The News Review:
- Common allergy medicine to fight diabetes and obesity?
- Laughter is the best medicine: Funny People a killer comedy.
- Treating Patients as Partners by Way of Informed Consent
- Flower Essences and Your Sleeping Patterns
- Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends
- Why HIV Progresses Faster In Women Than In Men With Same Viral Load
- Artemisinin Resistance Continues Developing In Western Cambodia …
Common allergy medicine to fight diabetes and obesity?
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation an estimated 50 million Americans also suffer from some sort of allergy. Could common over the counter allergy medication be the next treatment for metabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obesity? Researchers from Harvard Medical School think so. A group of papers appearing in. Although chronic inflammation in the body has already been linked to heart disease cancer and Alzheimer’s disease this latest research gives us a better understanding of the relationship between inflammation and metabolic disorders.
Laughter is the best medicine: Funny People a killer comedy.
Sandler plays George Simmons a Sandler-like character who hires and befriends up-and-comer Seth Rogen. George comes clean about his illness and tries to reconcile with his ex- girlfriend (Apatow’s wife Leslie Mann) now married to an uber-Aussie (Eric Bana). Funny People avoids spiralling into self-reference by treading lightly on the nature of fame and spreading the barbs liberally among the cast which includes Jonah Hill Jason Schwartzman and a host of celebrity comedian cameos. Rating: Three and a half stars out of five. – Chris Knight© Copyright (c) Canwest News Service E-mail this Article.
Treating Patients as Partners by Way of Informed Consent
New York Times
But every so often despite what I believe are my best efforts I feel myself falling back on old familiar patterns habits I picked up not because someone taught me but because I never learned anything else. Like most doctors I bumbled through each consent on my own picking up certain phrases and dropping others through a sometimes painful and often awkward process of trial and error. This week I thought about those experiences and my conversation with Pete after reading.
Flower Essences and Your Sleeping Patterns
In terms of why people today are having difficulty with their sleeping patterns both Pao and Hess believe that it goes back to our elemental connection with the earth which has been disrupted ?because we have lost connection with the basics of life? says Pao. ?Each day people are facing their deepest fears which are connected with the root chakra fears around safety. Flowers remove us from unhealthy clinging and attachment and they help us blossom and grow?they give us medicine that uses the energies of the earth and also addresses the underlying emotional discord that prevents us from resting fully. ? The metaphor of a blossoming changing flower is particularly apt given the multifaceted nature of a flower?s healing qualities. Because flowers are so adaptable to their environment the information and healing qualities they are capable of conferring also change. ?Flowers are the antennae of the Earth. n Earth as different challenges diseases and hardships arise flowers are constantly refining and adjusting their qualities? appreciates Hess.
Cancer Survivors Face Tough Road Long After Treatment Ends
U.S. News & World Report
The study appears in the July 27 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. The United States is home to 12 million cancer survivors or 4 percent of the population numbers that are expected to rise as cancer screening improves and Baby Boomers age according to the researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. To gauge the long-term psychological impact of the disease they analyzed mental health and medical data on 4636 adults who’d survived cancer and 122220 who had never had cancer. The data was collected between 2002 and 2006 by the National Health Interview Survey which is conducted yearly by the U.
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Why HIV Progresses Faster In Women Than In Men With Same Viral Load
Science Daily (press release)
"This study may help to account for reported gender differences in HIV-1 disease progression by demonstrating that women and men differ in the way their immune systems respond to the virus" says Marcus Altfeld MD PhD of the Ragon Institute and the MGH Division of Infectious Disease the study’s senior author. "Focusing on immune activation separately from viral replication might give us new therapeutic approaches to limiting HIV-1-induced pathology. "It has become apparent in recent years that HIV-1-infected patients with a high level of immune activation progress to AIDS more rapidly. Why this happens is an area of intense investigation.
Artemisinin Resistance Continues Developing In Western Cambodia …
Kaiser Family Foundation
For the study researchers at the Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University xford Tropical Medicine Research Program “compared the effects of artemisinin drugs in 40 malaria patients in western Cambodia and 40 patients in northwestern Thailand. n average the patients in Thailand were clear of malaria parasites within 48 hours compared to 84 hours for the Cambodian patients” according to.