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August 16, 2010

Using testosterone in men

There’s a long-brewing controversy about using testosterone in older men. The interest in testosterone replacement is being fueled by several popular books and consumer ads about […]
August 16, 2010

ADHD drugs have no long-term growth effects: study

When I wrote the medical sections for the book, Why ADHD Doesn’t Mean Disaster, I discussed the fact that there had been concerns, in some circles, […]
August 13, 2010

Parents Beware: Cartoon Characters Sell Kids on Unhealthy Foods

Using the likes of Shrek and Dora to market treats should be banned, researcher says. Why? Because popular cartoon characters are negatively influencing the taste preferences […]
August 13, 2010

Kids Like Cartoon-Branded Snacks Better

A new study is showing that children find foods taste better if the packages feature popular cartoon characters. Once simply the world’s best-known cartoon, canine detective Scooby-Doo […]
August 13, 2010

Study: Elective Abortion More Than Triples Breast Cancer Risk

A study out of Sri Lanka has found that women who had abortions more than tripled their risk of breast cancer. The study focused on analyzing the […]
August 11, 2010

Prolonged Use of MP3 Players Harms Hearing

Prolonged listening to MP3 players with ear buds at a loud volume leads to temporary and later irreversible loss, experts are now saying.  The bottom line? […]
August 11, 2010

Historically black medical schools score highest in “social mission” rankings

The Washington Post reports that “graduates of medical schools at historically black universities, such as Howard and Morehouse, are the most likely to practice the kind […]
August 11, 2010

Clinicians doing Pap test too often on women

I find that most of my female patients either are not aware of or do not understand the national recommendations concerning pap smears. Now, there are […]
April 30, 2010

Spanking your kid could hatch a bully? Don’t bet on it!

Well, here we go again. The news media and liberal pundits are lauding a new study that claims “… even minor forms of corporal punishment, such […]
April 30, 2010

One-third of young people who use tanning beds may be addicted to the behavior

The Los Angeles Times reports that, according to a study published in the Archives of Dermatology, “as many as a third of young people who use tanning […]
April 30, 2010

Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection

With summer fast approaching, it’s time to remind your children and teens about the importance of sun protection. “Even one blistering sunburn can increase your risk […]
May 3, 2010

A hot product on the Internet, but should you consider L-methylfolate instead of plain old folic acid?

My favorite natural medicines website is the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. The NMCD has new information about L-methylfolate which is being heavily promoted, especially on the […]
May 3, 2010

Study fails to find evidence that bisphosphonates cause atypical femoral fractures

ABC World News has been doing report after report on the possibility that the osteoporosis medications, called bisphosphonates (like Boniva, Fosamax, Actonel, Reclast, and Zometa) may […]
May 3, 2010

Your life span may be as wide as your smile

A quirky new study looks at smiles in pictures of baseball players and compares death rates. What did they find? The bigger the smile, the longer […]
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