February 13, 2010

Likely Cause of Liver Damage

1 Hydroxycut Link to Liver Damage Strengthened

Hydroxycut weight loss supplements were recalled in May of last year when the Food and Drug Administration received reports of liver damage possibly associated with the supplements. In a new study researchers analyzed 17 cases of liver damage in Hydroxycut users, and quantified the probability that Hydroxycut was the cause of the liver problem for each case. In 15 of the cases Hydroxycut was judged to be anywhere from 50 percent probable as the cause to 95 percent certain as the cause. Marketer Iovate Health Sciences has since released a new supplement called Thermogenic Hydroxycut Advanced, not subject to the recall, whose key ingredient is caffeine, which "boosts metabolism to burn more calories." Caffeine is also contained in products like coffee, tea, and cola.

More at Reuters | Posted 8 years ago by Mark

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Blame it on the Internet

2 Students Losing Ability to Read and Write

Can the internet be to blame for reducing students' powers of concentration and impairing their ability to read and write? Some scientists seem to think so. Researchers at University College in London conducted a survey to examine how the internet impacts the brain and learning. Results, due to be presented in the BBC2's documentary, The Virtual Revolution, indicate that the internet affects young people's ability to concentrate. Instead of staying on one page for very long, young people hopped from site to site, looking at only one or two pages. "There is empirical evidence now that information overload and associative thinking may be reshaping how they think," said social psychologist and documentary presenter Dr. Aleks Krotoski.

More at Medindia.com | Posted 8 years ago by Melody Lesser

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