The FDA has sent letters to 21 companies of natural products regarding making unsubstantiated treatment claims — including H1N1 cures. (more…)
Archive for October, 2009
Ever heard someone say that drinking fruit juice is no better than drinking sugar water, and it just makes you fat?
Researchers from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas say there’s no association between consumption of 100% fruit juice and overweight in children or adolescents. (more…)
Maintenance therapy for Crohn’s disease includes immunosuppressive drugs, with an associated risk of infection.
Might omega-3 fatty acids be an alternative? (more…)
Researchers from the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, in West Haven tell us, â€œOutpatient palliative care can provide significant benefits to seriously ill patients, but several barriers to appropriate referrals remain.â€
Will grandmaâ€™s doctor consider outpatient palliative care for her? (more…)
Diabetes-induced damage to peripheral nerves culminates in peripheral diabetic neuropathy, one of the most devastating complications of diabetes mellitus and a leading cause of foot amputation.
The following is a guest article.
According to an eight-year long study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, a moderate consumption of alcohol, and a Mediterranean diet consisting of vegetables, nuts, fruits, and legumes is a good way to reduce the incidence of mortality due to coronary heart disease and strokes in women.
What should women who want to live longer do? (more…)
The American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology offers tips for creating a safe Halloween for food-allergic children. (more…)
Reporting at the American College of Rheumatology annual scientific meeting, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in Pennsylvania found no benefit for preventing joint damage in the knees caused by osteoarthritis. (more…)