Archive for May, 2007

Malaria drugs recalled in Kenya

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Jaspal tipped me off to this story that some of you may have heard of before. The state of recall related to China is getting is at a ridiculous level. No time to write a detailed post on this, but you will find below a few headlines for this recall and for the one on the fake diabetes test strips. The first article on fake diabetes test strips (link) provides the most detail and is worth reading. Also worth checking out or bookmarking is a blog devoted to these issues: Made (Deadly) in China.

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Prescription Drug Safety Measure Passes Senate Floor

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Doctors and patients one step closer to getting information on side effects of medicine

An overview of food allergies, and information about (Pet Allergies Treatment)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

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An overview of food allergies, and information about the most common foods that people are allergic to … most common causes of food allergies in children, …

Food allergy: Risk factors - MayoClinic.com
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Blood brain barrier breached by new therapeutic strategy

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

A major obstacle in the treatment of infections and other diseases of the brain is the blood-brain barrier, which prevents systemically delivered therapeutic drugs from reaching the brain.

Grantees of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have now shown that a short protein (peptide) from the rabies virus can carry a strip of therapeutic material into the brain via intravenous administration. Once delivered to the nerve cells of the brain, the strip, called a small interfering RNA (siRNA), was shown to protect mice from infection caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV).

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Great Taste? No, More Fulfilling

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

New animal research concludes that the appeal of beer has less to do with taste than its alcoholic content and effect on the brain’s reward system, Science Daily reported Sept. 13.

Researcher Judy Grisel of Furman University said she and colleagues studying mice genes and behavior found that, “there is no significant correlation between the drinking patterns and the allelic status of the taste receptor on Chromosome 2, and many strains of mice voluntarily consumed enough alcohol to become dependent.”

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Advice Alternative Health Tip

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

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Amazon.com: The Arthritis Foundation’s Guide to Alternative Therapies
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Report: Schools Can’t, Shouldn’t Shoulder Prevention Burden

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

By Bob Curley

Most American kids receive some drug education in the classroom, but a new report contends that schools should not be relied upon to prevent early use of alcohol and other drugs and its consequences.

The report, “Prevention Education in America’s Schools: Findings and Recommendations from a Survey of Educators,” noted that 37 states require schools to teach students about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. However, “Teachers don’t have the time, training or other resources needed to do the job effectively, regardless of what the state-mandated standards say,” according to the report by Join Together and Communitas Online.

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Jobs In The Alternative Health Medicine

Friday, May 25th, 2007

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in the 1970s by the Family Planning Association of Victoria Health-care workers have acquired HIV through occupational exposure An Alternative Macroeconomic Explanation.”, University of Bremen

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Suicide attempts decline after depression treatment

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

SEATTLE — In a study of more than 100,000 patients treated for depression, suicide attempts declined during the first month of treatment—whether that treatment consisted of medication, psychotherapy, or both. The findings, published by Group Health researchers in the July American Journal of Psychiatry, show a similar pattern for populations of adolescents and young adults (up to age 24) as for older adults.

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Bill would make drug firms disclose gifts to doctors

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Washington — Gifts to physicians such as free lunches from drug and medical device reps soon could be listed on a national database so patients can evaluate whether money might be affecting their doctors’ prescribing.

The bipartisan Physician Payments Sunshine Act, introduced Sept. 6 in the Senate, would require drug and medical device manufacturers with $100 million or more in annual gross revenues to disclose names and office addresses of every doctor who gets a gift valued at more than $25. Drug samples and funding for clinical trials would be exempt. Failure to comply would trigger fines of up to $100,000 per violation.

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