Dr Oz: Ultimate Swimsuit Slimdown It’s time for bathing suit season…again! But this time, you’ll be ready! With Doctor Oz’s Ultimate Swimsuit Slimdown, you’ll look and feel like a million bucks in any bathing suit, regardless of problem areas. Dr Oz shared a Swimsuit Slimdown Drink and Salad Recipe, plus a cellulite lotion called Aminophylline Cream. More »
A new study shows that the much prescribed cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin doesn’t slow the buildup of plaque in arteries any more than do cheaper statin drugs. This is the latest study sure to sow confusion among consumers taking these drugs, and their doctors, along with the Vioxx controversy and other recent episodes concerning pain drugs.
Tony-winning actress Natasha Richardson suffered a head injury the other day while skiing in Canada, but it’s unclear just how severe her condition is. Reports are that the 45-year-old actress fell down during a beginner’s lesson and originally felt fine, but then started feeling ill an hour or so later and was taken to a nearby hospital.
The peanut butter recall is growing, and it’s unclear how far it will go. U.S. News and World Report notes that more companies are pulling products off the shelves, from cookies to candies. This comes after the FDA warned on Saturday that consumers should avoid products that contain peanut butter or peanut butter paste while the investigation into salmonella contamination continues. (It should be noted that no jars of peanut butter are involved in the warning or recalls; the products concerned are things like crackers, cookies, and other prepared foods.)
Drug makers Merck and Schering-Plough have announced that they will merge in a $41 billion deal made up of cash and stock. The merger of the two New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giants comes just a month and a half after news of another blockbuster merger between Pfizer and Wyeth. The merged company will keep the Merck name.
[UPDATED] TV newsman Tim Russert died today of what his doctor has said was a coronary thrombosis (it was originally reported as a coronary embolism)… so what is a coronary thrombosis?
Eating a low-fat diet full of fruits and vegetables is not only good for the heart and for high blood pressure, it can also decrease women’s likelihood of having a heart attack and stroke.
In normal male development, there is one X chromosome and one Y chromosome. But in the rare disorder called Klinefelter syndrome, patients have an extra X chromosome or part of one in most cells of the body (which is why the disorder is also called XXY condition).
With the word out today that the swine flu has claimed nearly 4,000 lives in the U.S., the good news is that search giant Google is using its algorithms and technology to assist in the effort to combat the illness.
I was pleased to see that the New York Times was starting a new health blog called Well. When I clicked on the link to the blog, I had a pleasant surprise: the editor of the blog is none other than Tara Parker-Pope, a health writer whose for the Wall Street Journal I’ve been reading for several years.
Accutane is a powerful drug that can clear up severe cases of acne. But as with many other potent drugs, the side effects can also be powerful. Accutane has been claimed to cause suicidal thoughts or behaviors in rare cases, but a more frequent complaint about the drug is a variety of gastrointestinal disorders.