Monthly Archives: July 2012

Curry Please!

Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric a popular South Asian spice, may possibly prevent Type II Diabetes Mellitus as per a recent study published in the journal, Diabetes Care. Prediabetics, (people with elevated blood glucose not high enough for a … Continue reading

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Time Again for a Test Message

Attempting to link this blog with facebook.

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What is old is now new again (in weight loss).

The FDA is on a roll with approval of drugs to treat obesity. After last month’s approval of Belviq, Qsymia (kew-SIM-ee-ah) was approved on Tuesday, July 17th. Qsymia is a combination of two existing medications, phentermine (a stimulant) and topiramate … Continue reading

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$14,000.00 to spend, I’ll take that blue pill over there!

Yesterday the FDA approved Truvada, a drug use previously to treat HIV infection, as a preventive measure for healthy people at high risk for acquiring HIV infection. Yes, this is a big step in the right direction to prevent the … Continue reading

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Another Round Please!

Just published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal), are the results of a prospective cohort study of the relationship between long-term alcohol consumption and the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis in women. The study involved 34, 141 Swedish women born between 1914 and … Continue reading

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Your OraQuick or Mine?

The FDA yesterday approved the first rapid HIV test for home administration.  The OraQuick test detects the presence of HIV antibodies using a mouth swab.  Results of the test come back in about 20 to 40 minutes. The importance of … Continue reading

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