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Showing posts from: February 2013

Huge Variability In Dietary Suppliments – Vitamin D

It has long been known, or at least felt, by the medical community that the “dietary supplement” industry used widely varied but fairly dubious practices in their dealing with people. That comes from the majority of them realizing they can pretty much obtain the equivalent of winning the lottery if they can just use the right advertising slogan or (more…)

Influenza Virus Spreads Even Without Coughing

I bet you feel pretty safe around someone with the “flu” if you don’t touch them, they don’t cough or sneeze and you stand at least six feet away. I know I always have and most others I know have as well. Not so!

In an absolutely amazing new study some infectious disease experts have found that (more…)

Food Poisoning Outbreaks of 2012

Despite the relatively luxuriously life we live here in the US, as far as food standards go, foodborne illness (food poisoning) is common and can happen to anyone. How common is it? Well, about 1 in 6 Americans (48 million) get sick yearly. One hundred and twenty-eight THOUSAND are hospitalized and three thousand die. (more…)

Non-Medication ADHD Treatment Results Poor Studies Show

Here’s a great new finding that is bound to draw some ire from practitioners of alternative treatment’s for children with ADHD. I say that because it’s happened before any time someone tries to actually put some scientific investigation into areas of very lucrative sacred cows. What I’m referring to are: cognitive training, neurofeedback, behavioral interventions, and exclusion of foods associated with hypersensitivity. All of these “promise” ADHD treatment.

Antibiotics Used in Treatment of Kwashiorkor, Marasmus Malnutrition

This article is not so much for anyone I know – except, perhaps someone entering the Peace Corps – but to provide “closure” so to speak for an issue that I saw a lot of during my medical training (Vietnam War era). I wanted to write about some new research in the treatment of severe malnutrition (Marasmus and Kwashiorkor) in (more…)

Childhood Immunization: Updated 2013 guidelines

What I have been trying to say for the past couple of days, and kept getting side-tracked, is that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just released this years immunization schedule (2013) which not only takes into account all the recent scientific studies but tries to make them understandable–as understandable as Read more→