Natural anti-inflammatory agents for pain relief

Surgical Neurological International December 2010 Joseph C. Maroon, Jeffrey W. Bost, and Adara Maroon Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh,PA, and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN FROM ABSTRACT: The use of both over-the-counter and prescription nonsteroidal medications isfrequently recommended in a typical neurosurgical practice. But persistent long-term use safety concerns must be considered […]

Efficacy and safety of corticosteroid injections for management of tendinopathy: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials

Lancet November 20, 2010; Vol. 376; pp. 1751 – 67 Brooke K Coombes, Leanne Bisset, Bill Vicenzino FROM ABSTRACT: Background Few evidence-based treatment guidelines for tendinopathy exist. We undertook asystematic review of randomised trials to establish clinical efficacy and risk ofadverse events for treatment by injection. Methods We searched eight databases without language, publication, or […]

Fruit and Type 2 Diabetes

Convential wisdom recommends against fruit consumption for type2 diabetics, the concern beingthat fruit would have a negative impact on glycemic control. A study published in 2013 indicatesfruit consumption might not have an impact. This was an open randomized controlled trial with two parallel groups. The primary outcome wasa change in HbA1c during 12 weeks of […]

Meriva Curcumin Suppresses Effects of Chemotherapy

A new study reports Meriva Curcumin alleviates adverse effects of cancer treatment.Abstract: "A proprietary lecithin delivery system of curcumin (Meriva) was evaluated in acontrolled study to assess its efficacy in alleviating the side effects of cancer chemo- andradiotherapy in 160 patients undergoing these treatments. In both cases, a semi-quantitaveevaluation of the side effects was carried […]

Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratios May Not Be Important

Conventional paleo philosophy stresses the importance of balancing intake of essential fattyacids, i.e. that dietary ratios should be anywhere from 1:1 to 4:1 to properly regulate pro-inflammatory fatty acid synthesis. It turns out that ratios may not be as important as the totalamount of omega-3s in the diet. Loren Cordain explains, "Newer research suggests both […]

Synovial folds – A pain in the neck?

Manual Therapy April 2011; Vol. 16; No. 2; pp. 118-124 Alexandra L. Webb, Patricia Collins, Hamid Rassoulian, Barry S. Mitchell FROM ABSTRACT The synovial folds of the cervical spine are regarded as a potential source of neckpain and headache, especially following whiplash injury.Damage to the synovial folds following motor vehicle trauma has been welldocumented in […]

Analgesic Use and the Risk of Hearing Loss in Men

The American Journal of Medicine March 2010; Vol. 123; No. 3; pp. 231-237 Sharon G. Curhan, MD, ScM, Roland Eavey, MD, Josef Shargorodsky, MD, Gary C.Curhan, MD, ScD These authors are from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Vanderbilt University, and Harvard School of Public Health. FROM ABSTRACT TO BACKGROUND: Hearing loss is a common […]

Can an Unhealthy Spine Affect Internal Organs?

A the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry Winsor conducted an experiment based on chiropractors claim that by adjusting the vertebrae they can relieve stomach troubles, ulcers, menstrual cramps, thyroid conditions, kidney disease, constipation, heart disease, lung and other diseases. In this experiment he dissected both human and animal cadavers to see if there was any […]

Risk of Brain Tumors From Wireless Phone Use

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography November/December 2010; Vol. 34, No. 6; pp. 799-807 Rash Bihari Dubey, Madasu Hanmandlu, PhD, and Suresh Kumar Gupta, PhD FROM ABSTRACT: The debate regarding the health effects of low-intensity electromagnetic radiationfrom sources such as power lines, base stations, and cell phones has recently beenreignited.The impact of wireless communication on human […]