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Anxiety disorder: Zoloft vs. THC

The chances that anxiety disorder medication will help a patient is about as good as calling heads on a coin toss–and there is no way to determine who will benefit from medication and who will not. K. Luan Phan, MD, University of Chicago, and colleagues, gave volunteers either a placebo or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)–the active ingredient […] Read more


Muscle regeneration molecular signal found

Muscle injury can sometimes occur with a sudden, inconsiderate movement. Unlike other tissues, such as bone, muscles are not efficient at repair. Regeneration of the muscle requires complex coordination between several different processes. The key player in muscle repair is the muscle stem cells, which divide and produce new muscle cells to fix the muscle […] Read more


What you need to know about allergies

According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) nearly 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and 17 million have been diagnosed with asthma. The NIAID web site offers excellent information on allergies through a wide offering of fact sheets, brochures, news releases, and a variety of resource links […] Read more


NIH provides household product chemical information

National Institute of Health provides a database of commercial household products. Ever wonder what is in that air freshener you just bought, but the print was too small to read without a magnifying glass. Or what is in your laundry, kitchen, or bath soap? How about the laser toner cartridge or the pen in your […] Read more