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Showing posts from May 23, 2010

Stem Cell Transplantation: Podcast with the Experts

Stem Cell Transplantation: Podcast with the Experts: May 20, 2010 | This program featured Corey S. Cutler, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Hematological Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA and Willis H. Navarro, MD, Medical Director, Transplant Services, National Marrow Donor Program, Minneapolis, MN. This program was supported by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in collaboration with the National Marrow Donor Program. || PODCAST || MyJournal

No evidence organic foods benefit health - study

No evidence organic foods benefit health - study: NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – "Consumers who opt for organic foods often believe they are improving their health, but there is currently no strong evidence that organics bring nutrition-related health benefits, a new research review finds.

A “disappointingly small” number of well-designed studies have looked at whether organic foods may have health benefits beyond their conventional counterparts’, according to the review, by researchers with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health in the UK."

Today in Things That May Accelerate Cancer: Sunscreen | VF Daily | Vanity Fair

Today in Things That May Accelerate Cancer: Sunscreen | VF Daily | Vanity Fair: "Just in time for summer, a new set of obsessive worries about something that could kill you: a study released today by the Environmental Working Group—a nonprofit that says it aims to “expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions”—suggests that “almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives,” according to AOL News. The E.W.G. has also accused the Food and Drug Administration of declining to make this information public, despite allegedly being aware of the possible dangers for 10 years. The F.D.A. has denied conducting tests about the effects of vitamin A."

If you're going to eat this way, at least choose 'fresh'

Nutrition studies abound and the average person may just choose to quit reading the pros and cons of of the "right and wrong" nutrition, unless they want to live a more healthy life. But then you read about those who consume whatever they like and they manage to live to 100. Truth is: all of these guidelines are just that and the evidence is based upon "controlled conditions" for nutritional science. Seems that the old adage, "moderation in all things" certainly applies. clipped from Bacon, Hot Dogs And Sausage Look Worse For Heart Than
Unprocessed Red Meat : NPR

by Deborah Franklin
Do you want bacon with your sausage? Maybe not. Do you want bacon with your sausage? Maybe
not. The link between heart disease or diabetes and a diet
rich in red meat
has always been a little fuzzy. Some studies
show a strong connection; others not so much. Now Harvard researchers think they may have turned up a reason
for the discrepancy: Most studies don’t distin…