October 6, 2011

Texas Roadhouse Takes Second

1 Cheesecake Factory America's Favorite Chain

Cheesecake Factory is America's favorite casual dining restaurant, finds a new survey of 4,500 people. Market Force indexed the votes to account for the number of restaurant locations per chain, revealing Cheesecake Factory as the favorite over Olive Garden, which received the highest number of votes. Conducted in August, the survey showed that Cheesecake Factory is the favorite by a wide margin with 7.3 percent of the vote share. The second-favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse, earning 3.2 percent of votes. Olive Garden came in third place with 2.8 percent of votes, followed by PF Chang's, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Red Lobster and Outback Steakhouse.

More at Market Force | Hat tip to Time | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: PF Chang's, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, Favorite Chain Restaurants, Cheesecake Factory Favorite Chain, Favorite Casual Dining Restaurant, Texas Roadhouse

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Second Effective Oral MS Drug

2 MS Drug Lowers Relapses and Slows Progression

Research at the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada has shown that the new multiple sclerosis (MS) drug teriflunomide lowers the number of relapses that include blindness, numbness and weakness and slows its progression. Over 1000 people with MS aged 18 to 55 years who had at least one relapse a year on average were able to participate in the study. Some took a placebo and other took 7 mg or 14 mg dose of the drug. Teriflunomide works by attacking an enzyme needed to make DNA, which preferentially targets rapidly dividing cells like those that produce antibodies against the myelin sheath that protects nerves and keeps their signals strong. The 14 mg dose reduced brain lesions by 69 percent and both doses reduced the number of relapses by about a third.

More at Science Daily | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: First Oral Drug to Treat MS Approved by FDA

Tags: MS, Multiple Sclerosis, Teriflunomide, Relapses and Progression of MS, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital

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