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DID THE PENTAGON MANUFACTURE AIDS AS A BIOLOGICAL WEAPON?<p>By David Guyatt<p>AIDS kills. It does so in extremely nasty ways. By attacking the human immune …

Should you floss or not? Study says benefits unproven

<b>For decades dentists have recommended flossing as an essential part of oral hygiene. But how useful is it really?</b><p>An investigation by the Associated Press has revealed there is insufficient proof to back up this claim.<p>The US Department for Health and Human Services and Agriculture admitted in a …

EMRs Will Revolutionize Clinical Trials…But Don’t Hold Your Breath

By Ed Miseta, Chief Editor, Clinical Leader<br>Follow Me On Twitter @EdClinical<p>Will EMRs revolutionize clinical trials? The answer to that question might …

Empathy Drug? Ecstasy Should Be Clinically Studied, Doctors Say

Empathy Drug? Ecstasy Should Be Clinically Studied, Doctors Say<br>Empathy Drug? Ecstasy Should Be Clinically Studied, Doctors Say<br>MDMA, the active substance in the street drug ecstasy, can induce feelings of sociality and closeness with others.<br>Credit: one photo/Shutterstock.com<br>The active ingredient in the drug ecstasy needs more study, and changes are needed to make it easier for scientists to access the drug for research, two neuroscientists argue in a new opinion article.<br>The ingredient, MDMA, …

Antidepressants more efficacious with omega 3

Antidepressants more efficacious with omega 3<p>Omega 3 supplements can give antidepressants a boost, particularly in those who don’t respond well to the medication, report a team of international researchers.<p>The evidence from their systematic review and meta-analysis shows fish oils and Vitamin D can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants including SSRIs, SNRIs, tricyclics and melatonergic antidepressants.<p>S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), which is a relatively new synthetic on the market, was …

Why Placebos Really Work: The Latest Science

New evidence suggests the fake drugs may cause changes in the body, not just the mind<p>Scientists are finding a growing number of ways placebos appear to bring about real health benefits in patients.<p>The research could someday lead to increased use of placebos—substances that have no apparent …

Science

Aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, and pancreatic cancer risk: a clinic-based case-control study.

2011 Nov;4(11):1835-41. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-11-0146. Epub 2011 Jul 29.<p>1Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo …

Could wearables and social media be the future of medical trials?

Wearables and social media might dominate the future of medical trials, according to a new survey that asked members of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) what technologies would be most beneficial and see the most adoption in the next two to five years.<p>The survey results …

Clinical trials of cannabis used to treat epilepsy shows promising results

SALT LAKE CITY – Could a pharmaceutical grade cannabis help treat young women with severe epilepsy? That’s what researchers at the University of Utah …

4 Things You Should Know About Clinical Trials

Cancer survivor Mary Elizabeth Williams sets the record straight on clinical trials.<p>When Mary Elizabeth Williams was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma, …

Panic Attacks – Naturopathic Interventions

Panic Attacks – Naturopathic Interventions<p>There are a number of highly effective Naturopathic interventions to help those prone to anxiety. While there are several different types of anxiety conditions, in this blog we will look at how your naturopath can help with a specific anxiety concern called panic disorder which affects 3-5% of the population.<p>People with panic disorder have recurrent unexpected panic attacks. The frequency and severity of the panic attacks can vary. Symptoms include …

Do Poor People Sue Doctors More Frequently? Confronting Unconscious Bias and the Role of Cultural Competency

Frank M. McClellan, JD, LLM,1 Augustus A. White, III, MD, PhD,2 Ramon L. Jimenez, MD,3 and Sherin Fahmy, JD4<p>Abstract<p>Background<p>There is a perception …

White Noise Benefits Kids With ADHD

This nondrug intervention may enhance cognition in children with ADHD.

Neuroscience

7 Reasons You Need to Eat More Eggs

Eggs aren't just delicious—they can also boost your mood, nourish your gray matter, and even guard against cancer<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But when Wake …

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine<br>Chinese herbal medicine is the practice of combining individual herbs into formulas to promote health. Chinese medicine has thousands of herbs that may be used medicinally. Of these, about 400 are in common use.<br>Herbs are carefully selected, processed, and dried. They are given to a patient in a tea or pill, or in the form of pharmaceutical grade extracts—the growing choice for most patients and practitioners.<br>After a practitioner uncovers the Pattern of Disharmony underlying a …

Parental Criticism Associated with Symptoms of ADHD Over Time - Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research

<b>Researchers have investigated the potential link between parental emotions and symptoms of ADHD over time.</b><p>In a large number of children with …

What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin D Vitamin D promises to be the most talke...

What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin D<p>Vitamin D promises to be the most talked-about and written-about supplement of the decade. While studies continue …