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Should natural health products be sold alongside drugs? No, many have only their health claim as “evidence”.

Health Headlines Commentary for July 6, 2017

Source: Should natural health products be sold alongside drugs? Reference: Natural health products should be sold separately from drugs

Study suggests that pregnancy presents same risk of breast cancer recurrence compared to control group

Health Headlines Commentary for June 9, 2017

Source: Study finds pregnancy seems safe for breast cancer survivors Reference: Presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference.

Certain lung cancer cells have greater ability to capture sugar to promote rapid tumour growth

Health Headlines Commentary for May 26, 2017

Once again, the Daily Mail shows itself for the rag it is for science news and gets the study completely wrong. It is not the amount of sugar consumed That increases the risk of lung cancer growth but rather the fact that the lung cancer cells are more […]

CDC reports on data showing majority of kids who died from flu were not vaccinated

Health Headlines Commentary for April 4, 2017

Source: Vast majority of kids who died from flu weren’t vaccinated: study Reference: Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Against Pediatric Deaths: 2010–2014

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

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