Doctors Group Sues FDA over ( Daxas, Daliresp) , Roflumilast for COPD

Highlights: -Physicians for Integrity in Medical Research says in its federal complaint against Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg – best-case scenario showed that roflumilast reduced the number of exacerbations by one episode a year for every five patients treated – the regulator ignored the “statistically significant increase in incidents of prostate and lung…

151st Health Research Report 22 MAR 2013

In this Issue: Folic acid lowers risk of autism Bitter melon juice prevents pancreatic cancer in mouse models Study: Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups Green tea, coffee may help lower stroke risk How oils and fats regulate feeling of satiety Study Shows How Vitamin E Can Help Prevent Cancer New study highlights strong anti-cancer properties…

UAB researchers cure type 1 diabetes in dogs

Contact: Octavi López Coronado octavi.lopez@uab.cat 34935813301 Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Introducing a ‘glucose sensor’ by gene therapy eliminates the symptoms of the disease Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), led by Fàtima Bosch, have shown for the first time that it is possible to cure diabetes in large animals with a single session…

Vitamin C rapidly improves emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, say LDI researchers

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Mark Shainblum mshainblum@jgh.mcgill.ca 514-340-8222 x6592 Jewish General Hospital Simple treatment may counteract widespread problem of subnormal vitamin levels in acute-care patients This release is available in French. Treatment with vitamin C rapidly improves the emotional state of acutely hospitalized patients, according to a study carried out by researchers at…

How many scientists fabricate and falsify research? : 72% knew someone

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Rebecca Walton rwalton@plos.org 44-122-346-3333 Public Library of Science Press release from PLoS ONE It’s a long-standing and crucial question that, as yet, remains unanswered: just how common is scientific misconduct? In the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE, Daniele Fanelli of the University of Edinburgh reports the first meta-analysis of…

Zinc supplements during pregnancy may counteract damage from early alcohol exposure

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Peter Coyle, Ph.D. 61-8-8222-3028 peter.coyle@imvs.sa.gov.au Hanson Institute Alcoholism Clinical and Experimental Research Animal research has shown that binge drinking – even just once – during early pregnancy can cause numerous problems for the fetus, including early postnatal death. Fetal zinc deficiency may explain some of the birth defects and…

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…

US risks losing out to Asia in medical research, U-M team warns

Contact: Kara Gavin kegavin@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System Strong, sustained growth in research spending in Asian nations contrasts with US cuts and short-term approach – and a ‘brain drain’ could result Medical research saves lives, suffering and dollars – while also creating jobs and economic activity. The United States has long led the…

Top researcher snubs French honour over ‘industrial crimes’

A top researcher and campaigner on industrial health issues has refused France’s highest honour in protest at official inaction over what she described as “industrial crimes” in this sector. Annie Thebaud-Mony, director of research at France’s National Institute for Health and Medical Research, turned down the “Legion d’Honneur” in a letter to Housing Minister Cecile…