69th Health Research Report 10 NOV 2009 – Reconstruction

    Editors Top Five: 1. Scientists discover influenza’s Achilles heel: Antioxidants 2. Commentary warns of unexpected consequences of (antacid) proton pump inhibitor use in reflux disease 3. First national zinc campaign for childhood diarrhea increases awareness, but use lags behind 4. Mortality Rates Reduced among Children Whose Mothers Received Iron-folic Acid Supplements 5. Acetaminophen…

65th Health Resarch Report 15 SEP 2009 – Reconstruction

Editors Top Five: 1. 75 percent would consider letting an unsupervised trainee perform surgery if it could be done quicker 2. Vitamin C deficiency impairs early brain development – 3. Study reveals new role of vitamin C in skin protection 4. ‘Dung of the devil’ plant roots point to new swine flu drugs 5. Popular…

56th Health Research Report 12 MAY 2009 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five:   1. Hopkins Children’s study: Folic acid may help treat allergies, asthma   2. Research finds Kava safe and effective   3. Stronger backbone: DHEA hormone replacement increases bone density in older women   4. Why Antidepressants Don’t Live Up to the Hype   5. Chinese workers urged to puff up…

55th Health Research Report 28 APR 2009 – Reconstruction

      Editors Top Five: (not enough this week to justify)   In This Issue: 1.  Could senna improve the quality of colonoscopy preparation with magnesium citrate? 2. Oral Contraceptives Impair Muscle Gains In Young Women 3. New human study reinforces antioxidant benefits of tart cherries 4. An herbal extract inhibits the development of…

54th Health Research Report 14 APR 2009 – Reconstruction

Editors Top Five: 1. The new ‘epigenetics:’ Poor nutrition in the womb causes permanent genetic changes in the offspring 2. Einstein scientists propose new theory of autism 3.Soybean component reduces menopause effects 4. Omega-3 kills cancer cells 5.Aspirin and similar drugs may be associated with brain microbleeds in older adults In this Issue: 1.Physical activity…

52nd Health Research Report 17 MAR 2009 – Reconstruction

    Editors top five: 1. NCRP Report No. 160 on increased average radiation exposure of the US population 2. Grape Extracts May be Effective Against Harmful Gut Bacteria 3. Not so sweet: Over-consumption of sugar linked to aging 4. Support for adjunctive vitamin C treatment in cancer 5. A diet rich in calcium aids weight…

51st Health Research Report 03 MAR 2009 – Reconstructed

Editors Top Five:   1. No longer a gray area: Our hair bleaches itself as we grow older 2. Vitamin supplements may protect against noise-induced hearing loss 3. Vitamin B and folic acid may reduce risk of age-related vision loss 4. Broccoli may help protect against respiratory conditions like asthma 5. Cholesterol-reducing drugs may lessen…

49th Health Research Report 04 FEB 2009 – Reconstruction

Editors Top Five:   1. Stream in India has record high levels of drugs 2. First comprehensive paper on statins’ adverse effects released 3. Hypertension and cholesterol medications present in water released into the St. Lawrence River 4. Rochester study raises new questions about controversial plastics chemical 5. Blue light destroys antibiotic-resistant staph infection  …

48th Health Research Report 20 JAN 2009 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five: Not enough research to justify a top five yet.     In this issue:   1. Maslinic acid provides a natural defense against colon cancer 2. Chemopreventive agents in black raspberries identified 3. Study shows California’s autism increase not due to better counting, diagnosis 4. Hormone therapy linked to brain shrinkage,…

40th Health Research Report 30 SEP 2008 – Reconstruction

    Editors Top Five:     1. Higher urinary levels of commonly used chemical, BPA, linked with cardiovascular disease, diabetes   2. Top-selling prescription drug mismarketed to women   3. ‘Estrogen flooding our rivers,’ Université de Montréal study   4. Honey effective in killing bacteria that cause chronic sinusitis   5. Can Taurine be…

38th Health Research Report 02 SEP 2008 – Reconstruction

Editors Top Five:   1.      How to stop a new type of heart attack 2.      Flu shot does not cut risk of death in elderly 3.      Scientists discover leptin can also aid type 1 diabetics 4.      Killer carbs — Monash scientist finds the key to overeating as we age 5.      Low cholesterol associated with cancer in diabetics   In This…

36th Health Research Report 05 AUG 2008 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five:   1.      Toxic drugs, toxic system: Sociologist predicts drug disasters 2.      Study Suggests 86 Percent of Americans Could be Overweight or Obese by 2030 3.      Flu vaccine may not protect seniors well 4.      Chronic exposure to estrogen impairs some cognitive functions 5.      Vitamin C injections slow tumor growth in mice  …

29th Health Research Report 29 APR 2008 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five:   1.      High blood pressure may protect against migraine 2.      Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis 3.      Life expectancy worsening or stagnating for large segment of the US population 4.      Study reveals inaccuracies in studies of cancer treatment 5.      Study says FDA allowed risky tests of blood substitutes   In this issue:   1.      High blood…