Archive for March, 2007
Of course we don’t know for sure if it does improve mood, but just in case, Dr. Sarah Conklin from the department of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh has a possible mechanism.
She presented the results of this study during the American Psychosomatic Society’s Annual Meeting in Budapest, Hungary.
An study in the April issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology concludes that when people receive brief telephone-based psychotherapy soon after starting antidepressant medication, strong positive effects may continue 18 months after their first session.
According to 2 studies summarized earlier, modifying the dietary intake of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids during early childhood does not change the risk of getting asthma later on.
Now, we have a study of fish, butter, and margarine consumption during pregnancy and development of allergy in the offspring.
Dr. Sheila Wilhelm and two colleagues at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Detroit have published a review in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy on preventing nausea and vomiting following surgery (ie, postoperative nausea and vomiting; PONY).
It’s nice to see CAM options considered along with pharmacological options. (more…)
The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are cracking down on the online sale of dietary supplements for diabetes that make fraudulent claims to help or cure diabetes.
There are 24 companies receiving warning letters for many more products, which are listed here.
Check it out.
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Patients with early-stage breast or colon cancer who required postoperative chemotherapy were eligible for the study.
Slimming Germany has graciously permitted The C.A.M. Report to blog their meeting.
Dr. Ferid Murad (he’s the one on the right) won the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology.
In January 2007 he was selling his book, The Wellness Solution, on QVC, a home shopping television station.
It claims to be “the most comprehensive, current, well-balanced, and trustworthy information available from both a scientific and a biblical perspective.”
Here’s the premise for Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, by Donal O’Mathuna and Walt Larimore, MD
This is the second study in 2 months to report a positive effect with biofeedback to treat pelvic floor dyssynergia-type constipation.
V-Max advertises itself as “a totally natural product containing herbal preparations scientifically proven to increase sexual performance and pleasure.”
Apparently, one of the “natural” ingredients is aminotadalafil, similar to tadalafil (Cialis), an FDA-approved drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Here’s a study of the change in spirituality and religiousness among alcoholics during treatment and the associated changes in drinking outcomes.
Half of the 10 measures of spirituality changed significantly in 154 adults who participated in an Alcoholics Anonymous treatment program over 6 months.