- Using Cannabis To Treat Cigarette And Food Addictions
Cannabis, the genus of flowering plants commonly known as marijuana, may create medicines that can help cure nicotine addiction, say University of Nottingham pharmacologists who have been studying the cannabis-like compounds which exist naturally in our bo ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 8 2008 - 6:31am
- Russia Moves Closer To The First Effective Tuberculosis Vaccine
Tuberculosis kills two million people per year and so remains a very dangerous disease, though less so in America. Researchers worldwide have been working to produce efficient tuberculosis vaccines but no one has created something that can ensure complete ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2008 - 10:27am
- Should You Be Worried The Events In The Movie "Awake" Can Happen To You?
"Awake", a film starring Hayden Christenson and Jessica Alba, is a psychological thriller about a horrifying phenomenon called "anesthetic awareness" where a patient's failed anesthesia leaves him fully conscious but physically par ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 30 2008 - 11:50am
- Selenium Reconsidered
Selenium is a trace element used in proteins, in the form of the twenty-first naturally occurring amino acid (selenocysteine). Selenium supplementation, for example in mineral tablets, might not be that beneficial for the majority of people according to re ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2008 - 10:56am
- Weight Training- Ibuprofen Or Acetaminophen Helps Increase Muscle Mass
Taking daily recommended dosages of ibuprofen and acetaminophen caused a substantially greater increase over placebo in the amount of quadriceps muscle mass and muscle strength gained during three months of regular weight lifting, in a study by physiologis ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2008 - 3:12pm
- Fighting Superbugs With Antimicrobial Clay
Who knew you could cure disease by getting down in the mud? Scientists in Arizona report that minerals from clay could form the basis of a new generation of inexpensive, highly-effective antimicrobials for fighting MRSA infections that are moving out of he ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2008 - 11:40pm
- Caffeine Equivalent To 8 Cups A Day Prevents Multiple Sclerosis In Mice
Mice given caffeine equivalent to a human drinking six to eight cups of coffee a day were protected from developing experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the animal model for the human disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS), according to researchers at ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2008 - 6:49pm
- Osteoporosis Drug Fosamax Linked To Heart Problem
Women who have used Fosamax are nearly twice as likely to develop the most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) than are those who have never used it, according to research from Group Health and the University of Washington ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 28 2008 - 6:19pm
- Pioglitazone And Rosiglitazone For Diabetes Linked To Increased Bone Fracture Risk
A widely used class of diabetes medications appears to be associated with an increased risk for fractures, according to a report in the April 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. “The insulin-sensitizing thiazolidin ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 28 2008 - 6:21pm
- Phenytoin Epilepsy Drug Linked To Bone Loss In Young Women
Young women who took the commonly used epilepsy drug phenytoin for one year showed significant bone loss compared to women taking other epilepsy drugs, according to a study published in the April 29, 2008, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the Am ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 28 2008 - 6:23pm