Month: January 2009

Stream in India has record high levels of drugs

Public release date: 26-Jan-2009  – wastewater taken from a plant where about 90 Indian drug factories dump their residues, they were shocked. Enough of a single, powerful antibiotic was being spewed into one stream each day to treat every person in a city of 90,000. – 100 pounds a day of ciprofloxacin could really be…

Happiness gap’ in the US narrows ( 2009 )

Public release date: 26-Jan-2009  – “The U.S. population as a whole is not getting happier,” Stevenson said. “For every unhappy person who became happier, there’s someone on the other side coming down.”

Daily school recess improves classroom behavior

Public release date: 26-Jan-2009 – All work and no play may impede learning, health and social development January 26, 2008 — (BRONX, NY) — School children who receive more recess behave better and are likely to learn more, according to a large study of third-graders conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of…

First comprehensive paper on statins’ adverse effects released ( 2009 )

Public release date: 26-Jan-2009 – statins lower Q10 levels because they work by blocking the pathway involved in cholesterol production – the same pathway by which Q10 is produced. Statins also reduce the blood cholesterol that transports Q10 and other fat-soluble antioxidants. – explain why statins’ benefits have not been found to exceed their risks…

Chondroitin Slows Progression and Relieves Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis

Public release date: 28-Jan-2009  – “long-term administration of CS over 2 years can prevent joint structure degradation in patients with knee OA,” the authors state. Joint space loss was significantly reduced in the CS group, fewer patients had progression of joint space width, and CS reduced pain in those taking it compared to the placebo…

Blue light destroys antibiotic-resistant staph infection

Public release date: 29-Jan-2009 –  High-dose photo-irradiation was able to destroy 90.4% of the US-300 colonies and the IS-853 colonies. The effectiveness of blue light in vitro suggests that it should also be effective in human cases of MRSA infection, and particularly in cutaneous and subcutaneous infections.