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Archive: July, 2010
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No need for heart patients to ground themselves
Mon, Jul 26, 2010, 11:35 AM
Here's an interesting piece by Brooke Minters who is working on the Health & Science desk this summer: Would-be globetrotters with heart...
Head lice advice from pediatrics group
Mon, Jul 26, 2010, 4:12 PM
Children who contract head lice should not be kept home from school, according to updated guidance on the common childhood problem from the...
Zinc nasal gels can kill sense of smell
Sat, Jul 24, 2010, 10:33 AM
Most people would do almost anything to get relief from a nose clogged by a cold. A small study by doctors at the University of California-San...
Hospital food safety problems
Fri, Jul 23, 2010, 1:27 PM
Usually food – its quality and safety – are the furthest thing from your mind when you are at the hospital. Back when airlines...
Lessons from Avandia
Fri, Jul 23, 2010, 8:49 AM
By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: Last week an FDA advisory committee voted to keep GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) diabetes drug, Avandia, on...
Parents with heart disease struggle to exercise
Thu, Jul 22, 2010, 12:16 PM
No doubt the demands of parenting - from the late nights with an infant to the early mornings packing lunches and getting the kids off to school...
Older women, weight gain and memory loss
Thu, Jul 22, 2010, 3:51 PM
Being overweight or obese can have devastating health consequences from increased risk of heart disease and stroke to diabetes and hypertension...
FDA suspends Avandia safety study
Wed, Jul 21, 2010, 2:21 PM
The Food and Drug Administration, today, ordered GlaxoSmithKline to suspend the clinical trial of its diabetes drug Avandia. The move comes...
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