• Adderall and Ritalin Type Drugs linked to deaths according to newly released FDA bulletin

    Feb 09, 2006
    By the end of 2003, the FDA had already received 24 reported sudden deaths in patients using Adderall, This drug is used to treat ADD and ADHD in children. Adderall is an amphetamine. There have been 10 deaths connected to other amphetamines.
  • Antioxidants improve liver health and may even help reduce viral load in patients with chronic hepatitis C

    Feb 07, 2006
    Hepatitis C (HCV) is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. It was possible to pick up the infection through a blood transfusion, especially before 1992 when better blood screening tests were developed. HCV can be picked up through any exposure to tainted blood such as sharing a toothbrush or needle.
  • Resveratrol aids diabetes in animal study

    Feb 06, 2006
    Type 1 Diabetes requires insulin use. People with type 2 diabetes usually eventually become Type 1 diabetics and will have to use insulin because secretion of insulin by cells in the pancreas becomes exhausted. In the present study rats were given the antibiotic streptozotocin to induce diabetes.
  • Both Saw Palmetto and Astaxanthin are beneficial for the prostate and prostate cancer

    Feb 03, 2006
    One of the reasons that Saw Palmetto Berry is beneficial for prostate health is that it inhibits the conversion of the male hormone testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). By inhibiting this enzyme you help prevent swelling of prostate cells that cause the symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). To do this the herb inhibits 5-alpha reductase; the enzyme which is responsible for the conversion of testosterone to DHT.
  • Low levels of Coenzyme Q10 may increase the odds of developing cancer metastasis significantly

    Feb 02, 2006
    Abnormally low plasma levels of Coenzyme Q 10 have been found in patients with cancers of the breast, lungs, and pancreas. In this study Coenzyme Q10 levels were measured in 117 consecutively diagnosed patients with melanoma that had not metastasized. Their level was checked against the level in 125 healthy volunteers.