Guidelines Identify Children with Meningitis
A standard battery of five tests is highly accurate in detecting the difference between viral meningitis and more dangerous bacterial meningitis, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The tests are called the B...
Protect Your Brain - Eat More Salmon, Eggs and Walnuts
I have written before about the benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids. Now scientists at the Universite Laval provide us with one more reason to eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids: they may protect the brain against progressive neuron death - a fac...
Doctors and Nurses Who Participate in Torture
Will Moore of Florida State University's Department of Political Science reports that 78% of governments around the world use torture against persons under their control, and the US is one of them. While politicians, reporters and the general pub...
The Blog that Ate Manhattan: Grand Rounds, Vol 4, No 42 - The Seinfeld Edition#links#links#links#links#links
The Blog that Ate Manhattan: Grand Rounds, Vol 4, No 42 - The Seinfeld Edition#links#links#links#links#linkshttp://www.healthline.com/blogs/health_observances/index.html
My Recommendation for New Year's Resolution: Add Fish Oils to Your Diet
If you read my posts regularly, you have read about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids before. If not, I will post all the links below, but the National Institutes of Health (NIH) just gave us one more reason to love this easy way to improve our...
New Breast Cancer Drug and New Caution for Sleeping Medications
It's been a busy and quite exciting week in the world of pharmaceuticals. Actually, that may be a bit of a redundant statement because the world of pharmaceuticals is always exciting...but then again, maybe I'm just biased. There's new hope for wo...
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: 5 Things You Can Do
Child abuse is everyone's business, and with the economic crisis many people are facing, people are under more stress making children more vulnerable. Stabilization of families works as a strategy to prevent child abuse, but how is that achieved...
How Understanding these 50 Medical Symptoms Can Keep You Healthier
We all experience aches, pains and ailments at some time or another. Many times we dismiss them as a sign of growing older. However, there are some symptoms that should not be ignored. So, before you swallow another antacid for that heartburn you ...
Measles & Mumps on the Rise in the US Again: Are Vaccines Safe?
The CDC reported 131 new cases of measles in the first seven months of 2008, none resulting in deaths but 15 resulting in hospitalizations. Despite a call for booster shots for mumps vaccine in the 1990's, with a goal of elimination of the diseas...
Get Active! Get Outdoors for National Great Outdoors Month
Americans (yes, norteamericanos y sudamericanos) have always been passionate about our outdoor spaces, loving expansive views and wide open places. June is a time to celebrate the great outdoors by participating in a wide range of recreational ac...