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FDA warns Novartis about Alzheimer’s drug promotional material

Pharmaceutical company, Novartis, produces Exelon that is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. A recent Exelon promotional brochure distributed to health-care professionals has caught the eye of the FDA because it is thought to be misleading. The FDA faxed a warning to Novartis that states that Exelon is associated with numerous risks and that Novartis… Read More

Dementia risk reduced by long-term use of beta carotene

Brigham and Women's Hospital has released the results of a long-term study involving the effects of beta carotene supplement on dementia. Beta carotene is thought to help fight cellular damage from oxidative stress, which is a major factor in cognitive decline. Although, there was evidence that an antioxidant, like beta carotene, might help preserve cognition previous studies… Read More

Study seeks Fibromyalgia patients

Path to Pain-Free Living, which offers an holistic approach to a whole body and happy life, seeks women with fibromyalgia to participate in a Fibromyalgia study… Read More

Long-term opioid pain medication users are capable drivers new study suggest

Opioid pain relievers, like morphine, carry warning labels urging patients not to drive or operate heavy machinery while taking the medication. Drivers under the influence of pain drugs are typically subject to the same laws and penalties as people who drink and drive. A study by researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago… Read More

Rehabilitation needs to include additional factors

When occupational rehabilitation professionals consider when an employee should return to work they tend to emphasize the ability of a worker to perform tasks associated with their jobs. Workers returning to their job after an injury are more likely to quit or be fired if their job requires more hours than the traditional 40-hour week. Allard… Read More

Long-Term disability Iraq’s hidden cost

Economists tabulate the $450 billion spent on the Iraq-Afghanistan war is a drop in the bucket when compared to the cost of long-term cost for veterans' care… Read More

Want to give insurance companies your DNA?

The issue of insurance companies having access to your DNA is a debate that has been tossed around in Washington for several years now. In one corner are those who argue rights to privacy and in the other corner are the insurance lobbyists who argue it is little more than the medical exam you are… Read More

American Chronic Pain Association

The American Chronic Pain Association offers support and information for people with chronic pain… Read More

Missing gene linked to obesity

Good health and well being is partly achieved by a balance between caloric intake and expenditure. When caloric intake balance is disrupted by an excess of calories we gain weight. The reason we consume more calories than needed is often thought to be psychological, but Maribel Rios, PhD, and Thaddeus Unger, graduate student at Sackler… Read More

Suggestions needed for someone leaving SSDI

Congrats to this blogger for being able to recoup to the point where she no longer needs disability insurance. She asks for advice from readers on how she should proceed… Read More

A new look at the cause for CFS, MCS, FMS, and PTSD

Professor Martin L. Pall, Washington State University, reports that Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), fibromyalgia (FMS), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the Gulf War syndrome (that reports to experience all four syndromes), share a common cause---all are the result of short term stressors. All of the stressors that bring on each of… Read More

Disabled achievers focus of film festival

The International Disability Film Festivalheld its 27th annual event in Berkeley. Thirteen award winners were chosen from the 45 entries submitted from 10 countries… Read More