46th Health Research Report 23 DEC 2008 – Reconstruction

 

 

 

 

Editors Top Five:

 

 

 

1. Long-term use of diabetes drugs by women significantly increases risk of fractures

 

2. 10% of U.S. High School Seniors Use Vicodin

 

3. Lack of vitamin D causes weight gain and stunts growth in girls

 

New study shows that a cough medicine ingredient could effectively treat prostate cancer

 

5. A low dose of caffeine when pregnant may damage the heart of offspring for a lifetime

 

In this issue:

 

1. Asthma: Commonly used medication shows no clear benefits in children

 

2. Long-term use of diabetes drugs by women significantly increases risk of fractures

 

Lack of vitamin D causes weight gain and stunts growth in girls

 

4. Use weights, not aerobics, to ease back pain

 

5. High pesticide levels found in fruit-based drinks in some countries outside U. S.

 

6. A low dose of caffeine when pregnant may damage the heart of offspring for a lifetime

 

7. 10% of U.S. High School Seniors Use Vicodin

 

8. Vitamin D deficiency in infants and nursing mothers carries long-term disease risks

 

9. New anti-cancer components of extra-virgin olive oil revealed

 

10. Lean muscle mass helps even obese patients battle cancer

 

11. Einstein researchers find convincing evidence that probiotics are effective

 

New study shows that a cough medicine ingredient could effectively treat prostate cancer

 

13. New data regarding safety of artemisinin combination therapy for pregnant women with malaria

 

14. Cousin marriage laws outdated

 

15. New evidence that people make aspirin’s active principle — salicylic acid

 

16. Vitamin D deficiency associated with greater rates of cesarean sections

 

17. UCSB scientists show how certain vegetables combat cancer

 

 

Health Technology Research Synopsis

46th Health Research Report 23 DEC 2008

Compiled By Ralph Turchiano

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