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...y sharper longer than those who put their trust in unproven cures such as melatonin, DHEA, testosterone and human growth hormone. These drugs and supplements may have long-term adverse effects.// Other strategies to keep the mind functioning, say experts, include lifelong learning and memory training, physi...

Cloud of smoke over Zyban

...nce of its non-nicotine oral drug - in the wake of unproven reports in the UK, linking the drug to adverse rea...es Control Agency (MCA). The update, suggesting an unproven association between the tobacco-cessation drug and 57 deaths in the UK, spurred media-reports abroad...

SARS vaccine shows promise in Animal Testing

... treat any viral disease and the approach is still unproven compared to conventional vaccines. Vaccines are normally made from dead or weakened viruses and work by mobilizing the body's immune system to build defenses by showing it what the targeted virus looks like. That approach is used every year, for ex...

Vitamin Supplements - Good, The Bad And The Ugly

.... "This idea that supplements are safe to use is unproven - they haven`t been around for long enough. "People taking high dose supplements are the guinea pigs of the future. There's no way you can record adverse effects for high levels of supplements, and absence of reported effects does not mean there's ...

Leading Biotech Companies Are Interested In Acquisition Of Smaller Companies

...re proteins involved in apoptosis but that remains unproven as a drug target. Pfizer says that it can quickly develop the potential for Caspase targeting compounds, which Idun is developing for broad range of disorders including liver diseases, cancer and inflammation. Given the uncertainties around the avai...

Online Sale of Abortion Pills

...icines Act, including supplying medicines that are unproven in New Zealand and supplying medicines not through an authorized pharmacy or a pharmacist. These drugs were being sold to the New Zealand public after being imported privately and advertised through a Chinese language website over the past 18 month...

Eminent Doctors In UK Wants The NHS To Abandon Alternative Medicines:

... the primary care trusts should not spend money on unproven therapies at a time when the NHS is short of cash. The letter criticises two recent initiatives of the Prince's Foundation for Integrated Medicine, a patient guide to complementary medicine, for which it was given government funds and last year's S...

Avoid unnecessary screening tests for celiac disease in the absence of symptoms in children with Downs syndrome

...ary restrictions more than off-set the trivial and unproven reduction in the risk of lymphoma."As a pediatrician, I know the treatment of celiac disease places a burden on the patient and on the family. The strict gluten-free dietary constraints (the recommended treatment) are not only costly, but more import...

Bisphenol A (BPA) linked with breast cancer

...to give human test volunteers any chemical with an unproven safety record, especially over the long term. "So, we have to use a larger concentration to mimic the effects of long-term exposure," he said. "No one knows if that's a valid way to do that or not." Animal studies are a logical next step, he said, ...

Scientists In UK Issue A Caution Over Untested Stem Cell Treatments

... stated that, “Indeed, there is concern that these unproven treatments could be dangerous, potentially exposing patients to the risk of uncontrolled and inappropriate tissue generation.” All the eminent signatories had warned that two such clinics in the Netherlands are under investigation, and further adding...

Naturally Occurring Enzyme Can Break Down Key Part of Alzheimer's Plaques

...have led him to formulate a provocative but as yet unproven theory about an old mystery of Alzheimer's disease: why plaques continue to increase in number over time but only grow to a certain size. "Even though everything we know about the fibrils suggests they should constantly grow, plaques reach a mature...

AIDS Healthcare Foundation to File Lawsuit Against Pfizer

...ed an ad campaign because FDA said the ads made an unproven claim that the drug could help men recover a youthful amount of sexual desire, according to Reuters. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation...

A New Guide to Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement

... for allergen-free products. Don’t pay more for unproven extras. There is virtually no evidence that herbs and other nonvitamin ingredients added to supplements—such as echinacea, bioflavonoids, and ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10)—are essential for your health. Beware of potentially dangerous interactions. Pa...

Inhaled Anesthetics Accelerate the Onset of Neurodegenerative Diseases Like Alzheimer's

...gery may exceed any potential risk from this still unproven effect. But this latest study adds a little urgency to the effort to find out. "If inhaled anesthetics are contributing to the rise and early onset of this devastating disease then we need to know, and soon," concludes Eckenhoff. Source-Eurekalert ...

GMO Corn Causes Liver, Kidney Problems in Rats: Study

... (GMO) say that genetic modification technology is unproven and potentially dangerous and that GMO crops can contaminate other crops. The industry says the technology offers vast potential benefits, poses no health risk and has never been shown to contaminate other crops. "All the experts agree that the m...

FDA Announces to Companies to Stop Marketing Products Containing Trimethobenzamide

...e not gone through the FDA approval process are of unproven safety and effectiveness,' said director of CDER's Office of Compliance, Deborah M. Autor. 'Today's action helps ensure that health care providers prescribe, and consumers take, only medicines shown to be effective.' Companies manufacturing or mark...

Resistance to Scientific Explanations By Children and Adults

...fs, said Bloom and Weisberg, include the view that unproven medical interventions are effective; that out of body experiences are mystical; that supernatural entities such as ghosts and fairies exist, and that astrology, ESP, and divination are legitimate....

Challenges in Prostate Cancer Screening by Prostate Cancer Antigen

...ing continues to be problematic. Even though it is unproven whether population-wide screening with PSA can reduce death, illness or disability from prostate cancer, testing has become common in North America. A recent nation-wide survey indicates almost half of Canadian men over 50 years old are tested dur...

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...eptive advertising about ineffective CATs or other unproven treatments, says Dr. Boivin....

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