Check Up Archive: July, 2010

Study examines reports of aggression for patients on Pfizer’s Chantix

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A 47-year-old woman started hitting her daughters and yelled at them after leaving the room. She then shot herself to death - all a month after... Read more

Cell phone got your ears ringing?

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Chronic tinnitus – a condition that involves hearing ringing, buzzing or other sounds that aren’t there – is rising in the... Read more

Vitamin D’s time in the sun

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Every week seems to bring news about another benefit of vitamin D. The vitamin has been linked to heath benefits and risk reduction for conditions... Read more

Asleep on the job? Don’t let this be the reason.

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By guest blogger Michael Cohen: Millions of Americans have problems sleeping. This is reflected in the tens of millions of prescriptions dispensed... Read more

Saying much more than mama and dada

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When my oldest daughter forgets to say please or is heading to the whiny I want, I rub my stomach with my stomach with my right hand and sometimes... Read more

FDA issues warning for weight-loss pill

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The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers who use the weight loss supplement Slim-30 Herb after an agency lab analysis... Read more

West Nile Virus 'mosquito pools' found in SE Pa.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health said that 20 of 25 “mosquito pools” to test positive for West Nile Virus were located in... Read more

Poor R&D results exacerbate dangers for Pharma

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By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: This spring the independent equity analysts at Sanford Bernstein & Co. held a conference to assess how... Read more