Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna think “omega-3 fatty acids may be an effective treatment for children with autism.” (more…)
Archive for October, 2007
According to researchers from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, there was no association between 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) and total cancer deaths. But higher blood levels of 25(OH)D levels were associated with lower mortality due to colorectal cancer.
More interesting is the possible reason for this effect. (more…)
Here is a key point about Hoodia and its active ingredient (P57) based on a supportive article. (Italics added for emphasis.) “P57 is an appetite suppressant with … no effects on behavior.”
Perhaps you heard the story of the Kalahari Bushmen who live off the land and eat part of the hoodia stem to ward off hunger and thirst during hunting trips.
OK, I understand how it might work for them, but…
Dr. Peter Stanton has commented before on this blog. He’s a board certified chiropractic orthopedist practicing in Burke, Virginia and graciously sent a list of studies that support chiropractic for back pain.
I listed the two studies first and the two reviews next.
Cranberries are often used to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Is it worth the effort? (more…)
Here’s a study of the effectiveness of usual mainstream medical care for acute low back pain with and without the option for patients to add acupuncture, chiropractic, or massage to their treatment.
It comes from the Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at the Osher Institute in Boston.
Supporters of chiropractic counter that the critics take the “very remote” risk of vertebral artery dissection (VAD), which results in a stroke, and disproportionately magnify the “fear factor” in the general population.
Cosmeceuticals represent a marriage between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Like cosmetics, cosmeceuticals are topically applied, but they contain ingredients that influence the biological function of the skin. Cosmeceuticals improve appearance, but they do so by delivering nutrients necessary for healthy skin.
Interested in learning more?
I am not sure where the news is in this statement, but researchers in Toronto just published the results of a study that concluded, “Mild emotional stress or sadness can reactivate depressive thinking in patients with a history of depression, which may increase the risk of relapse.”
Probably of greatest interest is the finding that those who received antidepressant medication alone showed a poorer response following an event that caused a sad mood than people who received cognitive behavioral therapy.
Current recommended daily intakes of vitamin D are 200 international units (IU) for younger adults, 400 IU for those aged 51 to 70 years, and 600 IU for those older than 70 years.
Elemene is an extract from the ginger plant and an antitumor drug, which is approved to treat cervical cancer and cancer of the lung, liver, and brain in China.