Month: September 2009

BioChemistry, Education, Metabolics

AHA Recommends “Prudent” Maximum Intakes of Empty Sugar Calories (From Heartwire CME)

Since the last AHA scientific statement was published in 2002, there has been
new evidence on the relationship between sugar intake and cardiovascular health.
High levels of dietary sugar consumption may be contributing to the global
epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease, and limiting dietary intake of
added sugars is therefore a valid concern. In the typical US diet, the main
source of added sugars is soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages. …

Education, Vaccination, Virus

WHO Issues Guidelines for Antiviral Treatment of H1N1 and Other Influenza (From Medscape Medical News CME)

Cases of pandemic H1N1 virus infection have now been confirmed in more than 100
countries in all 6 WHO regions, mandating updated recommendations on the use of
antivirals for infections caused by new strains of pandemic (A)H1N1 virus. The
present WHO guidelines also address antiviral use in seasonal influenza and in
infections caused by other novel influenza A viruses, but they do not change
existing guidelines on pharmacological management of humans infected with H5N1
virus. …

Biotechnology, Education, Implications, Toxicology

Everything you HAVE TO KNOW about Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods (Institute for Responsible Technology)

Expert Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the #1 GMO bestseller Seeds of Deception, and
Genetic Roulette, entertains a wildly appreciative audience with shocking facts
about how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) entered our lives. Smith links
GMO to toxins, allergies, infertility, infant mortality, immune dysfunction,
stunted growth, and death. …

Education, Toxicology

Tobacco Smoking May Increase Risk for Tuberculosis (From Medscape Medical News CME)

“Tobacco smoking was associated with a twofold increased risk of active
tuberculosis in a representative cohort of Taiwan’s population,” the study
authors write. “The finding that smoking increases the risk of tuberculosis
suggests that tobacco control be considered as an important component in the
global effort to eliminate tuberculosis.”