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Archive: November, 2010

Fish oil doesn't fight Alzheimer's

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 10:57 AM
Don’t be shad, but a rigorous new study concludes that DHA fish oil supplements don’t fight Alzheimer’s disease. (Sorry, I codn’t resist the bait.) Previous studies that relied on circumstantial evidence — like finding less dementia among people who eat lots of seafood... Read more

Grandma's drugs: a set-up for tragic poisonings of kids

Monday, November 1, 2010, 1:11 PM
By guest blogger Michael Cohen: Most people recognize that accidental poisonings in children are a daily occurrence in the US. But you may be surprised to learn that one of the most common sources of these poisonings is Grandma’s or Grandpa’s medications. A scientific study of 200 childhood... Read more

Green tea doesn't cut breast cancer risk

Monday, November 1, 2010, 10:46 AM
Even if you glug a gallon of green tea daily, you won’t cut your breast cancer risk, judging from a large Japanese study. Studies in lab dishes and animals have suggested that green tea may have a protective effect against breast cancer, but results from human studies have been inconclusive... Read more

Depressed teens recover but half relapse

Monday, November 1, 2010, 5:01 PM
Almost all severely depressed adolescents recover with treatment, but about half suffer another crisis within five years. That’s the good news-bad news from a federally-funded study that included researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and nine other medical centers. Previous... Read more
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Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. President, Pharmaceutical Business Research Associates
Hooman Noorchashm, M.D., Ph.D. Cardiothoracic surgeon in the Philadelphia area
Amy J. Reed, M.D., Ph.D. Anesthesiologist and Surgical Intensivist in the Philadelphia Area
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