- Absinthe's Brain Bending Revealed- It's Not Thujone
Degas, van Gogh and Picasso swore it enhanced their creativity but thujone, the compound widely believed responsible for absinthe’s mind-altering effects, is not really a factor, according to a new study. In the most comprehensive analysis of old bottles o ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2008 - 2:38pm
- How To Know The Antioxidants In Extra Virgin Olive Oil?
A group of scientists from the Nutrition and Food Science Department from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Granada have reported the beneficial effects of extra virgin olive oil on human health, determining in vitro and in vivo the antioxidant ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2008 - 10:57am
- 'Bitter Orange' Gets Reference Materials From NIST But Is It Safer Than Ephedra?
Also known as Seville orange, sour orange, and Zhi shi, bitter orange has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and by indigenous people of the Amazon rain forest for nausea, indigestion and constipation. Current uses of bitter orange are for heartburn ...
Article - News Staff - May 17 2008 - 10:50am
- Scientists Develop Vaccine For One Pathology Of Alzheimer's
Rochester Medical Center scientists reported in the May issue of Molecular Therapy that a vaccine they created prevents the development of Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology in mice without causing inflammation or significant side effects. Alzheimer’s is a ...
Article - News Staff - May 19 2008 - 10:18am
- Do Outcomes In Diabetes Trials Have Results Important To Actual Patients?
An analysis of ongoing randomized clinical trials (RCTs) in diabetes finds that only about 20 percent have as primary outcomes results that patients consider important, such as illness, pain, effect on function and death, according to a new study. Concerns ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2008 - 4:23pm
- Benfotiamine Vitamin Supplement Equals Modern Day Snake Oil, Says Study
Benfotiamine, a popular vitamin supplement is being advertised with claims that are demonstrably untrue, as revealed by research published in the open access journal BMC Pharmacology. Benfotiamine is a synthetic derivative of thiamine (vitamin B1). It is m ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2008 - 9:03pm
- Misuse Of Abortion Drug Misoprostol May Have Led To Deaths
The off-label use of a drug given with RU-486 to terminate a pregnancy may be responsible for a handful of rare, fatal infections seen in women taking the drugs since 2000, a study by University of Michigan scientists suggests. Preliminary U-M studies indi ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2008 - 2:00pm
- How Safe Is Medical Marijuana?
Wang and colleagues performed a systematic review of safety studies of medical cannabinoids published over the past 40 years and found that short-term use appeared to increase the risk of non-serious adverse events. Of all non-serious adverse events, dizzi ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2008 - 4:33pm
- Pharmacologic Mechanisms Of Crystal Meth
When smoked, crystal meth rapidly achieves high concentrations in the brain without the burdens of the intravenous route. Stephen J. Kish PhD of the Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Toronto, and the Human Neurochemical Pathology La ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2008 - 4:39pm
- Polyphenolics From Red Grape Seeds May Treat Alzheimer's Disease
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that polyphenolics derived from red grape seeds may be useful agents to prevent or treat Alzheimer's Disease(AD). This new study explored the possibility of developing 'wine mimetic pills' that would r ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 17 2008 - 11:02pm