Category Archives: Dr Oz Recipe

Michael Jackson Asked for Deprival, a Powerful Sedative, Nurse Says

A nurse who treated Michael Jackson several months ago has said that the late singer’s people contacted her less than a week before he died, and that Jackson had asked her to get him the powerful sedative Deprival.

Cervical Dysplasia: Not Always a Cause for Concern

A diagnosis of cervical dysplasia may be disturbing to women, but it’s not necessarily an indication of cancer. Dysplasia simply means abnormal growth in an organ or in cells, but a woman who is diagnosed with cervical dysplasia will want to keep an eye on it because this condition can later turn into cancer.

Anatomy Pop Quiz: What’s the Longest Bone in the Human Body?

The truly remarkable human body has 216 bones, with an incredible range between large structural bones and tiny, delicate bones with specialized functions. So what are the largest (and longest) and smallest bones in the human body?

HPV Vaccine Succeeds Beyond Expectations

The new vaccine for human papilloma virus (HPV) has been about 100% effective in preventing that disease. But the HPV vaccine has turned out to have effects in preventing other diseases, too.

Female Sex Patch On Sale in Europe

Britain’s National Health Service has approved a patch that is claimed to help women regain their sex drive. The BBC earlier reported on the product’s pending approval.

CDC Provides Updates on Swine Flu Cases, Precautions, and More

Swine flu cases in the United States are limited in severity, but the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is still making sure that the public is informed with the latest information.

Study Makes You Wonder: Is Your Job Making You Depressed?

A new government study ranks U.S. jobs by the rate of depression experienced by people who work in them.

Fatal Familial Insomnia

Yes, this is another syndrome that was featured on “20/20,” but it’s a fascinating illness (and thankfully rare), so I thought readers might want to know more about it. You can find an article from ABC that pretty much sums up the “20/20” feature here.

How Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Stays in Great Shape

With the surprise pick of Sarah Palin as the Republican VP candidate, people are buzzing about her policy stands, political strengths and weaknesses, and the like. But I have a feeling that upon seeing photos of the Alaska governor today for the first time, many Americans are asking themselves another question, too: “How does someone in her 40s who has had 5 kids stay in such great shape?” And since this is a health blog, we’re more interested in the health and fitness issues than the political ones anyway.

Skin Tags, A Common Problem with a Simple Solution

Skin tags are little flaps of excess skin that form on the body as we get older. They are often found on the neck, armpits, trunk, and folds of skin on the body. Known in medical terminology as acrochordons, skin tags are almost always harmless and there is no need to have them removed. While they are benign and not painful, they may cause discomfort if clothing continually rubs against them, or if they are located where another part of the body may rub against them.