genotype.

New effective, safe and cheap treatment strategy for rheumatoid arthritis

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 05:34 AM PST

A new drug combination for rheumatoid arthritis treats the disease just as well as other intensive treatment strategies but with less medication and fewer side effects at a significantly lower cost.

New technique for generating electricity

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 05:34 AM PST

Research scientists have demonstrated a new technique for generating electrical energy. The new method can be used in harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations of the environment and converting it into electricity. Energy harvesters are needed, for example, in wireless self-powered sensors and medical implants, where they could ultimately replace batteries. In the future, energy harvesters can open up new opportunities in many application areas such as wearable electronics.

New natural supplement relieves canine arthritis

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 05:22 AM PST

Arthritis pain in dogs can be relieved, with no side effects, by a new product based on medicinal plants and dietary supplements. Two formulas were developed. The first formula, composed of curcumin, devil's claw, black current, Indian frankincense (Salai), willow bark, pineapple bromelaine and camomile, was developed to treat arthritis-induced inflammation. The second included the same ingredients, plus dietary supplements such as omega 3, chondroitin sulfate and glutamine, and was formulated in the hope that it would promote the regeneration of articulations.

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