Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bacteria of the Mouth Associated With Increased Risk of Stroke 07105 NEWARK Oral bacteria associated with increased risk of stroke In a recent study published this month in Scientific Reports, researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine have gained new insight into the association between different types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria, Streptococcus mutans. S. mutans is a major pathogen of… Read more »

Armpit Stink 07105 NEWARK Armpit Stink According to new research published in the journal PeerJ, antiperspirants and deodorants alter your skin’s bacterial biome, your body’s first line of defense against disease. (It’s part of your innate immune system, which includes your skin, proteins, and T and natural killer cells.) Kill off or confuse those skin-dwelling… Read more »

Cancer loves fat calls 07105 NEWARK It seems mature adipocytes (fat cells) secrete chemicals that cancer cells love to skate on.  A recent study published in Nature reveals that in prostate cancer, cancer cells can move on the fatty tissue that surrounds the prostate (called periprostatic adipose tissue) and spread quickly to other organs. Since obese folks… Read more »

Smokers Must Be Warned of Amputation Risk 07105 NEWARK Smokers Must Warned of Amputation Risk Experts at the British Heart Foundation say more than a million people in the UK could be living with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and that 9 out of 10 people with the condition are known to be smokers or ex-smokers. The warning comes in the… Read more »

Magnesium Found to Reduce Risk of Diabetes by 10 to 34 percent 07105 NEWARK Magnesium Found to Reduce Risk of Diabetes by 10 to 34 percent Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S. Study finds that adequate amounts of magnesium could reduce the risk of diabetes by 10 to 34 percent. In a review of three studies of over 85,000 women and 42,000 men, individuals who consumed… Read more »

Inhaled Steroids May Make Pollution’s Effect on Asthma Worse 07105 NEWARK Inhaled Steroids May Make Pollution’s Effect on Asthma Worse Inhaled corticosteroids cannot adequately protect children with asthma from high levels of air pollution and may actually exacerbate the effects of pollutants, caution investigators in a clinical study. The authors found that both long-term and short-term exposures to pollution were associated with… Read more »

Oral Opioids No Better Than NSAIDs for Knee OA Pain 07105 NEWARK Oral Opioids No Better Than NSAIDs for Knee OA Pain Oral opioids, including the less potent tramadol and the more potent hydromorphone and oxycodone, do not provide better pain relief than oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a systematic review published online February 1 in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. “Patients… Read more »

Linked: Baldness, Risk for Prostate Cancer Death 07105 NEWARK Linked: Baldness, Risk for Prostate Cancer Death Over the past 2 decades, male pattern baldness has repeatedly and consistently been found to be associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer in observational studies. The tie makes theoretical sense in terms of physiology because androgens play a role in hair loss… Read more »

Dr. Lane’s Thoughts VII 07105 NEWARK Dr. Lane’s Thoughts VII 1) I have met several people in my life who feel a need to tell me that they have “a really good lawyer”.  Behind this declarative statement usually lies a few quick assertions: a) This person has decided that they intend to sue me, someday.  What I… Read more »

Metformin Reduces Weight Gain in Obese Pregnancy, Not LGA 07105 NEWARK Metformin Reduces Weight Gain in Obese Pregnancy, Not LGA Obese nondiabetic women randomly assigned to receive metformin during pregnancy gained less weight than those who did not take the drug, but they were no less likely to have large-for-gestational-age (LGA) neonates, a study published in the February 4 issue of the New England Journal… Read more »