MSG & Weight Gain

The Surprising Ingredient Causing Weight Gain By Margaret Furtado, M.S., R.D. Say it isn’t so! A recent study out of the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill cites what animal studies have hinted at for years: MSG (aka monosodium glutamate) could be a factor in weight gain. The study focused on 750 Chinese men and […]

Killer parasites’ Genes Decoded

Scientists have decoded the genetic blueprint of two parasitic flatworms responsible for thousands of deaths worldwide every year. Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma japonicum both cause the debilitating disease schistomiasis. The work has already uncovered possible targets for new treatments to combat the disease, which causes symptoms such as fever and fatigue. The international study features […]

‘Medical Myth’ Treating Depression with Medication

VIEWPOINT Dr Joanna Moncrieff Mental health expert Taking a pill to treat depression is widely believed to work by reversing a chemical imbalance. But in this week’s Scrubbing Up health column, Dr Joanna Moncrieff, of the department of mental health sciences at University College London, says they actually put people into “drug-induced states”. If you’ve […]

Struggling With Flu – Swine Flu Concerns

By Clare Murphy BBC News health reporter Many people concerned about swine flu have turned to NHS Direct for help, but the telephone helpline which is supposed to take the pressure off doctors is now trying to take the pressure off itself. The service, set up in 1997, has long been a target for criticism […]

Full Recovery for Two Hearts Girl

By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News A 16-year-old girl who made UK history when, as a baby, she had a donor heart grafted onto her own has made a full recovery. Doctors say Hannah Clark’s own heart is now in perfect working order three-and-a-half years after her “piggy-back” donor heart was removed. Sir Magdi […]

Protect Consumers From Gene Tests

VIEWPOINT Dr Ainsley Newson Ethics expert A House of Lords committee has said the private genetic testing industry should be more tightly controlled. In this week’s Scrubbing Up health column, Dr Ainsley Newson, senior lecturer in biomedical ethics at the University of Bristol says failing to heed its warning would be foolish. “ “Without a […]

Rheumatoid Services are Failing

Tens of thousands of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are not being diagnosed or treated quickly enough, says a watchdog. The National Audit Office says over half a million people in England live with the disease, with 26,000 new cases a year – double the current estimate. But only a tenth are treated within three […]

Almonds Help People with Type 2 Diabetes Maintain a Healthy Heart – 5th Edition

  Researchers from Taipei Medical University and Tufts University collaborated on new research presented at EB that examined the effects of almonds on risk factors for cardiovascular disease among 20 Chinese type 2 diabetic patients with mildly hyperlipidemia and treated with oral hypoglycemics. Researchers measured body fat, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, oxidative stress, blood sugar, […]

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Health News – 17th Edition

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