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>Painkillers Inhibit Bone Healing
PAINKILLERS INHIBIT BONE HEALING: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, generally prescribed during recovery of healing fractures, have been found to diminish bone healing, formation and remodeling. NSAIDs block cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes that create prostaglandins. Several of the prostaglandins are important in new bone formation, which promotes healing. As a result, the NSAIDs slow the healing of fractures and growth of bone after injuries. 1 (J Am Acad Orthoped Surg, 2004; 12(3):139-43.)
KELP REDUCES BREAST CANCER RISK: Kelp seaweed, often found washed ashore on beaches, could help to fight hormone-related cancers. A new study shows that a diet containing kelp lowers levels of the female sex hormone, estradiol. These findings raise hopes that it might decrease the risk of estrogen-dependent diseases such as breast cancer. Dietary kelp may be acting as an estrogen antagonist by preventing estradiol from binding with its estrogen receptors. 2 (J Nutr, 2005; 135:296-300.)
EARLY NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY & ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE: New evidence points to the importance of healthy diets in kids, not just for physical development, but also social behavioral temperament. Malnutrition in the first few years of life leads to antisocial and aggressive behavior throughout childhood and late adolescence, reports a new study. Deficiency in iron, protein and B vitamins in infancy can cause behavior problems through the teenage years, directly linking the role of diet in prevention of antisocial behavior. Poor nutrition leads to low IQ, which leads to later antisocial behavior, emphasizing the importance of these nutrients in brain development. The more indicators of malnutrition, the greater the antisocial behavior observed. (Am J Psych, 2004; 161:2005-13.)
SIMPLE EXERCISES EFFECTIVE FOR VERTIGO: People suffering from vertigo, an ear problem causing dizziness, may find relief through simple, inexpensive exercise techniques. The treatment involves eye, head and body movements, stimulating the balance system. Since this treatment does not require any equipment, nearly anyone can perform these exercises. Motivation is also an important factor in treating vertigo. Without motivation, patients quickly give up on curing their symptoms and resort to their canes or walkers. Of the patients receiving exercise therapy treatment, 67% experienced significant improvement, where as only 38% of patients receiving the usual medical care showed progress. To learn some of these exercises please see http://www.peacehealth.org/kbase/as/ug1239/actionset.htm and http://www.questdiagnostics.com/kbase/topic/detail/other/hw205649/detail.htm. (Ann Intern Med, 2004; 141:598-605.)
ANTIBIOTIC USE LINKED TO CANCER: Women taking antibiotics have up to twice the risk of developing breast cancer as those who have not taken them. It is thought that antibiotics can impact how certain cancer-fighting foods are broken down because of the changes they cause in the intestinal bacteria. Antibiotics may also affect overall immune response. Breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer death in women. (J Am Med Assoc, 2004; 291(7): 827-35.)
OMEGA-3s PREVENT ARTERIOSCLEROSIS: Arteriosclerosis, a progressive narrowing of the arteries caused by plaque buildup, can be slowed down by eating omega-3 rich foods including flax, cold water fish, tree nuts and grass fed meats. Arteriosclerosis can potentially lead to a heart attack or stroke. But those including high omega-3 foods weekly have lesser lesions in their arteries, essentially slowing the progression of coronary artery disease. 4,5 (Am J Clin Nutr, 2004; 80(3):626-32.)
ALLERGY PREVENTION DURING PREGNANCY: Women with a history of allergies may help prevent allergies in their babies by consuming fish oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids while pregnant. The immune cells of these babies have less reaction to common allergens than babies of women not taking a fish oil supplement. 4,5 (J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2003; 112(6):1178-84.)
GETTING OUT IN NATURE A NATURAL ADHD TREATMENT: Researchers have observed that children with ADHD have fewer symptoms when they spend time outdoors and in green areas (even if it is just looking out a window at a green yard, or walking to school through a green neighborhood instead of taking the bus). This healthy treatment could benefit many children, considering that one out of every 14 is diagnosed with ADHD. (Am J Public Health, 2004; 94(9):1580-6.)
DRUG MAKERS WITHHOLD DATA: Makers of antidepressant drugs such as Zoloft™, Effexor™, and Paxil™ are refusing to disclose clinical trial details involving children taking these drugs. This is denying doctors and parents crucial information regarding antidepressant drugs and children. Companies are calling their unpublished studies “trade secrets.” Researchers familiar with these trade secrets report that most of the secret trials show that children who took antidepressants experienced the same results as those who took sugar pills. In one year, about 1% of children in the US are treated for depression, with 57% being put on antidepressants. (Washington Post, January 29, 2004.)
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