January 22, 2019

Antidepressants Used To Stop Hot Flashes

Menopausal women often deal with hot flashes, for which there is not a treatment, but things might be changing. A new study was done recently that showed that the anti depressant drug, Lexapro, can help reduce not only the number of hot flashes, but the severity of the hot flashes. There is no cure for […]

Toxic Candy Bars Are Recalled

If the name of the candy bar was called “Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars” then I guess you would intentionally eat “toxic candy,” except this time it’s not a joke or marketing ploy. It’s true. These candy bars have high levels of lead in them, and the FDA considers them toxic. The candy is […]

FDA To Limit Acetaminophen To Prescription Drugs

With reports of severe liver damage over the years the FDA said that drug makers need to limit the amount of pain reliever Acetaminophen in prescription drugs like Percocet and Vicodin. On Thursday U.S. health officials announced that they will lower the maximum amount. These new actions will not affect over the counter drugs. Although […]

Do Childhood Vaccinations Cause Autism?

It’s the ongoing dilemma for new parents trying to decide if vaccinations is what is causing so many kids to show up with autism these days. Some doctors say yes, childhood vaccinations do cause autism, while others say there is not a link. Many relied on vaccination researcher Andrew Wakefield. In 1998, he performed a […]

Swine Flu Deadly To Obese People

The Swine Flu is already dangerous enough for small children and those with compromised immune systems, but new findings show those that are extremely obese are also at a risk of dying from the swine flu. Those that are considered extremely obese are people with a body mass index of 40 or higher. Researchers revealed […]

Will Exercise For Prostate Cancer

If you could reduce your risk of dying from prostate cancer just by exercising, would you? Researchers are now saying it can cut the risk of death if you do just that. A study was done by the University of California-San Francisco and the Harvard School of Public Health. The research was conducted over 18 […]

FDA Approves A Macular Degeneration Treatment

Advanced Cell Technology has been given the approval they need from the Food and Drug Administration to start a clinical trial for those with macular degeneration. The trial will start with just 12 people. They will test the safety of the product on a condition called dry age related macular degeneration. The cells that have […]

Lose Weight, Number One New Year’s Resolution

With time to reflect and look back over 2010 it’s not uncommon for people to look ahead to the new year. It represents a clean slate, along with an opportunity to set goals for what they would like to accomplish. It’s not surprising that the number one resolution is to lose weight. Especially following the […]

Obese Nine Month Old Babies On The Rise

There is new research out in the American Journal of Health Promotion, and it shows that nearly a third of American babies are obese or overweight. With childhood obesity on the rise in the United States, researchers are hoping to better understand the factors that contribute to childhood obesity. Brian G. Moss of Wayne State […]

Many Worry Medicare Won’t Be Enough

As of Saturday, January 1, there will be Baby Boomer turning 65 years old every 8 seconds and each one will become eligible for Medicare supplement insurance. This will be the biggest jump in numbers Medicare has ever seen. In the year 2011, about 2.8 million will be eligible for Medicare. Today there are 47 […]