We rarely get country-wide surveys and it's definitely worthwhile taking a look at one when they occur. Norway, of course, is an interesting place these days with strong advocacy efforts getting significant media attention and pushing the Norwegian government to fund the Fluge/Mella Rituximab trials. Read more [...]
What do you do if you have a disease which has few clinical trials but lots of patients needing help, and 30 or so practitioners with decades of experience under their belts?
Instead of waiting for a clinical trial to get underway (or not) you 'tap their intuition'; i.e. you Read more [...]
“I think I have a meditation disability” Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Donna’s going to start her year of using mind/body techniques and acupuncture to return joy to her life (and hopefully improve her health) with an 8-week mindfulness-based-stress-reduction (MBSR) course.
First, though, she’s Read more [...]
In 1984 I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr Virus after sudden onset of symptoms and tested positive for herpes zoster and Coxsackie. I suffered severe gut issues (candida from years of antibiotics, acid reflux, cramping, bloating) as well as severe brain fog that I have lived with Read more [...]
The renowned Stanford geneticist, Ron Davis Phd, who's son Whitney has a very serious case of ME/CFS has opened a research foundation at Stanford to find answers to ME/CFS. He's als0, on the foundations Facebook page, supplying answers to one question a week from the ME/CFS community.
He's Read more [...]
In conclusion, our findings indicate that mifepristone may play a pivotal role in the control of inflammatory responses and suggest a new clinical application for mifepristone -- Chen et. al
Natural Killer Cells
In the last blog we looked at the potential for an antibiotic called minocycline to Read more [...]
Minocycline: far beyond an antibiotic. N Garrido-Mesa, A Zarzuelo and J Gálvez. British Journal of Pharmacology (2013) 169 337–352 337 DOI:10.1111/bph.12139.
Tetracyclines and Neuromuscular Disorders. Daniele Orsucci1,*, Michelangelo Mancuso, Massimiliano Filosto and Gabriele Siciliano. Current Read more [...]
My general conception of herbs is has been that they’re what you grow in your garden. Yes, they can be helpful with illness, but mostly around the edges. Pharmaceutical companies, on the other hand, spend hundreds of millions of dollars to produce a drug. If you’re really sick – you’re Read more [...]