Wednesday, October 19, 2016

It takes real guts for newborn Baby to thrive these days.If the beneficial microbes that naturally inhabit an infant’s innards are disrupted during the first weeks of life, a typical newborn can face risk of childhood allergies and asthma that is three times higher than normal, new research shows. That is the latest in a cascade …

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Your doctor wants you to stop taking so many medications. More health-care providers are adopting an approach known as deprescribing to help adults in the U.S. and elsewhere reduce excessive use of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications and supplements. Studies show nearly 40% of older patients, those in their 60s and older, take more than …

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Colon cancer kills more than 50,000 Americans this year. It’s the second highest leading cause of cancer deaths, worldwide. Yet still only a third of adults have the simple screening that can catch colorectal cancer in its early and most treatable stages. Adults should begin to have a colonoscopy every five years starting around the …

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Friday, September 23, 2016

The New York Times (9/20, Reynolds, Subscription Publication) reports that research published in JAMA suggests “wearable activity monitors” may not help people lose weight. STAT (9/20, Love) reports that investigators “recruited 470 overweight or obese adults for an exercise and dieting program.” During “the first six months, they had group sessions on calorie restriction and …

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Curcumin (a natural compound derived from the spice  tumeric) in addition to mesalamine was superior to placebo and mesalamine in inducing clinical and endoscopic remission in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis. Curcurmin has been widely used in ayurevidic and chinese medicine to treat various inflammatory conditions. About 54% of patients achieved clinical remission …

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