Want to Improve Your Health? Get a Dog

Medical science is now proving what animal lovers have long known: having a companion pet improves your overall health – and can even save your life. This is the conclusion from a growing number of studies.Research scientist Peggy McCardle cites “mounting evidence that dogs, cats and other companion animals...

No, Baking Soda Will Not Prevent Nor Cure Cancer – But It May Help Stop it From Spreading

In recent years, there have been stories going around about the “baking soda miracle” and how taking bicarbonate of soda and eating an alkaline diet can prevent cancer. Unfortunately, this has turned out to be more pseudo-science with little basis in fact. The “fact” is that cancer does thrive...

Health Monitors – in the Form of a Tattoo

One of the difficulties of living with a chronic condition such as diabetes or hypertension is the need for constant monitoring. This typically requires expensive equipment and (in the case of diabetes or those taking anticoagulant medications) high-priced testing media, such as strips. New research from Harvard and MIT...

Another Defective DePuy Product Is Injuring Patients: the Attune Knee

A few years ago, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy found itself facing litigation over a pair of hip replacement products, the Pinnacle and the ASR Hip Implants. Both of these metal-on-metal devices were defective and prone to failure. Apparently, the company has learned nothing from being hit with a...

When Questioned Under Oath in a Civil Injury Action, Executives at a Medical Device Company Took the Fifth

The Olympus Colonoscope is only the latest in a seemingly endless parade of medical devices with design or manufacturing defects that are harming and killing patients.Because of a design flaw that prevents the Olympus Colonoscope from being properly cleaned and sterilized between patient examinations, hundreds of patients have wound...

Reversing Alzheimer’s-Related Memory Loss

Alzheimer's Disease, a form of age-related dementia, is a chronic degenerative disorder of the brain, primarily affecting people aged 65 and older. While it starts out with minor issues such as forgetting recent events, it eventually causes victims to experience language difficulties, moodiness, inability to find their way around...

Silicone Breast Implants are back – This Time the Issue is Cancer

After more than 40 years of controversies that caused more than half a million women to suffer the horrific complications of a leaking silicone breast implant, the infamous devices are back. And they’re just as dangerous as they used to be.Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Dow Corning Corp.,...