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A recent online survey of over 5,000 America adults found that misconceptions about the organ donation process are the most likely reasons for the gap between the number of people who would like to be donors and the number who actually register. The main survey results are revealed in the annual report of the advocacy […]
UK’s GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and US-headquartered Pfizer, the world’s two biggest drug companies, announced yesterday that they are forming a new venture to develop and market HIV treatments. GSK will own 85 per cent of the new company, which will be based in London, and Pfizer will own 15 per cent, although this may change later. […]
Rheumatoid arthritis :: Glucosamine and Rheumatoid arthritis Preliminary human research reports benefits of glucosamine in the treatment of joint pain and swelling in rheumatoid arthritis. However, this is early information, and additional research is needed before a conclusion can be drawn. The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis can be complicated, and a qualified healthcare provider should […]
Osteoarthritis :: Nutritional Supplements for Arthritis Pain Two widely used nutritional supplements for arthritis pain do not effectively soothe patients aching knees, a large US study has found. The study of glucosamine and chondroitin was meant to provide a definite answer to a question that has baffled doctors and patients alike. Do these supplements work? […]
Osteoarthritis :: Glucosamine and Osteoarthritis Several human studies and animal experiments report benefits of glucosamine in treating osteoarthritis of various joints of the body, although the evidence is less plentiful than that for knee osteoarthritis. Some of these benefits include pain relief, possibly due to an anti-inflammatory effect of glucosamine, and improved joint function. Overall, […]
Osteoarthritis :: Glucosamine and Knee osteoarthritis Based on human research, there is good evidence to support the use of glucosamine sulfate in the treatment of mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis. Most studies have used glucosamine sulfate supplied by one European manufacturer (Rotta Research Laboratorium), and it is not known if glucosamine preparations made by other manufacturers are […]
IBD :: Glucosamine and Inflammatory bowel disease Preliminary research reports improvements with N-acetyl glucosamine as an added therapy in inflammatory bowel disease. Further scientific evidence is necessary before a recommendation can be made.
Health :: Glucosamine and Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders Temporomandibular joint disorder is an acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ; the joint connecting the lower jaw to the skull). The disorder and resultant dysfunction resultsin significant pain and impairment for many. There have been multi-factorialapproaches gleaned out of thousands of clinical studies. There […]
Health :: Glucosamine and Chronic venous insufficiency Chronic venous insufficiency is a syndrome that includes leg swelling, varicose veins, pain, itching, skin changes, and skin ulcers. The term is more commonly used in Europe than in the United States. Currently, there is not enough reliable scientific evidence to recommend glucosamine in the treatment of this […]