My doctor’s orders? Crisps, doughnuts and strictly no veg

*If we have a contest for worst medical advice EVER!!! I think we have a pretty good contender here – Engineering Evil By Jo Waters PUBLISHED:20:07 EST, 27  August 2012| UPDATED:20:07 EST, 27 August 2012 When Justin Hansen was told his gut condition  meant he’d have to follow a severely restricted diet for the rest…

Only about 33% of Lead Nurses use Evidence-Based Patient Care – ” the longer nurses had been working in health care, the less interested they were in learning more about evidence-based practice.”

Nurse Leader Resistance Perceived as a Barrier to High-Quality, Evidence-Based Patient Care COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new national survey of more than 1,000 registered nurses suggests that serious barriers – including resistance from nursing leaders – prevent nurses from implementing evidence-based practices that improve patient outcomes. When survey respondents ranked these barriers, the top five…

Smart bio-weapons are now possible

* Repost for Filing David Hears The Guardian,  Tuesday 20 May 2003 10.41 EDT Viruses and bacteria could be genetically engineered to evade the human immune system, to create a more effective biological weapon, a leading researcher into bio-weapons said yesterday. In the past 30 years biotechnology has been revolutionised by molecular biology and genetic engineering.…

New study demonstrates bone protein can reverse kidney failure

Contact: Bonnie Prescott bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu 617-667-7306 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BOSTON – A new study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has shown that a protein used to heal fractured bones is effective in repairing and reversing chronic renal disease, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the U.S. These…

Give statins to all over-50s: Even the healthy should take heart drug, says British expert ( Misinformation/Propaganda ) With Data Rebuttal

Data  Rebuttal posted at the end of the arrticle ,to their conflicting hypothesis. Were not going to let them off the hook so easy for this. Currently statins only given to around eight  million high-risk patients But Professor Sir Rory Collins  says healthy people can also benefit Hesaid evidence from 130,000 patients  taking statins shows they’re safe…

Computer viruses could take a lesson from showy peacocks ” digital organisms evolve, just like living things”

Contact:   Layne Cameron, Media Communications, Office: (517) 353-8819, Cell: (765) 748-4827, Layne.Cameron@cabs.msu.edu; Ian Dworkin, Zoology, Office: 517-432-6733, idworkin@msu.edu Published: Aug. 29, 2012 E-mail Editor ShareThis MSU researchers explore what would happen if computer viruses had to find mates in order to reproduce. Photo illustration by G.L. Kohuth Click on an image to view a…

‘We’re so excited’: Secret emails reveal how Obama backed bin Laden film to help win reelection

Oscar winners Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal  got access to classified information to help make ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ White House reminded filmmakers it wanted to  ‘have visibility’ in the film so it could bask in the glory of bin Laden’s  death Film was originally set to premier before  the election, though Sony pushed back release…

Osteoporosis Drugs, Reduce Fracture Risk by ONLY 0.9% according to studies

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmj.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Value of drugs for pre-osteoporosis exaggerated Drugs for pre-osteoporosis: Prevention or disease-mongering? Public release date: 17-Jan-2008 A series of recent scientific publications have exaggerated the benefits and underplayed the harms of drugs to treat pre-osteoporosis or “osteopenia” potentially encouraging treatment in millions of low risk women, warn…

Newly discovered virus linked to deadly skin cancer : Merkel cell polyomavirus

Contact: Michele Baum BaumMD@upmc.edu 412-647-3555 University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Novel sequencing technique used at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute reveals new cancer virus; reported in the journal Science PITTSBURGH, Jan. 17 – A new strategy to hunt for human viruses described in this week’s issue of the journal Science by…

Fu-Zheng-Jie-Du-Decoction acts PTEN expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (Liver Cancer) Superior to Chemotherapy

Contact:  Jing Zhu wjg@wjgnet.com 0086-105-908-0039 World Journal of Gastroenterology Many hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients in China may be treated with Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Some say it works, others doubt its effectiveness. These stated that a research group in China had found TCM can down-regulate the expression of PTEN in HCC, which may suppress tumor…

Aggression as rewarding as sex, food and drugs

Contact: Melanie Moran melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu 615-322-2706 Vanderbilt University NASHVILLE, Tenn.—New research from Vanderbilt University shows for the first time that the brain processes aggression as a reward – much like sex, food and drugs – offering insights into our propensity to fight and our fascination with violent sports like boxing and football. The research will be…

23rd Health Research Report 23 JAN 2008 – Reconstructed

Health Technology Research Synopsis 23rd Issue Date 22 JAN 2008 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano Editors Top Five: 1.      Lipoic acid could reduce atherosclerosis, weight gain 2.      Probiotics affect metabolism, says new study 3.      Value of drugs for pre-osteoporosis exaggerated 4.      Selective reporting of antidepressant trials exaggerates drug effectiveness 5.      4 health behaviors can add 14…

U.S. ‘withheld’ emails on WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning: defense

By Agence France-Presse Tuesday, August 28, 2012 21:53 EDT FORT MEADE, Maryland — Lawyers for the US soldier on trial for passing a trove of classified documents to WikiLeaks on Tuesday accused the government of withholding emails about his pre-trial detention. The defense team for Private Bradley Manning, who could be jailed for life for…