Category: Health

Amgen Drug Slows Spread of Cancer but Doesn’t Extend Life

Amgen shares jumped 6% in late trading on word that a study of its bone drug Xgeva showed that the drug, which is already FDA approved to help patients who already have fractures and complications related to prostate cancer, actually…

Pfizer: Nigerian’s Nightmare

Back in November 2008, Pfizer conducted an illegal clinical trial on Nigerian children during a 1996 meningitis outbreak. At the time, the Nigerian government was seeking $8.5 billion in restitution and damages as well as jail terms for various Pfizer…

Does Tryptophan in Turkey Make You Sleepy?

Tryptophan & Carbohydrate Chemistry The turkey is often cited as the culprit in afterdinner lethargy, but the truth is that you could omit the bird altogether and still feel the effects of the feast. Turkey does contain L-tryptophan, an essential…

Darvocet and Darvon Recall: Due to Risk of Heart Problem

The popular painkillers Darvocet and Darvon have been recalled by the FDA after it was determined that all medications containing the painkiller propxyphene pose an unreasonable risk of heart problems.  On Friday, the FDA determined that new clinical data, which…

21 pounds in 21 days detox diet

Looks like radio show host Steve Harvey won’t be eating solid food anytime soon. The comedian announced on his morning show that he’s decided to follow the “Lose 21 Pounds in 21 Days” Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox, according to Gossip…

Brain Disorder: Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a brain disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, talk, and move. The disease destroys cells in the basal ganglia, the part of the brain that controls movement, emotion, and cognitive ability. HD is caused…

Top Five Inexpensive Foods For Optimum Health

1 Leafy greens Medical experts call them one of nature’s miracle foods. Leafy greens like Swiss chard and kale are high in nutrients like folate and vitamins A and C that can lower your risk of cancer. Just one cup…

Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet primarily used to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet mimics aspects of starvation by forcing the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food…