Gastric bypass lowers medical risk for severely obese

University of Utah – Severely obese patients who have gastric bypass surgery significantly reduce their risk of death from coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, according to research published in the Aug. 23, 2007 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. But death rates from accidents or suicide were higher in the surgery group. […]

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 […]