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Avoid the ‘Noid: Synthetic Cannabinoids and “Spiceophrenia”
Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Dirk Hanson
Like PCP all over again.Synthetic cannabis-like Spice drugs were first introduced in early 2004, and quickly created a global marketplace. But the drugs responsible for the psychoactive effects of Spice products werent widely characterized until late 2008. And only recently have ... Read more
The Y Chromosome: It's Official--Bigger Is Not Better!
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 by Cliffprf Mintz
New results by Jennifer F. Hughes and David C. Page from the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge MA published this week's in Nature Magazine suggest that the Y chromosome, despite it diminutive size, is a well conserved example of genetic parsimony that has evolved to the point wher... Read more
Would You End Your Pregnancy Because of Gender?
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
What would you do if you discovered early in your pregnancy that you were pregnant with a girl when you wanted a boy Would you terminate the pregnancy With the advent of a new DNA test that can determine the sex of a fetus at 7 weeks gestation with a simple blood or urine test, .... Read more
Clinic Notes: Sex Differences in Etiological Predictors of Autism
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 by Gary Brown
Recently, we presented the results of some of our research at The American Psychological Society meeting in Boston. In several studies we have noted that the causes of autism are different for males and females. It is established that males are 4 to 5 times more likely to be diag... Read more
Soy & Curcumin Reduce Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 by Dr. Robert Wascher
SOY & CURCUMIN REDUCE PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN PSA Regular readers of this column are already aware that the regular consumption of foods containing soy isoflavones may be associated with a reduced risk of developing prostate cancer, and other types of cancer ... Read more
Coffee & the Risk of Death from Heart Disease & Cancer
Saturday, May 15th, 2010 by Dr. Robert Wascher
COFFEE & THE RISK OF DEATH FROM HEART DISEASE & CANCER Last month, I reviewed research showing that increased coffee consumption was associated with a decrease in inflammation and an increase in HDL cholesterol the good cholesterol. However, as I noted ... Read more
Smoking, Teenagers & Tobacco Company Advertising
Sunday, April 25th, 2010 by Dr. Robert Wascher
SMOKING, TEENAGERS & TOBACCO COMPANY ADVERTISING More than 40 years after the landmark United States Surgeon Generals report on smoking, cigarettes and other forms of tobacco continue to be the leading cause of preventable death around the world. In the United ... Read more
Avodart (Dutasteride) & Prostate Cancer Prevention
Sunday, April 4th, 2010 by Dr. Robert Wascher
AVODART DUTASTERIDE & PROSTATE CANCER PREVENTION Because most prostate cancers, like breast cancer, are fueled by sex hormones, the prevention of prostate cancer through the use of hormone-blocking medications is an attractive potential strategy. Two medications, finasteride Pros... Read more
Obesity, Alcohol & Liver Disease
Sunday, March 21st, 2010 by Dr. Robert Wascher
OBESITY, ALCOHOL & LIVER DISEASE Chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis, is the 12th most common cause of death in the United States, alone, and causes nearly 30,000 deaths per year in America. Increased alcohol intake and obesity are both ... Read more