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First Successful Human Gene Therapy?

There have been some recent write-ups, (Gene therapy helps counter hemophilia B,   ASH:Gene Therapy Puts Merry in ‘Christmas’ Bleeding Disease) about a new gene therapy treatment for a particular rare disease known as Hemophilia B, or Christmas Disease.  The findings were formally published just this past month in the New England Journal of Medicine.  This [...]

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Not a Cure for a Hangover

Well we are coming into winter time and the holidays.  One thing that can end up leading to is people drinking more than they should.  So the first piece of advice is don’t drink too much over the holidays.  But with people relaxing and enjoying themselves with friends and family this is a very common [...]

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What People are Saying about the November Medical Monograph

Hi Paul – what a wonderful “C” report worthy of an A+++  Ken says you must be the Lord Nelson of of the 21st century!  I was particularly taken with

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Book Review: The World According To Monsanto

by Marie-Monique Robin I have said on this site previously that I don’t do politics and I don’t do peoples motivations – at least as much as possible.  I have good reasons for this, for one the science is enough of a topic unto itself.  Secondly, I am not a politician or a psychiatrist.  Thirdly, [...]

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Other Ramblings, uh News

I have been meaning for some time to ramble on about topics I know nothing about and, as I am pressed for time to do a really focused health post at the moment, I thought this was as good a time as any to start.  Hey it works for 90% of journalists, talk show hosts [...]

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Health Around the Web

The side effects of statins on memory are beginning to be written up in the mainstream media. The Telegraph:  Wonder drug that stole my memory, When I read many of the comments on this story I also find myself wondering, should a first hand patient report of disease be considered more or less authoritative than [...]

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November Health Journal Club Medical Monograph

One day left to pick up the Health Journal Medical Monograph at the discount price.  This issue looks at how vitamin C was discovered and the evidence in the medical literature for it use in treatment of cancer.  It also touches upon the very recent development of liposome encapsulated vitamin C and what this might [...]

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Skin Gun: New Burn Treatment

Interesting Video on what might be a very major advance in burn care. As JustMeinT commented though when she passed it along, I wonder how long it will take to get approved?  Which is a good question another one I would add is, what business does the FDA really have approving or disapproving medical devices [...]

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Zinc and the Common Cold Part III

First off I would say I deleted some comments that I didn’t mean to, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa.  If your comment got deleted please understand that it is a casualty of the spam wars and was by no means intentionally deleted, I think I even deleted my own response to a comment.  I [...]

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Zinc and the Common Cold: Part II

In Part I of this series we noted that zinc is a known co-factor for at least a hundred enzymes and has been extensively documented, as summarized by the National Institutes of Health, to play an important role in immune function with zinc deficiency leading to a number of signs of immune dysfunction.  We also [...]

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