Archive for April, 2009

With more outbreaks of the new strain of swine flu come outbreaks of misinformation and rumor. Below are 20 questions answered by infectious disease expert Charles Ericsson, M.D., professor of internal medicine and director of Travel Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Also, Robert Emery, DrPH, vice president for Safety, Health, […]

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a way to maintain the pain-killing qualities of morphine over an extended period of time, thus providing a solution for the problem of having to administer increasing dosages of the drug in order to retain its effectiveness. One of the limitations in long-term use of morphine […]

AUAnet.org – Pomegranate juice may slow the progression of post-treatment prostate cancer recurrence, according to new long-term research results being presented at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Researchers found that men who have undergone treatment for localized prostate cancer could benefit from drinking pomegranate juice – a juice particularly […]

MayoClinic.org – Statins, drugs widely prescribed to lower cholesterol, may have protective effects on prostate health. This large Mayo Clinic cohort study looked at two different aspects of prostate health – prostate cancer and prostate enlargement. Initial research results are being presented April 25 to 30, 2009, at the American Urological Association (AUA) meeting. These […]

Drinking at least one glass of low sodium vegetable juice daily may help overweight people with metabolic syndrome achieve better weight loss results. A study, conducted at the Baylor College of Medicine and presented at this year’s Experimental Biology Meeting, found that participants who drank at least 8-ounces of low sodium vegetable juice as part […]

A new study shows that chewing sugar-free gum can help to control appetite, decrease cravings for snacks, and reduce calorie intake, while helping to maintain alertness and energy levels through the afternoon. The new research, led by Paula J. Geiselman, Ph.D., is from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and Louisiana State University. Brand name Extra® […]