First, Do No Harm: Diabetes Drug Might be Dangerous, Statins may interfere with Fitness Training
One of the lead investigators of the new diabetes drug, Januvia, has been blowing the whistle with concerns about its safety. Of course, since it's a "blockbuster" there is quite a bit of pressure against him.
Comparing two study groups, the group taking statins were unable to improve their fitness levels in contrast to the control group.
|Careful with Medications!|
| Acupuncture Research Files: Hypertension and Knee Osteoarthritis
We've discussed knee osteorthritis and acupuncture before in the newsletter. This study compares
isometric exercise versus acupuncture and both were equally effective. I would suggest both!!
This study shows
that acupuncture helps to lower blood pressure even in patients already on medication.
|Exercise AND Acupuncture for your knees!|
Fitness and Health Files: 7 minute Workout? Optimal Exercise Schedule and Coffee Prolongs Life
|Consistency is the Key!|
Animal Acupuncture in the News: Tigers and Turtles
|Ear Acupuncture|There were two recent stories about exotic animals getting acupuncture. One was a (sedated) tiger with an intractable ear infection. The other was a sea turtle with hypothermia.