• N-Acetylcysteine improves non-acetaminophen induced acute liver failure recovery in children

    Jan 24, 2008
    A new study describes the findings of medical researchers at King’s College Hospital in London that NAC, an amino acid used to treat acute liver failure caused by toxicity with the commonly used pain relieving drug acetaminophen also aids in the recovery from non-acetaminophen induced acute liver failure. NAC is an antioxidant that replenishes glutathione stores in the liver and the nutrient also improves detoxification. While widely used for many years to treat acetaminophens toxicity to the liver, NAC was first introduced as a treatment for acute liver failure not caused by the drug in 1995 at King's College Hospital.
  • L-Carnitine supplementation keeps dialysis patients out of the hospital

    Jan 22, 2008
    Researchers at the Chronic Disease Research Group, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, state that L-Carnitine deficiency is common in dialysis patients. Although the effect of intravenous L-Carnitine therapy was studied in small trials, the effect on global outcomes in larger populations of dialysis patients is unclear. They tested the effect of 1 or more grams of L-Carnitine per dialysis session for 10 or more sessions during a month on subsequent hospitalization days.
  • Coenzyme Q 10 reduces the risk of dying after suffering from a heart attack

    Jan 21, 2008
    Six-hours after suffering with a heart attack forty-nine patients were randomly assigned to either hypothermia-therapy along with a Coenzyme Q10 supplement or hypothermia-therapy plus a placebo after all forty-nine patients received CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). The initial dosage of Coenzyme Q10 was 250mg which was followed by 150mg 3 times a day for 5 days. Coenzyme Q10 was safe and had no side effects but it did absolutely save lives.
  • Commonly used antibiotics cause tendon ruptures; Group sues US in push for antibiotic warning

    Jan 18, 2008
    A consumer group asked a U.S. court on Thursday to act and force regulators to make a decision concerning stronger warnings for the commonly used antibiotics that are members of a class called fluoroquinolones. to alert doctors and patients about the risks of tendon rupture.
  • Ubiquinol

    Jan 17, 2008
    The benefits of Coenzyme Q10 are becoming very well-known. This important nutrient has been shown in clinical trials to improve heart function, reduce the side effects of certain drugs used to treat cancer, and slow the progression of serious diseases of the brain such as Parkinson’s disease. Research has opened a new chapter in the CoQ10 story, highlighting the benefits of , a more active form of CoQ10, to improve energy and stamina, and reduce some of the physical signs of aging.