The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Health Notes
Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are getting some good press these days. There was the recent article that taking them may prevent Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Now there is an article on how they may help prevent or treat cancer. I love these kinds of stories. Sometimes I feel pessimistic when I read about things in the environment that cause cancer. It is always good to read about new and promising treatments. I guess I’m an optimist at heart.

High blood pressure can be bad of course, but low blood pressure (hypotension) can be bad too.

And too much exercise is not good. Think stress fractures, insomnia, and compromised immune systems.

I hate a lot of those drug ads on TV. Now is seems that the GAO thinks the FDA should do more to regulate direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs. Good luck with that. The pharmaceutical industry has a lot of clout.

Can a low calorie diet help with Parkinson’s disease? Maybe so, according to a new study, by Mark P. Mattson of the National Institute on Aging, which is being reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Here are two articles about diet and breast cancer. (CNN, AP) The idea, I think, is that a low fat diet may help prevent the recurrence of some breast cancers, but only those that are not driven by hormones. The evidence for this, however, is not conclusive.

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