Month: July 2012

Live virus used in polio vaccine can evolve and infect, warns TAU researcher

Live virus used in polio vaccine can evolve and infect, warns TAU researcher Health professionals and researchers across the globe believe they are on the verge of eradicating polio, a devastating virus which can lead to paralysis and death. Despite successful eradication in most countries, there are still four countries where the virus is considered…

Pumpkin: A fairytale end to insulin injections? Regenerates Pancreatic Cells

Compounds found in pumpkin could potentially replace or at least drastically reduce the daily insulin injections that so many diabetics currently have to endure. Recent research reveals that pumpkin extract promotes regeneration of damaged pancreatic cells in diabetic rats, boosting levels of insulin-producing beta cells and insulin in the blood, reports Lisa Richards in Chemistry…

£200,000 cystic fibrosis drug ‘could transform lives’

From the Telegraph 10:25AM BST 30 Jul 2012 (No Reporters name) A drug which could transform the lives of people with cystic fibrosis has been   developed, as the health watchdog investigates whether it can be provided on   the NHS at an annual cost of £200,000 Trials of the drug Ivacaftor have shown improvement in patients’…

Milk thistle extract stops lung cancer in mice

Milk thistle extract stops lung cancer in mice Silibinin stops production of COX2 and iNOS Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions and so stopped the spread of these…

Department defends indemnity deal with producers of swine flu vaccine

The Irish Times – Friday, April 20, 2012 THE DEPARTMENT of Health has defended its decision to sign an indemnity deal with the producers of a swine flu vaccine that is associated with an increase in the rate of sleeping disorders among children. A report commissioned by the department and published yesterday concluded that an…

Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine, FDA Says

SUNDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) — Parents should not use benzocaine products to relieve teething pain in babies except under the  advice and supervision of a health care professional, the U.S. Food and  Drug Administration says. Benzocaine is a local anesthetic found in over-the-counter products  such as Anbesol, Orajel, Baby Orajel, Orabase and Hurricane. The…

Researchers surprised to find fatty liver disease poses no excess risk for death

Condition prevalent among those with heart disease and obesity Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition associated with obesity and heart disease long thought to undermine health and longevity. But a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests the condition does not affect survival. A report on the study was published online last…

Why Do Pertussis Vaccines Fail? It Suggest Corrupted Science

Original Abstract: Why Do Pertussis Vaccines Fail? James D. Cherry, MD, MSc Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Mattel Children’s Hospital University of California Los Angeles, and the Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California KEY WORDSpertussis DTP DTaP adolescent- and adult-formulated tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and…

Glaxo chief: Our drugs do not work on most patients

Request Reprint From 2003: By Steve Connor, Science Editor The Independent Monday 08 December 2003 A senior executive with Britain’s biggest drugs company has admitted that most prescription medicines do not work on most people who take them. Allen Roses, worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), said fewer than half of the patients prescribed…

Study shows no evidence of a mortality benefit to PSA screening

Men enrolled in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer (PLCO) Screening Trial had no evidence of a mortality benefit compared to a control group of men undergoing usual care, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening (PLCO)…