Japan Withdraws HPV Vaccine Recommendation for Girls
UPDATED June 25, 2012 — The Japanese government withdrew its recommendation to use human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in girls last week, citing concerns from the public about adverse effects, according to news reports.
The announcement is in stark contrast to the pronouncement last week by health officials in the United States that vaccination rates in teenage girls should be increased after a study concluded that estimated vaccine effectiveness is "high."
Read the article: Health Ministry withdraws recommendation for cervical cancer vaccine
Low Carb Diet Burns the Most calories
Study comparing weight loss with different diets. A low carb diet, similar to the one we promote at Medi Weight Loss Centers had the greatest weight loss.
Read the Article: Low-Carb Diet Burns the Most Calories in Small NIH Study
When Every Day Foods are Hard to Digest
Research confirms what we eat affects are digestive system. Lists foods that are common causes if painful bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.
Read the Article: When Every Day Foods are Hard to Digest
New Views of Hormone Therapy in Menopause
This is an excellent review of the current views of the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. What is really disturbing is that these views are based on a reanalysis of the same data obtained from the WHI study in 2002. This study as you recall was the one that convienced all women they will die of breast cancer if they took any hormones. The reanalysis shows the risk increased only by 8 cases per 10,000 women taking Prempro. In the estrogen only patients the risk actually decreased..
Read the article: New views of hormone therapy in Menopause
A Better Model for Predicting Weight Loss?
This recent article challenges the belief that a loss of 3500 calories will result in the loss of one pound. This study shows controlled feeding and the same excercise intensity will continue to burn fewer calories the more weight a person loses. This study predicts that the average weight loss will be only half of the predicted weight loss by the calorie reduction formula. This is why we always recommend increasing your activity as you work towards your goal weight.
Read the article: http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2011/08/26/a-better-model-for-predicting-weight-loss/?KEYWORDS=weight+loss