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Month: February 2016

Chinese Herbs show potential for treating Arthritis

Chinese Herbs show potential for treating Arthritis via control of autoimmune pathways   Chinese herbal formulas are used all over the world to relief symptoms of arthritis, but how they affect the body’s immune system is still an area of research. A recent study by Venkatesha et al, investigated how commonly used formulas, herbs and bioactive components   affected the complex pathways of our immune system. The laboratory results showed how herbs and active components directly inhibited the immune system mechanisms that promote inflammatory responses and contribute to the symptoms… Read more Chinese Herbs show potential for treating Arthritis

Heart Burn Drugs Tied to Dementia

NYT 17 FEBRUARY 2016 ​By NICHOLAS BAKALAR The popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors have been linked to a range of ills: bone fractures, kidney problems, infections and more. Now a large new study has found that they are associated with an increased risk for dementia as well. Proton pump inhibitors, or P.P.I.s, are widely available both by prescription and over the counter under various brand names, including Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. German researchers, using a database of drug prescriptions, studied P.P.I. use in 73,679 men and women… Read more Heart Burn Drugs Tied to Dementia