Posts Tagged by Benefits
|June 17, 2013||Posted by Maddie under Parkinson's Disease|
By definition, a clinical trial is a human research study designed by scientists and medical experts to answer questions about a disease
and to find new therapies. Clinical trials are a crucial step to speeding up the process of finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. They are essential in the drug development process and a play a very important role in the development of new and better therapies. The medicines being taken by Parkinson’s patients now are only available because of others who have volunteered to participate in clinical trials.
- The more researchers know, the more they can help. By participating in trials you are giving researchers vital information that brings them closer to finding a cure for Parkinson’s. They are essential to the drug development process! Participants are contributing to science that could benefit them and/or others suffering from the same disease.
- Participating in trials allows you access to top healthcare professionals, cutting edge new treatments and the highest standards of care.
- Trials will increase your knowledge and understanding of Parkinson’s disease.
- You can end your participation at any time! Participants are protected by the patient’s bill of rights that allows you to end your participation in the trial at any point.
We can’t stress enough how important it is for people to participate in trials to help find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. One of the greatest challenges healthcare professionals face is under-enrollment. Under-enrollment slows down any progress that has been made and deters potential investors. It is important to note that every single trial is thoroughly reviewed before a doctor can even ask a patient if they would be interested in participating. You can learn more about clinical trials at PDtrials.org or MichaelJFox.org.
|October 27, 2011||Posted by Elizabeth under Food and Nutrition, Health, Health News|
It looks like that morning cup of coffee might be doing more than just giving you that little boost. We have all received the many mixed signals of the benefits and risks of drinking coffee, but lately is seems as though the pros out weigh the cons.
The benefits have been popping up in the news, especially in reference to certain cancers. Not long ago, we started to hear claims that drinking coffee helped to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. The latest studies are saying that America’s caffeine addiction may be benefitting our skin.
Recent studies have shown that regular coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of having one of the most common forms of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinomas, a cancer that rarely spreads or comes back once removed, is the type of skin cancer that was found to be the most affected by caffeine.
Women who drank more than three cups of coffee a day were found to be 20% less likely to develop basal cell carcinoma than women who drank less than one cup per month. In men, the study showed that those who drank more than three cups of coffee were 9% less likely to develop the disease than those who only drank less than one cup per month (As reported on Foxnews.com).
For those of you who like the taste of coffee minus the jitters from caffeine, you are out of luck. Decaffeinated coffee did not yield the same positive results. The studies done previously on caffeine consumption in animals showed that the caffeine helped to eliminate skin cells damaged by ultraviolet radiation.
So don’t be afraid to enjoy that beloved cup of coffee in the morning, but remember that it doesn’t replace your sunscreen!