Archive for February, 2008

Doctor’s prescription for teenage dating – Do’s and Don’ts for parents – The Beatles were wrong when the said “all you need is love,” says Marilyn Maxwell, M.D., professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at Saint Louis University. Teens also need their parents to provide guidance and boundaries when it comes to dating and […]

Newswise – Pregnant women who perceive having had a well-balanced relationship with their parents during their childhood will experience fewer difficulties in the transition to motherhood, as opposed to women whose relationship with their parents was characterized by unresolved anger or rejection – reveals a new study conducted at the University of Haifa. The study […]

Blackwell Publishing – Cases of esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma) in the U.S. have risen in recent decades from 300,000 cases in 1973 to 2.1 million in 2001 at age-adjusted rates. A new study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology shows that these rates in the U.S. closely mirrored trends of increased carbohydrate intake and obesity […] – A research study by orthopedic spine, back and neck surgeon at Rush University Medical Center Dr. Howard An and colleagues found that patients who underwent surgery for spinal stenosis showed significantly more improvement in all primary outcomes than did patients who were treated nonsurgically. The study findings were published in the New England […]

Lovastatin, simvastatin, fluvastatin, and propanolol interfere with mitochondrial function, but deoxysappanone in green tea confirmed to have anti-diabetic effect. Harvard – Why do nearly 1 million people taking cholesterol-lowering statins often experience muscle cramps? Why is it that in the rare case when a diabetic takes medication for intestinal worms, his glucose levels improve? Is […]

In recent years, serious concerns about the dangers of kava kava and its harmful effects on the liver have resulted in regulatory agencies, such as the US Food and Drug Administration and Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration, banning or restricting the sale of kava and kava products. Originally from Fiji, where kava drinking is common, Professor […]