Health News Brief: Brain Makes Its Own Version Of Valium, If Youíre Fat Does It Mean Youíre Ill? (Yes, Says AMA), Medical Marijuana May Lower Blood Sugar American Medical ID


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Health News Brief

July 9. 2013   

Brain Makes Its Own Version Of Valium, Provides Clues For Epilepsy Treatment
Stanford neuroscientists have found a compound in our bodies that mimics the anti-seizure, anxiety-reducing drug Valium (Diazepam). The discovery provides key insights into why seizures happen and could yield new therapies for epilepsy, anxiety, and sleep disorders.
Source: Neuron Read More

Whole Walnuts And Their Extracted Oil Improve Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Consumption of whole walnuts or their extracted oil can reduce cardiovascular risk through a mechanism other than simply lowering cholesterol, according to researchers.
Source: Journal of Nutrition Read More

Medical Marijuana May Lower Blood Sugar, Help Diabetics Control Disease
The study of medical marijuana seems to be gathering steam, as another new study of its health benefits was published in The American Journal of Medicine.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine Read More

If Youíre Fat, Does It Mean Youíre Ill? (Yes, Says AMA)
One in three American adults is obese, and the American Medical Association (AMA) believes the medical community needs to do more to help fight this problem. The AMAís solution is to declare obesity a disease.
Source: The American Medical Association, AARP Read More

Kids Headed To Camp This Summer? Create A Food Allergy Action Plan!
Itís estimated that each year, more than 11 million children and adults attend a camp. For the nearly 6 million children in the U.S. with food allergies, itís important that camps have established food allergy policies in place to ensure staff members are well-equipped to care for children who experience food allergy reactions while at camp.
Source: Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) Read More


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