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 […]

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 […]

Some Unsettling Truths About Western Medicine’s Drug “Cures”

This week, we’re pleased to run the article “How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System?” by holistic dentist Dr. Steven Green. Part 1, “The Great American Drug Culture,” is available here, along with biographical info about Dr. Green.   How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System? Part 2: Some Unsettling Truths About Western […]

The Great American Drug Culture

This week, we’re pleased to run the article “How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System?” by holistic dentist Dr. Steven Green, starting with today’s installment, “The Great American Drug Culture.” Besides providing general dental and health care, Dr. Green has been treating functional somatic facial syndromes involving fatigue, pain, inflammation and spasm for more […]

Privileging Drugs, Bashing Herbs

Not long ago, we ran across a couple of hmmm-inducing headlines on news stories involving herbal medications. The first covered research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on problems that can arise from mixing “heart drugs” and some herbal supplements. According to WebMD’s report, [Researcher Arshad ] Jahangir says the danger […]

It Was a Merry Christmas for Big Pharma

Brooks Elliott/Flickr   Wow, AstraZeneca got a sweet Christmas gift from the FDA this year: an advisory panel said that their statin drug, Crestor, should be allowed to be prescribed to “people who have no history of heart disease and don’t fit the traditional profile of an ‘at risk’ population,” according to an ABC News […]

20 More Health-Related Articles Worth Checking Out

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 20 more articles that have stacked up over […]

Getting Children to Take Their Drugs

It’s not hard to imagine that a kid who’s been taught to “just say no to drugs” might be a little resistant to taking “good” (i.e., socially acceptable) drugs such as Ritalin (even as others follow the opposite tack and take advantage of the easy availability of prescrition drugs). Such a child must be taught […]