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Low Magnesium Levels Linked to Kidney Disease

People with low levels of magnesium in the blood—which can result from diarrhea, chronic stress and certain medications—run the risk of serious kidney disease.

Cell Phones and Router Microwaves Stress Plants

Parsley, celery and dill weed plants exposed to microwave radiation had thinner cell walls and smaller mitochondria.

Hip Fractures Decrease on Weekends and Holy Days

Elderly patients are more likely to fracture a hip during cold and rainy weather, but not during the Sabbath.

Calcium Supplements Raise Risk of Brain Lesions

People over 60 that take calcium supplements are more likely to have the type of brain lesions linked to hypertension.

Looking at Beautiful Art Bumps Up Brain Activity

Beautiful paintings produced more appreciation in people and more varied brain activity than photographs of similar scenes, Japanese researchers found.

Vitamin D3 Cuts Antibiotic Use by Elderly

Elderly people taking 2,000 IU a day of vitamin D3 were significantly less like to suffer infections that required antibiotics.

Tongue Diagnosis Reveals Sleep Disorders

Pale and coated tongues are correlated with human sleep dysfunctions, say Korean researchers.

Antioxidant Supplements Improve Eye Health

Austrian researchers found that a supplement of vitamins, minerals and herbs doubled the flow of blood and nutrients through the eye’s arteries in a mere two weeks.

Fitness Update

The latest information on the fittest U.S. cities shows some surprise winners.

Tough Family Life Linked to Chromosome Aging

Children raised in unstable or harsh conditions have shorter chromosomes, a condition linked to shorter lifespans.
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