Patch for amblyopia may be needed only four hours per day

Randomized trial of monitored patching regimens for treatment of amblyopia in children leads to easier treatment recommendations. British Medical Journal – Children with amblyopia (commonly known as lazy eye) need only wear an eye patch for three to four hours a day for 12 weeks to improve vision, say researchers in a study published on […]

Protein plus carb supplements reduce muscle damage from workouts

Anabolic workout drinks temporarily elevate insulin to protect exercising muscle cells from damage and decrease cortisol levels the next day. Newswise — A new study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research shows that drinking a carbohydrate and protein supplement prior to and during exercise shifts muscle cell metabolism into an anabolic mode that […]

Organic Milk Much Higher in Omega 3 Fatty Acids than Conventional Milk

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 […]

New MAO Inhibitor Rasagiline Approved for Parkinson’s

In July 2006 the FDA approved a new irreversible monoamine oxidase inhibitor, Rasagiline, for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.  It will be marketed with the trade name of Azilect by Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Ltd. It can be used as monotherapy with early Parkinson’s disease as well as combined with levodopa in later stages.  Trials in animal […]