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2012-07-17 06:35:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --A drug used to treat sepsis that was once pulled for poisoning the blood, may be effective after all. The drug, known as drotrecogin alfa (activated) was approved for use in the United States in 2001, and in Europe in 2002, on the basis of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled PROWESS study. Experts were concerned about the drug's efficacy and side-effects, and a second clinical study led to Eli Lilly withdrawing the drug in October 2011. The FDA made a...

2012-07-14 23:00:02

The first double-blind, placebo-controlled trial using bulbine natalensis extract, ProLensis, found to be safe in humans. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 Sports Nutrition Research, purveyors of the testosterone-boosting compound ProLensis, has announced that a human safety study using the extract is to be published. Bulbine natalensis is a plant indigenous to Africa, traditionally used as an aphrodisiac and tonic in tribesmen. ProLensis is a well-studied specific extract of bulbine...

2012-07-06 23:00:22

There are countless articles online about the purported benefits of cayenne and capsaicin. Natural Health Sherpa investigated and went through scientific studies and published what they found. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 While capsaicin in cayenne is associated with numerous health benefits such as fighting diabetes, weight loss, and even fighting cancer, Natural Health Sherpa found out that scientific evidence shows that it is most useful in treating pain. “The strongest...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'