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Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ion. The remaining 41 were given a "dummy" capsule containing no active ingredients. The patients were asked to fill in standard questionnaires used to assess pain, and the ability to carry out everyday tasks such as dressing, washing, opening doors, and cutting meat. After six months, activity levels impro...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

... Mosquito prone areas are sprayed with a formula containing the pesticide Sumithrin. It is classified as slightly toxic by the Environmental Protection Agency, but is not a threat to people or pets - only to mosquitoes. In some place larvicide is being used. Larvicide kills newly hatched mosquitoes by suffoca...

Daily Dose of Dark Chocolate Helps the Heart: Study

...ssigned over 18 weeks to eat either dark chocolate containing 30 milligrams of healthy polyphenols or white chocolate, which has no cocoa. For those who ate dark chocolate, their average systolic blood pressure was lowered by 2.9 millimeters of mercury and diastolic blood pressure by 1.9 millimeters without a...

Former US Vice President Al Gores Son Continues to Be Dogged by Drug Abuse Problem.

... up a partial marijuana cigarette, a cigarette box containing suspected marijuana and a crushed soda can that smelled like marijuana. In September 2002, Gore was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving near Ft. Myer, a military base in suburban Virginia outside Washington, D.C. In August 2000, he was ticketed ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blamed for Backtracking in the Fight Against Carbon Emission

...on diesel construction equipment and wood products containing formaldehyde. "They were ordering us to find ways to reduce costs and satisfy lobbyists," she said, adding that the governor's chief of staff, Susan Kennedy, and Cabinet Secretary Dan Dunmoyer took the lead on pressuring the agency staff and board ...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

...marrow is an excellent source of adult stem cells, containing smooth muscle and endothelial cells, and add that these stem cells can be used in regenerative medicine for cardiovascular applications. According to Dr. Stelios T. Andreadis, who co-authored the study with lead author Dr. Jin Yu Liu, a post doctor...

Contraceptive Spray Shows Positive Clinical Trial Result

...s using two unique contraceptive skin sprays, each containing a progestin and an estrogen . The first study wa...technology has effectively delivered a formulation containing a combination of two drugs, commented Acrux CEO Richard Treagus. We are particularly pleased that...

Functional Food What is That, Ask First

...he risk of catching a cold. More than 800 products containing echinacea are now available. * Breakfast cereals enriched with vitamins and minerals. * Kiwifruit extracts - products designed to relieve the symptoms of common digestive complaints such as constipation and heartburn. * Sports drinks that boost...

Overdose of Paracetamol was Dropped

...products are available over the counter, sometimes containing relatively large amounts of acetaminophen. The authors suggest that lack of patient and physician awareness may account for at least part of the increase in accidental overdoses. In 1998 UK legislation limited packets of acetaminophen to 16 x 500mg...

Ban on Hookah Smoking Should Stay, Argue Doctors

...t the legislation will have on smoking non-tobacco containing products that still generate a large amount of smoke, they conclude. A separate review article also published in this weeks BMJ highlights the importance of helping patients to stop smoking as young as possible. It points to evidence that, beyond 4...

Discourage Less Educated Women from Conceiving , Says New Zealand Academic

...ery child is a wanted child." Free bottled water containing contraceptives could be provided at supermarkets. Or the government could adopt Scandavian-style policies to aggressively tackle poverty and iron out class differences. And it could also make it easier for well educated women to have babies without p...

China Cracks the Whip Against Drug Manufacturers Who Fail Quality Norms

...se imports from juice to toothpaste suspected of containing high levels of toxins. China's pharmaceutical industry is lucrative but poorly regulated. Some companies try to cash in by substituting fake or substandard ingredients. The latest U.S. recalls announced Thursday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safet...

Selenium Supplements Could Increase Diabetes Risk

...For comparison, the other group took placebo pills containing no selenium. Participants didnt know whether they were taking the selenium supplements or the placebo. Participants were followed for nearly eight years, on average. During that time, they reported any new diabetes diagnoses and got their blood lev...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

...e of three types of pills found in Bergeron's home containing "significant quantities" of metals. Bergeron also purchased an anti-anxiety medication that's for sale in Canada only with a doctor's prescription, said Regional Coroner Rose Stanton. "In the days prior to her death, Bergeron complained in e-mails ...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

... it inhabits. Repeat elements are fragments of DNA containing the same repetitive sequence of chemical base pairs several hundred times. "For a long time, the basic belief of evolution was that all random genetic changes that manage to stick around have some selective advantage. But our work adds to the case ...

Spain Withdraws Contaminated Chinese Toothpaste

...ame prominent in late May, when Chinese toothpaste containing DEG was found in Panama, the Dominican Republic and subsequently in other American countries. Reportedly, a Chinese chemical maker had sold the industrial-grade chemical as glycerine, which is often used as a moistener or sweetener in products like...

Fat Tax Could Avoid Considerable Amount of Heart Attack and Stroke Deaths Annually

...s. They first applied the tax to dairy products containing high levels of saturated fats, such as whole butter and cheese, baked goods, puddings. In the second approach, they applied the tax to foods attracting an SSCg3d score of more than 9. This is a validated measure of the healthiness of a food. For ex...

Contamination of the Environment by Antibiotics Fed to Livestock

...ent in the soil that has been enhanced with manure containing antibiotics. The research was presented in Indiana...were grown on soil modified with liquid hog manure containing Sulfamethazine, a commonly used veterinary antibiotic. This antibiotic was taken up by all three cro...

HIV Prevention Programs on a Massive Scale Turn Out Economical

...effect in improving efficiency, reducing costs and containing the epidemic, said the studys lead author, Elliot Marseille, DrPH, MPP, a researcher at UCSFs Institute for Health Policy Studies. The research was conducted by a team from PANCEA and co-authors include Lalit Dandona and S.G. Prem Kumar, the George...

Larger HIV Prevention Programs in India are Cheaper, Increase Efficiency

...effect in improving efficiency, reducing costs and containing the epidemic," said the study's lead author, Elliot Marseille, DrPH, MPP, a researcher at UCSF's Institute for Health Policy Studies. The study is published in the online open access journal BMC Health Services Research....

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