- 45 Percent Of Doctors In Study Say They Have Used A Placebo
In the first study examining American physicians' use of placebos in clinical practice in the 21st Century, 45 percent of Chicago internists report they have used a placebo at some time during their clinical practice researchers report in the January ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 3 2008 - 9:45am
- Benzene Levels In Drinks Down- But There Is Still Elevated Risk
Only nine percent of 199 beverage samples had benzene levels above the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limit of 5 parts per billion (ppb) for benzene in drinking water, according to a study by EPA and U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sc ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 7 2008 - 11:27am
- Millions Risk Health Buying Drugs Online
LONDON, January 10 /PRNewswire/-- Millions of Brits could be playing Russian Roulette with their health buying prescription-only medicines from rogue internet sites, according to research conducted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPS ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 9 2008 - 9:27pm
- Chronic Diarrhea From Sorbitol May Force 9 Out Of 10 Dentists To Stop Recommending Sugarless Chewing Gum
In this week’s BMJ, doctors warn of excess sorbitol intake, a widely used sweetener in “sugar-free” products such as chewing gum and sweets. Sorbitol has laxative properties and is poorly absorbed by the small intestine. Their advice follows the cases of t ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 10 2008 - 11:16pm
- Is Fish Oil Helpful Or Harmful? Yes
Fish oil supplements help some cardiac patients while harming others, according to a new review of evidence compiled by St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto researchers. In a systematic review of trials where patients with implantable cardiover ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2008 - 6:32pm
- Study: Probiotics Impacts Metabolism
Probiotics, foods containing live 'friendly' bacteria that some evidence suggests helps in digestion, have a tangible effect on the metabolism, according to the results of a new study in the journal Molecular Systems Biology. The research is the ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 15 2008 - 11:21am
- Caffeine Reduces Ovarian Cancer Risk; Alcohol And Smoking No Effect
A new study published in CANCER found that cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption do increase ovarian cancer risk while caffeine may lower the risk, particularly in women not using hormones. Various studies have assessed the potential link between modif ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2008 - 2:14am
- Research: Celebrex Arthritis Drug Disrupts Heart Rhythm
COX-2 inhibitors are having a tough year. Vioxx was withdrawn voluntarily a few months ago and now Celebrex, the arthritis drug that blocks pain by inhibiting the COX-2 enzyme, has been shown in laboratory studies to induce arrhythmia, or irregular beating ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 24 2008 - 11:14pm
- We Have Anti-Malarial Activity!
The results are in. Jiri Gut from the Rosenthal group has run 2 of our Ugi products and they both show inhibition of falcipain-2 (EXP165) and Plasmodium falciparum (EXP166) in the micromolar range. To put this in context the activities are roughly 2 orders ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Jan 26 2008 - 11:01am
- Caffeine Reduction May Help Control Diabetes
Daily consumption of caffeine in coffee, tea or soft drinks increases blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes and may undermine efforts to control their disease, say scientists at Duke University Medical Center. Researchers used new technology t ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 28 2008 - 1:01am