Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sugery for migraines, Zinc and immunity, Resveratrol discovery

Forehead surgery treats migraine headaches

According to the results of a new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, plastic surgeons have been able to cure migraine headaches by performing a modified forehead lift. Plastic surgeon Bahman Guyuron, MD, of Case Western Reserve University, says the type of forehead lift used to cure migraines could also lead to a more youthful appearance. Keep reading

Study says Zinc helps us fight virus and infection

Researchers at the University of Florida Center for Nutritional Sciences find that zinc boosts immunity and could help fight viral and bacterial infection. The study, published in the August 2009 print issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that zinc could be developed to treat antibiotic resistant infections because it stimulates activation of immune enhancing T-cells needed to fight viruses and infection. Keep reading

Resveratrol from red wine could treat major illnesses

Resveratrol in red wine is known for controlling inflammation and promoting health. Until now scientists did not understand how the ingredient in red wine works. New research from scientists in Scotland and Singapore shows that resveratrol from red wine could be used to treat major illnesses such as overwhelming systemic infection (sepsis), appendicitis, and peritonitis (a serious condition related to inflammation in the abdominal cavity). Keep reading