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March 24, 2010

St. John’s wort may cool the hot flashes of menopause

Reuters Health has a nice report on the popular herbal remedy, St. John’s wort, and some news from a small study that says it may help […]
March 24, 2010

Amberen a new supplement for hot flashes. Does it work?

According to a new report by the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD), Amberen is a popular new dietary supplement used mainly for menopausal symptoms such as […]
March 22, 2010

Unvaccinated Children at Center of Measles Outbreak

Many parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, don’t realize the potential harm of this decision on both their children and the children in their […]
March 22, 2010

Nearly a third of physicians surveyed unaware of ‘Choking Game’

In the New York Times online Doctor and Patient column, Pauline Chen, MD, observed, “Until recently, there has been little attention among healthcare professionals to” the “choking […]
March 22, 2010

Medical community unaware of ‘Choking Game’s’ popularity among teens

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported that there is a game being played throughout the nation by some teenagers that involves “cutting off oxygen […]
March 22, 2010

Discovering Teenagers’ Risky ‘Choking Game’ Too Late

Here’s a heart rending story from the New York Times about an extremely risky game that is becoming more and more popular with teens. Worse yet, […]
March 18, 2010

Understanding the California Law Suit Over PCBs in Fish Oil Supplements

Long-time readers to this blog and my best selling book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, know of my enthusiasm for fish oil (omega-3 fatty acid foods […]
March 18, 2010

Court once again rejects theory that vaccines cause autism

A federal court has determined that the theory that thimerosal-containing vaccines cause autism is “scientifically unsupportable,” and that the families of children diagnosed with the condition […]
August 18, 2010

Too Much Screen Time Can Threaten Attention Span

Kids and young adults who overdo TV and video games are almost twice as likely to have a wide variety of attention span problems — at […]
August 18, 2010

Six months of breast milk best for babies

Babies are less likely to develop a respiratory or gastrointestinal infection if they are exclusively breastfed for at least 6 months, according to a Dutch study, […]
August 20, 2010

World’s first fully approved cannabis drug on sale in UK

A medication called Sativex has become the first drug fully approved for multiple sclerosis that is made from natural cannabis according to a report in WebMD. […]
August 20, 2010

Breast-Fed Babies Know When to Say When — May Prevent Obesity Later

Many healthcare experts believe breast-fed babies are less likely to become overweight and obese in childhood and later in life — but, we’ve never really understood […]
August 20, 2010

How Much Sunlight Is Equivalent to Vitamin D Supplementation?

Readers of this blog are well aware than many (if not most) Americans have insufficient to deficient levels of vitamin D. Other than prescribing oral vitamin […]
August 23, 2010

In autism a diet free of cereal grains and dairy products does not help

Autism (and the autism spectrum disorders) are so very frustrating for parents just because there are so few therapies that have been shown to be helpful. […]
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