Interesting Articles
The Many Faces of Viagra
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by Ridzwan Bakar
Going through a very recent Drug Alert in my mail-box, I noted that the FDA in the US had issued a directive to a drug company to recall all its products designed to help erectile dysfunction aka ED aka sexual impotence. This was because they all were purported to conta... Read More
“Gluten-free” May not Mean Gluten-free
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by Carolyn Collman
Ironically, now that so many gluten-free products are on the market, gluten-free may not in fact mean free of gluten. A new survey found thatseven out of 22 naturally gluten-free grains were contaminated with gluten, probably as a result of cross-contamination when proc... Read More
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by BOB FIDDAMAN
Today saw my blog go over the 200,000 hits barrier. I started writing this blog in April 2006, basically I was frustrated at the lack of transparency the UK Medicines Regulator MHRA were showing me with a series of questions I was putting to them about the antidepressan... Read More
Privacy Based Control of Personal Health Information – Are We Organised on All This? I Doubt It!
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by davidmore
In the last few weeks there has been a considerable amount of work being undertaken in thinking about what is needed to protect individual privacy of health information in the US. There are some issues worth considering for Australia as well. First we have this HHS pane... Read More
Heirloom Thursday: Black Mustard (Brassica nigra)
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by Jeremy Warner
One year ago today I wrote about white mustard. The day before that, I wrote about red cabbage, which is actually the closer relative to this plant. Yesterday I had to spice up my cafeteria-provided lunch sandwich with a packet of "mustard" which might have so... Read More
Teri Hatcher Reveals She Is Now Botox-Free
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by Anthony Youn
Teri Hatcher has revealed on her Facebook page photo album called Oy With The Botox that she is currently Botox-free. She posted photos of herself proving that she is not currently under the influence of Botox or Dysport, for that matter. You can see for yourself that s... Read More
Lilly Lays Off More Employees and Vows to Remain Lean
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 by Cliffprf Mintz
Despite assertions by its CEO that there isnt enough scientific talent in the US, Eli Lilly announced that it will lay off a couple of thousand employees within the next 90 days.Most of the cuts will take place in Indianapolis at four different sites where the company c... Read More
What to Ask when your Doctor Suggests Surgery...
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 by Matt Bellinger
If you go to your doctor for back pain and he or she suggests surgery, it can be an overwhelming feeling. There is a lot to think about, and its important to remember to take your time and go over all your concerns with your doctor before heading into surgery. Its impor... Read More
Yahoo News: "Warning on New Superbugs from S. Asia"--Another Example of Irresponsible and Sensationalistic Journalism
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 by Cliffprf Mintz
I read a post today on Yahoo News entitled Warning on New Superbugs from S. Asia. While I initially thought that this article may contain some important news on the real and growing of multiple drug resistant bacterial pathogens, I sadly learned that it was nothing more... Read More
Curcumin Analog Has Breast Cancer Fighting Properties
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 by Aaron Tabor
Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, a spice derived from Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family. Some of my previous blogs have discussed the potential breast cancer fighting benefits of natural curcumin as well as a couple of curcumin-derived compounds. T... Read More
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