Archive for January, 2008

Treating Pneumonia at Home

A new study from Boston University reports that treating children who have pneumonia at home can be just as safe and effective as hospital care. Some pneumonia statistics: Pneumonia is the leading killer of children around the world.

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Dealing with Growing Pains

It’s not just a television sitcom from the 1980s! (I won’t mention my crush on Kirk Cameron, either!) Growing pains are actually a quite common phenomenon in children. I don’t remember suffering from them when I was a child — did you? Growing pains occur most often in the legs.

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The Best Way to Kill Germs

A study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health says that those liquid antibacterial soaps are no better at preventing infection than regular soaps! What’s worse — using antibacterial soaps may decrease the effectiveness of some antibiotics.

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First Aid: Dealing With a Fever

A fever means your body is trying to fight an infection. If you have a fever, you may feel: Warm or hot — but often without sweat. Chills. The temperature inside your body can be very different from the temperature in the room! Achy. When I have a fever, my joints ache.

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You Can Cure Cavities With Food!

To All Those Who Want Healing My daughter and I have suffered from tooth decay. It was a shocking and emotionally painful experience, I did not know what to do, and I did not know the cause. Through grace, and extremely hard research and work, I re-discovered an effective means to stop tooth decay and […]

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Tysabri Comeback Continues With Crohn’s Approval

Tysabri’s comeback continued today as the FDA approved the drug to treat moderate to severe Crohn’s disease. It’s intended for patients who have failed conventional treatments for Crohn’s, or those who can’t tolerate other treatments, Joyce Korvick, deputy director of the FDA’s Division of Gastroenterology Products, said in a press conference today. In 2004, the […]

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No Crisis: Just Middle-Aged Men Behaving Badly

The midlife crisis is often little more than an easy way for men of a certain age to explain away selfish behavior, argues an essay in this morning’s New York Times. ” ‘I’m having a midlife crisis’ sounds a lot better than ‘I’m a narcissistic jerk having a meltdown,’” writes Richard A. Friedman a professor […]

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Analysts Downplay Vytorin Data

Vytorin costs way more than generic simvastatin and doesn’t seem to be any better at slowing the progression of heart disease, according to data released yesterday. Who cares, said a bunch of Wall Street analysts. Even as shares of Schering-Plough, which co-markets the drug with Merck, fell 8% yesterday, and high-profile cardiologist Steve Nissen told […]

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