Editor’s Selections: Fake drugs, calcium, and the flu

Editor's Selections 15 Comments
By Dr. Peter Janiszewski

Each week, Dr. Peter Janiszewski selects several notable posts from Health and Medical Research. He blogs at Obesity Panacea and Science of Blogging.

I trust you all had a wonderful and relaxing holiday season. I sure did. Now onto exciting science news!

  • According to an absolutely fascinating post by Neurobonkers, the counterfeit prescription drugs industry is leading to a whole new sort of drug crisis.
  • In a related story David Berreby of Big Think discusses a new study suggesting that placebo drugs work – even when the patient is aware of the fact! Fascinating!
  • Calcium supplementation has long been argued as a key prophylactic against osteoporosis. Unfortunately, according to Jennifer Gibson of Brain Blogger the same thing that makes your bones stronger may make your heart weaker.
  • Ever take a painkiller to offset the sore arm post flu shot? You may want to think again. According to a recent study discussed by Hazell of Possibilism, pain killers may reduce the effectiveness of the flu shot.
  • Speaking of the flu, two posts on Contagions are absolute must reads which outline the history of flu pandemics and the Russian flu.

All the best in the New Year!


Was your post selected? Copy the text below and place it on your blog post to display a custom "Editor's Selection" icon!

Editor's Selection Icon<span style="float: left; padding: 5px;"><a href="http://researchblogging.org/news/?p=2129"><img alt="This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.org" src="http://www.researchblogging.org/public/citation_icons/rb_editors-selection.png" style="border:0;"/></a></span>

15 Responses to “Editor’s Selections: Fake drugs, calcium, and the flu”

  1. Migdalia Verkamp Says:
    March 10th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    My computer can’t handle a software plan so I feel hoping the particular built-in firewall associated with my Linksys Wireless-G Modem will be sufficient.

  2. benjamin urtic Says:
    April 24th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    71. Thank you for sharing superb informations. Your web-site is very cool. I’m impressed by the details that you¡¦ve on this web site. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my pal, ROCK! I found just the info I already searched everywhere and just could not come across. What a great web site.

  3. Hortense Dinatale Says:
    April 24th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I think that is among the such a lot important information for me. And i am happy studying your article. However wanna commentary on few basic things, The site style is perfect, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

  4. Sharolyn Patao Says:
    April 24th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks for another magnificent post. Where else could anyone get that type of information in such a perfect way of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.

  5. iphone Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Hey, I thought your site is awesome!

  6. iphone games Says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Hello, I think your site is superb.

  7. Felisa Lawrentz Says:
    June 6th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one today..

  8. androstenone Says:
    September 10th, 2012 at 7:27 am

    For reasons unclear firefox doesn’t show this homepage correctly. I’m not sure as to the reason this is taking place.

  9. Brazilian Hair Says:
    November 21st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I value the blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Want more

  10. dresses Says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I guess, it comes down to 98069 simple choice!

  11. watch porn warez Says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    This is a great job. Keep doing this. Also liked your previous write either…

  12. Henry Logemann Says:
    June 28th, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out proper here. The cartoon is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish. nevertheless, you command get got an edginess over that you want be turning in the following. in poor health certainly come further earlier again since exactly the similar just about a lot incessantly inside of case you shield this hike.

  13. Cary Canu Says:
    July 6th, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Thanks for discussing your ideas. I might also like to convey that video games have been ever before evolving. Better technology and enhancements have aided create genuine and interactive games. These entertainment games were not actually sensible when the concept was first being experimented with. Just like other designs of know-how, video games way too have had to evolve by way of many ages. This itself is testimony towards the fast growth of video games.

  14. test0r0r0 Says:
    March 16th, 2014 at 3:41 am

    An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me lunch simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this matter here on your web page.

  15. درب اتوماتیک Says:
    August 12th, 2014 at 5:19 am

    my dear -hello you post is very thanks for
    درب اتوماتيک
    مشاوره ازدواج
    درب اتوماتیک پارکینگ
    آچیلان در
    درب اتوماتيک کرکره اي
    درب اتوماتيک شيشه اي
    درب اتوماتیک
    کسب درآمد
    جدیدترین اخبار روز ایران و جهان

Leave a Reply

Icons by N.Design Studio. Based on a theme by Ben Swift.
Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in