Month: October 2008

42nd Health Research Report 28 OCT 2008 – Reconstruction

Health Technology Research Synopsis 42nd Issue Date 28 OCT 2008 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.healthresearchreport.me www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm http://www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com Editors top five: 1. Biotech experts urge industry to work with researchers or risk federal action 2. Splenda may damage gut bacteria, boost weight gain: study 3. What the election means to the nutrition industry? 4. OSTEOPOROSIS DRUGS…

Biotech experts urge industry to work with researchers or risk federal action

Public release date: 14-Oct-2008 WASHINGTON, DC—(14 October 2008) – The intellectual property (IP) system in the United States is broken and must be transformed if it is to foster biotechnological advances and ensure that treatments and cures for diseases reach patients, national and international IP and biotech leaders said today. At a briefing on Capitol…

Fructose Sets Table For Weight Gain Without Warning / leads to leptin resistance

Public release date: 14-Oct-2008 Common sweetener found in many foods leads to leptin resistance  and exacerbates obesity when paired with high-calorie, high-fat diet BETHESDA, Md. (Oct. 16, 2008) – Eating too much fructose can induce leptin resistance, a condition that can easily lead to becoming overweight when combined with a high-fat, high-calorie diet, according to…

LEDs may help reduce skin wrinkles, researchers report.

Public release date: 20-Oct-2008 Credit: American Chemical Society Researchers in Germany are describing a potential alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery for easing facial wrinkles. Their study, scheduled for the November 5 issue of ACS’ Crystal Growth & Design, a bi-monthly journal, reports that high intensity visible light from light emitting diodes (LEDs) applied daily…

10 Things the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know

Public release date: 20-Oct-2008   By Adam Voiland Adam Voiland Two nutrition experts argue that you can’t take marketing campaigns at face value With America’s obesity problem among kids reaching crisis proportions, even junk food makers have started to claim they want to steer children toward more healthful choices. In a study released earlier this…

Do cell phones increase brain cancer risk? suggested that long-term cell phone use is “more dangerous to health than smoking cigarettes.”

Public release date: 20-Oct-2008 Editorial in Surgical Neurology urges scientists to clarify possible risks Philadelphia, 20 October 2008 – Major research initiatives are needed immediately to assess the possibility that using cellular phones may lead to an increased risk of brain tumors, according to an editorial in the November issue of the journal Surgical Neurology…

Splenda may damage gut bacteria, boost weight gain: study

Public release date: 21-Oct-2008   By Stephen Daniells 25-Sep-2008 – Consumption of the sweetener Splenda at doses within the US FDA’s Acceptable Daily Intake may suppress beneficial bacteria in the gut, and cause weight gain, says a new rat study. According to findings published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A,…

Green tea may delay onset of type 1 diabetes and Sjogren’s syndrome

Public release date: 25-Oct-2008 A powerful antioxidant in green tea may prevent or delay the onset of type 1 diabetes, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Researchers were testing EGCG, green tea’s predominant antioxidant, in a laboratory mouse with type 1 diabetes and primary Sjogren’s syndrome, which damages moisture-producing glands, causing dry mouth and eyes.…

Rheumatoid arthritis rising among women

Public release date: 25-Oct-2008 ROCHESTER, Minn. — After four decades on the decline, rheumatoid arthritis is on the upswing among women in the United States. That’s the finding presented by Mayo Clinic investigators at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals in San Francisco.

OSTEOPOROSIS DRUGS INCREASE RISK FOR HEART PROBLEMS

Public release date: 25-Oct-2008 (Philadelphia, PA, October 27, 2008) — People who take bisphosphonates for osteoporosis may be at risk for serious atrial fibrillation (AF), or irregular heartbeats, according to a new study. The research, presented at CHEST 2008, the 74th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), shows that…

How drug companies covertly promote off-label drug use

Public release date: 27-Oct-2008   Off-label prescription of a drug is generally legal, but promotion of off-label uses by a drug manufacturer is illegal. In an article in this week’s PLoS Medicine, two physician researchers describe the techniques that drug companies use to covertly promote off-label use, even when such promotion is illegal.

How toxic environmental chemical DBT affects the immune system / Dibutyltin

Public release date: 27-Oct-2008     An international team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Basel in Switzerland have issued a report on the mechanism of toxicity of a chemical compound called Dibutyltin (DBT). Their findings will be published by PLoS ONE on October 28.…

ANTISEIZURE DRUG COULD BE FATAL – propofol

Public release date: 27-Oct-2008   (Philadelphia, PA, October 28, 2008) – Patients treated for their prolonged seizures with the sedative propofol may be at high risk for complications and even death. New research presented at CHEST 2008, the 74th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), shows that the use…

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID LEVELS MAY AFFECT SLEEP APNEA SEVERITY

Public release date: 27-Oct-2008     The level of omega-3 fatty acids found in a patient’s blood may determine the severity of his or her sleep apnea. Researchers from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, tested fatty acid levels in 350 subjects with apnea-hypopnea index scores of 0 to 104. Results showed that lower…

Methylmercury warning – can cause harm at levels previously considered safe.

Public release date: 28-Oct-2008 Recent studies hint that exposure to the toxic chemicals, such as methylmercury can cause harm at levels previously considered safe. A new analysis of the epidemiological evidence in the International Journal of Environment and Health, suggests that we should take a precautionary approach to this and similar compounds to protect unborn…