Tag: Conditions and Diseases

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 […]

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 […]

Cancer conflict with chemotherapy treatment – Chemotherapy gave no Survival advantage

Contact: Charlotte Webber press@biomedcentral.com 44-020-763-19980 BioMed Central Young women suffering from breast cancer do not necessarily benefit from chemotherapy treatment Women under the age of forty with breast cancer who are given drugs in addition to lumpectomies or radiotherapy, known as adjuvant chemotherapy, may not be benefiting from […]

Milk thistle extract stops lung cancer in mice

Milk thistle extract stops lung cancer in mice Silibinin stops production of COX2 and iNOS Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions […]

Phosphate additives pose a risk to health

Excessive consumption of phosphate is damaging to health. Therefore, food that contains phosphate additives should be labeled, as recommended by Eberhard Ritz and coauthors in their article in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International [Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; (109 (4): 49-55]. Ritz et al. selectively review the […]