45th Health Research Report 09 NOV 2008 – Reconstruction

Editors Top Five: 1. Selenium may slow march of AIDS 2. Vitamin B1 could reverse early-stage kidney disease in diabetes patients 3. Persistent pollutant may promote obesity 4. Broccoli compound targets key enzyme in late-stage cancer 5. Down’s symptoms may be treatable in the womb In this issue: 1. Inhaled corticosteroids raise pneumonia risk for…

42nd Health Research Report 28 OCT 2008 – Reconstruction

Editors top five: 1. Biotech experts urge industry to work with researchers or risk federal action 2. Splenda may damage gut bacteria, boost weight gain: study 3. What the election means to the nutrition industry? 4. OSTEOPOROSIS DRUGS INCREASE RISK FOR HEART PROBLEMS 5. How drug companies covertly promote off-label drug use     In…

41st Health Research Report 14 SEP 2008 – Recontsruction

  Editors Top Five:   1. St. John’s wort relieves symptoms of major depression 2. New Study on Effects of Disclosing Financial Interests on Participation in Medical Research 3. Flu vaccine not associated with reduced hospitalizations or outpatient visits among young children 4. Research shows link between bisphenol A and disease in adults 5. Scientists…

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…

39th Health Research Report 16 SEP 2008 – Reconstruction

Editors Top Five: 1. Substance found in fruits and vegetables reduces likelihood of the flu 2. New study will make criminals sweat 3. Common bronchodilator linked to increased deaths 4. Higher urinary levels of commonly used chemical, BPA, linked with cardiovascular disease, diabetes 5. FDA defends plastic linked with health risks In this issue: 1.…

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  …

35th Health Research Report 22 JUL 2008 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five: 1. Environmental pollutant has sex-skewing effect 2. Stomach bug appears to protect kids from asthma, says NYU study 3. Cranberry juice creates energy barrier that keeps bacteria away from cells, study shows 4. 89 percent of children’s food products provide poor nutritional quality 5. Schering-Plough, Merck’s Vytorin misses study goal  …

32nd Health Research Report 11 JUN 2008 – Reconstructed

32nd Health Research Report 11 JUN 2008 – Reconstructed       Editors Top Five:   1.      US reporters often do a poor job of reporting about new medical treatments 2.      Pycnogenol improved diabetes control and reduced antihypertensive medications 3.      How advanced prostate cancer becomes resistant to androgen-deprivation therapy 4.      Is tap water safe for expectant mothers? 5.      The good news…

25th Health Research Report 20 FEB 2008 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five:   1.      Purple pigments and obesity 2.      Fake malaria drugs made in China; how the winter vomiting virus evolves 3.      Study finds patients with complex fibroadenomas can avoid surgery 4.      A compound extracted from olives inhibits cancer cells growth and prevents their appearance 5.      Flu Vaccine doesn’t match most circulating viruses,…

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…