Month: April 2008

29th Health Research Report 29 APR 2008 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report  29th Issue Date 29 APR 2008 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.healthresearchreport.me www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm http://www.facebook.com/vitaminandherbstore http://www.engineeringevil.com       Editors Top Five:   1.      High blood pressure may protect against migraine 2.      Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis 3.      Life expectancy worsening or stagnating for large segment of the US population 4.      Study reveals…

JAMA editor-in-chief comments on Pfizer lawsuit

In an editorial published early online today, JAMA Editor-in-Chief Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H., and JAMA Editorial Counsel Joseph P. Thornton, J.D., write about a recent court ruling regarding litigation involving JAMA and the Archives of Internal Medicine (AIM) “that significantly threatened the integrity of our peer review process.” Attorneys for the pharmaceutical company Pfizer,…

Chemical exposure may increase risk of ALS – formaldehyde

Public release date: 16-Apr-2008   CHICAGO – Preliminary results show that a common environmental chemical may increase the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Chicago, April 12–19, 2008. The study…

Low vitamin D levels associated with an increased risk of peripheral arterial disease

Public release date: 16-Apr-2008   Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with an increased risk for peripheral arterial disease (PAD), researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Annual Conference 2008. Results of the study will also be simultaneously published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology: Journal of the…

Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis – increased patient’s mobility almost 3-fold

Public release date: 16-Apr-2008 Pycnogenol lowered joint pain by 55% from baseline ‘severe’ to moderately painful, improved physical function by 56%, joint stiffness by 53% and increased patient’s mobility almost 3-fold More than 20 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, with half a million Americans having a total joint replacement each year. A new study to…

Life expectancy worsening or stagnating for large segment of the US population / National Center for Health Statistics stopped providing data after 2001

Public release date: 21-Apr-2008   Boston, MA — One of the major aims of the U.S. health system is improving the health of all people, particularly those segments of the population at greater risk of health disparities. In fact, overall life expectancy in the U.S. increased more than seven years for men and more than…

Researchers detail chemotherapy’s damage to the brain / 50 percent of women had not recovered their previous level of cognitive function one year after treatment.

Public release date: 21-Apr-2008   Commonly used chemotherapy drug causes healthy brain cells to die off long after treatment has ended and may be one of the underlying biological causes of the cognitive side effects – or “chemo brain” – that many cancer patients experience. That is the conclusion of a study published today in…

Study shows common vitamin and other micronutrient supplements reduce risks of TB recurrence

Public release date: 25-Apr-2008   New findings show a link between micronutrient supplementation and reduced risk of recurrence during tuberculosis chemotherapy, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available online. Nutritional assessment and support in tuberculosis therapy, once common before the advent of anti-TB drugs,…