Month: June 2007

2nd Health Research Report 26 JUN 07

                      VH Store’s Employee NEWS SYNOPSIS 26 JUN 07 http://www.healthresearchreport.me http://www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm http://www.facebook.com/vitaminandherbstore http://www.engineeringevil.com Public release date: 14-Jun-2007 Doctor advises caution over flu drug In this week’s BMJ, a senior doctor advises caution over the use of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu). His concern follows…

Doctor advises caution over flu drug – oseltamivir ( Tamiflu ).

Public release date: 14-Jun-2007 In this week’s BMJ, a senior doctor advises caution over the use of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu). His concern follows advice by the Japanese authorities in March 2007 against prescribing oseltamivir to adolescents after the separate suicides of two 14 year olds who jumped to their deaths while taking the…

K-State researcher examining why common anti-inflammatory drugs harm intestines

Public release date: 21-Jun-2007 K-State researchers are examining how nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, damage the tissue that lines the gastrointestinal tract. James Lillich, associate professor of clinical sciences, is leading the research. He said NSAIDs are some of the most commonly used prescription and over-the-counter drugs for relieving ailments from headaches to arthritis. NSAIDs…

Spuds that like you — in your summer salad

It has long been known that eating potatoes is good for bowel health, but new research suggests that they may also have a beneficial effect on the whole immune system. Especially if eaten cold or in a potato salad, Anne Pichon reports in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. The general down-regulation of…

Omega-3 fatty acids protect eyes against retinopathy, study finds

Public release date: 24-Jun-2007 Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against the development and progression of retinopathy, a deterioration of the retina, in mice. This is the major finding of a study that appears in the July 2007 issue of the journal Nature Medicine. The study was a collaborative effort by researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston,…

Gut check: Tracking the ecosystem within us

Public release date: 25-Jun-2007 For more than 100 years, scientists have known that humans carry a rich ecosystem within their intestines. An astonishing number and variety of microbes, including as many as 400 species of bacteria, help humans digest food, mitigate disease, regulate fat storage, and even promote the formation of blood vessels. By applying…

Adding folic acid to bread could help in the fight against depression

Public Release: 26-Jun-2007   In research published in the July edition of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the York team led by Dr Simon Gilbody, concluded that there was a link between depression and low folate levels, following a review of 11 previous studies involving 15,315 participants.   Dr Gilbody said: “Our study…

Drugs Slip Past FDA, Sell Unapproved by the Millions

  Ballay Pharmaceuticals Inc. had a choice nine years ago: seek U.S. approval to sell a prescription decongestant or slip the drug on the market and hope regulators wouldn’t order it off. Almost 2 percent of U.S. prescriptions dispensed last year, or as many as 73 million, were for unapproved medicines such as Balamine, the…

Antibiotic use in infants linked to asthma

Public release date: 11-Jun-2007     Infants lacking dog exposure have double asthma risk   (NORTHBROOK, IL, JUNE 11, 2007) – New research indicates that children who receive antibiotics before their first birthday are significantly more likely to develop asthma by age 7. The study, published in the June issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal…

New study: Pycnogenol reduces heart failure

Public release date: 16-May-2007 A study to be published in an upcoming edition of the journal of Cardiovascular Toxicology reveals Pycnogenol natural pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree, helps prevent damage that high blood pressure causes to the heart. The study demonstrates Pycnogenol counteracts the “wearing out” of the heart, which may…

CAM-oriented primary care providers result in cost savings, high patient satisfaction

Public release date: 7-Jun-2007     Researchers found that over the course of the seven-year study, patients visiting chiropractors and other CAM-oriented PCPs had 60 percent fewer hospitalizations, 62 percent fewer outpatient surgical cases, and 85 percent lower pharmaceutical costs when compared with total network HMO utilization rates and costs. The chiropractors and other CAM…

Studies link insurance coverage to more advanced cancers

Public release date: 11-Jun-2007 Two new studies find the uninsured and people with certain types of public health insurance are more likely to be diagnosed with more advanced cancer compared to those with private insurance. The studies, published in the July 15, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, find…