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Human Growth Hormone use to Treat Cystic Fibrosis in Children

HGH reduces hospital stays in kids with CF

When HGH is administered correctly, it can have remarkable benefits. The use of human growth hormone to treat arrested growth in children dates back to the 1950’s but a recent study at the University of Connecticut indicates that HGH could be promising in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis in children. Human growth hormone is a natural protein that is produced ... Read More »

Low Levels of Vitamin C May Be Linked to Dementia

Low levels of Vitamin C linked to Dementia

A recent study is disproving the results of an earlier study in 2008 that found there was no link between Vitamin C and dementia. This recent study found that patients with mild dementia had much lower concentrations of Vitamin C than those who showed no signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The University of Ulm’s Professor Gabriel Nagel, Epidemiologist, and ... Read More »

Neurological factors in Obesity

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Various neurological factors play a role in the development of obesity.  We have a lot to learn, but from looking at the various physiological abnormalities and their observed clinical impact, we can get some idea of what is going on. Appetite and food consumption is regulated at the neurological level, the hypothalamus being particularly important.  A variety of neuropeptides regulate ... Read More »

Gilenia for Multiple Sclerosis vs Interferon

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Gilenia, generic fingolimod, is a new treatment for multiple sclerosis.  It is taken orally and has shown significant efficacy in studies so far, perhaps even better than the existing therapy of interferon. That said, it has also shown concerning side effects that may limit how it is used. What is multiple sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease that ... Read More »

The Brain and Pain in Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a disease characterized by widespread chronic pain, fatigue, memory loss, and many other common symptoms.  It affects approximately 10 million Americans – of which 75-90% are women – and is a significant burden to deal with for all. It’s frustrating how little we actually know about this disease.  That said, science is beginning to uncover more and ... Read More »