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Major New Study Links Psychiatric Conditions

The way in which autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia are diagnosed and treated could be set to change forever, following a major study published today in Lancet, the medical journal. While an analysis of each of these five conditions would show us that they share a number of common characteristics and [...]

Drinking While Pregnant: New UK Report Outlines Challenges

The FASD Trust is one of the United Kingdom’s leading charities concerned with the impact that alcohol can have on babies at both pre-natal and post-natal stages. Last week, they published a ‘Consensus Report,’ the result of a two-day study and consultation between leading individuals in the field from across the UK, which took place [...]

Should We Pay More Attention to Prescribed Drugs’ Side Effects?

Diclofenac is a powerful, yet controversial painkiller.   It is already well known that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) in general carry a risk to cardiovascular health, and in particular to the heart. This issue has been thrust back into the spotlight today, by research published in the PLOS Medicine online journal[1][2] that specifically [...]

Can Where You Live Make You Fatter?

Is your bodyweight linked to where you live? A new study, released at the end of January in the International Journal of Obesity[1], suggests that where we live could play a key role in whether or not we are overweight.  Unfortunately, there is a scientific side to it, it is not as simple [...]

Is making profits risking your health?

At least once per day if not more you will see on your television screen a class action lawsuit for some drug asking you to call this attorney if you have taken this drug, that drug, or used this medical product. What goes on behind the closed doors of the Big Pharmaceutical companies, the researchers, [...]

Superbug on the Loose in the United States

Superbug Recently, a report by the USA TODAY disclosed that a superbug is running rampant across the United States in hospitals and other nursing facilities. This superbug is attacking the weak and most vulnerable without much help from the scientific community in stopping the epidemic. The bacteria, known as Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, [...]

Red Bull – Effectiveness and Safety Concerns Revisited

Red Bull energy drink safety concerns We have all seen the commercials stating Red Bull gives you Wings, well it may not actually give you wings, but through our research, it can give you a boost of energy. You may get a boost of energy, but you need to pay attention to the [...]

New Vaccine for the Prevention of HIV

Before we go into the new vaccine, it is important to understand what HIV is and how you can contract HIV. What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This virus attacks the immune system with a very strong force that even individuals with a very strong immune system cannot fight. How is HIV [...]

Better Prescription Drug Coverage to Come

The new Obama Health Care Program commonly referred to as ObamaCare is suppose to provide more prescription drug coverage to millions of American who will be able to receive insurance through the new health care fix that will begin at the end of 2014. What does this mean to the general public, state plans, and [...]

Hypothyroidism Treatment Guidelines Released

New hypothyroidism guidelines The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Thyroid Association released guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of hypothyroidism after a study was conducted by Jeffrey R. Garber, MD [1], along with other researchers. These guidelines were published simultaneously in the Thyroid and Endocrine Practice. Read the full study [...]