Archive for July, 2009

FDA.gov – The FDA is notifying the public about new safety information concerning products marketed for body building and increasing muscle mass.  The FDA has sent a Warning Letter to a manufacturer of body building supplements that claim to contain steroid-like ingredients, but in fact contain synthetic steroids.  The products named in the Warning Letter […]

AAD.org – As we age, brown spots and splotchy skin are all too often a fact of life. But for people with darker skin, changes in pigmentation can occur without warning at any age and can be very difficult to treat. Fortunately, dermatologists can help people with skin of color diagnose and treat bothersome pigmentation […]

UIowa.edu – Being active at age 5 helps kids stay lean as they age even if they don’t remain as active later in childhood, a new University of Iowa study shows. “We call this effect ‘banking’ because the kids benefit later on, similar to having a savings account at a bank. The protective effect is […]

CFAH.org – Taking time for leisure activities apart from the demands of work and other responsibilities helps people function better physically and mentally. In fact, the more time spent doing different types of enjoyable activities, the better a person’s health and wellness tends to be, according to a new study. “People who are engaged in […]

URMC.Rochester.edu – A common food additive that gives M&Ms and Gatorade their blue tint may offer promise for preventing the additional – and serious – secondary damage that immediately follows a traumatic injury to the spinal cord. In an article published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, NIH-funded researchers report […]

AAN.com – “Silent” strokes, which are strokes that don’t result in any noticeable symptoms but cause brain damage, are common in people over 60, and especially in those with high blood pressure, according to a study published in the July 28, 2009, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “These […]