Sunday, March 7, 2021

Supreme Court blocks generic drug liability suits

The 5-4 ruling shields manufacturers from liability for the low-cost versions of brand-name prescription medicines. The nation's most widely used medications, generic drugs, now carry...

Supreme Court rules Drug Companies exempt from Lawsuits

July 7, 2013. Washington. In case readers missed it with all the coverage of the Trayvon Martin murder trial and the Supreme Court’s rulings...

The Downside of Antibiotics?

Bacteria-killing antibiotics might also damage a person’s tissues. In addition to the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bugs, there may be another reason doctors should refrain...

Gut Microbes for Life

Most strains of gut microbes stay with us for decades, which may prove useful for tracking our health. By Ed Yong | The Scientist | July 4, 2013 We all...

Vitamin B: Choline Intake Improves Memory and Attention-Holding Capacity

An experimental study in rats has shown that consuming choline, a vitamin B group nutrient found in foodstuffs like eggs and chicken or beef...

Electric Lights Alter Daily Sleeping Patterns Rhythms

Humans’ circadian clocks become skewed when they are exposed to electric lights but revert to a schedule more in tune with the sun when...

Chocolate May Help Keep Brain Healthy

Drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day may help older people keep their brains healthy and their thinking skills sharp, according to a...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Heightens Risk of Dangerous Leg and Lung Blood Clots

Rheumatoid arthritis significantly increases the risk of potentially fatal blood clots in the legs and lungs, reveals a large nationwide study published online in...

New Study Redefines How Plaques Grow in Heart Disease

The growth of deadly plaque inside the walls of arteries may not happen as scientists believed, research from the University of Toronto and Massachusetts...

High Lifetime Costs for Type 2 Diabetes

A person with type 2 diabetes may spend an average of nearly $85,500 to treat the disease and its complications over his or her...

Niacin – The “Cholesterol Wars” Champion Can Also Raise Growth Hormone

By Ward Dean, MD A  study in the Archives of Internal Medicine (Guyton, et al, 2000) confirms my long-held belief in the superiority of niacin...

Herbal Treatment Improves Spinal Cord Injuries in Animal Study

A new study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience demonstrates that Chinese herbal medicine Ji-Sui-Kang (JSK), given systemically for three weeks after injury in rats, improved...