Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs, & Other News of Note

Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs (Dental Tribune) Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of Periodontology. A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. These infections can be […]

Not Only Do We Not Need More Fluoride…

In a drug-saturated society such as ours, the last thing we need is more drugs. Or is it? The Obama administration has become so concerned about the slowing pace of new drugs coming out of the pharmaceutical industry that officials have decided to start a billion-dollar government drug development center to help create medicines. The […]

And the Money Kept Rolling Out in All Directions…

Ever since we began publishing our quarterly newsletter Biosis back in late 2004, we’ve periodically written on issues around Big Pharma’s quest for ever greater profits – an issue we’ve also looked at here on the blog since 2008. To our clients and regular readers, drug company corruption is no news. But this is:   […]

New Cancer-Inflammation Link & Other News of Note

Research Finds New Link Between Inflammation and Cancer (PhysOrg) Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic inflammation and cancer. Although cancers do not always cause inflammation, chronic inflammation is known to help tumor cells grow. In an article published in the June issue of Nature, VCU Massey scientists […]

27 Health & Wellness Articles Worth a Look

As mentioned, we check the web daily for health and wellness news and articles that we think may be of interest to you. Inevitably, we wind up with much more material than we can possibly write about yet find worth sharing. So, without further ado, here are 27 more articles that have stacked up over […]

Remember the Flu Pandemic & the Rush to Vaccinate?

ghinson/Flickr WHO Slammed for Handling of Flu Pandemic AFP, PARIS – The World Health Organisation’s handling of the swine flu pandemic was deeply marred by secrecy and conflict of interest with drug companies, a top medical journal said on Friday. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that WHO guidelines on the use of antiviral drugs […]

More Doctors Saying “No” to the Drug Dealers

Here’s some good, or at least promising news, as a recent WSJ Health Blog headline put it: “More Doctors Giving Pharma Sales Reps the Cold Shoulder”: The number of physicians who were “rep-accessible,” defined as meeting with at least 70% of salespeople who come calling, dropped by 18% from last year, according to sales and […]