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Study suggests that conservative therapy works as well as arthroscopic surgery for chronic knee meniscal tears for people in their mid-50’s

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 1, 2014

Source: Study Questions Value of Certain Knee Surgeries Reference: Arthroscopic surgery for degenerative tears of the meniscus: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Don’t depend on tomatoes to prevent prostate cancer

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 29, 2014

Source: Tomatoes ‘key to prevent prostate cancer’ Reference: Adherence to dietary and lifestyle recommendations and prostate cancer risk in the Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT) trial

EndoBarrier Therapy surgery for weight loss encourages cosmetic use as well as no change in lifestyle and food choices

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 28, 2014

Source: Doctors discuss new ‘cure’ for obesity: EndoBarrier Therapy claims weight loss without dietary changes  

Press release touts non-allergic peanuts: Let’s see the large scale studies to determine who would benefit.

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 27, 2014

Source: Researchers say they have invented non-allergenic peanuts Reference: none published

Stem cell transplant technique used to help woman with stiff person syndrome

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 26, 2014

Source: Stiff Person’s Syndrome turns people into living statues, but sufferers hope stem-cell transplant can cure it  

New rare breast cancer gene discovered and offers more understanding of mechanism of disease

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 8, 2014

Source: Gene increases risk of breast cancer to one in three by age 70 Reference: Breast-Cancer Risk in Families with Mutations inPALB2. New England Journal of Medicine, 2014; 371 (6): 497 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1400382

Should families witness resuscitation attempts on their hospitalized loved ones?

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 7, 2014

Source: Calgary hospital to allow families to ‘face death with a loved one’ and witness resuscitation attempts  

That 33 lbs of cheese consumed by each American per year may be good for preventing diabetes? Yeah right.

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August , 2014

Source: Say fatty cheese: Dairy products high in saturated fats may protect against diabetes Reference: Saturated fatty acids and type 2 diabetes: more evidence to re-invent dietary guidelines Differences in the prospective association between individual plasma phospholipid saturated fatty acids and incident type 2 diabetes: the […]

Chili pepper compound identifies and influences tumour suppressing intestinal receptor in mice

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 5, 2014

Source: Chili peppers for a healthy gut: Spicy chemical may inhibit gut tumors Reference: Ion channel TRPV1-dependent activation of PTP1B suppresses EGFR-associated intestinal tumorigenesis. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2014; DOI: 10.1172/JCI72340

The Xtreme Eating Awards: Calorie glut redux at certain restaurant chains

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 4, 2014

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