Those contracting Hepatitis C could also be more vulnerable than others to type 2 diabetes
MIAMI (AFP) – Researchers said Tuesday that papaya leaf extract and its tea have dramatic cancer-fighting properties against a broad range of tumors, backing a belief held in a number of folk traditions.
A Senate staffer confirmed that Sen. John McCain no longer supports a bill he introduced to significantly tighten regulatory requirements for dietary supplements.
McCain offered the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010, S. 3002, in February. The Arizona Republican will now collaborate with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on revised legislation that allegedly provides for transparency and safety within the supplement industry but without the intensive regulatory intervention proposed in S. 3002. No timeline is set for introduction of a new bill.
Yesterday, Kristen Parker, a surgical scrub tech who managed to infect a great many patients with hepatitis-C, was sentenced yesterday to thirty years in prison -- a punishment that U.S. Attorney David Gaouette (who recently spoke in this space about the arrest of Highlands Ranch medical marijuana grower Chris Bartkowicz) sees as wholly justified.
Does the judgment sound harsh? Then consider the lifetime of health issues, fear and more to which Parker sentenced the unsuspecting patients who spoke to reporter Alan Prendergast for his September feature article headlined "Going Viral." She had a choice. They didn't.
Look below to read U.S. Attorney Gaouette's statement.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control Waits 60 Years to Study the Problem
(OMNS, October 13, 2008) The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just released "the first report ever done on adverse reactions to antibiotics in the United States" on 13 Aug, 2008. (1) This is "the first report ever"? How is that possible? Antibiotics have been widely used since the 1940s. It is astounding that it has taken CDC so long to seriously study the side effects of these drugs. It is now apparent that there have been decades of an undeserved presumption of safety.
Sexual impairment is common among men with chronic hepatitis C undergoing antiviral therapy, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute.
Saturday, 10 May 2008
The American Medical Association (AMA) was dictatorially led for the first half of the 20th century by Dr. George H. Simmons and his protégé Dr. Morris Fishbein. Simmons and Fishbein both served as general manager of the organization and as editor of its journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 02-24-10
Feb. 24--Max Wicha is coming to Pittsburgh today to deliver a startling message.
Standard cancer treatments not only often fail to eradicate cancer, but can make it worse.
That argument isn't coming from a fringe proponent of alternative medicine, but from the founder of the University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center and a pioneer in research on why cancers recur and spread to other parts of the body.
By Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
March 3, 2008
In a criminal case guaranteed to send shockwaves throughout the international pharmaceutical industry, French authorities are targeting a US-based drug company and its executives in a homicide investigation.
One prospective randomised study in patients with malignant melanoma, thymus peptides caused an increased tumour-free period, a longer survival time and increased quality of life (4). One prospective, randomised study in intermediate- and high-grade Non-Hodgkin?fs lymphoma, patients were treated with thymus peptides in addition to standard chemotherapy. The treated patients tolerated thymus peptides quite well and had a significantly higher complete response rate than those patients who did not receive thymus peptides (5).