Food Additives That May Make Our Gut Leaky

Food Additives That May Make Our Gut Leaky

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects more than a million Americans. It is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the body attacks the intestines. There is currently no known cure for Crohn’s disease; current research focuses on controlling symptoms....

Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics’ Heart Health

Metformin appears to have cardiovascular benefits, researchers report An inexpensive medication normally given to people with type 2 diabetes may help preserve heart health in people with the less common form of diabetes — type 1, a small new study finds....
Alternative Medicine Is Infiltrating Veterinary Continuing Education

Alternative Medicine Is Infiltrating Veterinary Continuing Education

Posted by Harriet Hall on September 6, 2016 We want the veterinarians who care for our animals to continue their education and keep up to date by learning about new developments in science. A new proposal for veterinary continuing education would encourage them to...

FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps

Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is banning most antibacterial soaps and body washes currently on store shelves, arguing that the products create potential health...

Why are bananas rated "low" on the Glycemic Index?

Bananas are a fascinating fruit in terms of their carbohydrate and sugar content. Even though bananas are a fruit that tastes quite sweet when ripe—containing 14-15 grams of total sugar—bananas receive a rating of low in their glycemic index (GI) value. GI measures...

Flu Vaccines and Kids

A CDC expert explains why your child needs the flu vaccine, how many doses to get, and when. Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD Every fall, millions of U.S. children get flu vaccinations at their pediatricians’ offices. The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine...

FDA Fast-Tracks Ketamine for Depression Treatment

WebMD News from HealthDay Aug. 18, 2016 — The experimental drug esketamine (also known as ketamine) has been placed on the fast track for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for treating major depression, according to Janssen Pharmaceutical. Ketamine...

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