Monthly Archives: May 2011

Institute of Medicine issues new guidelines on weight gain during pregnancy

“Pregnancy is not a time when you need to lose weight,” said Rasmussen. “Some women do, but the goals we have set ourselves, based on data we have no one to lose weight during pregnancy.”

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Pioglitazone study showed risk reduction of death

The results of a study by the Cleveland Clinic and published in the Sept. 12 Journal of the American Medical Association, show that the use of pioglitazone (Actos, Takeda) is associated with a significantly lower risk of death, stroke or … Continue reading

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Two pesticides linked to Parkinson’s disease study

“Paraquat increases the production of certain derivatives of oxygen that can damage cellular structures,” he added. “People who have used these pesticides or other by the same mechanism of action were more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease.”

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intensive care doctors less likely to discuss prognoses with African-American patients

One in five Americans died in the ICU or shortly after a stay there, and often their deaths as a result of a decision by households to withdraw LST. “That’s why it is so important that doctors are comfortable providing … Continue reading

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Remove the umbilical cord: the FDA has no “nanny”

It took 40 years for me to see that the FDA has no “nanny” and, unfortunately, we are on our own patients and exactly on the spot by the pharmacist.

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Too much television can be connected to a heart attack, death risk

“Our research suggests that the screen time and maybe sit in general can be very harmful to cardiovascular health and in general,” said researcher Emmanuel Stamatakis, senior research associate at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College … Continue reading

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Act early Alzheimer’s blood test

Only after identifying the antigen researchers would then look for antibodies against this antigen, or signs that the immune system had collected and mounted a response to the problem.

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