Archive for September, 2006

Diabetes puts people at risk of developing critical illness and dying early, but obesity without diabetes does not. A study published today in the open access journal Critical Care reveals that individuals suffering from diabetes are three times more at risk of developing critical illness and dying young than individuals who do not have diabetes. […]

The following is the second part of an article on plastic pollutants (toxins) and our environment and health reproduced with permission of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.  See our prior news post for the first part of this article. OC&PA: So it’s okay for people to drink out of plastic water bottles? RH: […]

The following is the first part of an article on plastic pollutants (toxins) and our environment and health reproduced with permission of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD The Internet has been flooded with email warnings to avoid freezing water in plastic bottles so as not to get exposed to carcinogenic dioxins. […]

Parents especially clueless about young teen’s alcohol and drug use Previous assessments of child psychopathology have shown that parents can be helpful in reporting symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). A new study examines just how helpful parents are in assessing their children’s alcohol and/or drug use and abuse. The […]

DALLAS – Sept. 20, 2006 – Larry Waters’ missionary work to spread the Gospel to foreign nations fulfilled his heart’s passion for decades, but it left his head pounding. Beginning in 1998, he experienced severe headaches that eventually forced him to return home. Medicine provided little relief for the Garland resident’s cluster headaches, which occurred […]

In September 2006 the FDA notified consumers and healthcare professionals that taking Ibuprofen for pain relief and aspirin at the same time may interfere with the benefits of aspirin taken for the heart. Ibuprofen can interfere with the anti-platelet effect of low dose aspirin (81 mg per day), that may render aspirin less effective when […]