ISSLS prize winner: Early predictors of chronic work disability: a prospective, population-based study of workers with back injuries Turner JA, Franklin G, Fulton-Kehoe D, Sheppard L, Stover B, Wu R, Gluck JV, Wickizer TM. Spine. 2008 Dec 1;33(25):2809-18..

When investigators analyzed which health care providers patients saw first after their injury vs. disability at 1 […]

New Study of Splenda Reveals Shocking Information About Potential Harmful Effects

James Turner, the chairman of the national consumer education group Citizens for Health, has expressed shock and outrage after reading a new report from scientists outlining the dangers of the artificial sweetener Splenda (sucralose).

In animals examined for the study, Splenda reduced the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by […]

Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages

Adults gulping an average of 300 calories every day, study finds By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9 (HealthDay News) — If you’re like many Americans, soda and coffee drinks have become a staple of your daily diet.

But the findings from a new study may make you drop that super-sized, sweetened beverage.

Published […]

Breast Cancer Risk Declines Quickly After Stopping Hormone Therapy: WHI Data in NEJM

Nick Mulcahy

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February 4, 2009 — The well-documented increased risk for breast cancer associated with combined estrogen-plus-progestin therapy in postmenopausal women declines markedly after stopping therapy, according to Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) data published in the February 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The same […]

Grape seed extract may help prevent skin cancer

Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:34pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Chemicals found in grape seeds may help ward of skin cancer due to regular exposure to the sun, according to the results of an animal study reported Sunday in Chicago at the 223rd annual meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Researchers from the University […]