Medical Alert

There could be some good news for people suffering from osteoarthritis.

Right now, researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford are performing a clinical study on a juice that might relieve the pain.

Local researchers are trying to figure out if a bottle of Noni juice will ease the joint and muscle aches of osteoarthritis. Boxes of the juice are piling up at the university right now. So far 58 stateline residents, between the ages of 40 and 74, are drinking one ounce of the juice three times day as part of the clinical study.

Noni juice is made from the noni fruit found in the south pacific. Researchers say the fruit itself is used as remedy for pain in that region and so far, it's juice form appears promising in the study here in the stateline. Noni juice is best if there's a larger concentration of the fruit.

Your best bet is to go online and buy a bottle from independent suppliers but you can still pick up lower concentrations of the juice at the grocery store. The college of medicine is looking for more people who want to participate in the clinical study.

Our kids may soon be saying goodbye to some of their snacks at school. Government leaders are concerned about the increase of childhood obesity. Right now, they've asked the institute of medicine to develop standards for the foods available in schools.

These items did not make the cut, regular pop, candy, and salty snacks. Those suggestions are being considered by congress.

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