Archive for August, 2006

Giving up your regular late-night snack may be hard, and not just because it’s a routine. The habit may genetically change an area of the brain to expect the food at that time, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have discovered. By training mice to eat at a time when they normally wouldn’t, […]

DALLAS – Aug. 31, 2006 – A daily glass of orange juice can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones better than other citrus fruit juices such as lemonade, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered. The findings indicate that although many people assume that all citrus fruit juices help prevent the formation of […]

The Food and Drug Administration in August 2006 approved the first generic version of Effexor (venlafaxine), a dual-action norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake inhibitor, for the treatment of major depression.  This is welcome news for people with serious depression who do not have health insurance or pharmacy benefit plans.  In some clinical studies venlafaxine has been shown to […]

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August 2006 approved the use of Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) for patients who have had a type of heart attack called acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), who are not going to have coronary artery repair (angioplasty). A STEMI is a severe heart attack caused by the sudden, total blockage of […]

Research suggests stress hormones play a central role in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s Stress hormones appear to rapidly exacerbate the formation of brain lesions that are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at UC Irvine. The findings suggest that managing stress and reducing certain medications prescribed for the elderly could slow […]

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today received a letter from 14 top scientists, asking the organisation to recognise the mounting body of evidence that organic milk naturally contains higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids than non-organic milk. The letter, sparked by the publication of ground breaking new research and sent to Dame Deidre […]