Tag Archives: Clinical

Does Aspartame Cause Pre-Term Babies? Some EU Politicos Think So

Melanie Warner BNET The European Parliament has ignited a contentious new battle in the festering controversy over the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame (also known as NutraSweet). Euro lawmakers have proposed a warning label for diet soda and other … Continue reading

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To understand childhood obesity, researchers look to inactive, fat rats

Donna Krupa EurekAlert BETHESDA, Md. (July 24, 2012)—Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese. If actions against childhood obesity do not take … Continue reading

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New National Study Shows Integrative Medicine Commonly Used to Treat Chronic Health Conditions

PR Newswire MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Seventy-five percent of integrative medicine centers included in a new study about integrative practice reported success treating chronic pain. More than half of centers reported successfully using integrative medicine to treat gastrointestinal … Continue reading

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New study: Amish prove raw milk promotes health in children

Rady Ananda Food Freedom News An international team of researchers recently confirmed that children who drink fresh milk – unprocessed and unpasteurized – have a better immune response to allergens and are far less likely to develop asthma. Researchers from … Continue reading

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The Price of Life

BBC An award-winning director, Adam Wishart, presents a BBC documentary about the rationing of high cost cancer drugs by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. The documentary was the runner up for the Best Science Documentary at the … Continue reading

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Blueberries and apples tied to lower diabetes risk

Aparna Narayanan Reuters Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study. These fruits are loaded with flavonoids, a natural compound present in certain fruits, vegetables and grains, which … Continue reading

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Tonsils make t-cells, too, Ohio State study shows

Darrell E. Ward EurekAlert COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study provides evidence that a critical type of immune cell can develop in human tonsils. The cells, called T lymphocytes, or T cells, have been thought to develop only in the … Continue reading

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The poor, in fact, are less likely to sue their doctor

Joan Robinson EurekAlert Study sheds light on why physicians mistakenly believe that poor people sue more often Contrary to the common perception among physicians that poor people sue doctors more frequently, Ramon L. Jimenez from the Monterey Orthopaedic and Sports … Continue reading

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Statins linked with lower depression risk in heart patients

Steve Tokar EurekAlert Patients with heart disease who took cholesterol-lowering statins were significantly less likely to develop depression than those who did not, in a study by Mary Whooley, MD, a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and … Continue reading

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Cellular aging increases risk of heart attack and early death

Borge Nordestgaard EurekAlert Every cell in the body has chromosomes with so-called telomeres, which are shortened over time and also through lifestyle choices such as smoking and obesity. Researchers have long speculated that the shortening of telomeres increases the risk … Continue reading

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