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More evidence states that cough syrup preparations are ineffective

Health Headlines Commentary for January 9, 2017

Source: Great cough syrup con: Medicines we buy from the chemist have virtually no effect, say scientists Reference: Video presentation from the American Chemical Society

Preliminary report on one man’s spinal cord repair after stem cell treatment in Phase 1A study

Health Headlines Commentary for December , 2016

Source: Paralyzed man regains use of arms and hands after experimental stem cell therapy at Keck Hospital of USC Reference: Ongoing study. Preliminary report

Do repeat yearly flu shots lose their efficacy?

Health Headlines Commentary for December 7, 2016

Source: Repeat flu shots are effective, right? Mounting evidence questions that advice Reference: Presented at the Canadian Immunization Conference in Ottawa week of December 6, 2016

New therapeutic approach to treat HIV offers hope for eradication of virus in the body. Still many hurdles to go.

Health Headlines Commentary for October 4, 2016

Source: HIV cure possible after disease becomes undetectable in blood of British man  

Lack of evidence that painkillers like naproxen are helpful for treating Alzheimer’s disease

Health Headlines Commentary for September 1, 2016

Source: Painkillers may be able to stave off Alzheimer’s: Drugs may calm rogue immune response thought to fuel the disease  

Study shows being fit and having obesity will still trigger genes that lead to type 2 diabetes

Health Headlines Commentary for August 19, 2016

Source: Is ‘healthy obesity’ a myth? You can’t be fit but fat, study warns Reference: The Adipose Transcriptional Response to Insulin Is Determined by Obesity, Not Insulin Sensitivity

Nasal spray flu vaccine as effective as jab

Health Headlines Commentary for August 16, 2016

Source: Canadian study finds nasal spray flu vaccine as effective as shot Reference: Live Attenuated Versus Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Hutterite Children: A Cluster Randomized Blinded Trial

Gene discovery opens new avenue to understand what causes asthma

Health Headlines Commentary for July 22, 2016

Source: Could this be the end of asthma? Gene controlling coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath ‘can be turned off’ Reference: Soluble ADAM33 initiates airway remodeling to promote susceptibility for allergic asthma in early life. JCI Insight, 2016; 1 (11) DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.87632

Being cold may give you a cold if you are tissue in a culture dish

Health Headlines Commentary for July 12, 2016

Source: Why Being Cold Might Foster a Cold Reference: Two interferon-independent double-stranded RNA-induced host defense strategies suppress the common cold virus at warm temperature

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