Swine flu vaccine, Baking soda helps kidney function, Smoking and heart disease

Swine Flu Vaccine Makers Granted Legal Immunity

Swine flu manufacturers have now been granted legal immunity in case something goes wrong that causes side effects associated with the vaccine. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services signed a document making federal officials and vaccine makers immune from lawsuits related to any ill effects from the swine flu vaccine. Read more

Baking Soda Could Save Kidneys

Researchers from Royal London Hospital say baking soda could be an inexpensive treatment that could slow kidney function decline in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The treatment was also found to improve appetite, in a small study. Baking soda to treat kidney disease, “when used appropriately, can be very effective”, say the researchers. Read more

How Heart Disease Develops From Smoking

Researchers have discovered that smoking may lead to insulin resistance -a pre-diabetic state – that in turn contributes to the development of heart disease. Scientists have not been certain why smoking leads to heart disease, especially given the fact that nicotine and smoking cause weight loss, thus reducing risk of heart disease. Read more