The government is taking steps to curb use of some long-acting asthma drugs taken by millions, issuing safety restrictions to lower an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening risk that asthma could worsen suddenly. The warning covers the drugs Advair, Symbicort, Foradil and … [Read more...] about FDA Issues Warning on Four Asthma Drugs
Muscle density predicts risk of hospitalization
Muscle density is the ratio of lean tissue to fat contained within muscle A study conducted at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute indicated that elderly with low muscle density have a higher likelihood of being hospitalized than those with a more … [Read more...] about Muscle density predicts risk of hospitalization
Australia’s swine flu vaccination plans come under fire
"It’s a complex issue which needs to be thrashed out publicly. We’d encourage the key bodies involved to have that debate, to provide that information. Consumers want to know the facts." — Carol Bennett, the head of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia The Australian … [Read more...] about Australia’s swine flu vaccination plans come under fire
Is Your Medicine Making You Fat?
Is that what went wrong? Any medication, from antidepressants to antihistamines, has the potential to make you ravenous or sluggish, or meddle with your metabolism. Here are the worst offenders and how to fight back. Oprah online magazine has a great article about the side … [Read more...] about Is Your Medicine Making You Fat?
Health Care Reform and Woman’s Health Care
What Can Women Expect, What Should We Demand With so much spit and fury churning around the Heath Care reform process, it is understandable that most Americans just want to tune out the debate. Every time I tune in, I’m reminded of cartoon images of swirling dust, fisticuffs, … [Read more...] about Health Care Reform and Woman’s Health Care