June 2012

What if prescription drug labels and warnings – you know, the ones that clutter the outside of prescription drug containers – were worded and displayed like advertising? Meaning that instead of sounding like computerese and slapped at random onto the container, they were actually designed to get your attention and comprehension. Consider this: Every year an [...]

How does a drug make it all the way to clinical trials? There are many possible ways, but Rhosin provides a good example.  It was developed by researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center as a small-molecule-inhibitor drug that promises treatment for various cancers and nervous system damage.  Cells in your body don’t grow [...]

Among the most difficult diseases to treat, much less cure, are those of the brain. A notorious example is Huntington’s disease (HD), which affects more than 30,000 people in the United States alone and is an ultimately fatal degenerative brain disorder. There is no cure for Huntington’s but researchers are coming closer to finding ways [...]

If you want to impress people, maybe rattle off these factoids: Living in your body are trillions of life forms – microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. Their cells outnumber your own by 10 to 1. To keep it in perspective, despite their numbers, this amounts to only about 3% of body mass. If [...]

Can vitamin D + calcium  help people live longer? It’s been known for quite some time that having the combination of an adequate level of vitamin D and calcium in the body is good for dental implants, in particular, good for healthy bones, and if you are looking for the best cosmetic Herndon dentist is one [...]

Scientists are saying that there is hope for damaged eyes by growing human eye cells. So far there is no such thing as transplants for damaged eyes. A more promising approach is not replacing entire eyes but using replacement tissue for parts of the eye. For example, the cornea of the eye is routinely replaced. Now [...]

Now you have a better reason to enjoy fruits like peaches, plums and apricots – they’ve got phenols! One of the pleasures of summer is the availability of fresh fruit such as peaches, plums, cherries, nectarines and apricots. These specific fruits are sometimes called ‘stone fruits’ because they have a single large, hard (as in tooth [...]

You might well ask, “How could a country like the United States run short of 280 drugs?” It’s a fact, though. According to numerous reports including a recent study for the House Oversight Committee, the U.S. has been and will continue to be plagued by serious shortfalls in certain drugs, especially commonly used generic injectable [...]