Archive for July, 2011

Reining in health claims about the goji berry

July 27th, 2011 by Joseph Tishler | Tags: Berry, Goji Berry, Health Claims

The goji berry may be ubiquitous lately, in both juice and dried forms, but the health claims about the berry — that it fends off cancer and Alzheimer’s, among many others — are at best based on incomplete findings, and at worst pseudo-propaganda for goji industry interests. If you’re a Himalayan berry, does that make [...]

The federal government is considering ending the policy that bars gay men from donating blood. The ban against blood donation by any man who has had homosexual sex was put in place soon after the aids pandemic began in the 1980s. Tuesday, the Department of Health and Human Services asked experts on blood donation to [...]

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The U.S. government will foot the bill for half of all health care costs in the United States by 2020, according to a government report released Thursday. That’s up from 44% just two years ago, and reflects both the rising cost of health care and the fact that millions more people [...]

Surprise: Steve Hilton, architect of the big society, suggested axing maternity leave and European labour laws David Camerons controversial policy guru has left colleagues dumbfounded by suggesting that the Government should abolish maternity leave and scrap all consumer rights laws to help kick start the economy. Steve Hilton, Mr Camerons director of strategy, also suggested [...]

Researchers from Britain and Switzerland used a new method aimed at beating “needle-in-a-haystack-type-odds” and managed to identify an antibody from a human patient which neutralizes both main groups of influenza A viruses Although it is an early step, they said, it is an important one and in time may pave the way for the development [...]