Making the Good Look Bad (& the Worse Look Better)

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Fruit juice is tasty stuff – but did you know that many juices contain more sugar than soda? Really and truly. For instance, 12 ounces of Coke contain 40 grams of sugar; 12 ounces of apple juice, 42 grams. Grape juice is even higher: 60 grams of sugar. This is why nutritionists say to get […]

Sugar Is Sugar

Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2011

Last fall, the Corn Refiners Association – the trade group representing the makers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) – petitioned the FDA to let them change the name of their product to “corn sugar.” Okay. Yes, it’s made from corn, and it is a sugar. And just as table sugar – sucrose – is […]

FDA Conflict-of-Interest Rules Apt to Loosen, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2011

Lawmakers May Relax FDA Drug Conflict Rules (Reuters) U.S. lawmakers likely will change the criteria for advisers reviewing new medicines next year because of complaints that the rules meant to prevent conflicts of interest make it harder to find real experts. * * * Others say that the agency is not looking hard enough. A […]

How Toxins Linger in the Environment, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, July 29th, 2011

Environmental Pollutants Lurk Long After They “Disappear” (ScienceDaily) The health implications of polluting the environment weigh increasingly on our public consciousness, and pharmaceutical wastes continue to be a main culprit. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher says that current testing for these dangerous contaminants isn’t going far enough. Dr. Dror Avisar, head of the Hydro-Chemistry […]

Perio Health – Fertility Link, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2011

“Floss for Fertility,” Women Advised (BBC) Women who want the best chance of having a baby should make sure they floss their teeth regularly, say doctors. Poor oral health is as bad for fertility as obesity – delaying conception by about two months. Experts at a fertility meeting in Sweden heard how women with gum […]

Stat!: Dietary Delusions

Posted on Monday, January 10th, 2011

  The McGraw Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine, cited by The Free Dictionary, defines a healthy diet as “any diet based on sound nutritional principles” that typically has these features: High consumption of fruits & vegetables Low consumption of red meat & fatty foods Raw foods & whole grains are preferred to processed or […]

No-Needle Dental Numbing Coming? & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, May 28th, 2010

Sniff of Local Anesthetic in the Dentist’s Chair Could Replace the Needle (PhysOrg) Modern dentistry has eliminated much of the “ouch!” from getting a shot of local anesthetic. Now a new discovery may replace the needle used to give local anesthetic in the dentist’s chair for many procedures. Scientists are reporting evidence that a common […]

Why It’s So Hard to Tell Which Tooth Aches & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, April 30th, 2010

Why It’s So Hard to Tell Which Tooth Has the Ache (Wired) When it comes to a toothache, the brain doesn’t discriminate. A new imaging study shows that to the brain, a painful upper tooth feels a lot like a painful lower tooth. The results, which will be published in the journal Pain, help explain […]

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