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Heart Attacks and Folic Acid

Discordant results from MTHFR studies and randomised trials could be explained by aspirin reducing or negating the anti-platelet effect of lowering homocysteine. On this basis, folic acid would have a role in the primary prevention of ischaemic heart disease, when aspirin is not taken routinely, but not in secondary prevention, when it is routine. […]

If Not Chiropractic Care, Then What’s Your Alternative?

If Not Chiropractic Care, Then What’s Your Alternative?

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

Informed Consent involves discussing the risks and benefits of the treatment you propose (in my case, chiropractic) AND reviewing the risks and benefits of the alternatives, which are “conservative” medical care, which typically involves prescribing muscle relaxers, NSAIDs […]

Potential MRSA Treatment?

Background Infections with MRSA remain a growing public health concern, prompting the need to explore alternative treatments instead of the on-going effort to develop stronger drug-based therapies. We studied the effect of 405 nm blue light on two strains of MRSA – US-300 strain of CA-MRSA and the IS853 strain of HA-MRSA – in vitro. […]

Health Care Realities

The following commentary by economist Paul Krugman appeared in the The New York Times Published: July 30, 2009

At a recent town hall meeting, a man stood up and told Representative Bob Inglis to “keep your government hands off my Medicare.” The congressman, a Republican from South Carolina, tried to explain that Medicare is already […]

Expanded Armed Forces Access to Chiropractic

Source American Chiropractic Association

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a directive that orders the Pentagon to make chiropractic care a standard benefit for all active duty military personnel. The legislation is contained in HR 2647, a bill authorizing defense programs in fiscal year 2010, and is based in part on recommendations from the […]

Viruses Can Survive For Centuries or Millenium

Interesting and timely post on Wired Science yesterday. Virii have been found to remain virulent for centuries, and could potentially for millenium, in the frozen lakes of Siberia. This is likely due to the configuration or “anatomy” of a virus particle. You can read more of the report about a presentation made at the American […]

Chiropractic Is Past the Demonstration Project Stage

By Bonnie S. Hillsberg, DC, MHA, MEd; guest author for Rand Baird, DC, MPH, FICA, FICC

Source Dynamic Chiropractic

On Jan. 5, 2009, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced yet another chiropractic demonstration project. Haven’t we been there before? Isn’t this the third demonstration project? Why a demonstration project after full facts, […]

LED Phototherapy kills MRSA @ 405nm

At low doses, blue light photo-destroys HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA in vitro; raising the prospect that phototherapy may be an effective clinical tool in the on-going effort to stem MRSA infections.

Lasers Surg. Med. 40:734-737, 2008. © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121553714/abstract