- Folic Acid Lowers Blood Arsenic Levels, Study Shows
A new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health finds that folic acid supplements can dramatically lower blood arsenic levels in individuals exposed to arsenic through contaminated drinking water.
- Elevated Inflammatory Marker May Be Linked To Increased Risk Of Age-Related Eye Disease
High blood levels of C-reactive protein, a substance linked to inflammation, appear to be associated with an increased risk for age-related macular degeneration, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
- Anti-Depressant Drugs Can Double Risk Of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
New research shows that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a group of drugs commonly used to treat depression, may double the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, according to researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues.
- Relatives Of Patients With Parkinson’s Disease Risk Developing Dementia, Cognitive Impairment
Relatives of patients with Parkinson’s disease may have an increased risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
- Central Nervous System Infections Rare But Devastating Following Heart Transplantation
Central nervous system infections develop infrequently following heart transplants but are a significant predictor of death, according to an article posted online today that will appear in the December 2007 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.