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Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...re now becoming available, but are so costly it is questionable how many patients will receive them. Treating just one patient with anti-TNF drugs, which act on a particular signalling molecule, costs up to $25,000 a year. LitoZin, made from processed ground rosehips, is already widely used by patients with o...

Clinicians Ordering Inappropriate Prostate Screenings

...y lead to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of questionable benefit. Because the ultimate decision to perform PSA testing rests with the clinician, it is likely that demographic and other characteristics of physicians, nurses and physician assistants may influence inappropriate screening behaviors. B. Pric...

Sideeffects of Rosiglitazone in Type2 Diabetes Patients

...ented outcomes are urgently needed, although it is questionable whether new studies with rosiglitazone will be ethical given the fact that less dangerous therapeutic alternatives exist, says Richter....

Laser-based System for Non-invasive Diagnosis of Skin Cancers on the Anvil

...able of coaxing both hemoglobin and melanin inside questionable skin moles to emit light by exciting them with highly controlled laser pulses. The non-invasive technique uses a delicate interplay between two laser beams, each emitting a different color of light. In order to keep the skin from overheating in the...

The Long Wait ... Dying for Lack of Kidneys

... The Dutch reality show, bagged for poor taste and questionable ethics, finally turned out to be a do-good publicity stunt -- an actress had been hired to play the part of the terminally-ill woman and the organisers said the aim was to spotlight the global shortage of organ donors. The strategy worked. The show ...

Parkinsons Disease can Be Predicted by Metabolic Pathway

...effect of any single gene variant was small and of questionable significance, but the joint effects of multiple gene variants within the pathway were profound, Lesnick explains. Not only did we identify persons with as much as a 90 times greater risk for Parkinsons disease, but we determined that the odds of our ...

Law Emerging in US for Generic Versions of Biotech Medicine

... countered: “Where trials are not needed, it is of questionable ethics to repeat them. The use of human subjects for trials that are not needed is not desirable.” The chief lobby for makers of biotech drugs, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, is strongly opposing the new legislation, saying it would endan...

Detection of Malignant Breast Tumors Made Simpler and More Effective

...t harder to distinguish between healthy tissue and questionable masses in mammograms, Frangioni says. The new agent works by binding to micro-calcifications produced in breast cancers. Though scientists can’t explain exactly why these calcifications occur, studies show that the calcifications in malignant breas...

New Hope for Regenerative Medicine

...ty to form tissues in vitro and in vivo but it was questionable if these embryonic stem cells could generate transplantable material that would proliferate and replace tissues in an adult." The researchers took a two-step approach: First they injected uniparental ES cells into wild-type blastocyts to generate ...

Live long with Green tea!!

...pared to many other countries in the world. "It is questionable whether drinking the same amount of green tea a day in the UK would have a significant impact on levels of heart disease." She added: "Clinical trials are now needed to discover whether something as simple as green tea really can prevent deaths fro...

American Red Cross Fined $4.2m for Improper Blood Screening

...ed Cross was made to remove around 12,000 units of questionable blood and blood products from its shelves. Following this they voluntarily recalled it from hospitals and treatment centers across the nation. According to the FDA, the recalls ``were preventable." None of the recalled units had any evidence of cont...

Benefits Of Aromatherapy

...ential oils from a bath or general store may be of questionable quality; shop for oils in a specialty store, staffed by salespeople with aromatherapy training.Quality oils, which are light and heat sensitive, will be in a blue or brown light protective glass. Labeling on the bottle should provide should provide b...

British Laboratory Certifies Coke as 'Safe'

...hat both malathion and heptachlor found by CSE are questionable as both the pesticides have been banned since last few years. Coca Cola which had commissioned the study to CSL said that over 26 samples have been tested and by the end of 2006, the laboratory is going to test 100 samples and all the reports will...

Shangai Citizens to Monitor Billboards

.... The advisory council will be used to arbitrate questionable material. It will also help authorities make judgments about exaggerated claims and misleading statements in advertising for medical services, equipment and health tonics....

Glycaemic Index as an index of diet and tool questioned

... physical activity. Therefore GI in isolation is a questionable tool and indicator....

Misplaced Priorities in Medicaid Dispensation

...hat tens of millions of dollars have been spent on questionable procedures. Drug Potter, The State Medicaid Director, is extremely upset with Sonntag’s conclusion and said “The debate would be whether or not they were medically necessary, and medical necessity is a term that is, as we speak, is undergoing revisi...

Skin Cancer Clinics under the Scanner

...ell as dermatologists say that some cases have had questionable procedures that have left ugly scars. In an article appearing in The Medical Journal of Australia, these procedures are put into perspective by saying that it is a spin-off of the "GPs versus specialists" argument, "At least some of this debate see...

Bad professional behavior dates back to medical school

Doctors with questionable professional lives often had the same kind of trouble in medical school, according to US researchers.// Physicians disciplined by state medical boards were three times more likely to have had a history of unprofessional behavior while in medical s...

Aspartame, Artificial Sweetener, A Safe Bet!

...liable” due to a “lack of critical details … and … questionable histopathological conclusions… .” The aspartame findings from the Ramazzini researchers recently were reviewed by the expert United Kingdom Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment. Members of that Comm...

Unborn babies respond to light

...the effectiveness of inventions like this has been questionable in the past because there has been little proof that unborn children can respond to things outside the womb. Now, researchers from Bethesda, Maryland, have shown that when a light is shone on to a pregnant woman's stomach the baby does actually regis...

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