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June 7, 2010

Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of Illness

Vaccine Myth #1: Vaccines Cause Autism Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Puts Kids at Risk of IllnessAbout one-third of U.S. parents surveyed had delayed or refused early […]
June 7, 2010

Post-Abortion Women Four Times More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba finds women who have had abortions are about four times more likely to abuse drugs […]
June 4, 2010

More TV for toddlers equals school trouble later

Toddlers who watch too much TV may struggle in school later, with measurably lower scores in math, Canadian and U.S. researchers reported recently. Less surprisingly, children […]
June 4, 2010

Parents cautioned about giving children dietary supplements

On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reports that increasingly, Americans are giving their children dietary supplements. However, groups such as […]
June 4, 2010

Bullies Target Obese Kids

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I discuss the studies showing that if your child is overweight or […]
June 3, 2010

Read the first five chapters of “The Influenza Bomb” and let me know what you think

Here’s some good news. You can read the first five chapters of my newest book, “TSI: The Influenza Bomb,” for free, by going to the Simon […]
June 1, 2010

Soda consumption may weaken bones

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I discuss that sodas not only are associated with obesity, but may […]
June 1, 2010

Too much chocolate may be connected to depression

The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who consume larger amounts of chocolate may be more […]
April 21, 2010

Resistant Ringworm Common in Some Elementary Schools

Treatment-resistant ringworm is common among urban elementary school children — at least according to a new report from U.S. researchers. They studied 10,514 children in kindergarten through […]
April 21, 2010

Oral Medication May be more Effective than Topical for Killing Head Lice

In a column I wrote for physicians nearly a decade ago, I discussed the growing use of oral medications, like ivermectin, for some topical skin infections. […]
April 23, 2010

Increasing vitamin D levels may cut heart disease risk

I may have blogged more on vitamin D this year than any other topic. And, now, the Los Angeles Times is reporting, “Raising the amount of vitamin […]
April 23, 2010

Vitamin D helps fend off flu and asthma attacks

In a recent study of Japanese schoolchildren, vitamin D supplements taken during the winter and early spring helped prevent seasonal flu and asthma attacks. Here’s more […]
April 23, 2010

Vitamin D Supplementation and Cancer Prevention

Readers of this blog know that, in general, I’m in favor of healthcare professionals checking vitamin D levels as part of routine exams. I do this […]
April 25, 2010

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Protects Against Polyps

Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) have been shown effective in treating high levels of triglycerides and in preventing primary and secondary cardiovascular disease. Now comes a […]
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