October 2004 - Page 2 of 3 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

COX-2 inhibitors

Riddle Me This It’s a puzzle. For some years now, scientists have known that the inflammation that triggers arthritis pain is prompted by an enzyme-protein complex called cycloaxygenase-2 (COX-2). They also know that when COX-2 is inhibited, inflammation and pain are reduced. So here’s the puzzle: Drugs such as Vioxx and Celebrex effectively block COX-2 […]

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Vioxx

Tremors & Aftershocks When the pharmaceutical giant Merck removed Vioxx from the market earlier this month, I had a hunch there would be aftershocks as more details emerged. And that hunch was correct: aftershocks have been arriving right on schedule. For anyone who’s been using either Vioxx or Celebrex (the COX-2 inhibitors that relieve pain […]

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Essential eight

When is sugar a good thing?

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Trix or treats

You may have heard the news a couple of weeks ago that General

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Oyster goggles

In previous e-Alerts I've told you about the benefits of adding zinc

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Forum - Flu vaccine

Here's something you won't see very often: The Centers for

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Trading spaces

Move over, USDA Food Guide Pyramid. There's a new pyramid in

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