February 2008 - Page 2 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Peer review ethics out the window for drug company pal

A new study reveals the importance of B vitamins in suppressing homocysteine (the amino acid that promotes plaque buildup in arteries) and maintaining healthy cognitive function.

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Avandia is not to blame for deaths in trial - or so we're told

When a segment of a major type 2 diabetes trial was recently shut down because of a disproportionate number of deaths in the intervention group, researchers (funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute) were quick to point out that the diabetes drug Avandia was not to blame for the deaths.

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Folate keeps cognitive function sharp

A new study reveals the importance of B vitamins in suppressing homocysteine (the amino acid that promotes plaque buildup in arteries) and maintaining healthy cognitive function.

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Vitamin E helps maintain physical function in the elderly

A recent study from Yale University School of Medicine reveals what appears to be the primary nutritional element needed to keep your body in good working order for at least a century.

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Insider's look at the FDA

The FDA may be moving backwards in terms of its Information systems.

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It's not the cholesterol - it's the inflammation

Inflammation plays a key role in the development of heart disease and other chronic diseases, and once a disease is underway, inflammation helps keep it going.

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Smoking cessation drug warning

Earlier this month, the FDA issued another Chantix warning: "As the agency's review of the adverse event reports proceeds, it appears increasingly likely that there may be an association between Chantix and serious neuropsychiatric symptoms."

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