Interesting Articles
Breast Cancer Risk Reduced By Regular Aspirin Use
Friday, August 13th, 2010 by Aaron Tabor
While aspirin is best known for the treatment of headaches and in low doses for its heart health benefits, research also suggests that regular aspirin use might have cancer fighting properties. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, aspirin use by breast cancer patients red... Read More
Conflict of Interest Allegations Swirl around the New NDM-1 "Superbug" Designation
Friday, August 13th, 2010 by Cliffprf Mintz
As I noted in a post a couple of days ago, the media frenzy surrounding the identification of a new beta lactamase and erythromycin inactivating enzyme in strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli was neither noteworthy nor anything to get all worked up abou... Read More
Taking care of yourself: Step 1 - finding the motivation
Friday, August 13th, 2010 by despitelupus
My mom, bless her heart, isnt behaving very well. Shes breaking every Despite Lupus rule out there, and her daughter isnt happy about itShes recently been undergoing tests for tummy trouble could be her stomach, liver, or pancreas, and her primary doctor has referred he... Read More
Pine Mouth Syndrome
Friday, August 13th, 2010 by Jeremy Warner
I woke up this morning afflicted by the dreaded pine mouth. It took me awhile to figure this out, including some sleuthing within my own blog, where I found this within my discussion of pine nuts "There are several reported cases of a strange bitter metallic taste ... Read More
Fresh Woes for Glaxo's Lamictal
Friday, August 13th, 2010 by BOB FIDDAMAN
Image onlinepharmacycr.comThe Daily Telegraph UK Tabloid is today reporting that the Food and Drug Administration FDA, the US equivalent of the MHRA, are working with GlaxoSmithKline to update the labelling for its anti seizure drug, Lamictal.The Telegraph writes40 case... Read More
Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 13 August, 2010.
Friday, August 13th, 2010 by davidmore
Here are a few I have come across this week. Note Each link is followed by a title and a paragraph or two. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or payment. ----- httpwww... Read More
High Praise.
Friday, August 13th, 2010 by Janna Willard
For the past few months, I have been spending a couple of hours once a week doing respite for an 18yo woman who has a mild developmental delay and severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD. The developmental delay means that spending time with her is kind of like hanging... Read More
Trouble in the Blogosphere: The Brouhaha at ScienceBlogs
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by Cliffprf Mintz
Because I was traveling for the past couple of weeks, I missed an article entitled Unnatural Science by Virginia Heffernan that originally appeared in the July 31 edition of the New York Times Magazine. After returning home this past Sunday, I had the opportunity to rea... Read More
What is Methadone?
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by Dirk Hanson
How agonists ease agony for heroin addicts.It isnt the best, the worst, or the only treatment for heroin addiction. But for many heroin addicts, it has been a way out of the circle of euphoria and dispair.In contrast to antagonist drugs, the agonist theory is based on d... Read More
Clinic Notes: Autism and SSRI's
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 by Gary Brown
A class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRI's are commonly used to treat autism in children as young as two. SSRI's are better known as antidepressants by their trade names--Prozac, Zoloft, Celexia, etc. Serotonin is a neural transmitter in the ... Read More
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