Archive for the ‘HEALTH’ Category

Study: A fish a day reduces liver cancer risk

Thursday, June 7, 2012 Comments off

Japanese researchers say eating one fish a day lowers the risk of developing liver cancer by a third compared to eating one fish per week. Read more…

Researchers create hair follicles from stem cells

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 18, 2012

A group of researchers have successfully created an organ that creates hair using two different types of stem cells. Stem cells have the potential to evolve into any tissue or organ. Read more…

Team: Intestinal dysfunction linked to gout

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Comments off

Japanese researchers say intestinal dysfunction is one of the causes of a disease that makes people suffer from swollen joints. Gout is usually linked to high levels of uric acid in the blood. Read more…

Study shows egg may help alleviate depression

Thursday, March 29, 2012 Comments off

Japanese researchers have found that an ingredient in eggs appears to alleviate depression.

A group led by Professor Mitsuhiro Furuse of Kyushu University’s graduate school of agriculture released the results of their study at a conference of the Japanese Society of Animal Science on Wednesday. Read more…

Japan -Thyroid screenings detect relatively high exposure

Saturday, March 10, 2012 Comments off

Experts have detected radioactive iodine in the thyroid glands of 80 percent of the people who used to live near the Fukushima nuclear plant. Five of them had dosages of more than 50 millisieverts. Read more…

Human Embryonic Stem cells improve monkeys with Parkinson’s

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Feb. 21, 2012

A group of Japanese scientists has succeeded in improving the conditions of monkeys with Parkinson’s disease after transplants of nerve cells generated from human Embryonic stem cells, or ES cells. Read more…

WHO to continue discussing bird flu research

Saturday, February 18, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 18, 2012

Flu experts from around the world have agreed on the need to continue discussing bird flu research in light of possible use by bioterrorists.

The World Health Organization announced the view on Friday after a 2-day Read more…

Japan – Researchers identify genes causing lung cancer

Monday, February 13, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 13, 2012

Japanese researchers say they have identified genes that cause a type of lung cancer.

Researchers at Jichi Medical University and the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research focused on some healthy genes that cause lung adenocarcinoma by mutating with other genes. Read more…

Fighting Fat:US revises school lunch guidelines

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 26, 2012

US schoolchildren are to see healthier foods on their lunch plates under new guidelines designed to address obesity among children. Read more…

Embryonic stem cells help the blind to see

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Comments off

US scientists say they have helped improve vision in 2 legally blind women by injecting embryonic stem cells into their eyes. Read more…