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Our ancestors lived in a feast or famine world. When you don't know where your next meal is coming from, or when it will arrive, the smart play is to pig out every time food is available. Our genes are programmed to extract as much energy as possible from what we eat and to store any extra energy in fat reservoirs, available in reserve for future famines. These deeply ingrained genetic tendencies worked great in the austere world of our ancestors, but are a disaster in our current world of refrigerators, ubiquitous fast food joints and milk shakes. Only one third of Americans are now able to maintain a normal weight; one third are overweight; and one third are obese. Excess weight is a risk factor for most illnesses, and for many people is also a consuming cosmetic concern. Pharma knows that a safe and effective diet pill would be one of its biggest potential cash cows. Over the past 80 years, drug companies have done extensive research and have developed many products trying to capture the enormous market of unsuccessful weight watchers. None have worked well; all have had considerable risks. But hope and hype always spring eternal. Dick Bijl is the perfect person to describe this troubling story and provide much needed cautions against our future credulity. He is president of the International Society of Drug Bulletins, representing 53 national drug bulletins, each engaged in evaluating the pluses and minuses of medications. Drug bulletins are essential-truthful antidote...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news

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ConclusionThe TCMD is powerful tool to identify flower herbs and the adulterants that frequently occurred in the flower herb market, especially online shops.
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionBBR can offer an anti-inflammatory effect and reverse the inhibition of CYP7A1 and CYP8B1 expression caused by LPS treatment, as well as induce the production of bile acids in liver, probably via MAPK signaling; However, treatment with BBR had no effect on the size of total bile acid pool.
Source: Chinese Herbal Medicines - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated the antimicrobial activity of the extracts from herbal plant Persecaria pensylvanicum’s flower, leaf, stem and root. This plant is also known by a common name Pennsylvania smartweed. The antimicrobial effect of the extracts was tested using minimimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bacteriocidal concentration (MBC) methods in comparison with tetracycline, a commercial antibiotic.ResultsWe found that extract from P. pensylvanicum kills bovine mammary glands pathogenic S. aureus strain Newbould 305. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) breakpoints for extracts from flower, l...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Laura Galian-Gay, Blanca Gordon, Josep Ramón Marsal, Agnès Rafecas, Antonia Pijuan Domènech, Miguel Angel Castro, Maria T. Subirana Domènech, Carlos Sureda, Berta Miranda, Gerard Martí, David García-Dorado, Laura Dos SubiràAbstractIntroduction and objectivesAlthough pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS) is considered a low risk congenital heart disease, there have been reports of complications and the need for reintervention throughout follow-up. The aims ...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Journal of Cancer PolicyAuthor(s): Steve Langton, Derek Lowe, Simon N Rogers, Annette Plüddemann, Clare BankheadAbstractBackgroundThe ‘two-week rule’ (TWR) fast-track cancer referral system for head and neck cancers was introduced by the UK government in 2000, to facilitate earlier diagnosis. However, little work has compared stage on diagnosis of cancer before and after the implementation of the system.Objectives•Describe the presentation of oral cancer in Merseyside from 1992-2012.•To evaluate whether stage on presentation has improved after...
Source: Journal of Cancer Policy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe investigative team developed a novel breast cancer treatment DA that is acceptable to women ≥70 years with a history of ER+, HER2-, early stage breast cancer. Next, the DA's efficacy needs to be tested with diverse older women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 61Author(s): Upma Sharma, Pallavi Singhal, Kapil Bandil, Rajeshwar Patle, Anoop kumar, Kausar Neyaz, Surojit Bose, Ajay Kumar Dewan, Ravi Mehrotra, Veena Sharma, Mausumi BharadwajAbstractBackground: Despite being most preventable malignancies associated with smoked and smokeless tobacco products, squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity is one of the most common malignancy in India. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of TLRs in oral pre-cancerous, cancerous cases and their genotypic correlation with HPV/EBV, co-infection &lifestyle habits...
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Cancer CellAuthor(s): Ruidong Xue, Lu Chen, Chong Zhang, Masashi Fujita, Ruoyan Li, Shu-Mei Yan, Choon Kiat Ong, Xiwen Liao, Qiang Gao, Shota Sasagawa, Yanmeng Li, Jincheng Wang, Hua Guo, Qi-Tao Huang, Qian Zhong, Jing Tan, Lisha Qi, Wenchen Gong, Zhixian Hong, Meng LiSummaryWe performed genomic and transcriptomic sequencing of 133 combined hepatocellular and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-ICC) cases, including separate, combined, and mixed subtypes. Integrative comparison of cHCC-ICC with hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma revealed that...
Source: Cancer Cell - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Nicorandil administration at the time of primary PCI is associated with reduced MACE (both short- and long-term) and no-reflow phenomenon in patients with STEMI. PMID: 31117845 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
Authors: Benchoula K, Khatib A, Jaffar A, Ahmed QU, Sulaiman WMAW, Wahab RA, El-Seedi HR Abstract Metabolic syndrome is a cluster including hyperglycaemia, obesity, hypertension, and hypertriglyceridaemia as a result of biochemical and physiological alterations and can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Fundamental research on this disease requires validated animal models. One potential animal model that is rapidly gaining in popularity is zebrafish (Danio rerio). The use of zebrafish as an animal model conveys several advantages, including high human genetic homology, transparent embryos and...
Source: Experimental Animals - Category: Research Tags: Exp Anim Source Type: research
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